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Stately Bedford Colonial At Former Golf Course Offers Country Club Living

A majestic six-bedroom Colonial at 1 Stillwater Place in Bedford offers country club living and privacy. Photo Credit: Contributed
The property includes a "lazy river" swimming pool. Photo Credit: Contributed
The living room features a magnificent fireplace, one of three at the house. Photo Credit: Contributed
A two-story foyer greets visitors upon entry into the house. Photo Credit: Contributed
The kitchen has the latest in appliances. Photo Credit: Contributed
The master bedroom is spacious and light. Photo Credit: Contributed
A home theater offers a tremendous entertainment option. Photo Credit: Contributed
The lazy river pool sparkles at night. Photo Credit: Contributed

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Over a century ago, golfers whacked their way around the property at 1 Stillwater Place in Bedford as part of Banksville Country Club. The golf course is long gone, but the nearly 10-acre lot with a stunning 5-bedroom Colonial and plentiful recreation still evokes thoughts of country club living.

The property’s house includes 6 bathrooms, 9,200 square feet of living space and unparalleled exclusivity. The property was recently listed for $2.599 million by Douglas Elliman agents Arielle Cole, Robin Gutterman and Richard Mortimer.

Arielle grew up in the house and now lives in New York City. Her parents plan to move to the city to be closer to their daughter and son.

“I think it’s a great deal,’’ Arielle said. “At this price, you won’t find a house like this with that kind of land in Westchester County.”

Grandeur greets visitors as soon as they enter the home. A magnificent two-story grand foyer with an L-shaped staircase and large ceilings immediately tell guests of the home’s opulence. “It’s very grand,’’ Cole said. “You just open the door and say ‘Wow.’’’

That’s just the beginning of the show. The gourmet kitchen includes a butler’s pantry and breakfast room. There is also a library/billiard room, formal living room, dining room and three fireplaces.

A luxurious master suite -- which has its own fireplace -- serves as the centerpiece for the second floor, which includes the other four bedrooms. The lower level is finished with an enormous recreation room, home theater and tons of storage space. “The theater was always a hit with our friends,’’ Arielle said.

Outdoor amenities really bring the home to life. Recreational features include an 80-foot “lazy river” pool with spa and waterfall. There is also an all-weather tennis court and large patio that is easily accessible from the den, billiards and breakfast room.

When the property was part of the golf course, this particular area was used as the driving range. In a region that is surrounded by rugged terrain and rolling hills, the Stillwater Place property is uniquely flat.

“I think the land really is the highlight of the house,’’ Cole said. “You’re almost on 10 acres. People can’t build on either side of the house. The land is flat, and a lot of nearby homes are on mountainous or rocky property. There’s a long driveway to the house. It’s so private, you can’t see the house from the street. It feels like a big private estate.”

Click here for the website listing. For more information or to arrange a showing, contact Arielle Cole at or at 914-469-0108.

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