Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Price Reduction on Farmhouse in Wilton, with artist studio and barn.

Welcome to Lucky U Ranch!
Open House Sunday 10/16 1:00-3:00
*contact for details* 
Asking $775,000. 
Call or text 203-856-9432
or email luckyu@timgeaney.com or nancy.geaney@gmail.com

Down a long driveway, off the beaten track, you will find Lucky U Ranch. A rare and precious gem of a property, just 1 1/4 hours drive (or an easy MetroNorth train ride) to midtown Manhattan, 5 minutes to Wilton train station.

Privately situated on 2.34 acres with mature plantings of deciduous Japanese Katsura, oak, maple, hickory and elm. A grove of giant white pines provide a year round screen, while a line of half-century old cedar trees lead you up past the artist studio and wood shop toward the horse barn and dressage ring. A carefully planted hedge of white and purple lilac trees, forsythia and Dawn Redwood trees create a beautiful and fragrant border for the riding ring.

The 2,480 square foot home itself was designed as if a Feng Shui master had drawn the plans. A bright and airy central entrance leads to a free flowing, open concept floor plan. The downstairs consists of a sunny foyer, music room/ library, living room with fireplace, powder room, a modern farmhouse kitchen with live edge wood shelving and stainless appliances recently renovated. A brand new hot water/ boiler system installed 5/16, and a dining room that feels as if you are dining al fresco all year round.

Up the stairs you enter upon an open space. Our family used it for years as a kids hang out area until they got older, and it is now the perfect spot for exercise, or practicing yoga and meditation.

To the left are 2 bright, good sized bedrooms with large closets. The larger bedroom has a nice built in study area with book shelves, once used as a make up area/vanity.

Also on the second level are full bath, huge linen closet, and the master bedroom and bath with brand new cedar balcony that overlooks the patio facing east. Wake with the sunrise.

Lucky U Ranch was lovingly added on to and embellished by the previous owner with beautiful detail and attention to woodwork. He is a true craftsman who is nationally known for his work as a antique wooden boat restorer. There is a hint of a nautical vibe throughout, and energetically speaking, "she " is a tight ship! The property is handsomely landscaped with easy to tend to perennials, bushes, shrubs and a spectacular serpentine privet that stands over 7 feet tall. This creates a privacy screen to enclose the blue stone patio and fire pit. A few feet away, tucked in behind a thicket of bamboo and ornamental grasses, is a hidden hot tub and outdoor shower. Listen to the crickets and peepers in the bordering pond and seasonal stream as you soak and stargaze up through the towering hickory trees overhead.

Enjoy the established organic garden with Koi pond and fruit trees: apple, persimmon, cherry and Pau Pau.

The "Big Barn"( man cave/studio) is at the end of the driveway. It has been used as a garage, but currently is an artist/photo studio, showroom, wood shop and upstairs office.  Downstairs,  a textile workshop and sewing room shares space with wood workers power tools. This is truly a creative multi purpose space, that has functioned as a festive dance hall for holiday parties, yoga studio and most often as a photo studio. Use it as you will... the potential as another living space/in law apartment is there as well. There is a separate oil burner heating unit, electric and there is water.

Every other Wednesday a 6 piece reggae band jams upstairs, rehearsing for local gigs. This is also a digital editing studio, with a vintage window at one end, sourced from a factory in SoNo's historic waterfront district. Four skylights with custom made retractable canvas blinds and another window facing out to the paddocks and horse barn give plenty of natural light and cross ventilation.

Attached to this are 2 12'x 12' box stalls for horses and a tack and grain room. Could make a cool Air BnB!
Follow the stone pathway further along the property line, to where the horses live. A 60' x 120' riding ring with recycled rubber footing is adjacent to a barn with two 12' x 12' box stalls. The layout currently is so that the horses have there own private turnout paddock with the option to be together. There is also a grassy paddock with shade trees ideal for hot summer days. If the stall is where they prefer to be, there are fans in the stalls to keep them cool and fly free! In addition, there are lights in the riding ring and paddock, a frost free water pump and hay storage all conveniently in the area. These are very happy horses that live here!

A well kept secret, this private property must be seen in person to be appreciated. So many wonderful gatherings and parties have been held here. There is undoubtably a wonderful energy on this little patch of earth. So many secret spots to just sit and reflect... and every square inch of the land has been utilized to its fullest potential. But there might be more that some lucky owner can bring to expand upon its beauty!
Contact me directly for a showing at (203) 856-9432

Truly lovely in all seasons...