Surrounded by almost 90 acres of rural tranquility, La Grange is a sprawling converted barn that boasts panoramic views in every direction. Although a structure has likely existed on this land for well over a century, the home that stands today was built in 2000. Originally conceived as a stable with living quarters above, this stunning 7,800 square foot home was fully renovated in 2022 and includes 5 bedrooms and 8 full baths in the main house. The newly built detached garage also includes a guest apartment with kitchen and bath. Entry to the home begins with tall glass doors and ceilings nearly two stories tall. Warm wood paneled walls lead to a wood staircase that goes up to the second floor, where most of the living spaces are found. Here, a vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams rises high above gleaming hardwood floors. Many of the barn’s original beams and ladder are still intact and provide an intriguing contrast against modern touches like LED lighting and oversized windows. Centrally located on this floor is the kitchen, open on three sides, with brand new stainless steel appliances and a 6-burner gas range that will please even the most discerning of chefs. A long counter on one side boasts a double sink and stainless prep space, while the peninsula with room for seating is home to more storage space and a second sink area. A walk-in pantry is against the back wall. Adjacent, the dining room is just as inviting for small gatherings as it is for large parties. The den can be closed off from the rest of the upstairs space by means of sliding barn doors. Glass windows look out towards the driveway and open to a balcony. On the opposite side of the kitchen is the aptly named great room. Here a floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace with log mantel makes winter evenings cozy, but the real centerpiece is the wall of windows that opens to the deck with its incredible long-distance views. Turned wood stairs lead to the loft area, with a modern cable railing overlooking the living areas below. Three bedrooms are on the second floor as well, all of them suites. The primary is situated at the back of the house, overlooking the pool and lush meadows beyond. Dual closets and a two-part bath create a space that’s highly functional as well as luxurious. Two more suites on this level are designed with high windows to create ideal environments for a deep, restful sleep. Both include ample closet space and baths designed for pampering. Downstairs, a large mud room is accessible from the driveway, along with a laundry and full bath. The wide entry hall leads to the back of the house, where an exercise room sits ready for new workouts, to be followed of course by a sauna in the nearby full bath, and a refreshing beverage from the adjacent wet bar. Two more bedroom suites are on this level, both with doors leading out to the back patio and pool beyond. There is also access to the attached garage, which is large enough to accommodate six vehicles in tandem. Newly installed just this year, the heated in-ground pool boasts panoramic views in every direction. Long enough for laps, with a sun shelf and attached hot tub, there is also a cabana with glass doors that can be opened for sunny days, parties or picnics. The wide concrete patio continues around the side of the buildings, covered by the deck above, and leading out to the driveway. Recently completed, the three car detached garage includes a guest apartment above, with a full kitchen and bath. Ideally positioned in a location that takes full advantage of country living yet accommodates modern needs, the house is a short drive from shopping and dining, 90 minutes from Philadelphia, and just 2 hours from New York City. Work from home year round, or use the property as your private retreat, just as welcoming in the warm summer months as it is during the first bloom of spring, crisp fall days, or snowy winter holidays. Property is in the process of being preserved.
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