Greek Revival Treasure
Few properties share the architectural splendor and provenance of this granite clad Greek Revival treasure set on 30 magnificent acres. Built in 1849 by circus entrepreneur Gerard Crane and distinguished by beautifully scaled, authentically detailed living spaces, the light-filled home displays the exquisite style and artistry of important period architecture while remaining comfortable for state of the art living. Carefully maintained by the current owners, the home's timeless beauty has been totally preserved with gleaming carved marble fireplaces, original intricate wide plaster moldings with finely carved friezes and cartouches, and tall windows filling the perfectly-scaled formal rooms with light creating the perfect setting for art or treasured object's display. Complementing the formal rooms are casual spaces including a charming country kitchen overlooking the expansive grounds, and a lower level with office, family rooms and a 2nd kitchen, all sure to become a favorite gathering spot for family and friends. The 2nd floor family quarters features a wide landing and 4 beautifully-scaled bedrooms, each with a fireplace and 2 exposures with tall windows filling the rooms with light. The 3rd level, originally the servants quarters, now a large loft-style space for unlimited possibilities with hewn barn beamed ceiling and beautifully patinated wood and multiple storage areas.Outside a large gambrel roof barn with hewn beams, hayloft and an original tile silo is the perfect party barn. And a charming springhouse, set in the middle of a sweeping wild-flower meadow adds to this idyllic setting. Unrivaled for its authentic charm and historical provenance, Stone House provides an unforgettable backdrop for country living and entertaining in 1 of the Hudson Valley's most beautiful settings.
February 19 2018 on American Listed