Why Visit a Sculpture Garden…When You Can Live in One?

  |  June 21, 2019

Lover of outdoor objet d’art? Or giant skulls? Or maybe you’re the Addams Family? Whatever the case, the Mihail Chemiakin Compound is going to blow your mind.

This might be the coolest fixer-upper we’ve ever featured on Upstater: A 7,000-square-foot former Claverack College (now defunct) building/former boys school, with an additional auditorium/studio space, occupying a two-acre property that also includes a caretakers cottage, a cabin, two guesthouses, and a pond.

The compound once belonged to Russian sculptor/set designer Mihail Chemiakin and acted as his studio and residence for nearly 30 years. Now, the c.1869 Italianate Victorian – complete with mansard roof and loads of custom stone and brick work – is on the market for $1.7 million

Note that the main house needs extensive restoration work…

…but, the auxiliary auditorium’s knotty-pine interior is still in tact. As for the other buildings on the property? The listing reveals little as to their condition, so best to manage expectations.

Mihail Chemiakin Compound

Chemiakin’s creativity still inhabits the 12-acre grounds in the form of his surrealist sculpture work, which dot the landscape. Feel free to draw your own creative inspiration from these surroundings.

Mihail Chemiakin Compound

The Mihail Chemiakin Compound is located in the center of Claverack hamlet about ten minutes east of Hudson in Columbia County, east-of-Hudson.

Is the Mihail Chemiakin Compound about to become your new compound? Find out more about 20 Route 9H, Claverack, NY from Alan Weaver Real Estate

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