SPIRITUAL SERENITY at a location with a nature score of 98.3 (out of 100) on Nature Quant's website. Scientific research establishes that this property provides the maximal health benefit through exposure to nearby nature promoting health, longevity, and wellness (lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormones; decreased anxiety, depression and fatigue). Welcome to 5 Berry Lane, a spacious 3,312 SF, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 7.5 private acres high atop historic Quaker Hill. Surrounded by exquisite woods, gardens and meadows, mature trees, adjacent to a horse farm and the Quaker Hill Country Club. Enjoy sunsets from the westward facing wrap-around front porch or second floor balcony. This was American pioneer broadcaster Lowell Thomas's guest house, and it will transport you to what he called "Paradise on Earth." Pawling, an Appalachian Trail Community and home to the Pawling Nature Reserve, borders Litchfield County, CT and is the gateway to the most amazing quality of life that is the Harlem Valley. The house and property have been immaculately cared for. New shake shingle roof, triple pane Pella Designer Series windows and Pella doors, green energy efficient HVAC system, 3 working fireplaces and 20kW standby generator. Top of the line commercial stainless steel appliances include Miele wall ovens and dishwasher, Fisher & Paykel refrigerator and a large granite island with a Capital 6-burner gas cooktop. An enormous sun filled living room boasts soaring ceilings, massive brick fireplace and spiral staircase to a loft with interior balcony. The large family room with vaulted beamed ceiling has French doors to the back yard. Formal dining room with fireplace, sitting room with access to back deck and full bath complete the first floor. Upstairs, a master bedroom with access to both the loft and upper balcony, 2nd bedroom with fireplace and access to upper balcony, 3rd bedroom, full bath and upper landing with the perfect spot for a sitting or office area. Respite outdoors to the oversized back deck, fenced in back and side yard, detached 2 car garage with loft above, incredible park-like property including a meadow of wild flowers and ample room for a pool, tennis court, barn and paddocks. Access to the Oblong Trail Association riding trails along Berry Lane make this property ideal equestrian property. This peaceful getaway is 8 minutes to the Pawling Nature Reserve and Appalachian Trail, 11 minutes to the quaint Village of Pawling and Metro North train station, and 90 minutes to NYC by train or car.