The Ivy Barn

245 Drone ( 3)

245 Upper Shad Road, Pound Ridge, NY

One of Pound Ridge’s earliest structures, this legacy home dubbed the “Ivy Barn” dates to an original 1750 barn and mid 19th century tavern sympathetically integrated into a private residence. From the garden, stroll across a footbridge to the mouth of a 150 acre preserve and follow a six mile hiking trail to enjoy a unique portrait of nature at its best. With its unique location and facilities, this 3.35 acre estate will surpass every expectation. Exuding the essence of historic Westchester County, this one-of-a-kind two story is designed to facilitate tranquil living. Spacious, elegant and luxuriously appointed, the 5,472 sq. ft. interiors retain wide board floors, walnut beams, rustic touches and original footprints. What truly distinguishes this property is the ivy covered silo converted into three finished levels encompassing a breakfast room, a galleried landing and artist’s studio. The formal areas have been designed to offer modern amenities while retaining the feeling of grand, historical spaces. The cathedral great room greets visitors, drawing its character from traditional materials, original support beams and a handsome copper fireplace. Adjacent is the impressive copper and soapstone bar connecting a cafe kitchen with Miele appliances and glass, climate controlled wine room with storage for fine vintages. The dining room is a convergence of architectural elan and casual elegance, hosting clerestory windows and double height ceiling. Framed by custom cabinetry, the kitchen by Ladd is complemented by professional stainless appliances, wine fridge, original farm sink with brass fixtures and marble counters. Stained glass doors open to the main level home office boasting custom cabinetry and desks for two. Floored in reclaimed brick and crowned by a vaulted ceiling, the sun room is flooded with natural light from skylights and wide windows. Oriented for entertaining, the cozy family room centers around a significant stone fireplace. A wall of windows and French doors bring gorgeous scenery into this former Civil War era pub. A library loft with stained glass railing introduces the upper level. The master suite entices with comfort and conveniences including a copper fireplace, outfitted closets and luxe bath with heated floor. Two bedrooms and two full baths complete the west wing. A separate and private wing houses a guest suite and fitness studio connected by a bath with steam shower. A wealth of amenities include a heated garage and a brick driveway. Modern technologies integrate a whole house sound system and generator. Brick terrace dining areas provide total relaxation during the day and offer the perfect backdrop for entertaining in the evenings. Lush greenery encircles the freeform Glengate pool filled by a bubbly waterfall spa. Surrounded by natural beauty, bucolic landscapes abound with colorful blooms and native specimen trees. The park-like grounds with a protected, raised organic garden are enclosed by foliage for guaranteed privacy. With its proximity to the border of Connecticut and status as a gateway to the charming bedroom communities of the Hudson River Valley, Pound Ridge is a highly desirable location. This low-density, upscale residential section is close to transit links and regional recreation. This rare and precious retreat strikes the perfect balance between city buzz and rural harmony with a 50 minute commute to NYC.

245 Drone ( 3)

245 Drone ( 3)


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