True Vine Farm
862 Bay Road
Set on over 13 acres, True Vine Farm is one of the most prestigious private residences on the North Shore. Once you enter the picturesque property, you pass down a long winding drive flanked by flowering cherry trees, 100-year-old apple trees, mature perennial gardens, a vibrant pond stocked with trout and a field with hundreds of bright purple flowering lavender plants. Upon reaching the cobblestone motor court, you have arrived at the primary residence which was built for the Sears family in 1903. The current owners have meticulously updated the home to include only the highest level of modern conveniences while also lovingly restoring many of the original features of the home.
A dramatic wood paneled foyer welcomes you to the home as you are drawn into the exquisite ballroom where young debutantes had their coming-out parties in the early 1900’s. Young men and women continued to enjoy the residence for many years as they glided down the original curved hallway to the ballroom for opulent cotillions. The ballroom exudes a luxurious warmth as it is flanked by two oversized wood-burning fireplaces with floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the room and original French doors that lead out to an elegant blue-stone terrace and manicured lawn, overlooking the lavender field and grape vines.
Off the ballroom is a large eat-in kitchen with high-end, luxury appliances, made to enjoy cooking fabulous meals for guests and family while also relishing in the most amazing sunsets at the end of a day. Enter the cozy, yet elegant living room, located off the kitchen, to find another wood-burning fireplace and French doors opening to yet another blue-stone terrace featuring an outdoor grilling area, a gas fire pit for roasting marshmallows, and a heated greenhouse.
It's hard to imagine a better way start the day than looking out the large master suite windows to see sheep grazing in the backyard. The gracious second floor master suite also includes a wood burning fireplace, two large dressing rooms, a cedar closet, an incredible ensuite bathroom with steam shower, Waterworks Empire tub and gas fireplace. Just off the master suite is another half bath alongside a wood-paneled office with a wood-burning fireplace and French doors overlooking the motor court.
Also on the second floor, opposite the master suite is another spacious bedroom with four closets, an ensuite bath with double sinks, a separate sitting area/screening room with kitchenette and a large office.
Two large bedrooms with ensuite marble baths offer beautiful views of a secret perennial flower garden and stone fountain through oversized arched French doors. The residence is currently configured as 4 bedrooms with ensuite baths with two additional bedrooms with baths being configured as a full-size gym and a tack room.
The picturesque side entry offers an inspiring vision as you stroll down the one-of-a-kind curved hallway. Not to be missed is the full basement, complete with a walk-in pantry and large wine cellar to host your collection.
Once an equestrian estate, True Vine Farm is now home to orchards, perennial flower gardens including 12-foot white hydrangea surrounding the property and farm animals including alpaca, goats, sheep, donkeys, chickens, and ducks. Also on the grounds is a 3-car heated garage with farm office, including a half bath, stalls for animals and storage, a heated stall with water and electricity, a kennel room or second farm office, a dog washing station, and heated concrete dog runs. Another 2-car heated garage is currently being used to store farm equipment. There are 3 custom built outdoor sheds for animals among other outbuildings which can be used for storage.