A storybook driveway wends its way past a pond, up a hill, and through enchanted woods. High on Chestnut Ridge, Stonehill commands stunning views and is bathed in sunlight in every season and time of day. Exceptionally private, this 115-acre property exists in its own secluded reality, safe from unwanted intrusions. The house exudes joyful comfort and limitless potential. Upon entering the house through double-Dutch doors into a well-proportioned foyer, there is immediate access to a welcoming, light-filled sitting room. Beyond that, a warmly wood-paneled library with fireplace and, beyond that, a formal dining room and inviting eat-in country kitchen with high end appliances. The kitchen overlooks the courtyard. An all-season sunroom with fireplace is wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows. The sunroom accesses a stone terrace overlooking stunning southern vistas. Every public space on the first floor is part of a room-to-room flow that is ideal for lively house parties and family celebrations. An en suite guest room completes the first floor. Upstairs, two gracious primary suites feature remarkable, large windows with far views of the layered countryside. Two finished basements, each with a full bath, offer space for a potential game room, movie theater, office, gymnasium, or yoga studio. From the heated pool, breathtaking scenery stretches to the horizon. The 365 degree views from Stonehill are protected from development and further subdivision because all the neighboring properties are under conservation easements. Agricultural fields surrounded by hedgerows are managed by a local farmer, providing Stonehill with a coveted agricultural exemption. The three garages in the motor court complex provide room for 4 cars. Over two of them are en suite guest rooms providing both privacy and proximity bringing the total bedroom count to five. The property also has a tennis court, private dog kennel, and run-in sheds for horses. Stonehill, minutes from the Village of Millbrook and MetroNorth, is convenient enough for modern life but remote enough to satisfy the need for escape. Minimum 24 hours notice for accompanied showings.


  • RoomsBreezeway, Formal Dining Room, Foyer, Laundry/ Util. Room, Pantry, Rec/ Play Room, Accessory Apartment
  • AppliancesDishwasher, Dryer, Freezer, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Washer, Water Softener
  • BasementFinished, Full, Interior Access
  • FlooringTile, Wall to Wall Carpet, Wood
  • A/CCentral Air
  • HeatingCentral Heat, Forced Air
  • FireplaceFireplaces: 4
  • General9+ Foot Ceilings, French Doors, Walk- In Closets
  • Half Baths1


  • GeneralCedar, Wood, In- Ground Pool, Landscaped, Patio, Tennis Courts
  • StyleColonial


  • RoofingAsphalt Shingles
  • GeneralConcrete, Frame, Post and Beam, Concrete


  • HOAYes
  • HOA AmenitiesLibrary, Park, Playground, Pool, Tennis Courts
  • School DistrictDover Union Free
  • CountyDutchess County


  • ZoningRD10, 13540000696300000804670000
  • FencingPartial


  • WaterSeptic, Well
  • SewerSeptic, Well

Property Features

  • 13540000696300000804670000
  • 9+ Foot Ceilings
  • Accessory Apartment
  • Asphalt Shingles
  • Breezeway
  • Cedar
  • Central Air
  • Central Heat
  • Colonial
  • Concrete
  • Dover Union Free
  • Dutchess County
  • Finished
  • Fireplaces: 4
  • Forced Air
  • Formal Dining Room
  • Foyer
  • Frame
  • French Doors
  • Full
  • In- Ground Pool
  • Interior Access
  • Landscaped
  • Laundry/ Util. Room
  • Library
  • Pantry
  • Park
  • Partial
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Pool
  • Post and Beam
  • RD10
  • Rec/ Play Room
  • Septic
  • Tennis Courts
  • Tile
  • Walk- In Closets
  • Wall to Wall Carpet
  • Well
  • Wood

Residential Info

Property Details

Address: 895 CHESTNUT RIDGE ROAD, Union Vale, New York 12545