Location: 1709 Bulls Head Road, Stanford, NY
Description: Enjoy gracious baronial living at its best at this Georgian-style mansion in a very pretty part of central Dutchess County. Known as Strathmeadow, the 4,456-square-foot house has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and one partial bath. It sits on an 11.62-acre spread that offers park-like grounds, a wildflower meadow and an expansive spring-fed pond. The house is set among tall maples that provide shade in the summer and a vivid display of fall color throughout October.
The public rooms, many of which are formal and on the grand side, have superb natural light because of the house’s east to west exposure. The library, for example, boasts a total of seven windows. The expansive kitchen has a breakfast area, large island and a bright bank of windows looking out to the gardens.
The mudroom area has a full bath/sauna, storage rooms and coat closets. On the second floor, the principal suite has its own sitting room, office and walk-in closet.
Asking price: $1,075,000, with estimated annual taxes of $21,239
Selling points: Both the living room and dining room have wood-burning fireplaces. Other amenities include beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens, a large in-ground pool that dominates the back yard, patio, expansive front porch with eight tall columns, detached three-car garage and a storage shed. A handsome pergola runs along the whole back of the house, between the back door and the pool.
Listing agent: Maxwell Goodwin, Berkshire Hathaway Hudson Valley Properties Millbrook Real Estate
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