A rare opportunity to own a magical property. Historic country estate with sweeping views, gorgeous acreage, and modern amenities!
A unique historic gem situated on 4.5-acre grounds with mature landscaping and expansive views set in the pastoral grandeur of Central New York‘s Finger Lakes region, recently listed by Travel & Leisure as one of America’s best places to travel and by Forbes magazine as one of the best places to raise a family.
Originally built in 1832, on land that was gifted to soldiers for their service in the Revolutionary War, this unique home has been lovingly maintained and expanded to offer both old-world charm and modern amenities. Distinctive features like exposed original hand-hewed Oak beams and authentic stone fireplaces meld gracefully with the updated open layout. A multitude of energy-efficient doors and windows throughout the open living area draw passive solar heat and natural light while offering 100-mile views of the cascading gardens, expansive pool, and breathtaking landscape- beautiful in every season.
The Great Room features hardwood floors with radiant heat, cathedral ceilings, two ceiling fans, and a surround of French Doors that open to a spacious, sunny wrap-around deck. Down a set of open stairs from the Great Room, a second Gathering (Family) Room sits below, with vaulted ceilings and open views between. Perfect for family game nights, the Gathering Room features a stone fireplace with an attached wood-fired pizza oven, a wet bar area with a refrigerator, radiant heat tiled floor, and French Doors that open onto a Roman paved patio. A Media Room is nestled one step down, creating the perfect setting for viewing your favorite film or watching the big game.
The Kitchen features exposed Oak beams that reveal the original 1832 structure. Fully remodeled in 2005 by a Master Chef, the Kitchen features an open layout with stainless appliances, double ovens, a cook-top grill, warming drawer, Shaw’s Original farm sink, wine chiller and custom-built cherry wood cabinets. An adjoining fireplace room and breakfast room bookend the open kitchen area. The Dining Room flows seamlessly into the breakfast area, allowing for elegant, flexible hosting. The open layout fosters an easy workflow and cultivates a warm, inviting atmosphere that is flexible enough to graciously host any gathering- whether it be an intimate dinner party or a large fete.
The private Primary Suite, located on the main living floor, features a tiled fireplace, seating nook, and built-in bookshelves. There are three generously sized closets, two of which are walk-in, and one is cedar lined. The en-suite Primary Bath includes a jacuzzi tub, independent shower stall, his and her sinks, a linen closet, a private water closet, and the walk-in cedar closet- which could be easily transformed into a sauna.
In addition to the Primary Bedroom, on the second floor, there are four generously sized bedrooms, two full bathrooms – one with a laundry hook-up. Even the upstairs has a gathering room- a centered, open loft/study with an abundance of natural light, a fireplace, generous closets, and a ceiling fan. Each separate bedroom offers multiple windows with beautiful views, hardwood floors, ample closet space, and ceiling fans to maximize air quality and comfort in every season.
Above the attached 3 car garage is a finished office/studio/gym loft with vaulted ceilings, stunning views, and an independent entrance. This is the perfect setting for inspiration – whether you are working remotely, working on your next novel, or working to achieve your fitness goals. This bonus room could also easily be transformed into private guest quarters.
Expansive In-Ground Pool is perfectly set with roman pavers surrounding, diving board, and spectacular views. The gardens have been lovingly cultivated by a master gardener. With each lawn cascading into the next, endless beauty unfolds throughout every season featuring mature fruit trees (cherry and apple), giant lilac, ancient oak, maple, and spruce, a riot of peonies, iris, hydrangea, lily of the valley, wild blackberries and raspberries. A generous, level yard is perched just above the pool- the ideal place for large tented fetes or to build your own tennis court.
Enjoy the absolute privacy and freedom of your own secluded sanctuary, with easy access to multiple communities and excellent private schools, including nearby Manlius Pebble Hill, Montessori School of Syracuse, and CBA.
Situated in a quiet, rural area just 4 hours northwest of NYC and four hours from Toronto, the property is within walking distance to the Historic Pratts Falls Park, with gorgeous waterfalls, horse trails, hiking trails, and skating ponds (Alec Baldwin is a fan!). It’s a short drive to 3 of the local ski mountains and many golf courses. Hot air balloons sail by majestically through the summer season, especially during the annual Balloon Fest.
Easy access to a plethora of stunning lakes and charming historic lake towns including Green Lakes, Cazenovia Lake, Skaneateles Lake, and the entire Finger Lakes Region and wine country.
The bounty of the surrounding agricultural area provides unlimited fresh local food options that are easily accessible. This includes local CSAs, multiple farmer’s markets, diverse local restaurants, and a Wegman’s Grocery store. Close to many U-pick apple orchards and a bike ride away from a charming brewery/bistro with live music. Easy access to Syracuse airport and Amtrak train station, and the NYS Thruway.
Perfect for whatever endeavor you dream up – whether it’s hosting events, a weekend retreat, planting an organic garden, training horses, opening a world-class B&B, or raising a family.
Updated on July 13, 2021 at 3:37 pm