A Creative Couple List Their Unique Upstate New York Estate for $2.75M
Amongst the prolific Hudson Valley hideaways, the town of Stuyvesant is especially peaceful. Located farther North than the usual celebrity haunts of like Nyack or Bedford, the enclave sits a mere 22 miles from Albany and 55 miles above Poughkeepsie. Further from NYC, the area is all about nature and Catskill mountain views. Photographer and painter Christopher Griffith and creative director Rebecca O’Donnell seem to have appreciated these aspects, making a home here. The creative couple’s historic 14-acre estate in the rural New York town is now on the market for $2.75 million.
Originally constructed in 1883 to house horses, the barn-turned-home now totals 4,500 square feet and counts four bedrooms and two bathrooms. A saltwater pool sits out back. It also has a 2,500-square-foot studio, ideal for its artistic owners, and a walled garden with a greenhouse and dining area. Who wouldn’t enjoy a farm-to-table meal here?
The home’s charming yet sleek condition is much to do with its caring owners, as they meticulously renovated and restored it. O’Donnell, who has been a creative director at Burberry, Laura Mercier, Estee Lauder, and more, is perhaps now best known for founding her own brand, The Quiet Botanist. A concept store based a few miles south in Hudson, its design aesthetics have received press in Vogue and The New York Times. Griffith has a vast breadth of work as well, including a collection inspired by fall leaves, which may have been ideal to shoot here.
The pair’s discerning eyes certainly explain the beautiful grounds and interiors. Now, Marina Schindler of Compass holds their chic countryside listing.