Explore Judd Hirsch’s Solar-Powered Shawangunk Mountain Retreat

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Acclaimed actor Judd Hirsch aims to sell his compound in Ulster County, an estate that features six bedrooms, a hot tub, and more.

Address: 10 Eve Eden Rd, Napanoch

Description: American actor Judd Hirsch puts his Ulster County estate on the market. Hirsch starred in the hit series Taxi from the late 1970s to the early ’80s. He’s also appeared in several critically-acclaimed films, including Independence Day, A Beautiful Mind, and, more recently, Uncut Gems.

Hirsch spent over a decade building up his compound, including the solar farm that powers the main residence and heats his indoor pool. The results? A breathtaking Hudson Valley paradise with six bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and a separate pool house.

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Judd Hirsch’s house on 10 Eden Eve Rd stands over 2,000 ft above sea level and offers views of three separate mountain ranges—the Catskills, the Berkshires, and the Shawangunks. On a clear day, the views extend over 30 miles. Future owners of this alpine paradise will spend hours enjoying panoramic views. The attached deck presents the perfect vantage point for leaf-peeping. This property boasts an expansive 77 acres, with plenty of untouched forests to explore.


When first walking into the 5,600-sq-ft main residence, visitors will immediately notice the high-quality materials and intricate designs. Several of the beams are over 200 years old, and most were reclaimed from historic barns in the Catskill Mountain region. Like many of the rooms, the “great room” utilizes wide windows for natural light and tall cathedral ceilings. Judd Hirsch brought in an acclaimed architect for this project. A sleek layout meshes with rustic elements for a truly comfortable home.

Judd Hirsch Living Room

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Did we mention the stone fireplaces? Harnessing the power of the sun year-round, Judd Hirsh also relied on the warmth of three stunning hand-crafted fireplaces. For optimal mid-winter coziness, one of the bathrooms features a luxurious steam shower. Coming home after a brisk hike or snowshoeing never felt better. There’s plenty of space available here; Judd Hirsch’s fulfilled vision includes a two-bedroom caretakers’ house, a one-bedroom guest house, apartments above the multi-car garages, and two equipment barns.

Dining Room

Next, the full kitchen highlights “cottage core” aesthetics and modern sensibilities. Guests dine in front of a million-dollar view of the surrounding mountain ranges. Find stone, reclaimed wood beams, and unique tile accents in the one-of-a-kind kitchen space.

Bathroom with View

Many elements of the Hirsch estate more closely resemble a mountain-side spa than a private home. Simple, classic luxuries like a walk-in shower or clawfoot soaking tub with a massive window make all the difference.

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Indoor Pool

Fitness enthusiasts and active homeowners will get the most out of the pool house. This separate space boasts a state-of-the-art home gym, a performance studio, a meditation/yoga studio, and a tennis area. Skip the meal prep and use the pool house kitchen, perfect for quick post-workout meals. As mentioned above, 20 geothermal wells and nearby solar field generate enough energy to hear the indoor, inground pool and the rest of the interior spaces. Most importantly, this greatly reduces electricity costs.

Asking price: $4,499,000

Porch Shawangunks

Selling points: This unbelievable Shawangunks estate—built over the course of 10 years by legendary actor Judd Hirsch—showcases the sweetest parts of Hudson Valley life. The vast wooden patio and pavilion are perfect for summer barbecues and late-night stargazing. Similarly, families who love to fish can take advantage of the spring-fed pond (which is also fitted with an irrigation pump for landscape watering). A solar farm-to-power field and 20 geothermal wells keep life green in Napanoch. An impressive 60 acres of untouched woods create an extraordinary sense of privacy, and provide access to the serenity of nature.

Wannabe tennis pros can practice their game in the pool house studio or take a short walk to the onsite tennis court. The Ulster County property is nestled right in the middle of several world-famous hiking destinations. Bald eagles fly overhead, and the thousands of trees across the verdant grounds provide a spectacle of color in the fall.

Listing agents: Fred Waring, Corcoran Country Living

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