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.