ROMANCING THE STONE...A slate roofed manor welcomes you to the CT countryside. As elementally welcoming as only a manor made of stone can be, a five bedroom residence presides over the 8.62 level, terraced acres in North Stamford. Less than an hour from Manhattan, this country estate features stone walls, extensive grounds, in-ground swimming pool, tennis/sports court, greenhouse, studio/pool house & several out sheds. A glistening lake adds a note of pure serenity, with ice skating in the winter & fishing & boating in the warmer months. Richly evocative of the past, & a commanding presence over the landscape, the home endures old fashioned charm with front to back entry, brick floors, & French doors leading to a terrace. Leaded glass windows, handsome hardwood floors & intricate moldings are just some of the homes interior features. The dining room, family room & study all feature cozy fireplaces. Also fire lit, the master suite includes a luxurious marble accented bath, sauna, and an exercise solarium. Staff quarters, which may also serve as offices are one level up from the well designed country kitchen. A cottage/studio enjoys a separate entrance and full bath. Recently replaced windows, slate roof and gutters were keeping with the period of the home. Included in the acreage are four subdivided lots surrounding the lake. Equestrian compound, weekend getaway for all seasons or gentleman's farm-possibilities abound with one of the areas most significant properties.