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Historic barn conversion with midcentury flair asks $1.3M

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Located about 50 miles from Manhattan in the serene community of Pound Ridge, New York

A flat-roofed stone and timber house sits behind verdant vegetation in a suburb of NYC. Photos by Digital Homes

Looking for a bucolic getaway that’s still commuting distance to Manhattan? Check out this four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath barn conversion in Pound Ridge, New York. Located about 50 miles from New York City in northeastern Westchester, Pound Ridge is off the beaten path and has been praised in the New York Times for its “natural beauty along [and] sense of community.”

The 3,049-square-foot home started as an 1860 barn. It added some midcentury charm thanks to a renovation by the well-known local architect Vito Fosella, who—according to the listing—was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. The most prominent residents of the home were Ed and Mary Jane Russell. Ms. Russell was a successful fashion model in the 1940s and 1950s, and together the couple founded the Pound Ridge Land Conservancy.

The home blends hand-hewn beams and stone construction with expansive windows that let the outdoors in. A brick fireplace in the living room is a cozy focal point, while a curving spiral staircase leads to a treehouse-like dining area on the second floor. The listing sits on 5.7 acres of land, and other perks include a lake, pool, pool house, and separate garage. Interested? 39 Old Snake Hill Road is on the market now for $1,250,000.

The exterior of a stone house with a second-story of windows. There is a flagstone patio in front of the house.
The 3,049-square-foot home started as an 1860 barn before a midcentury renovation.
A brick fireplace sits in the middle of a large living room with vaulted ceilings. Windows and a second-story catwalk sit on the right side of the room.
The living room features high ceilings, wooden floors, and a brick fireplace.
A black spiral staircase sits in front of the kitchen area on a brick floor.
A spiral staircase leads to the second story.
A long wooden table with benches and chairs sits in a rustic kitchen.
The rustic dining and kitchen area still feels like a converted barn.
A white room features a bed, lofted ceilings with exposed beams, and a curved church-like window.
A sleeping area with lofted ceilings.
A wooden table with bench sits in a porch-like room with exposed beams and windows all around.
A second story dining room feels like a treehouse.
A old barn has trees in front of it, moss on the roof, and green grass surrounding it.
One of the outbuildings on the 5.7-acre property.