As you drive Dutchess County's winding country roads, the rising terrain and layered views take you into another world. Highcroft's meandering half-mile-long driveway invites you to forget civilization and enter the world of the nearly 100-acre country escape. The house was designed with comfort and luxury in mind. The wide, wrap-around porch offers panoramic views of distant mountain sunsets, pond, and sloping lawn rimmed with curved stone wall. A formal boxwood garden and a vegetable garden are near, and every corner of the porch offers spots for open-air dining and relaxing. A large butler's pantry doubles the size of the well-appointed kitchen. There are two dining rooms, one formal with fireplace and one informal and light-filled, a library and an elegant sitting room. In addition to a gracious bedroom and private living room, the master quarters include his and her offices, his and her bathroom/dressing rooms, private porch with fireplace, and one-of-a-kind outdoor shower. There are four additional bedrooms, two ensuite and two with a shared bath. From the fruit orchards to the working bee hives, Highcroft hums with farm life. The barn complex includes guest cottage and a spacious garage apartment and can be re-envisioned as anything from a music performance and recording studio or to an art or sports complex. 48 hours required for accompanied showings.
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