kitchenette and a walk-in dressing room with impeccably-crafted built-in cabinetry .
While the above description of the main house may sound like a real estate ad , Glebelands is far from standard . It is a patchwork of interesting details left by many prior owners .
The oldest part of the house was moved from the Pawlet Valley near the Harman Mint in the mid-19th century . A series of additions and supplementary structures were added over the course of the next century and a half . The section of the main house that now serves as the library and the formal living room is actually the main section of the farmhouse that got moved from Pawlet . The kitchen was an add-on , and it just continued to expand as time passed .
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Numerous outbuildings were constructed on the property , including “ The Folly ”, which was added by the Hardys in the early 1950s . Designed by noted architect Henry Van Loon and with mill work done by Miles Lumber in Arlington , The Folly is a unique structure . It has a ceramic Russian stove nestled in a planned alcove . ( The Hardys brought the stove back from one of their exotic trips .) The Folly also has two fountains inside of it that are dolphin-shaped . It ’ s an incredibly captivating structure , both inside and out .
In addition to The Folly , there is a bath house ( adjacent to the lower swimming pond ) with separate men ’ s and ladies ’ changing rooms . There is also a large guest house that contains two separate apartments and houses a combined 3 bedrooms , 3 bathrooms , 2 kitchens , 2 fireplaces , and a four car garage .
It cannot be emphasized enough that the property has many quirky details . For example , one of the previous