Brook Manor Is an 1851 Farmhouse Estate in Chester

Located on 10 acres of sweeping land, Brook Manor is a circa 1851 estate on the market in Orange County for $1.4 million.

With close proximity to so many local attractions like Storm King Art Center, LEGOLAND New York, and the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Chester is an ideal place to live in the Hudson Valley. In the Orange County enclave, Brook Manor is a 10-acre, circa 1851 farmhouse estate that’s new on the market for $1.4 million with Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty.

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A stately brick, slate, and carpenter’s lace-adorned manor, the property was the former horse training estate of financier, Tuxedo Park resident, and former president of Park National Bank Richard Delafield. Brooke Manor consists of three parcels which include a 4,000-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bath colonial farmhouse on 6.8 acres and two additional adjoining land parcels with separate tax lots and potential for subdivision on 2.1 and .78 acres. The property also includes a cottage with two bedrooms and one bath, a tennis court, and a barn.

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Situated on a scenic lawn with views of Chester Village, the farmhouse features a covered porch and plenty of privacy. Upon entering the manor, guests are greeted by a formal center hall, parlor, dining and drawing room with fireplaces, high ceilings, and pristine hardwood floors. On the main level, a working kitchen with dinette, butler’s pantry, and powder room offer plenty of space for cuisine and comfort.

Moving to the second level, both the front and rear staircases lead to four bedrooms with period architectural details and two full bathrooms. Beyond the upstairs, a third-floor walk-up offers two finished bonus rooms while a walk-out basement includes a rustic bar, fireplace, and exterior door that leads out to a beautiful pebbled courtyard.

Co-listed by Jacob P. Matthews and Lisa Mulcahy of Nyack-based Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty, the agents described the listing as “rich in history,” adding “the home’s distinct warmth and flow are perfect for both entertainment and daily living. The expansive land is well-suited for recreation, gardening, and outdoor entertainment.”

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Historically significant, the manor home was originally part of the 128-acre “Brook Farm,” which was named after Delafield’s Tuxedo Park property. The farmhouse was designed for grand entertaining on its spacious land and was once a bustling property with a state-of-the-art horse training track, stables, barns, tenant houses, an icehouse, chicken coops, and more.

Just minutes from New York Stewart International Airport, the Shawangunk wine trail, and many other hotspots in the Orange County area, Brook Farm is located at 90 Main Street in Chester.

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