|School District:||Arlington Central School District|
Prospect Hill. A magnificent country estate on 168 bucolic natural acres privately situated in sought after Dutchess County, New York. Prospect Hill was built in 1788 and was among the first two-story Georgian houses in the county, and this historically rich residence has been beautifully maintained and carefully preserved over the years. The interior of this home is classically symmetrical and the essence of grandness overflows as you enter the wide center hall flanked by four gracious rooms with 10′ ceilings, attractive moldings, impressive fireplaces, and handsome wood flooring. The main level is complete with a spacious country kitchen warmed by a fireplace, mudroom/laundry area, powder room, and a lovely private study with a bath. Upstairs on the second level, you will find tall ceilings, a wide bright and sunny hall, four large bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a staircase continues to the third level for attic access. There is a separate entrance at the rear of the house to private second floor living quarters, the perfect space for guests. Its setting atop a knoll positions the house gracefully on the land and offers sweeping views of manicured lawn and stunning, productive farmland. Glorious old trees dot the landscape surrounding the home and there is a fine mix of lush meadows, pasture land for grazing, fields for planting crops, and two ponds. The Sprout Creek and wetlands on the western portion of the property are filled with an abundance of wildlife. The picturesque farmstead consists of a large utility barn for equipment storage and wonderful antique barns, including a horse stable, a corn crib, and a workshop. Centrally located in the countryside yet, convenient to the Taconic Parkway and a short drive to Millbrook, this property is ideally suited as a principal residence or a weekend retreat. A very special offering in the Hudson Valley, an extraordinarily charming and remarkable homestead in a magical setting.