Upstate ‘family compound’ comes with a converted barn, writer’s cottage, and salt water pool for $2.75M

Posted On Wed, September 15, 2021 By

Posted On Wed, September 15, 2021 By In Cool Listings, Upstate

Listing photos by Alon Koppel

Fourteen acres is certainly a lot of land, but this “family compound” in Stuyvesant, New York makes very good use of it. To start, the 138-year-old barn (which was originally home to the horses that pulled blocks of ice cut from a winter-frozen Hudson River) has been restored and converted into a soaring home, complete with 25-foot beamed ceilings. Also on the property are a 2,500-square-foot studio, a walled garden with a greenhouse and dining area, a 72-foot salt water pool, and a writer’s cottage, all set against a Catskills backdrop. It’s on the market for $2,750,000.

According to the listing, “The property has sweeping views west overlooking the Catskill mountains, seasonal Hudson River views, and some of the best sunsets in Columbia County.”

The property is about a two-and-a-half-hour drive north of Manhattan in Columbia County, bordering the Hudson River.

Built circa 1883, the barn is 4,500 square feet. According to the listing, it was “meticulously restored and renovated by its current owners to be at once an intimate country retreat and a large-scale entertaining space.” The great room is 1,500 square feet alone.

As mentioned, the ceilings are 25 feet and retain the original wood beams. The light wood ceilings and skylights are likely modern additions.

The barn also has a library, media room, dining room, and open kitchen.

There are four bedrooms, all with pitched ceilings, and two bathrooms that have been outfitted in a modern-rustic aesthetic.

The 2,500-square-foot studio is wonderfully bright and open and is perfect for a painter.

The writer’s cottage is very cozy but still bright. There’s even a built-in bed for those late nights.

Also on the property is a chicken coop, greenhouse, and outdoor dining room, all set among fields of wildflowers.

But of course, the salt water pool is the highlight of the outdoor space, designed in contemporary geometric shape, following the natural landscape and overlooking the Catskills.

[Listing: 89 Stuyvesant Falls Road by Marina Schindler of Compass]

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Listing photos by Alon Koppel

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