BEDFORD, N.Y. - If you are yearning for a luxury dwelling situated on verdant meadows -- with rolling hills for your horses to lazily graze -- then a new home for sale in the heart of the estate area of Bedford might be just what you’re looking for.
"Lionwalk" was built in 1895 and is a completely and meticulously renovated 15,000-plus square foot manse. And it can be yours for $17 million.
"It is simply a breathtaking place," said listing agent Cynthia Jaffee of Houlihan Lawrence in Bedford. "You just don't come across a home like this -- on this kind of property -- very often."
You might wonder what amenities a property such as this – at a price such as this – might afford. For starters: more than 13 pristine and secluded acres of land, complete with equestrian facilities and a six-bay equipment barn.
The grounds also have magnificent gardens, a pool, tennis court, guest cottage and Lord & Burnham greenhouse. The property also features a lake, pond and stream, as well as a stable and paddock for your thoroughbreds. There is a caretaker (and/or guest) cottage as well.
And there is plenty of room to safely stow (at least some of) your vehicles: a six-car garage will keep them tidy and dry.
Inside, said Jaffee, is "exceptional design and artisan craftsmanship throughout Lionwalk’s 26 rooms." For each of the eight bedrooms there is an en suite bathroom, plus an additional 9 half-bathrooms -- three on the first floor.
The chef's kitchen was completely renovated three years ago, said Jaffee, and features high-end appliances throughout.
But perhaps most breathtaking of all Lionwalk's features, said Jaffee, is "its lavish and exquisite ballroom, which sports a tented ceiling."
Yes, a ballroom.