40 acre retreat is set in the hills of Lyme, Connecticut overlooking the Connecticut River Valley. You approach the house down a half-mile drive to arrive at the high point on the property, where the house is sited to capture breezes and views of the valley. This stunning home was expanded and renovated in 2003 with the highest quality and attention to detail. The rooms are well proportioned with high ceilings, crown molding and great light. The 2-story foyer features a grand staircase, which truly is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. The spacious family room with fireplace and built-ins opens to a stone porch/patio overlooking the valley. The gourmet kitchen with center island and breakfast room is a cooks dream. The elevator takes you to the second floor, where an exquisite master suite with sitting room and deck, which overlooks the valley, is a sanctuary. There is a widow’s walk with views of the river and valley. In addition to this wonderful home, a new “barn” houses a heated and air conditioned pool, spa, kitchen and bath. The acreage allows someone to create an equestrian area as well as a family compound. Very private yet within 15 minutes of shopping, restaurants and highways. A truly special property.