Wait Until You See This Artist’s Paradise in Rockland County

Once a Gothic Revival estate, sculptor Grace Knowlton’s artsy compound — complete with five buildings — is for sale for the first time in more than 50 years.
Photos by Jump Visuals

Renowned sculptor Grace Knowlton’s expansive barn-turned-estate hits the market in Palisades, making it the perfect residence for creatives and commuters.

The Details

Address: 67/79 Ludlow Lane, Palisades
Price: $2,999,000
Beds/Baths: 6 beds/4.5 baths
Year Built: Barn converted into a residence in 1968. Exact building date of barn unknown.
Square Footage: 5,191
Lot Size: 4.33 acres
School District: South Orangetown Central
Estimated Taxes: $65,662

Interior of main residence

With ample history and Gothic Revival architecture, a home once a part of Seven Oaks, a historically important 19th-century estate, is on the market for the first time in over 50 years. Previous owner Grace Knowlton — a renowned sculptor featured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among other institutions — occupied the converted estate barn since 1968.

Grounds with a Knowlton sculpture

The property, located in the artist-built and celebrity-filled enclave of Snedens Landing, served as a home base for Knowlton’s community of artists, sculptors, and potters. The estate comes equipped with amenities any artist would dream of: a modern studio space, a potter’s studio, and a bounty of natural light, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows in every subsidiary building.

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The cottage
Cottage bedroom

Inside the renovated barn — which maintains a historic feel, even following its renovation — towering cathedral ceilings overlook the open-concept living room, which leads into a spacious kitchen fit for home chefs of any skill level. Upstairs, a cozy living space boasts a view of the first floor, while wooden beams, walls, and accents in the bedrooms foster a rustic feel throughout the home. Three wood-burning fireplaces are sure to keep the home toasty, even during the coldest of Hudson Valley winters.

Machine shop interior

There are five buildings on the compound: the aforementioned studios and renovated barn, in addition to an industrial-era machine shop and a storybook cottage. In total, the 4.33 acres boast six bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, across 5,191 sq. ft. of space.

Machine shop and two artist studios

Artsy folk desiring to find a quaint, country escape on the Hudson are sure to fall in love with this artist’s paradise.

Yoga studio


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