Tranquil New York Country Estate with Resort-Like Allure Wants $5.5M

Earlier this year, renowned architects Alex Michaelis and Tim Boyd spoke to us about their design process, including their classic yet modern approach to the country retreat. Their work on Soho Farmhouse just north of Oxford in England embraces the growing trend to seek serenity and luxury not by the seaside, but in rolling green pastures. Stateside, Westchester County is brimming with exceptional properties where people can find bliss just like this in a home. A particularly elegant estate known as Westwind Farm arrived on the market this week, full of resort-style amenities. Sophisticated and secluded, the North Salem, New York treasure asks $5.495 million.

With the name Westwind Farm, a buyer might expect horse stalls and chicken coops, but this estate is more about lounging by the pool and shooting hoops. Offering a sports court, media room, golf simulator, billiard room, gym, and a huge outdoor kitchen, it puts luxury first.

Set on 8.25 acres of land, the Colonial-style main house (built not in 1797, but 2007) stands amidst a sea of verdant green lawns. Spanning 9,128 square feet and counting 5 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, the home’s scale alone offers an impressive sense of mightiness. Bolstering this effect are a series of columns in the rear, which create almost a second façade of untroubled grace facing the gardens. Despite its magnitude, the house does not eat up the surrounding landscape, but sits easily within nature.

Angela Kessel of Houlihan Lawrence has the listing at 24 June Road.