Beautiful Dutchess Country Home Comes with 17-Acre Farm and Neighbor Kevin Bacon

Posted On Thu, September 18, 2014 By

Posted On Thu, September 18, 2014 By In Cool Listings, Getting Away, Upstate

With fall inching closer, thoughts of sitting fireside with a cup of tea have started to fill our heads. And while the city is a splendid place in the autumn, nothing beats taking in the country air and the crunch of leaves beneath ones feet.

Now up for auction is this perfect fall escape (or full time home)—an incredible property located in the town of Amenia in Dutchess County. The sprawling 17-acre property, a.k.a. Meri-Mac Farm, comes with four bedrooms, 8,500-square-foot farmhouse, a three-stall stable, a horse pasture, pool, poolhouse and a separate guest house with two-bedrooms. Another fun bonus? You can claim one degree of Kevin Bacon—and Meryl Streep—who live nearby.

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Currently the compound is owned by Bettina Whyte, managing director and senior advisor at Alvarez & Marsal. She previously placed the property on the market for $3.75 million but wasn’t able to find a suitable buyer. This time around, the exec is putting the home up for auction with no reserve.

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The home has undergone two renovations over the years, but many of the its original features remain—the floorpan keeps the music room and library. Wood beams and other historic details remain intact. New additions include an elevator, four full kitchens and a 2,500-bottle wine cellar complete with tasting room.

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Renovations also brought with it additional windows that wrap the home in views of the peaceful landscape and fill up each space with ample light.

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Are you an interested buyer? The house and all its luxuries will be auctioned off this Saturday, September 20th.

[Via NYP]

Images courtesy of DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auctions

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