The original random width pumpkin pine flrs. remain throughout, a quaint powder room is tucked under the grand staircase in the center hall. The stone guest house beside the pool has served families for years as either an office, art studio, in-law suite & nanny residence. It features flagstone floors, a great room with sleeping loft, galley kitchen, bath, laundry & fireplace. Note the "Mercer" tiled fireplace surround prominently featured in the great room that lists the houses name, "The Hedges", the date the cottage was built and the initials of the former owners who commissioned it. The current owners reconfigured the cottage to house a separate bathroom with access from the pool area. The pool area is enclosed by an antique wrought iron fence & features a spacious stone patio, a built in stone BBQ & original summer kitchen which remains a charming feature of the pool area. Renowned Entertainment attorney Howard Finkelstein & his wife, Betty purchased the property in the 1940's as a country retreat. They added the stone guest house, 2 car garage, potting shed, long cedar shed and extensive perennial gardens & 4 stone patios used as outdoor rooms during outdoor entertaining. They spent 4 decades & significant resources making this cozy compound the special place that it is today. Legend has it that among the many notables of the 1940's New York City music scene, Rogers & Hammerstein were frequent house guests and often played for guests on the grand piano that was ensconced in the current day library. An avid gardener, Helen Finkelstein worked tirelessly alongside the retinue of landscapers making sure that the work was being done in accordance with her vision. The extensive gardens consist of a 1200 square foot organic garden with raised beds was added to the backyard and is surrounded with borders of Raspberries and blackberries. Fruits and flowers are there for the picking virtually all Summer Long. Thousands of daffodils bloom in the Spring and lilies and butterfly bushes bloom through the Fall. A partial plant in order of bloom is as follows: Witch Hazel, Forsythia, Daffodils, Lilacs (purple & pink), espaliered Clematis, Peonies, Iris, Ivy, Blueberries, Roses, Honeysuckle, fruiting Cherry trees, kitchen herb garden, Hosta, Fig tree, Boxwood, Crepe Myrtle and Birch trees.