A 41.5-Acre New York Farm with as Much Design Allure as Natural Beauty Lists for $3.8M

Many take to the New York countryside to get in touch with nature, relax, or create. Ian Fleming wrote two James Bond novels at a 440-acre farm in Cambridge, Mary Tyler Moore owned an 85-acre equestrian estate in Millbrook, and designer Darren Henault currently has a gorgeous Hudson Valley residence. If the idea appeals to you, Fishcreek Farm in Saugerties, a Catskills property brimming with bespoke interiors as well as rolling hills, is a listing you don’t want to miss. The rural escape is all about low-key living and sophisticated style. Filled with design treasures while staying true to its agricultural roots, the 41.5-acre property is asking $3.8 million.

The main house was built in 1850, retaining its traditional farmhouse aesthetic while welcoming a modern addition in 2020 that marries the past with the present. Within its 3,150 square feet, rustic materials and cozy spaces juxtapose walls of glass and contemporary furnishings. Playful wallpaper, wood beams, a full bar, there’s nothing that leaves you wanting here. The chef’s kitchen is a true treat with solid brass fixtures, Italian marble countertops, and a Lacanche range one could stare at all day.

While a high point, the main house is just a small speck in the expanse of the property. An antique barn dressed in Shou Sui Ban Cypress sourced from Japan has been converted into a livable studio/guest space. There’s also a greenhouse, a structure with a fire pit and Francis Mallmann-inspired outdoor kitchen, and gardens for fruit and flower farming. One could even emulate the nearby Storm King Art Center and display an array of large sculptures across the grounds.

Two hours away from the city and enveloped in privacy, look to Annabel Taylor of Sotheby’s International Realty for this listing.