Land was originally part of the Little Nine Partners Patent of 1706.  Later used for farming and cattle (aerial photo from 1936)– was used in the 1960s and 70s as part of a pheasant farm.

 

Purchased by current owner in 2011 in raw form.  No improvements in over 35 years.  Owner removed derelict out buildings, had oil tank properly removed and certified, eliminated all farm debris and improved existing trails.

 

A ¾ mile driveway was designed and installed – with opening to proposed main building site.  Includes substantial concrete bridge, culverts, drainage, shale underbed and landscaping.  Episodic views along the driveway include farmland, carriage house, hardwood forest, wetlands, ponds and wildlife.  Opens up at proposed main building site to 360-degree views of the Hudson Valley, including sweeping views of the Catskills, Shawangunks, Stissing Mountain and the Berkshire foothills.

 

Carriage house built to house future office and guest quarters.  LEED Gold Certified, with substantial solar field, geothermal heating and air conditioning, foam insulation, highly-rated windows and electronic air cleaner.  Plans available for converting heated garage into additional living space.