Grand Lakeside Estate On 100+ Acres
This stunning Shingle Style home is reminiscent of the grand “seaside cottages” that were built on the New England and Long Island coasts more than a century ago. The 100+ acres is on private North Spectacle Lake which is only accessible to the handful of property owners on the lake. This outstanding property is located less than 2 hours to Manhattan; under 3 to Boston.
The house design is brilliant. The spectacular lake views are captured from most of the interior spaces. The rooms are generously proportioned with great windows, soaring ceilings, and superb architectural detailing. The open floor plan encompasses the fabulous kitchen, dining area, and 2-story great room with a fireplace, and French doors accessing the expansive deck overlooking the lake. The kitchen is outfitted with commercial grade appliances, center island, and pantry. The mahogany paneled library, rounded within the turret, has a fireplace and custom built-in shelving. In addition to the formal main entrance, there is also a covered side entrance to an extraordinary mud room with built-in cubbies, hooks and benches. The second level features a wonderful master bedroom suite with lake views and includes sitting area, his-and-her dressing rooms, and a lavish bathroom with soaking tub and steam shower. In addition on this level are 3 lovely light-filled bedrooms suites.
The lower level of the home has been finished with a blockbuster home theater ready to accommodate family and friends as well as 2 additional guest suites that open to the rolling lawn and footpaths to the lake.
Connected to the house by a covered breezeway is the 3-car garage with space above that can be finished for a separate guest house or home office.
The property, accessed via a gated driveway, is unspoiled and boasts over 800’ of direct water frontage. The gracious grounds were carefully planned with spots dedicated for a swimming pool, tennis court, and orchard. At the water’s edge are a wonderful dock, fieldstone fire-pit, and boat storage shed. Approvals and architectural plans for a matching Shingle Style boathouse are available. There are established trails on the property for light hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.
Energy efficiency was a priority for the owners. The mechanical systems are all state-of-the-art from the highly energy efficient geo-thermal heating/cooling and custom Lutron lighting system to the whole house back-up generator. Temperature, lighting and security can be monitored and controlled remotely.