The sporting life


Photographs by Tim Lee

Those in search of the perfect balance of sophisticated country-estate living and all the amenities that go with the sporting life will likely be more than pleased with Eastfields.

Quietly set along the Beaver Dam River, this gated 20-acre property features park-like splendor just minutes from the charming village of Bedford.

The seasons will come and go, but those lucky enough to call Eastfields home will have year-round access to an abundance of recreational options. There is an indoor professional tennis court and heated pool, while equestrians can delight in having direct access to the Bedford Riding Lanes.

Privacy is paramount at Eastfields, with towering trees and sprawling lawns providing the perfect complement to the sheer beauty of the adjacent river.

There’s a sense of tranquility, one that gently transitions into the Colonial, shingle-style main house where light streams throughout.

An easygoing sophistication ties together the stunning interior, providing a perfect backdrop for the glorious views found from each of the three levels of living space.

The home’s dynamic design is immediately evident from a visitor’s first steps inside.

A dramatic front-to-back entrance hall showcases the picturesque surroundings, offering a sweeping look through a wall of windows overlooking the river.

Refined and sophisticated though not overly formal, the public spaces, with river views and a classic elegance, offer memorable backdrops for entertaining.

The light-filled living room, dining room with fireplace and music room and sitting room/library with wet bar are particular highlights, while the gourmet country kitchen, with butler’s pantry, and Great Room offer warm and hospitable environments for more casual gatherings with family and friends.

Multiple French doors throughout the main level flow out to a riverside terrace, creating the perfect environment for easy indoor/outdoor entertaining, perhaps on the stone terrace.

Among the many other interior highlights are an expansive master suite with two baths and twin dressing rooms, five additional bedrooms and a two-bedroom guest/staff apartment. There are countless options for at-home entertainment, including a recreation/billiards room, arts and crafts room/workshop and playroom.

For the sports enthusiasts, professional-caliber facilities offer recreation in any season. The indoor tennis court features a separate entrance, viewing lounge and service kitchen.

An adjoining wing includes several spa baths, a sauna, gym and an inviting recreation room, perfect for relaxing after the game.

The 60-foot indoor pool features a hot tub and is framed by windows and doors. During the warmer months, these can open the space, connecting indoors and out.

Offering a winning combination of a prized location, refined architecture and world-class amenities, this exceptional estate represents one of Bedford’s most illustrious offerings.

For more information, contact Angela Kessel at Houlihan Lawrence Bedford Brokerage at (914) 234-9099, ext. 359; (914) 841-1919; or at



• Bedford

• 12,000 square feet

• 20 acres

• Bedrooms: 7

• Baths: 8 full, 3 half

• Amenities: Gated estate, river views, fireplace, guest/caretaker cottage, high ceilings, horse property with direct access to Bedford Riding Lanes, patio, heated indoor pool with spa, privacy, sauna, indoor tennis court with viewing lounge, kitchenette and powder room, gym, recreation/billiards room, arts and crafts room/workshop and playroom, attached four-car garage and water access.

• Price: $7.995 million

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