Stately Georgian brick masterpiece sitting on six private acres.
Originally built in 1919 for the family of Effingham Lawrence, this stately Georgian brick masterpiece on six private acres is ideally situated in one of the North Shore’s most desirable villages and school districts. Sold to JP Morgan II as a wedding gift to his daughter on her marriage to George Nicholls, an environmentalist, the Uplands Farm Estate is a perfect blend of superior workmanship, generous entertaining spaces and ease of modern living.
Through brick pillars and wrought iron gates, the driveway meanders through private woodland to this stunning, impeccably restored brick mansion. The exquisite façade includes Carrera marble window sills, a wrought iron Juliet balcony and leaded glass side lights framing the imposing front door. The gracious front hall with views through the house, opens to the oak floored library, with mahogany wood paneling and custom bookshelves. Hand-painted deGournay wallpaper compliments this inviting space including one of the ten fireplaces, with marble surround that punctuate this house. The formal dining room features a medallion ceiling, and lovely gold and feathered pilasters and pediments.
This sprawling residence offers a full gym, with rubber flooring a built in water fountain and double ballet bar. A full bath with rain head and body spray shower is a perfect place to rinse off after a stay in the Swedish sauna.
The back terrace includes 6 in-ceiling heaters and a gas fireplace for year round entertaining. The gunite pool has an adjacent pool house with a full kitchen and l-shaped counter, coffered ceiling and its own washer and dryer. Thanks to the conservation forethought of one of Upland Farms early owners, the property is surrounded by 43 acres of untouched conservancy land.
The Uplands Farm Estate offers the finest of North Shore living: privacy, sophistication, superior architectural detail, a style and grace rare and to be treasured. With no detail or amenity overlooked, the new owners need only open the stately, timeless front door to make their own cherished history.