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A Magnificent Compound of 5 Buildings on 10.84 Acres
There are no words to adequately describe this magnificent compound. Inspired by Northern Italy’s 16th century villas designed by Palladio, this magnificent property was developed for over 30 years into a multiple-dwelling, cross-cultural and multi-generational compound. The proud and impressive façade of the original home actually began as a 1710’s farmhouse. Renowned architects Thomas Norton, and then Robert Orr and Associates, transformed the entire property over 9 years; built and re-built by prominent housewright H.P. Broom. As you enter the compound passing by the gorgeous swimming pool featuring granite coping and a waterfall, and then travel down the crushed stone lane lined by mature Linden trees, and flanked by a grove of apple trees, you absolutely feel that you are experiencing a very special place. The compound consists of 5 buildings set on 10.84 acres. The main Palladio inspired home was completed in 1989 with impeccable craftsmanship and forethought. It has 6,308sf of living area with 10 rooms, including 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 half baths, 6 fireplaces, painting gallery and sunroom both with skylights. Special details include a marble staircase, and a two-story grand living room inspired by a dining hall at Yale University. Outbuildings include: • Guest house, circa 1710, 5004sf. • Caretaker cottage, circa 1994, 1896sf. • Carriage house apartment , circa 1989, 1080sf. • Studio, circa 1970, 285sf. • Pool house. Halfway between New York & Boston.