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Lester Hall - This is the first time for this property to come on the market in 40 years. The mystique surrounding this property “behind the tall walls” has grown considerably over the years. This proper stone manor house with a slate roof and frame extension wings began approximately 150 years ago.
A kitchen with double height ceilings leads to the formal dining room which is the oldest part of the home, complete with hardwood floors, a fireplace and beaded beams. The formal living room has a fireplace and beautiful mill work, while the library, as well, offers a fireplace and walls of bookcases. There are 3 bedrooms with en suite baths. The master has a sitting room and a two tier design. The surprise in this house is the large two-story “Salon” that could be a wonderful music room, great room, or a small ballroom.
The gardens are graced by major specimen plantings, formal boxwood gardens, a wonderful allee, and a formal fish pond. There are two symmetrical dependencies that act as a garage and a garden house. Ronley Antiques, a wonderful all stone and slate building, is available with the purchase of the main house and could also be used as a separate guest cottage. Lester Hall is a home that offers sophistication, interesting architecture, and, most importantly, magic.