Lightning Tree Farm reigns as the dominant property in the midst of Millbrook hunt country. A property of sophistication and grandeur, it is more than a home—it is a lifestyle statement. The 475 acres are abundant with native plantings and wildlife. Whitetail deer, turkey, and other game are plentiful. The property also boasts a spring-fed pond, many riding and hiking trails, and four additional homes. A grand 150-year-old history combines with extraordinary updates and amenities, including a private helipad, professional kitchen, and exquisite limestone pool with pool houses. In addition to a profusion of rooms for living and entertaining, the home features a fanciful children’s playroom with built-in stage, a luxurious home theater, a wine cellar, dog room, flower-arranging room, and ample staff quarters. The house is surrounded almost 360 degrees by a bluestone terrace with views. A serene reflecting pool visible from the north wing, rolling lawns dotted with ancient hardwoods, and an 18 stall stable with carriage room and outdoor riding ring add aesthetic and lifestyle value to what is already a world class property on one of the most coveted roads in Dutchess County. One previous owner was overheard saying, “There was no unhappy moment spent in that house.”
Estate: Guest cottage, caretakers apartment, riding ring, 18 stall stable
Interior Features: 9 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, 2 powder rooms, movie theater, elevator, wine cellar, ballroom, formal dining room, 8 fireplaces
Exterior Features: Flagstone terrace, pool, pool house, landscaped gardens designed by Ed Bye, attached 3 car garage and detached 3 car garage.
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This is a co-exclusive with Compass & HW Guernsey, Realtors Inc.