This Enchanting 375-Acre New York Estate with Grand Gardens Wants Almost $12M
In Sharon, there’s a sprawling 375-acre spread with grounds by landscape designer Penelope Hobhouse, who was born in Ireland but is credited with popularizing English-style gardens in America. Hobhouse collaborated with British architect Sir Anthony Denny to create two distinct outdoor spaces: On one side, there’s a walled English garden with brick-lined paths, and on the other, there’s a hedge garden with a pool and pavilion. Better still, and in the center of it all, is a soaring obelisk-style folly.
Another exotic touch: an antique Russian-style dacha in a private setting along a meandering stream. The circa-1809 Colonial-style estate is also swell, with its carved fireplaces, custom millwork and wraparound porch. The property is listed for $11,850,000 with John Friend of Houlihan Lawrence.