A rare offering in the exclusive Twin Lakes section of Salisbury, this classic New England property is on the coveted Taconic Road. The estate unfolds around the stunning circa-1790 main house, with more than 6,000 square feet of living space — including eight bedrooms and seven fireplaces. Period details abound throughout, including built-in bookcases, arched doorways and wide six-over-six windows that bring in the light from the 13-plus acres that surround the home. The rooms are expansive and perfect for entertaining, with a 34' by 19' living room, a large modern kitchen and — for three-season indoor/outdoor gatherings — a 14-by-40 screened-in-porch with its own fireplace.The porch looks out over the gracious gardens, with heirloom trees and plants accented by stone walls, giving an old-world feel to the property. Steps away is the four-bedroom guesthouse, designed in a similarly old-world style: private and welcoming. To the rear of the main house are the inground pool and poolhouse. Adding to the country estate feel of the property are the historic barn, with hand-hewn wood beams and stone walls built by area artisans, plus rolling lawn and a hayfield that rises gently to the north. Minutes to the center of Salisbury, with a destination lake that offers everything from kayaking to paddle tennis to swim lessons for children; casual and fine dining; a historic inn; an 18th-century library ; and several of the nation’s top private schools — all only 2 hours from NYC.