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An acclaimed photographers country estate, arts community, near private schools!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Pet friendly, handicap accessible, sleeps 10, perfect for smaller events...

This Federal Style home has many original details, a center hall with an arched entrance and a spiral staircase going up to the third floor. Five double bedrooms with "Heavenly Beds" furnished with period antiques and luxury linens. Our dining room can accommodate twelve and the living room has a concert quality Steinway grand. The elegant paneled library has an entertainment center hidden behind folding doors. The kitchen is a chef's dream with the latest appliances and many extras.

Many of Don's famous photographs are on display throughout our home as is his amazing and large books of work. From Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash to Barbara Streisand, you name it and he has taken them plus numerous famous album covers as well.

We have two great outdoor eating areas/patios available in warmer months and the large Webber Grill can be used year round. The grounds can accommodate outdoor games such as croquet, badminton, horseshoes and various ball games. It's an excellent place for a school reunion. The house and grounds are perfect for small weddings, seminars and corporate meetings. Any special events with more than the overnight guests do have an extra charge.

More Details

Owner
Rudy Younger or DeeAnne Hunstein
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Rudy Younger or DeeAnne Hunstein

We purchased our beautiful country home when our children were young and needed an escape from New York City. We bought at a auspicious time, as we were able to afford a gracious estate with a 17th century home and much land in a sleepy little New England town, which later became a favorite destination for the wealthy and famous. It was also a center for artists, which both my husband and I are, he is an acclaimed photographer and I am a singer. We have continued to maintain our NYC residency but prize our Sharon home for family reunions with the grandchildren and the beautiful gardens I cultivate.

Rudy Younger or DeeAnne Hunstein purchased this estate in 1978

Why Rudy Younger or DeeAnne Hunstein chose Sharon

The area is crammed with arts activities and outdoor sports opportunities. Other favorite activities include antiquing, fine dining, and going to art galleries and summer music festivals. The area is now active all year round and doesn't die down after the summer residents depart. And best of all, it is an easy and pleasant drive or train ride from the city.

What makes this estate unique

+lounging in the library before a crackling fire

+sitting on the side porch and looking at the birds

+drinks on the flagstone terrace, watching the sunset

+breakfast on the patio surrounded by flowers

+listening to music on our audiophile system streamed throughout the house

+handicap accessible and pet friendly

+very close to 6 private schools including Salisbury, Berkshire, Millbrook, Hotchkiss, Kent and Kildonen

+so much to see and do: Tanglewood, Sharon Tri-arts, Cascade Winery, audubon / raptor centers, chamber music, skiing, fishing, music festivals and much more,

Amenities

Sharon Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Owner may be present in separate quarters.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 second floor - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 third Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Third floor bathroom has a large soaking tub with hand-held shower. Second floor bathroom has a large glass enclosed shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Second floor yellow - 1 queen
    second floor blue - 1 queen
    third floor twin - 2 twin/ single
    second floor twin - 2 twin/ single
    third floor white - 1 king
  • The beds are mostly Beauty Rest "Heavenly Beds" except for some twin beds. There is also a trundle bed available for another person, if needed, and another single bed off our blue room... ..
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We have lawn sports such as croquet, badminton and horse shoe equipment available, our backyard is huge so enjoy them...

Reviews

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An acclaimed photographers country estate, arts community, near private schools!
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful and well equipped for our family. The caretakers live in guest quarters right next to the house and you can hear them when you are in the kitchen. They were very nice. Beside that this house is a great find!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing Weekend for a Family of Five

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Fair Rising! The house is a charming old farmhouse but we were pleased to find it has been impeccably maintained and is spotlessly clean. The house is great for families - there is even a charming little bedroom with a cozy play nook. The caretakers were lovely and helpful - especially when we city slickers could not figure out the flue on the fireplace! The house is well situated near Sharon Green yet very private and up a quaint dirt road. We would recommend this house for anyone looking for a quiet, relaxed getaway with their family.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home, Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband have spent two weekends at this beautiful home in Sharon. Both times we came away relaxed, happy, and reluctant to leave. We spent much of the first weekend outside, hiking in the nearby Audubon Reserve and a 30 minute drive away in Hidden Valley. We spent much of the second weekend reading in front of the splendid fireplace in the family room! All of the rooms in the house are elegant yet comfortable. The bedrooms are charming. We chose a bedroom at the top of house and it felt like being in our own little hideaway. The kitchen has everything you need, and more. The grounds are large and peaceful and we look forward to going back in the summer or fall to see them in fuller bloom. A lovely place.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Setting for a Relaxing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house and property were perfect in every way. Large spacious house was perfect for our group with a number of bedrooms. Library with fireplace was such a great room to spend time in during the day with a beautiful wood burning fireplace to sit in front of. Great hosts made everything simple and easy for us, our arrival and departure were seamless.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These young married couples, ten people in all, were ideal guests. They loved our house and left it in perfect shape on their departure. The kitchen was spotless and everything was put back where they found it. It is a pleasure to share our lovely home with such conscientious and appreciative guests.
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Map

The Woodland
Manna Dew Cafe
Harney & Sons Tea Shop & Tasting Room
Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Winsted CT
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sharon Valley Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hotchkiss School
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Wassaic NY
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Stacks
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Mohawk Mt
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sharon Lake
Car: necessary

Sharon is a classic New England town with a town green and surrounding 18th century architecture. The area is noted for its historic preservation with a museum of the Historical Society. The town is surrounded by beautiful farms, once dairy farms, but now mostly horses and exotic cattle. The Appalachian trail crosses the town lines and the Housatonic River cascades down the eastern edge of the township, where there is white water kayaking, canoeing and fly fishing. Our property has trails through our woodlands and cross country skiing across our meadow. There is plenty of room for various ball games and croquet on the lawn. It is a four season resort area with plenty to do at any time of the year. There is indoor swimming and tennis in the winter as well as all winter sports outside. Under the ancient oak there is a beautiful lawn just right for a small wedding or other ceremony.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning after departure $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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