Address: 11 Ashfields Ln., Armonk, NY
Bathrooms: 6 full, 3 half
Square feet: 11,860
Relax and enjoy! That’s the vibe of this country estate, says real estate agent Joan Merrill of Sotheby’s International Realty in Greenwich, CT. Set on 15 acres with tons of privacy in the sought-after Conyers Farm enclave of Greenwich, this home sits within the town line of North Castle but also holds a Greenwich, CT, address and is part of the Conyers Farm Association. “Whether new to backcountry Greenwich and looking for a home where you can raise a family, or looking for a destination where you can bring together extended family or friends for weekends and holidays, you’ll find the home can accommodate all variations with ease,” says Merrill. “The house exudes informal hospitality and expansive comfort with exquisite detail.”
With classic architecture and a large Christopher Peacock kitchen, the home is drawing attention from those who love architectural details and want lots of room to entertain. “With six wood-burning fireplaces, barn beams and antique pine floors, one is quickly embraced with the welcome ambiance of the home and setting,” says Merrill.
In the kitchen, a Wolf six-burner gas stove with grill and two ovens, two Sub-Zero refrigerators and freezers and a large walk-in pantry provide all the necessary tools for a home chef. Marble countertops and a marble-topped island are at once timeless and modern. The kitchen is connected to a large sunroom and an adjoining family room with fireplace. Merrill says this one of her favorite areas of the house. “The spacious, connected rooms are ideal for any size gathering and all offer beautiful vistas of the surrounding property,” she adds.
A side entrance from the driveway and garages leads to a large mud room area with multiple closets and laundry. This area of the house provides access to a separate staircase for the exercise room and another separate to a private en suite bedroom for guests or family. The lower level is complete with a billiards room, recreation room, wine cellar and media room.
A large flagstone terrace can be accessed from the family room, sunroom and kitchen. Outdoors, lush landscaping surrounds the large in-ground pool and two-bathroom cabana. In addition to a two-car attached garage, a four-car detached garage could be used for a car collection, party barn or converted guest house.
“Conyers Farm Association is a unique area in backcountry Greenwich with more than 1,000 acres of privacy within a secure, gated setting,” says Merrill. All the homes in Conyers Farm must have a minimum of 10 acres with many of the properties encompassing 20 acres or more—far greater than the usual four-acre zoning for most of backcountry Greenwich. “This property is unique due to the expansiveness of the home and large acreage, but also the value and opportunity to utilize the acreage in further ways,” says Merrill. “There is land to build a barn or guest house, add additional paddocks or build a tennis court. The 24-hour security within Conyers Farm sets a level of ease and comfort for owners that is distinctive from other areas of Greenwich.”
The home also enjoys convenient access to Greenwich Avenue, a 45-minute drive to NYC and a short commute to Westchester County airport.
Real Estate Salesperson
Sotheby’s International Realty,Greenwich, CT