The grand entranceway, adorned with an exterior ironwork chandelier, beckons you in with a series of three consecutive sets of intricately designed antique wooden doors. The final pair opens up to a grandiose, sunlit grand living room with cathedral ceilings that seem to go on forever, and a lovingly curated collection of remarkable, European antiques built right into the structure itself. Sunlight streams from the glass ceiling, filling the entire room, and offsetting the rich tones of the wooden interior. Three sets of glass panel French doors showcase epic views of the mountain range reminiscent of the Hudson Valley School of painting, and invite guests back outside to an expansive wraparound deck that showcases the stunning 172 acre private property, the 15 acre private Warren Pond, and the 180,000 acres of unadulterated state land that borders it.
The feeling of awe does not diminish when you turn your back on the view and reenter the house. From here, the focal point of the living room is a three-story stone waterfall, stream, and fire feature designed by Disney personnel to bring inside and tame the rugged elements of the great outdoors. While this piece represents man’s mastery of the elements it simultaneously humbles onlookers as it weaves its way seamlessly into the structure and becomes a symbol of the perseverance of nature itself. Indeed, throughout the home, elements symbolic of nature and human ingenuity continue their intricate dance. Imported English stair railings ornamented with intricate ironwork and Bulgarian deer antlers carry the unique theme up the hand-hewn stairs to the second floor gallery.
The large gallery wraps around the entire grand living room providing access to another large deck, and with it, another set of spectacular views. The 4 bedrooms on this level each offer a unique and peaceful sanctuary exemplifying quiet luxury. For maximum privacy, the master suite sits alone on one side of the upper gallery. With additional deck access, views that rival those in the rest of the house, and a large marble fireplace, the master suite becomes a haven of warmth and welcome, especially in the winter months. On chilly days the fireplace churns out heat and casts a flickering orange glow around the room, enhancing the warmth of the wooden interior and providing its occupants with a feeling of peace and solitude. The opulent master bath boasts rich marble features including a large soaking tub and antique vanity. The three additional bedroom suites are each remarkable in their own individual character, each creating its own distinctive environment sure to be appreciated by both family and guests.
When it comes to entertaining, Skye Notch is absolutely unmatched in convenience and luxury amenities. The stunning gourmet, designer kitchen is built to satisfy both novice foodies and seasoned chefs. Meals can be enjoyed on the oversized granite island, formal dining room with stone fireplace, or outside on the mahogany deck. Retire after dinner to the Old English pub style billiard room, the casino room, or head down the stone stairs accessed from the grand living room to the wine room. Here you can choose your favorite wine from one of a thousand wines in the imported wine racks. You are surrounded by stone and are transformed back in time with antique beams and star lights above, water trickling from the stone rock wall and the ambiance of a French wine cellar.
Guests can catch up on the award season’s finest cinematic offerings in the soundproof theater complete with 9 foot screen, moveable walls, and ample seating. Delve into a good book in the quiet of the Old World library, or balance mind and body with a workout in the fitness studio followed by a relaxing steam in the ten-person sauna. Turn your mind from relaxation to appreciation as you rest on the balcony and take in the tranquil views of your private pond, serenely nestled among fields of wildflowers, and overlooking the valley below. Get back to nature with a stroll along one of the trails, or a hike up the mountainside where you can take in the sheer enormity and vast beauty of the mountainous wilderness that surrounds you.If you’re fortunate enough to share the experience with lots of friends and loved ones, the Warren House, an additional five-bedroom, 3,630 square-foot home, provides even more room for family or friends, allowing even large groups to maintain the peace and tranquility that characterize this exceptional property.