289-acre Hudson Valley estate built for the Roosevelts and Astors asks $22M

Posted On Tue, October 4, 2016 By

Posted On Tue, October 4, 2016 By In Celebrities, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

Here in Manhattan, $22 million barely buys a townhouse, but not far away upstate in Dutchess County, it’ll get you a whopping 289 acres, complete with a Georgian-style manor, Greek Temple-inspired pool house, equestrian facilities, and some serious historic pedigree. The Post reports that the 1851 Atalanta estate was built for Franklin Hughes Delano and his wife Laura Astor Delano (FDR’s great uncle and aunt) as a wedding gift using land from the Astor’s nearby Rokeby estate. It’s now hit the market, providing a wealth of views inside the home and throughout the stunning Hudson Valley grounds.

atalanta-30

atalanta-4

atalanta-5

atalanta-12

The 16,000-square-foot mansion has “museum-quality details and luxury amenities rarely attained,” according to the listing. This includes a grand staircase with a skylight encased by a painted arts and crafts-style cove ceiling, six bedrooms and baths, a first-floor staff wing, and a second-floor guest wing.

atalanta-10

atalanta-6

atalanta-9

atalanta-8

atalanta-8

atalanta-13

There’s a mahogany paneled office with an ornate ceiling mural and carved fireplace, a dining room with a gold leaf tracery ceiling and gold leaf walls, an enfilade with Minton tiled floors, and a sitting room with a balcony that overlooks the formal walled gardens.

atalanta-11

On the lower level is a glass-enclosed wine cellar and tasting room that can hold 5,000 bottles.

atalanta-14

Outside, the 289 acres resemble Hyde Park in London, with their “sweeping irrigated lawns dotted with specimen trees and surrounded by light woodlands.” Included in the walled gardens are a terraced boxwood garden, koi pond with fountains, wisteria-covered pergola, and colorful perennial border.

atalanta-16

atalanta-17

A Greek Temple-inspired pool house overlooks the 75-foot pool and adjacent tennis court.

atalanta-19

atalanta-20

atalanta-22

atalanta-23

atalanta-29

There’s also a three-bedroom guest house, three-bedroom farm house, stone gate house, carriage house with two second-floor apartments, a two-bedroom Victorian gardener’s cottage, and a commercial-grade greenhouse.

atalanta-27

atalanta-24

atalanta-28

atalanta-25

atalanta-26

The equestrian facilities are quite impressive thanks to an eight-stall barn complete with office, full bath, tack room, feed room, heated indoor ring, and outdoor dressage ring.

atalanta-3

According to a separate piece in the Wall Street Journal, the estate is currently owned by investment adviser Martin Sosnoff and his wife Toni, contemporary art collectors. They listed the estate because they now spend most of their time in Florida, but noted that when they’re in residence it requires a staff of 14 to maintain the property.

[Listing: 89 Martin’s Lane by John R. Friend and Anthony Cutugno of Houlihan Lawrence]

[Via NYP]

RELATED:

Images via Houlihan Lawrence

Tags : ,

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Helen Hayes’ former Nyack home asks $719K

    Helen Hayes’ former Nyack home asks $719K

    Helen Hayes‘ acting career spanned nearly 80 years, earning her the nickname “First Lady of American Theatre” and garnering her distinctions ...
  • TBD Architecture designs Tetris-like artist studios for an Upstate couple

    TBD Architecture designs Tetris-like artist studios for an Upstate couple

    TBD Architecture and Design Studio took on the challenge of designing two conjoined artist studios for a couple on the same ...
  • Contract expires for 44,000 NYC subway and bus workers

    Contract expires for 44,000 NYC subway and bus workers

    After the Transport Workers Union and the MTA failed to reach a deal last night, the contracts expired for 44,000 subway ...
  • The pros and cons of living above a bar; own the Big Apple Circus for $500K

    The pros and cons of living above a bar; own the Big Apple Circus for $500K

    You may get special privileges when you live above a bar, but you’ll likely have to deal with noise and ...
  • In the historic West Village Bank Building, a $3.45M condo boasts a 17-foot window

    In the historic West Village Bank Building, a $3.45M condo boasts a 17-foot window

    This unique condo was designed by and for the renowned international designer Tui Pranich. As the listing says, his principle was that ...
  • ‘Ten & Taller’ exhibition maps the rise of Manhattan’s first skyscrapers from 1874 to 1900

    ‘Ten & Taller’ exhibition maps the rise of Manhattan’s first skyscrapers from 1874 to 1900

    Though it might seem that each recent generation attempts to take credit for the rise of the futuristic “skyscraper,” buildings ...
  • With the rise of ride-hailing apps, daily yellow cab trips fell 27 percent since 2010

    With the rise of ride-hailing apps, daily yellow cab trips fell 27 percent since 2010

    6sqft recently shared analysis that 3,000 ridesharing vehicles could replace the city’s fleet of 13,587 taxis. And while this was more ...
  • Cuomo dubs revised 421-a plan ‘Affordable New York,’ advances new legislation

    Cuomo dubs revised 421-a plan ‘Affordable New York,’ advances new legislation

    A year after the city’s 421-a tax exemption program expired, a new version of the affordable housing incentive is officially moving ...
  • This renovated historic townhouse in Mott Haven is only $800,000

    This renovated historic townhouse in Mott Haven is only $800,000

    File this one under things you won’t find in Brooklyn: This pretty, totally modernized 2,828 square-foot Queen Anne row house ...
  • Massive Greenpoint loft with beamed ceilings wants $4,750/month

    Massive Greenpoint loft with beamed ceilings wants $4,750/month

    There are over 1,700 glorious square feet in this Greenpoint loft, now up for rent at the Pencil Factory building ...
  • Weekly highlights: Top picks from the 6sqft staff

    Weekly highlights: Top picks from the 6sqft staff

    Cuomo announces 750-mile Empire State Trail, a continuous trail connecting NYC to Canada Live in ODA’s new Crown Heights rental ...
  • Natalia Geci’s clever furniture system was inspired by Marie Kondo’s de-cluttering principles

    Natalia Geci’s clever furniture system was inspired by Marie Kondo’s de-cluttering principles

    Like many organizationally challenged folks, Argentinean designer Natalia Geci was inspired by Marie Kondo’s bestselling book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” Following ...

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERS

Thank you, your sign-up request was successful!
This email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Please provide a valid email address.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.