Perched atop a hillside overlooking the Hudson River, this exquisite 3-acre estate is just 12 miles from Manhattan. Built c. 1920 by celebrated children's book authors Elmer & Berta Hader as the setting for their beloved 1944 classic, "The Little Stone House", its spectacular grounds and panoramic views continue to inspire. Wrought-iron gates open to a heated stone drive that winds past cascading waterfalls. Inside, there are 12 spacious rooms with stone walls, high, exposed-beamed ceilings, and fine woodwork, including reclaimed barn wood flooring and hand-crafted alder wood doors. A 2004 renovation incorporated "Smart Home" technology, while maintaining the property's vintage charm. The updated creature comforts include sophisticated security, a Chef's kitchen with restaurant-grade appliances, gym, master suite, sound-proofed theater with stadium seating, temperature-controlled wine room, 5-zone heating, and an in-ground pool with natural stone waterfall, pergola and outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ. Perennial plantings, koi pond, footpaths, bridges, and a small stone cottage complete the idyllic setting. One of the few homes on River Road with direct access to the Old Erie Path bike/hiking trail, this historic home is located near the waterfront community of Piermont-on-Hudson, only 12 miles from Manhattan.