Embrace Countryside Elegance at This 1860s Manor House in Ghent

Photos by Deborah DeGraffenreid Photography

With a 200-year-old barn, a spring-fed lake, and 56 sprawling acres, the Columbia County retreat is paradise in the Hudson Valley.


Address: 654 Country Rd 9, Ghent

Description: In the quiet countryside of Columbia County, “Paradise Found” brings new meaning to idyllic living in the Hudson Valley. The property dates back to the 1800s, with the manor house that anchors the grounds originating in the 1860s. The abode is a true country estate and beckons visitors with a welcoming front porch that leads into the 5-bed, 4-bath interior.

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While the 4,900-square-foot, 13-room house is historic, it has been renovated to adapt to modern-day comforts. Feelings of warmth emanate throughout the domicile, which boasts cozy spaces like a library, family room, living room, and eat-in kitchen. The formal dining room is ideal for having visitors over, especially since it means they can stay the night inside the private guest house on the grounds. The house has its own home gym, plus two fireplaces and a two-car garage.

As a self-sustaining property with its own high-capacity generator, Paradise Found tempts with everything an upstate resident could crave. Besides the manor and guest houses, the 56 acres include a 200-year-old barn equipped with a studio workspace, an eight-acre lake fed by a local spring, and gardens aplenty.

Asking price: $2,995,000, down from $3,490,000

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Selling points: A hidden gem in Ghent, the manor house is just far away enough from Columbia County’s larger cities to feel like a retreat in the Hudson Valley. It’s ideal for anyone who dreams of becoming a hobby farmer and comes turnkey with a property manager. Perfect for families and couples seeking a permanent escape upstate, it’s also a convenient 10 minutes to Hudson and the Amtrak line, with Art Omi only a short drive away.

Listing agent: Pamela Belfor, Gary DiMauro Real Estate, Inc.

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