Set against a dramatic rock ridge, this homestead offers authenticity and period details. The main floor living areas feature beautiful hardwood floors, exposed beams and an open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining and gatherings. The living room and library each have wood burning fireplaces. The dining room's French doors lead to a lovely screened-in porch that overlooks the in-ground pool. The slate-floored office off the dining room is bright and sunny. The kitchen has slate floors, a walk-in pantry and laundry room. Just off the side entry mudroom, is a powder room. The stunning original staircase leads to the 2nd floor that features 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, including the en suite master. This property offers numerous outbuildings including a Potting Shed, Writer's Studio and 2 garages. The famed American author, Judith Rossner, best known for her acclaimed best seller, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, is said to have written her bestseller in the Writer's Studio. While in residence, she planted a peony gardens that when in full bloom, are absolutely gorgeous. Enjoy breathtaking sunrises from the screened porch. All of this is within walking distance to the enchanting Innisfree Gardens, recognized as one of the world's ten best gardens. 70 minutes to Albany, 90 minutes to NYC, with easy access to trains, wineries, farm markets, distilleries, shooting clubs, polo, antiques, and so much more. Minutes to the Taconic Parkway and the delightful Village of Millbrook. Come, relax and take pleasure in all our beautiful Dutchess County has to offer.