Mary Tyler Moore’s former upstate estate turned equestrian center asks $3.9M

Mary Tyler Moore’s former upstate estate turned equestrian center asks $3.9M

March 26, 2021

Photos by Tim Lee, courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

An 85-acre estate with one of the best equestrian facilities in Dutchess County is on the market for $3.95 million. Not only is the property at 23 Altamont Road in Millbrook a haven for horse lovers, but part of it also once belonged to late actress Mary Tyler Moore. Now known as Grace Hill Farm, the estate includes a barn with an indoor heated arena, a 14-stall stable, a viewing lounge, an outdoor jumping area and field, as well as a four-bedroom farmhouse.

In an interview with Architectural Digest in 1991, Moore said she bought the property after failing to find an apartment with a terrace in Manhattan that was “the right size, the right neighborhood, and that would accept dogs.” Plus, she was drawn to the lifestyle that comes with country living.

“The chance to do things that I had not trained myself to do—like fiddle with flowers, to finally know the difference between an annual and a perennial,” Moore said. “To be able to go into the vegetable garden and fool around a little bit. And the horses, being able to ride them—my mare is pregnant, she’s going to foal soon, she’s going to put her babe on the ground, as they say—to be a part of that.”

Constructed in 2008, Grace Hill Farm sits on several combined parcels of land, with its state-of-the-art equestrian facility as the property’s showpiece.

The barn, which was designed by Dave Zublin of Old Town Barns, features a large indoor heated arena, a cozy viewing lounge with a chef’s kitchen and dining facilities, an outdoor jumping arena, a dressage arena, turnout paddocks, and a cross country course, all surrounded by miles of trails and scenic views.

Next to the barn is a recently renovated farmhouse that has four bedrooms in addition to a two-bedroom apartment, “perfect for guests or as staff housing,” as the listing describes. The home still maintains a lot of country charm, from the exposed beams to the brick fireplaces.

The full equestrian estate was last on the market in February 2020 for $9.95 million, which also included a large main house with an adjacent swimming pool and pool house.

The property is a short drive to the center of Millbrook, a quaint village with a number of mom-and-pop shops and restaurants. It’s about a two-hour drive to Manhattan.

[Listing details: 23 Altamont Road by Ann T. Dyal and John R. Friend for Houlihan Lawrence]


Photos by Tim Lee, courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

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