BEDFORD, N.Y. - Bedford is renowned for stately homes on verdant, rolling acres. But few properties – in Bedford or beyond – share the grandeur and provenance of Devonshire, a Gilded Age estate for sale.
Located on more than 100 secluded acres in Bedford, the property has been home to many of America’s prominent families. It was built in 1901 for financier J. Borden Harriman (whose wife Florence later became the U.S. ambassador to Norway), and subsequent occupants included those of the distinguished Vanderbilt family.
At the turn of the last century many prominent members of New York aristocracy set forth to the “country” to build grand estates. Set atop the rolling hills of Westchester County, these estate owners became known to locals as “hilltoppers.”
It is still surrounded by some of Westchester County's largest estates, and Devonshire's expansive property holds its own among them, featuring rolling meadows, manicured lawns and several staff and guest buildings.
Of course the property offers such amenities as a pool and spa, paddock and riding ring. And inside the home, among many luxurious amenities, are eight bedrooms, eight full-and two half-bathrooms.
Devonshire offers a stunning and distinguished backdrop for grand living and entertaining, and it’s only 45 minutes from New York City. Not that you’d ever want to leave.
Devonshire can be yours for $26,500,000. Contact listing agent J.B. Avery for more information.