This sprawling, 460-acre, Georgian-style manor at 14 Sugar Lane amid the elite privacy of Poughquag, a hamlet within the town of Beekman, can soon be yours for the low, low price of $23.5 million. The address is real-estate agency Houlihan Lawrence’s most expensive current listing in Dutchess County (take that, Red Hook), and you’ll be smitten and bitten with envy from the moment you enter the gated drive, which is lined with a white-fenced paddock and burgeoning Linden trees. Lush lawns, curved porticos, and a private pond bolster the home’s many outdoor luxuries and recreational amenities, including a spacious redwood sauna, mosaic-tiled pool with two cabanas, tennis court, and a par 3 and putting green. And in case that wasn’t enough, the grounds are home to Sugar Maple Farm, featuring six barns with room for nearly 100 horses. Views stretch as far as the Catskill Mountains.
And while most of us struggle to find space for household essentials like Tupperware and towels, 14 Sugar Lane’s 18,803 square feet of living space, including eight bedrooms and 10.5 baths, promise plenty of elbowroom. Built in 1987, its high ceilings, custom millwork, and bold fireplaces complement the private balconies, domed ceilings, and touches of chestnut woodwork. Indoor luxuries like a billiards room, home gym, wine cellar, and even a half basketball court with regulation lighting all but ensure its inhabitants will virtually never have to leave the grounds. And as for their guests (not to mention presumed staff), numerous outbuildings provide separate living quarters. To entice and taunt you further, here’s a virtual tour of the property. May the bidding, and bewilderment, commence.