Location, location, location. This property is all about the outdoors: the tranquil rolling hills surrounding it as well as the miles of trails, fields, forests, wetland ponds, a stream, orchards, and cypress groves scattered through its 164.6 acres. While just minutes from the center of the local town, the house is approached through a nearly mile-long drive, passing innumerable trees, old fieldstone walls and various wildlife.
And what a house! Midcentury modern in style, the place won American Institute of Architects Design Award recognition in 2017. It’s located about 90 minutes or so from NYC, in Dutchess County, east of Rhinebeck and Kingston. The property is available for just over $6.7 million via Elyse Harney Morris and Holly Leibrock at Elyse Harney Real Estate.
Created with natural materials—wood, stone, brick, and metal—the single story house features expansive glass windows that frame the surrounding countryside. There is 3,298 square feet of space, along with four bedrooms and five baths. The kitchen, in the center of the house, living room (with funky white brick 60s style fireplace area), a dining room and office are in the public spaces. Down the hall are the bedrooms, including a master suite with beautiful sunset views of the forest and a private deck. The en-suite boasts a shower with full glass on both the interior and exterior walls, inviting the outdoors in. Two more bedrooms share another bath and there’s also laundry on this level. The lower level includes a bunkroom, great for kids, a rec room, and a full bath and laundry.
The pool and outdoor spaces, which can be approached via an allee of paper birch trees, are perfect for entertaining. The 72’ infinity edge pool and year-round spa are beautifully landscaped, including stone walls to mimic the old stone walls found throughout the property. The brick pool house, with an exterior fireplace, includes a full bath and open-air shower.
Not enough space? The new owners are free to expand onto multiple building sites if desired, some of which are already cleared and permitted. Perhaps a guest house? There is plenty of room to extend this peaceful, secluded property.