Co-Creator of Iconic Woodstock Music Festival Lists Nearby New York Estate

Where does the person who co-created the Woodstock Music Festival live? Well, in Woodstock, of course. Although the rural New York town is not in fact where the iconic 1969 event was held, as that was nearby in Bethel, it is a peaceful place ripe for artistic inspiration. Michael Lang’s Woodstock residence known as Happy Brooks emulates this perfectly with sculptures displayed all across his 16.8-acre property. The groovy spread is big enough to one day hold a mini-festival of its own, and is now listed for $2.45 million.

Built 40 years before Woodstock became a household name globally, the circa-1929 estate has a few structures to enjoy. The main stone and wood manor boasts 5,000-square-feet while a second stone home holds 2,200-square-feet of living space. A stone cottage with a greenhouse and an apartment above the garage offers even more room for guests to stay, bringing the total count to nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and five half baths.

Architectural elements definitely inspire inside, from 15-foot wide fireplaces to a great room with 20-foot ceilings. However, it’s the grounds that steal the show. With gardens that have plants as old as the home, a koi pond, a babbling brook, and countless trees, it has a natural beauty that will impress all who visit.

Katie Johnson and Maria Granda of Heather Croner Real Estate Sotheby’s International Realty have the listing.