690 New Paltz Road, Highland
Grow your passion on a Hudson Valley Farm This picture-perfect farm set in New York's Hudson River Valley is an easy commute to the city for work; and less than 2 miles to the vibrant village of New Paltz. For 400 years and according to historians, this farmstead has been serving the local community with artisanal crops, food, and agro-tourism, such as a vibrant rodeo. For the last 12 years; the property-in agriculture exemption has hosted an apothecary shop, hosted numerous fundraising barn concerts, a boutique wedding venue, provided horse boarding, offered a farm to table dining, a health, wellness and nutritional cooking school and, is home to an Agro-Ecology center dedicated to sustainable agriculture, young-adult farmer training, and related service for sustainable living. Now is the time to add your vision to the history of this incredibly special place. 14.60 idyllic acres are complete with spring -Fed streams, pond, riding paddocks, pastures, magnificent 18th-century Dutch barn, carriage house, stone smokehouse, ice cellar, tree house, chicken coop, run-in shed, and stone well house, and a 4,800 square foot contemporary home. Being in the country doesn’t need to mean a traditional farmhouse! The main house aesthetic is “a loft in the country,” and that artistic vibe follows throughout the home. The East-Facing main door entrance and primary bedroom welcome the sunrise for those honoring Feng Shui, Buddhism, or Vastu Shastra- all with sweeping views of 18th Century Barn, horse paddocks, and open fields. And the great room is great indeed! A majestic stone fireplace, walls of glass, open kitchen, and 24-foot ceiling allow plenty of room for entertaining. The completely updated state of the art gourmet kitchen includes Kraft-Maid kitchen cabinets with Caesar Stone countertops, a gigantic island, two Franke sinks, a 36-inch cook-top, under counter microwave drawer, double wall ovens, a dishwasher, and a massive fridge and freezer. A large space off the great room could be used as a dining room (as it is now) or configured as a den, home office or family room. There is a mezzanine space over the great room, which is accessed by a regular stair or a very loft-chic spiral. The second floor has a primary bedroom with a VERY spacious ensuite with a decadent jetted tub and 3 more large, bright bedrooms, walk-in closets, all sharing a spacious hall bath. In addition to these bedrooms, there is a 1-bedroom apartment in west wing with separate private entrance, and two skylights, a kitchenette and bath. Perfect for a nanny, a family member or additional income. The fully restored out-buildings offer numerous options. The 3-level 7,800 square foot 18th-century Dutch barn with a 30-foot-high ceiling is magnificent! It has its own electricity, artesian well, telephone lines, hot & cold water. The barn has served as a (quite profitable) wedding venue - mowed fields can accommodate over 100 automobiles and this parking area has its own driveway. The barn (and all the property) would also be perfect for photo and videographer shoots and “on location” shoots. Of course, the working barn and fertile fields are also perfect for more agricultural purposes! It already has a chicken coop, run-in shed, tack room and 14 Horse Stalls ready to go. The Fully Restored 1,300 square foot bridled barn has been turned into a shop (Licensee under NYS Agriculture and Markets) with an office space on the second floor. The antique hand-hewn timber has been preserved, but high-speed Internet, heat and air-conditioning has been added. A perfect space for retail, home office or studio space. So many possibilities here! This property can be self-sustainable but would also make a wonderful family home or weekend getaway. Discover the ultimate property in work life balance, with dreams of country life come true.
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