Purchase this 19th century Georgian Manor, and you’ll acquire much more than breathtaking Hudson River views, unbeatable opulence, and perhaps some personal debt. The Red Hook estate, dubbed Atalanta, is a symbol of American history, once owned by FDR’s great uncle, Franklin Hughes Delano. Together with his wife Laura, the two built the home in 1851 after receiving the land as a wedding gift. At $22 mil, it’s currently not the most expensive home on the market in Dutchess county (though hey, there can only be one), but the sprawling, 16,608-square-foot space features six bedrooms and baths, a five-thousand-bottle wine cellar and tasting room, staff quarters, and a private second-floor guest wing.
Many grand outdoor amenities have been added to the 289-acre property since it’s acquisition, including a Greek temple-inspired pool house, full-sized tennis court, tranquil lily pad-laden koi pond, commercial-grade greenhouse, and five residential outbuildings intended for staff and guest occupancy. It also boasts an eight-stall barn, feed and tack rooms, office, outdoor dressage ring, and a heated indoor ring. Impeccably manicured lawns and multiple formal-walled gardens complete the idyllic scene. But why trust us? View, and rue, for yourself.
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