"Feel transported at this villa overlooking lush farm fields of Stouts Valley and distant mountains. The long meandering drive delivers you to this enchanting and secluded country retreat, a masterwork of texture, warmth and sophistication. Formal gardens with courtyard sets the tone for this incomparable residence, a c.1860 stone farm house architecturally-designed and renovated by artisan John Franklin in 2001. Published in several national magazines including Architectural Digest, the house boasts interior spaces both intimate and grand! Venetian hand-plastered walls and ceilings, antique doors, stained-glass windows, numerous fireplaces and European architectural artifacts are found throughout, embellishing the spacious interiors, merging old world with modern amenities. A showplace for entertaining, the living room flows effortlessly into the dining room which accommodates a large and festive gathering, and balconies open to the spectacular 2-story great room. This unparalleled space reveals architectural details and Palladian windows which breathe light into the room and capture the verdant rural views. A dramatic winding staircase, heated brick and limestone floor, commanding fireplace with carved mantel and Moravian tile, and hand-painted domed ceiling alcove add to the allure. Antique French doors open to bluestone terraces overlooking the pond and long-distant views. Labyrinthian hallways lead to the media room and bar, tasting room with fireplace and hand-painted mural and wine cellar with capacious capacity. The hi-end kitchen and breakfast room offer incredible views of valley and pond, and French doors open to a multi-level deck overlooking glorious gardens, natural-look pool and gazebo. The cozy den with white-washed beams and stone fireplace is ideal for relaxing while the chef creates. The library with built-ins, and the main bedroom with light-filled en suite and walk-in closet are located on the 2nd floor. Two additional bedrooms and large hall bat"
* LISTED OVER 120 DAYS
* PRICE LOWERED - $1,295,000 TO $1,195,000