SUFFERN, NY: An elegant and historic 1910 estate known as Balderbrae is now available for purchase located at 1070 Haverstraw Road, Suffern, New York 10901.
The original stone cottage and surrounding gardens were designed by architect Robert Wilder and noted horticulturist Louise Bebe Wilder in the early 1900’s. The couple infused elegance into every detail of the property. A stone and cedar main house with a cedar shingle roof were added to the estate in 1980 by designer David Eason. The new buildings reflect the designer’s signature Anglo-American style while maintaining the delicate balance between formal and informal spaces.
A large central great room is the main living area, featuring soaring 30-foot high ceilings with rustic beams, two symmetrical fireplaces, terra cotta tiled floors, and French doors that lead to the property’s gardens. These unique design elements repeat throughout much of the home creating symmetry and connection from room to room.
The recently renovated kitchen honors the history of the home while adding modern features. The center island and counters are rift white oak and the new appliances are all Wolf and Sub Zero. The focal point of this grand kitchen is its magnificent fireplace with handmade Moroccan tile surround. Other notable features of this historic home include a library, a primary suite, beautifully renovated baths with artisan tiles and honed marble, and custom millwork though-out.
Since purchasing the property in 2014, the current owners have renovated all three buildings: the main house, guest cottage and carriage house. The cottage retains its original beamed ceilings, fireplace and old world charm. A studio replaces an old carriage house, a perfect artist’s retreat with radiant heated concrete floors, vaulted plain sawn white oak ceilings and glass folding doors.
Outside, gardens grace the courtyard along with wisteria festooned pergolas. Two loggias and a heated pool make for spectacular summer entertaining. Urns, fountains, stone walls and columns, and a clocktower all add grace the landscape, romancing every visitor of this estate. With the Ramapo Mountains as a backdrop, this 5.4 acre property is bordered by state parkland and equestrian trails, just 36 miles from Manhattan – making it a perfect weekend getaway or a primary residence. A perfect place for creatives looking for a private home with a separate studio. A special property with a unique pedigree and in the words of former homeowner and designer David Easton, “this is a magical place.”
About Glenda Koda: Glenda Koda is one of Rockland’s premier real estate professionals. After a successful 20-year career as a fashion executive in New York City’s garment industry, working as vice president of design for such companies as J. Crew, The Limited and Anne Klein, Ms. Koda honed skills that were invaluable to a career in real estate. As a listing agent Ms. Koda is best known for superb marketing, utilizing the newest technology within a comprehensive marketing program to increase her clients’ listing exposure with the ultimate goal of selling homes and the best price. Ms. Koda is also an Accredited Buyer’s Representative and a Certified Relocation Specialist. She particularly enjoys helping first time home buyers navigate the challenging real estate market. She is a founding member of the prestigious ROCKLAND COUNTY REAL ESTATE REVIEW BOARD (2013 to present), and an award winning, multi-million dollar producer since 2008.
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