Fall and winter at this very private country house and 800 sq. ft. guest house on 17 acres are all about enjoying the blaze of color across the palisades, spending time in crisp fresh air and relaxing fireside in the evening. The home offers quiet, character-filled living spaces; generous accommodations for family and friends; and picturesque outdoor spaces. A private drive gently rises to a plateau where a stone and stucco home and guest house are waiting. Built in 1984, the main house has been significantly renovated and expanded over the years to create seamless transitions from its formal living room to its dining area to its chef's kitchen. Entertain in style with a dining area that opens to a large rear patio with lovely views beyond. The custom kitchen has every amenity and top-grade finishes and appliances, including two dishwashers, a full-size refrigerator, full-size freezer, wine cooler and two sinks. A wall of picture windows with a door to the rear patio ensures excellent natural light in the kitchen. Step up to a den with built-ins and a powder room with an antique vanity. Private quarters are on the second floor, where the main bedroom features a fireplace and corner window seat that is the perfect place to read a book and nap. A second bedroom, presently serving as a library, features a peaked picture window that, in concert with the room's vaulted ceiling, adds drama as well as great natural light. There is also a third bedroom and a hall bath with a frameless marble-tile shower, farm-style sink on a console base and an extra-deep soaking tub. Filled with light and surrounded by trees, you will feel that you're almost outside. The top floor offers a fourth bedroom and an all-white full bath, both with skylights for added light and with views of the gardens and pool. As a bonus, the lower level of this house is finished and serves as flex space. Outside, a one-bedroom guest house above an oversized two-car garage is comfortably outfitted with an open living/dining/kitchen area; French doors to a deck; windows opening to a custom, wrought iron Juliette balcony; a bedroom and a large bath with a frameless oversized shower. Just beyond the main house is a beautifully landscaped in-ground pool, where a carefully designed natural border creates privacy. The pool has a new, chemical-free cleaning system. As a full-time or weekend residence, this home showcases upscale, stylish surroundings that are appealing in every season.