After almost 30 years, legendary actress Glenn Close is bidding adieu to New York’s Bedford Hills with the sale of Beanfield, her dreamy farmhouse home located just an hour from the heart of Manhattan. Set on 10 idyllic acres, the property hits the market less than a year after the estate hosted the wedding of Close’s daughter, Annie Starke, who grew up in the home.
Originally built in 1910, the updated farmhouse is the epitome of countryside chic. Norwalk–based architectural firm Shope Reno Wharton skillfully renovated and expanded the property to 5,773 square feet and worked together with local builder Bob Holland and his son, master carpenter Chris, to blend period-appropriate craftsmanship and old-world details with modern conveniences.
Entertaining is also at the heart of the home redesign, starting with the spacious porch that welcomes guests up the steps and into the center entrance hall with hand-painted floors.
Large rooms and a thoughtful floor plan accommodate grand gatherings, yet are still appropriately scaled for everyday living. Wide moldings, thoughtful detailing, and custom built-ins throughout also give the home architectural interest.
Clad in clapboard siding, the two-story main house features four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths.
Large windows flood the interiors with natural light and frame views of the landscape. Outdoor living spaces also reinforce the home’s connection with the outdoors.
Additional living spaces can be found in the numerous outbuildings on the grounds, which include a children’s playhouse with a loft bedroom, a two-bedroom guest cottage, and a converted barn office area.
Glenn Close's Beanfield Home in Bedford Hills, NY is now being listed by Ginnel Real Estate for $3,600,000. Interested parties can contact agent Muffin Dowdle here.
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