Sotheby’s International Realty

23 May 2016

Bestriding the Connecticut-New York border near Stamford, the illustrious historic estate known as Hillandale is the largest and most significant private property in the area.

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The centerpiece of the wooded property, which extends gracefully over 262 acres, is a regal residence dating to 1900. Formerly home to a handful American business magnates, it is still widely unsurpassed for its classical refinement.


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The home stands sentinel over its acreage from a perch atop a knoll, where it overlooks the cascading land beyond Lake Susan, a seven-acre picturesque private lake.

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At just over 20,000 square feet, this is the epitome of a majestic manor, with eight bedrooms, 10 full and four half baths, formal living and dining rooms with intricate paneling, and a pristine chef’s kitchen.

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In addition, it offers a host of exceptional and enjoyable auxiliary spaces, from a home theater, a library, a conservatory, and a wine cellar to an office, a fitness room, a steam room, an indoor swimming pool, and an expansive stone terrace adjoined by colorful arbored walkways.

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Numerous materials and fixtures were imported from Europe — including surfaces of rare marble, limestone, and onyx; eye-catching mosaic tilework; alluring Tiffany stained-glass; and nearly a dozen antique fireplaces.

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The acreage that envelops the residence cossets it in serene seclusion. Close in, outdoor recreation and enjoyment are encouraged by a second, open-air swimming pool, a tennis court, a greenhouse, barns, impressively manicured formal gardens, a life-size chess board and a teepee donated by the Smithsonian.

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Guests and staff can be comfortably accommodated in the four freestanding private residences. Further out, five miles of scenic private roads wind throughout the property.

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A stone meditation tower is sited regally on a bluff overlooking a reflecting pool; constructed in France, it was shipped to the U.S. and reassembled on the grounds of Hillandale.

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1233 Rock Rimmon Road, Stamford, CT 06903 | $75,000,000