It’s increasingly hard to find quiet and beauty within five minutes of suburban civilization, but 7 Sky Meadow Farm is that rare discovery. Built in 1927 and maintained with care and respect for the stone manor house’s history and architectural integrity over the decades, the home today has been thoughtfully updated.
For families seeking space and grace, this is the home. The nearly 12-acre property, off Lincoln Avenue in Purchase, offers privacy and plenty of room for activities — lawn games, in addition to a pool and tennis court. The five-car garage can hold more than just the family cars.
Within the 12,800 square-foot interior are nine bedrooms and 11 baths, as well as a “Downton Abbey”-outfitted kitchen, original hand-painted tiles in many of the baths, and new custom-milled cabinetry.
To create the gated entry, the current owners sourced stone from the original quarry. They’ve cultivated a fruit orchard, an organic vegetable garden and a small cornfield.
Leaving 7 Sky Meadow Farm isn’t easy. The owners shared that, “In every season, it’s been an inviting oasis — the perfect family home as well as weekend escape when the kids moved onward.” They added, “And it’s a special place to entertain. We’ve hosted innumerable events — everything from children’s birthday parties to State dinners.”
Among the things that the next owner can look forward to are summers by the pool and on the tennis court; chasing fireflies in the backyard, Movie Night in the home theater; reading books by the library fire. Not to mention harvesting fruits and vegetables and preparing meals together in the cook’s kitchen. Picking pumpkins in the pumpkin patch. Watching the enormous maple tree in the front yard reflect the beauty of each season.
<Margaret Grasso at Berkshire Hathaway is the listing agent.>
- Robin Jovanovich