5440 West SR 81 Greenville NY 12083
Hush-Hush Farm aka Prevost Manor, represents Greene County, NY on the National Register of Historic Places. British army Major Augustine Prevost constructed the original manor in 1793, ten years after the end of the Revolutionary War. The manor is currently offered on 126 acres of lush forested farmland remaining from an original 7,000 acre land grant. Prevost, despite having served in the British army, was well connected with the founding fathers of the United States, notably Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. Subsequent owners include members of the Vanderbilt family. Prevost Manor house is poised at the culmination of a serpentine drive. The Georgian style manse is private, enjoying an idyllic setting framed by undulating meadows, gracious gardens, sparkling stream and a fish/skate/swim pond. A pair of centuries old hand hewn timber-peg barns completes the farmstead. From bluestone patios one steps back in time into a gingerly restored home that still reflects the ambiance of the late1700’s while embracing present day amenities. The manor’s interior gracefully unfolds as a classic Georgian center hall floor plan. It features formal parlor, music/piano room, library and tap room for after hunt gatherings. A private staircase leads to the master suite with bath and sitting room/ study. Muted elegance is reflected throughout by expanses of original wide hemlock plank floors, 7 fireplaces, built-ins, windows, butlers pantry, original banisters and wine cellar. Call to arrange a private showing of this authentic template for genteel country living of incomparable historic pedigree.
Courtesy Sterling H. Swann, Office: Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker