This Kinderhook Farm Is a Wine Lover's Dream Home

The 14,700-square-foot manor has eight bathrooms and a 2,500-bottle wine cellar.

 

Location: 460 Kinney Road, Kinderhook

Description: Known as Folly Farm, this French-style estate offers 90 acres of rolling meadows and light woodlands—and spectacular views of the Catskill Mountains. The 14,700-square-foot house, reminiscent of a Normandy Manor and featuring five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, was built in 2008. 

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The second floor features three guest suites, one with its own staircase and full kitchen. The lower level features a 2,500-bottle wine cellar, exercise room with full bath, workshop, and multiple storage rooms. An underground walkway leads to the coach house, which has a large guest apartment and a stone clock tower. 

Outdoors, the designer gardens include a double allee of pleached Linden trees, each with a wisteria-draped pergola. A cypress greenhouse opens to a walled and sunken kitchen garden with raised beds. There is also a French stone fountain and a stone veranda with built-in grill and fireplace. The first-floor master wing has its own walled shade garden to create a private retreat. 

 

Asking price: $9,975,000

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Selling points: The rooms are quite large, with lots of architectural and design details, including Venetian plaster, rich hardwoods, imported stones, riffed quarter-sawn floors throughout, high and beamed ceilings, French doors, walk-in closets, and a wet bar.

The estate offers far-reaching country vistas in every direction, yet the hip and happening city of Hudson is just five minutes away.

Downside: The estimated annual taxes are $106,917.

Listing agent: Roberta Lorio, Houlihan Lawrence

 

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