$50,000 per month for June, July or August. $12,500 per week.
Exceptional in every sense. Magnificent Views. Over 8500 square feet of meticulously constructed improvements custom designed to embrace the spectacular setting atop nearly 100 peaceful, private acres. Amid the acreage are a main house, gatehouse, infinity-edged saline pool and pool house, gardens, and even a small vineyard.
Residence. Casually elegant, the design is a tribute to classic architecture with a decidedly Tuscan feel while featuring the latest state of the art technology: inviting, comfortable, and exquisitely beautiful. Perched atop the highest point of picturesque Carter Hill, the house enjoys a 360°, unspoiled panoramic view. Large arched true-divided lite windows and matching glass doors hand crafted in Italy coupled with soaring ceilings, perfectly frame the horizon – stretching across the rolling hills and mountains of Litchfield county as far as the Catskills of New York on a clear day – blurring the distinction between land and sky. The first level features a Great Room with 21' ceilings, flanking limestone fireplaces surrounded by spacious but intimate sitting areas on either end. Oversized arched glass doorways line the west wall, providing breathtaking sunset views, and an arched stone loggia runs along the east side. Both sides lead to impeccably manicured gardens modeled after those of the Frick Museum, and the hand-stenciled ceilings were inspired by the music room at the Dumbarton Oaks as well as painted by the same artists who recently restored the ceilings of the famed Georgetown Museum. The kitchen is equally spectacular surrounded by custom chestnut cabinetry, Sub Zero refrigerators, a Wolf range with a gorgeous limestone hood, large eat-in area, plus a butler's pantry with a wet bar and wine cooler. The main-floor features a spacious master suite and a master bath boasting a steam shower and large limestone spa tub connected by a large dressing room constructed of hand built walnut closets. An additional en suite bedroom on the main floor can double as a library with beautifully crafted built-in bookcases and crown moldings fashioned from reclaimed walnut.
On the second level is a family room flanked by 2 spacious en suite bedrooms, one with sweeping views overlooking the pool and vineyard, the other enjoying the serenity of the wooded acreage.
The finished lower level has recently been expanded and is comprised of a large gym, media room, 2 en suite guest bedrooms which open up to secluded gardens surrounded by forest and an oenophile's dream temperature controlled 40-foot long wine cellar with the capacity to hold 5000+ bottles surrounded by stone and constructed of hand rubbed mahogany.
The pool house has a changing room, full bath and opens to expansive terraces partially covered by pergolas. Perfect for lounging or entertaining.
The house has property has 3 garage vehicle bays.
The quality of the construction—it took almost 2 years -- is without compromise. The exterior is constructed of hand cut stone and authentic stucco, the roof is made of hand split cedar shingles, the floors emanate radiant heat from custom made stone tiles that were hand made and kiln fired in Siena, Italy. Interior walls are covered in Venetian plaster. The mechanical systems are of the highest quality. Remotely controlled and monitored: Alarms, video surveillance, lighting, temperature and irrigation are all technologically advanced. The state-of-the-art sound system can deliver sound throughout the house or just in your room. A next gen generator ensures continuity of power in the event of an outage for whatever reason.
Gatehouse. The gatehouse, located close to the property's entrance, has a 2-bay garage plus semi-finished space above for a possible studio, office or caretaker apartment.
Property. The residence is accessed by a long, meandering driveway, lined with hand built stonewalls that rises gently through the grounds.
Area. Although extremely private set high above Kent Falls it is located conveniently to the villages of Kent, Warren, New Preston, Litchfield and Washington Depot for shopping and restaurants as well as the Dutchess County towns of Millerton, Millbrook , Pine Plains and Rhinebeck. Not far from all the recreational attractions of the area – Lake Waramaug, Bull's Bridge Golf Course, the Appalachian Trail, 1000s of acres of protected land for hiking, the Housatonic River, Mohawk Ski area and Tanglewood. Located less than 2 hours from Manhattan by car or train. Metro North's Harlem Valley Wingdale Station is fifteen minutes away.
Every element of this property has been meticulously planned and executed. For those who demand nothing but the best – this is it.