There are no words to adequately describe this magnificent compound. Inspired by Northern Italy’s 16th century villas designed by Palladio, this magnificent property was developed for over 30 years into a multiple-dwelling, cross-cultural and multi-generational compound. The proud and impressive façade of the original home actually began as a 1710’s farmhouse. Renowned architects Thomas Norton, and then Robert Orr and Associates, transformed the entire property over 9 years; built and re-built by prominent housewright H.P. Broom. As you enter the compound passing by the gorgeous swimming pool featuring granite coping and a waterfall, and then travel down the crushed stone lane lined by mature Linden trees, and flanked by a grove of apple trees, you absolutely feel that you are experiencing a very special place. The compound consists of 5 buildings set on 10.84 acres. The main Palladio inspired home was completed in 1989 with impeccable craftsmanship and forethought. It has 6,308sf of living area with 10 rooms, including 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 half baths, 6 fireplaces, painting gallery and sunroom both with skylights. Special details include a marble staircase, and a two-story grand living room inspired by a dining hall at Yale University. Outbuildings include: • Guest house, circa 1710, 5004sf. • Caretaker cottage, circa 1994, 1896sf. • Carriage house apartment , circa 1989, 1080sf. • Studio, circa 1970, 285sf. • Pool house. Halfway between New York & Boston.
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