Columbia County Modern Minimalist Compound, $8.65 Million

As we begin our exploration of the luxury market in the Hudson Valley & Catskills, let’s jump in with both feet. In fact, we can do it here at this Columbia County Modern Minimalist compound since there are two pools available, both inside and outside.

Swimming not your cup of tea? Try a spot of tennis on the court, or take a sauna, or get comfy in the movie screening room. This property is what this week on Upstater is all about: Totally unattainable homes that leave the occupant to want for nothing.

In addition to a country club-like atmosphere, this home is constructed from steel, concrete, and class with the purpose of blending into the environment and creating as little visual impact as possible. That becomes much easier when you’ve got 414 acres of woodsy land surrounding you, but the exterior is unobtrusive with a hint of Roman bath and gardens. According to the listing, the house was designed by Thomas Phifer with landscaping designed by Dan Kiley.

The 8,800 square foot home also yields to the beauty of its surroundings with walls of glass and an uncluttered, open scheme. With a stainless steel-encased kitchen and minimal adornments, the interior almost creeps into “cold/hard” territory, but the walnut plank floors temper that and warm it up. In the end, however, this house is all about its rolling, lush environment. What adornments do you need when you’ve got that to look out through your walls of glass?

Columbia County Modern Minimalist compound

Includes 8 bedrooms, 8(!!!) full baths + 3 half-baths, wine cellar, full back-up generator, and, oh, by the way, an additional period home built by the Rockefeller family, because they used to own the property. Wowza!

Does $8.65 million fit right into your massive budget? Find out more about 281 Old Route 82 Taghkanic NY on Berkshire Hathaways Hudson Valley Properties

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