Sentinel Hill Farm in Ancram, NY
Private Italianate Revival. 4 Bedrooms. Fireplace. Pool. Gazebo. Stonewalls. Stream. Catskill Views. More Land Available. 61± Acres.

Perched behind a stonewall and enjoying a prepossessing overlook of the Hudson Valley and the entire ridgeline escarpment of the Catskills, Sentinel Hill Farm is a masterful tour de force by renowned architect Kate Johns. It is an Italianate Revival, a style that best epitomizes the gracious country home that evolved as an epochal high art form in the mid-nineteenth century Hudson Valley. Every detail inside and out is if the highest quality and materials, evoking nearly lost arts and craftsmanship. Besides its cupolas, fine and careful architectural details are employed throughout, including but not limited to pocket doors, french doors, archways, porches, built-ins, uniform high ceilings, heart pine floors and elegant hardware. In fact, the full panoply of these such details is far too numerous for further enumeration here. Its tasteful four bedrooms and three and one half baths compliment elegant public rooms and porches. The ubiquitous drama of the otherworldly views is never lost. Moreover, sensitive modern technology is incorporated in always unobtrusive ways. The property is enhanced by a long secluded driveway that enters from a country lane through a meadow bisected by a stonewall paralleled stream and loops through woods and intervening stonewalls in its ascent to an elevation of 1024'. A gracious, yet private pool and gazebo enjoy the colossal view. Both wood trails and stonewalls interlace the topographically varied 61± acre property, which itself is set amongst other large and larger estate parcels. More land is available. Sentinel Hill Farm is handy to Hudson, Millerton, the Berkshires and the train.
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