Real Estate

New listings

A house on Route 44 in Lithgow that has undergone several serious renovations has come on the market.  It is being advertised as “a compound”: a pool-guest house designed by Jim Crisp sits back from the house as a separate building.   The latest in kitchens, wine cellars and sound systems have been installed.  You can practice on your own cappuccino machine and learn a marketable barista skill while your partner learns the craft of pizza-making on a built-in pizza oven.   It’s all here on six tidy acres, move-in ready.  The listing broker is Candy Anderson of Guernsey. The price is $1.2 million. It is expected to go fast.

Max Goodwin of Millbrook Real Estate is offering the building on the corner of Franklin and Front Streets for sale to an investor.  The retail space is rented to four tenants. Max describes it as “the premier retail” building in town.  Alicia Adams Alpaca is the lead tenant.  Listed at $1.2 million. 

Real estate notes

July 20, 2015- People who drive on Little Rest Road may have noticed the for sale sign is missing on the driveway leading to Amory Winthrop’s indoor riding ring (now Laura Thorn’s).  There is talk of a closing.  Amory had a stable of hunter-jumpers. Laura had young warm-bloods. 

 
The Old Place – the Bockee Farm in Shekomeko

July 16- A property of considerable interest is available to that particular buyer who esteems the history of the place over modernity, who can see charm in antiquity, who can identify with landscape made by nature over that made by garden designers.  The history books refer to it as The Old Place, because that it was called by the Bockee family whose connection with the land began in 1698 with a purchase of an interest  from one of the original nine partners.  The back country of Dutchess was still lived in by the Shekomeko Indians until 1746.  It was largely unsettled until the latter half of the 18th century.  

Recent Sales

June 22 - A beautifully restored 1810 house that was moved from Upstate to a rural wooded site on Bangall Road listed by George T. Whalen Real Estate sold for $3.9 million earlier this month.  This house of classical lines and generous proportions came with five bedrooms, a mod kitchen, a pool, a weathered barn and 53 acres.  Houlihan Lawrence represented the buyer.  

New Listings

New Listings 

Heather Croner Real Estate announced the listing of an historic 112 acre property on Pumpkin Lane in the town of Clinton that traces its lineage to the Nine Partners.

The first house was enlarged by Henry Gildersleeve in 1782 to make room for his wife and ten children.  It is largely intact, with barns that may be as old. It has been improved in recent years with central heating, electricity and indoor plumbing, conveniences suitable for the  21st century.  A pond, a long driveway and seclusion are among the charms of this property that is offered at $1.855 million. It comes with a caretakers cottage

G.W. Guernsey is listing The Berkshire Stud in Pine Plains at $12 million. This notable thoroughbred farm has extensive board fencing with frontage on three town roads, 490 acres and top-of-the-lines stabling.  The price does not include the top-of- the-line bloodstock.

Property corner

Halcyon Hall, a relic of the 20th century, vacant for 40 years, has been chosen by Fox News as a new broadcast center.  Ric Santorum has been chosen to head up the project. 

Mme Lafarge has listed The Bastille for an undisclosed price.  There will be an open house on July 14.  

J. Alfred Prufrock reports listing “The Wasteland” for sale.  He said it will be a tough property to move.  It’s designer was misanthropic, confused by a Harvard education, he inserted Sanskrit, Japanese, Persian, French  and perhaps Icelandic elements into his decorative scheme in a confusing maze of disparate references that have mostly gone out of style.  A maze, steep steps, paths that go nowhere, traps, a torture chamber and a whipping post are among the amenities that make the property special.    

Henry Two Door is offering a tennis court and a section of garden to let to anyone with a marriageable daughter. 

New Listings

Heather Croner Real Estate announced the listing of an historic 112 acre property on Pumpkin Lane in the town of Clinton that traces its lineage to the Nine Partners.

 

The first house was enlarged by Henry Gildersleeve in 1782 to make room for his wife and ten children.  It is largely intact, with barns that may be as old. It has been improved in recent years with central heating, electricity and indoor plumbing, conveniences suitable for the  21st century.  A pond, a long driveway and seclusion are among the charms of this property that is offered at $1.855 million.  Early fireplaces, stone walls and clean lines recall the basics of a yeoman farm, uncluttered despite the changes in styles of the last few centuries.  It comes with a caretakers cottage.