Great Spaces: Unique New York

Posted on May 5 2020 - 11:54am by Suzanne De Vita
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In this month's Great Spaces, we pay tribute to the Empire State and its rich farming history.

Character and Privacy in West Nyack

Boasting history and rustic touches, this circa-1890 farmhouse, close to New York City, is secluded, back from the road, with beautiful landscaping and outdoor spaces. A barn in the past, the abode blends contemporary finishes seamlessly, with accents of brick, stone and wood; French doors and hand-hewn beams; and a bluestone patio and pool.

Inside the 4,000-square-foot main property, the home invites relaxation, with fireplaces throughout, including in the kitchen and master, and an additional fireplace outside. There are five closets (three of them walk-in!) in the master, along with bonus features in the home itself, including a koi pond and sunroom.

Listed by: Seta Tunell, Ellis Sotheby's International Realty

Listed for: $1,375,000

Photos by: Jump Visuals

Homegrown Retreat in the Upstate

A bucolic landscape nestled in a tranquil valley, Black Hole Hollow Farm is the picture of serenity, approximately 30 miles in either direction from Bennington, Vt., and Saratoga, N.Y. Enveloped in English-style gardens and greenery, the estate has inspired many, including Ian Fleming, author of the 007 novels, a frequent visitor, and Josephine Hartford Bryce, A&P grocery heiress, a former owner, who entertained Fleming, Princess Margaret of the UK and others in the pastoral setting.

The 440-acre farm features a five-bedroom main property, an attached two-bedroom guest house, a greenhouse and three post-and-beam barns. Architect Jerome Cerny designed the expansion of the 1772 farmhouse, and the kitchen recently underwent upgrades.

Adding to the ambiance are soothing waterways, including a brook and fishing ponds, and miles and miles of roaming trails.

Listed by: Story Jenks, LandVest

Listed for: $2,950,000

Photos by: LeeAnn Modestino