Officially named by the Shakers as the Second Family (Brethren's Workshop and Chairfactory) a Shaker stone home and the former Shaker Chair Factory barn sets the imagination ablaze.
The hills at the ends of the flowing fields provide depth of view (it is 78 acres after all). Old stone foundations, stone walk ways, brick gazebos in hidden gardens add intrigue to the natural beauty.
The home is four stories of stone. Permanent. Reliant. Timeless.
Hand carved wood panels, hand planed doors, wavy glass in the 12 over 12 windows. Craftsmanship unmatched.
Touring about we come in to the living room, with it's raised panels and fireplace. The depth of the windows is astounding. Across the hall lies a junior bedroom suite, with a sitting area.
Upstairs two more bedrooms of a lovely size and a master with a fireplace.
One more flight up, two of the Shakerist of rooms, built-in cabinets and pegs along the walls.
Down stairs lies the kitchen and dining room, a full pantry area sits near-by. Walk right out to the patio or back yard for the view.
The barn, formerly the Shaker's Chair Factory, is five stories high, full of wondrous inspiring light and of such simple proportions that elegance cannot help but be produced.
To top things off, a 1,700 square foot two bedroom guest house.