POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- A 5-bedroom Colonial combines 18th century architecture with contemporary amenities and is just minutes from the heart of Pound Ridge.
Joan Keating of William Raveis has the listing for 236 Eastwoods Road, which is on the market for $1,950,000. “It’s a sophisticated country escape on a lovely Pound Ridge road,’’ Keating said. “It’s just minutes to New Canaan, Scott’s Corner and Bedford.” Click here for the property details.
The land for the home was originally a “cooper’s shop.” The shop area is now the dining room and formal living room for the home, which was rebuilt in 1997 and has been completely renovated. The home features 3.5 baths, a 2-car detached garage, 4.48 acres, 11 rooms and 4,901 square feet of living space.
“Coopers helped with seasonal jobs,’’ Keating said. “They would cut and haul wood in the winter, and did a lot of help with farm work in the spring and summer. In the fall they’d make barrels to store and transport the harvest, everything from apples to potatoes to cider. It’s a big country home with a lot of updates but retains the charm of the period when it was originally built.”
The home speaks to the 1700s throughout. It features summer beams and stone, 15-inch pine plank flooring and oak flooring in the new addition.
Massive stone fireplaces greet the owners in the living room and dining room, and make it feel like the centerpiece of the home. There are five fireplaces in all. “There’s even one in the master bedroom and it’s surrounded by granite,’’ Keating said. “Every room feels warm and cozy.”
The master bathroom features marble-restoration hardware, cabinetry and fixtures. The rooms are bright and spacious, and overlook rolling meadows, a pond and pool with new blue stone coping.
The chef’s kitchen includes the latest in appliances with a massive cooking island and abundant cabinetry.
The home’s exterior landscaping has been expertly maintained, and a beautiful sunroom, patio and large in-ground pool make it perfect for year-round entertaining.
“The entire house has improved in this owner’s tenure,’’ Keating said. “There’s nothing to do but sit back and relax.”
For more information, visit the listing website or contact Keating at email@example.com or at 914-589-6552.