On the market for the first time in almost 50 years a unique opportunity awaits, an 8 acre secluded sanctuary, the essence of country living, high atop historic Quaker Hill. The offering a 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with 3,410 SF of light-filled living space with a shaded mahogany porch overlooking the scenic landscape falling away to the west. Here you will enjoy sunsets across the private lawn with ample acreage for both pool and tennis. A step inside reveals a dramatic 2-story open living and dining room, shared fireplace, interior balcony, wall of windows and glass doors that bring the outdoors in. A large county kitchen, laundry room, den and bedroom with full bath complete the first floor. Upstairs a master bedroom with bath, 3 additional bedrooms, full hall bath, and French doors to the second floor balcony with sweeping views of the park-like property. Explore the grounds to find bilco doors on the side of a hill. They lead to an earthen shelter with electricity. A charming, finished detached 2-story copula barn awaits a studio or any multitude of uses. Perfect for an artist, writer, musician, hobbyist, car enthusiast or tinkerer. Idyllic weekend retreat or year round living. Minutes to the quaint Village of Pawling with fine dining, boutique shops, cultural attractions & Pawling's Metro North Train Station. 90 minutes to NYC by train or car.