This 18th-Century Manor In New York Comes Complete With A Par Three Golf Course
Listing of the Day
Location: Bedford Hills, New York
Price: $ 5 million
History is embedded in the walls of this 18th-century Bedford Hills house, which has grand wood-lined rooms and a par three golf course on its grounds.
The wooden, Colonial-era New York property survived the burning of nearby Bedford during the Revolutionary War, in which 400 homes were razed to the ground by the British army in 1779. It has many features from the 18th and 19th centuries and has been significantly renovated and added to over time, including a notable upgrade in 1930.
Though it dates from the 1760s, this “truly gracious Bedford colonial house offers excellent space for modern living,” said listing agent Lesa Vogliano. “You can live, work, play, entertain and be on vacation without ever leaving your own property.”
The shingle-fronted house has a timber-lined great room, or family room, which has museum-like proportions. Its open fireplace is made from rocks from its grounds and travels the height of the wall to the ceiling, which rises 26 feet. There are double-height windows and a large galleried mezzanine. All of this sits under a vast vaulted and braced wooden ceiling.
Other highlights include decorative external doors, a modern wooden kitchen with a stainless-steel range cooker and cooker hood, half wall paneling, and a 1760s dining room fireplace. Rooms feature William Morris hand-painted wallpapers, period chestnut and oak flooring and arched, timber-framed windows with views of its grounds.
On its 5.51-acre grounds, there are lawn gardens with formal hedging and an outdoor pool, shaded by mature trees — such as large copper beech, tulip trees, sycamores, and pear, peach and plum trees. It is surrounded by land arranged in a three-par golf course, which could alternatively be used for equestrian purposes. The property bounds a network of trails, which offer walking and horse-riding opportunities.
The 8,544-square-foot Broad Brook Road property has five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two partial bathrooms, a bonus room, a family room with an upper-level games room. Plus there’s a dining room, a sunroom, a living room, a kitchen, a den, a butler’s pantry, and a lower-ground floor living room and a number of storage rooms.
The property’s large kitchen has 1,092 square feet of floor space, a walk-in pantry and two further storage rooms, a Jade range cooker with an extractor fan costing $ 80,000 and New Hampshire-sourced slate worktops.
In addition to the outdoor pool and par three golf course, there are two garages, one with three bays and an office or bonus room above with air conditioning, heating and plumbing while the other has two parking spaces.
The property’s pool house, which has a kitchen, a bathroom and a laundry room, is currently earning the owner $ 100,000 annually in rental income. There is also a whole house generator.
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The property lies in the hamlet of Bedford Hills, in Westchester County, New York, about 39 miles north of Manhattan.
Agent: Lesa Vogliano or William Pitt Julia B Fee Sotheby’s International Realty
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Listing of the Day Location: Bedford Hills, New York Price: $ 5 million History is embedded in the walls of this 18th-century Bedford Hills house, which has grand wood-lined rooms and a par three golf course on its grounds. The wooden, Colonial-era New York property survived the burning of nearby Bedford during the Revolutionary War,…