Taghkanic House

 

The creation of this elegant gentleman’s farm in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley began more than a decade ago when the current owners began to look for the ideal parcel of land large enough to develop into a luxurious haven for their growing family and to graciously entertain guests. The search ended when a neighboring family, known for their devotion to land conservation and country life, recognized kindred spirits and made available 350 acres of their own land.

The property features stunning mountain views with dramatic sunsets, rolling hills, meadows and woods, streams and ponds. The owner’s architect, Tom Phifer, previously a design partner of Richard Meier, collaborated with famed landscape designer, Dan Kiley, to create the property offered
now for sale. Resting unobtrusively on a hill and carefully sited to view the landscape from all directions and positioned to receive both east and west sunlight, the house celebrates the contrast between classic contemporary interior spaces and the Arcadian landscape.

The land itself is protected by conservation easements and is in an area of permanently open land with inviting trails for riding and walking through the countryside. The centerpiece of the property is a beautiful and exceptionally designed 8,800 sq.ft house which was featured in Architectural Record, April, 2003.

It was built in 2001, and with 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms plus 3 half bathrooms, the house is well equipped for family and friends. Among the luxurious
appointments are an indoor swimming pool as well as one outside, a screening room with finely engineered acoustics and a state-of-the-art kitchen with convenient inside and outside dining spaces. A reflecting pool at the east facade captures the beauty of the architecture. Other outside features in connection with the main house are a tennis court, a bocce court, and three bedroom guest house. The farm buildings and farmhouse are separated from the area of the main house by cattle grazing pastures which stretch out from the house and grounds.

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It is located within a two hour drive of New York City and just 20 minutes from everything one might need in terms of culture, social life, sports and schools for children. Riding, fishing and
winter skiing are also close by, as are nearby Hudson and Rhinebeck which offer fine shopping and dining. This exceptional property of the finest quality is now offered for new stewardship with an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy country life to its fullest. Also available @ $8,250,000 with an additional 150 acres and renovated farmhouse.

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