One of the most stunning houses in all of Bedford is on Mount Holly Road, in the top three of gorgeous roads here – Upper Hook, Guard Hill the others.
Built in 1928, with eleven fireplaces on FORTY-SEVEN ACRES, a barn and riding rink – and a swimming pool to end all swimming pools, well, in my humble opinion, it doesn’t get any prettier than this.
It’s been for sale for a very long time, years maybe, and recently dropped its price from $12,750,000 to the bargain basement price of $8,500,000. I have no idea if $8.5 is too high too – the buyer is a rare one – someone with horses, and very very deep pockets to maintain such a large home and land. And wait until you see what the property taxes are – criminally huge at $255,000 year. That’s obscene.
Where the house loses me is the interior – it doesn’t remotely match the exterior and I’d have a hard time accepting what looks like 1990s finishes. I’d want to redo the kitchen first. The tile floor is a dead giveaway to a long ago popular decorating idea.
Looking at the second kitchen photo compared to the first , it seems they took away the table and chairs to make it look like the kitchen is bigger.
The front foyer, I can’t decide if the mural on the walls is pretty or distracting – I’d have to see it in person. What say you?
This house at 13K square feet has a lot of great rooms, and the current owner seems to struggle with how to furnish each one. I mean, how many great rooms can you sit in??
Now, I’d live in the sun room (with different furniture though).
The one bathroom photo shown looks very masculine but in this size house it wouldn’t surprise me if the master had his and hers bathrooms. This wouldn’t work for me. The finishes are too dark.
The office is obviously for the man of the house too.
I’d be curious to know what buyers objections are. Too much house? Too much land? Interior needs a redo? I report. You decide.
Happy Friday. Looks like rain – the sky is very dark but I’m heading out for the loop of errands. have a good one.