Welcome to the Chapin Estate NY – your getaway beyond the Hamptons! This gated community is by far the most luxurious of them all. Just like wearing that Rolex or driving that Bentley, living in the Chapin Estate boasts a regal stamp of prestige. Towering pines crown this wooded haven assuring security for deserving residents while the azure waters of the Toronto and Swinging Bridge reservoirs offer beauty beyond compare. Within the gates stand magnificent lakefront mansions comprised of rough-hewn beams and massive stone fireplaces to replicate the Adirondack Great Camp style. No details are sparred on these masterfully built homes.
To give a little history, in 1891 Chester W. Chapin Purchased 18,000 acres of untouched woodland, a part of which became the Chapin Estate. The land, however, only became a private gated community in the early 2000s and has grown rapidly over the past few years. The Chapin Estate now flaunts a rustic charm that is hard to find and those who can afford such beauty will happily pay the price. Lakefront homes can range in price from one to four million while those set back from the water are a little less. With this development came extensive covenants to ensure environmental preservation. Every home is designed with privacy in mind. Certain trees are left untouched making lakefront homes hard to spot even from the lake.
The Chapin Estate Straddles two reservoirs, the Swinging Bridge and the Toronto, each diverse in many ways. Many buyers find it difficult to decide which is better. The answer is that they are both stunning! The Swinging Bridge Reservoir has two commercial marinas and seems to have a higher population while the Toronto reservoir would be a little more private. The Toronto Reservoir has shallow coves where water levels can become quite low at certain times of the year while Swinging Bridge is a little deeper. The lake frontage per parcel on Toronto can be 350 feet with some reaching closer to 1000 feet on the tips of the peninsulas whereas Swinging Bridge parcels are closer to 250 feet.
When buying in the Chapin Estate, it may be worth visiting the community grounds. Enjoy amenities such as a pool, fitness center, pavilion and more. Community docs are available for those who live inland from the lake but would like to harbor a small boat. A large lakeside deck is also available for community events or even yoga lessons. In addition to all this, a concierge service is offered to assist in home repairs, landscaping, snow plowing, and even package deliveries. Several miles of woodland trails wind throughout the property, perfect for hiking or cross-country skiing. The Chapin Estate is truly a remarkable wonderland. Those who enter its gates will never forget its beauty.
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