Sky Meadow Farm reaches grand architectural heights while offering the ultimate in style and comfort.
Situated high on the crest of a gentle hill in Purchase, New York, stands a stately, 11.6-acre estate, inspired by Britain’s finest English manors. Known as Sky Meadow, the grand home is an architectural masterpiece with its variegated stone façade, stone gabled roof, flagstone terraces, formal gardens and exceptionally detailed interior.
Built in 1927 – the year construction began on Mount Rushmore and Charles Lindbergh made his historic solo flight across the Atlantic – Sky Meadow is the original and largest property in the secluded, 45-acre Sky Meadow Farm. The 12,800 square-foot, nine-bedroom residence, with its interior reflective of the Adam-style tradition and fragrant English gardens, is one of Westchester County’s finest estates.
Despite its grandeur, Sky Meadow is a cozy and intimate family home with inviting living areas throughout, says listing agent Maria Stilo of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. “Although it’s a stately looking home, once you step inside, you get a warm feeling,” notes Stilo, who has 25-plus years of experience selling properties in Westchester County. Immediately one is struck by the home’s craftsmanship and period details. A spacious foyer boasts a curved staircase with bronze railing. A two-story Palladian window offers sweeping garden views and washes the entry in natural light. Gleaming oak flooring adds warmth throughout. An archway leads to the gracious living room, featuring 12-foot vaulted ceilings with intricate moldings and an inlaid marble fireplace mantle. The fireplace is one of nine featured throughout the residence. Multiple French doors open to a flagstone terrace and formal English gardens beyond. Modern amenities meet old-world charm. The original solarium now serves as a media room, complete with a retractable viewing screen, and the 22-foot by 26-foot dining room allows for intimate entertaining or grand gatherings.
The library invites relaxation and reflection, with its rich American walnut paneling, carved molding and fireplace surround, and a classic Brunswick-Balke pool table takes pride of place in the billiard room, where a baronial fireplace is sure to chase away winter’s chill. At the heart of the home is its chef’s kitchen, a well-designed space for those who love to cook and entertain. The residence continues to impress as one follows a sweeping staircase leading to the second floor, with its spacious master suite, three walk-in closets, sitting room/office, updated bath and French doors leading to a private terrace. Four additional en-suite family bedrooms are also located on the second level. A guest suite includes three bedrooms with a bath and an exercise room, as well as a back staircase.
Outdoors, the crown jewel of the property’s lush setting is its oval, heated pool, located just beyond a flagstone terrace. The area is bordered by a rarely found beech hedge and fragrant English gardens overflowing with specimen trees and perennials. The grounds include a greenhouse, large vegetable garden, corn field and fruit orchard. A Har-Tru tennis court, with its classic clay surface, invites those looking to enjoy some friendly competition. The property features a semi-attached garage, as well as a detached five-bay garage, and is serviced by a private road lined with a canopy of mature trees. “You couldn’t replicate this house today,” says Stilo.
Sky Meadow’s verdant setting belies the fact that it is located only 40 minutes from Manhattan and 10 minutes from Westchester Airport and the nearby towns of Rye and White Plains, New York, and Greenwich, Connecticut. Purchase, New York, is a hamlet of the town of Harrison and is known for its luxurious estates. “The beauty of this property,” says Stilo, “is that you experience a sense of privacy without total seclusion.”
7 Sky Meadow Farm in Purchase, New York (Web ID: ZEJ9HB) is offered at $11,795,000 USD. For more information, please contact Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty agent Maria Stilo at +1 914 393 5318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.