My husband, daughter and I bought this singular property in hopes of restoring it and creating our own vision of a small, creative compound on a perfect one-acre setting with woods, meadow and stream-valley views, within walking distance of the pristine historic village of Pine Plains, with its many local offerings, including fine dining and arts/music center. Life had other plans in store and we have had to relocate our focus to Poughkeepsie, NY. Below is our rapturous sales pitch! The property is listed with Ann Simmons of Compass, NY, please see the listing at the url below.
Historic farmette, built and beloved by the Hart family across two centuries, neglected in the 21st, but recently stripped to its essentials to be reimagined as a mini-compound within walking distance of Pine Plains’ thriving center. Five individual structures (farmhouse, barn, cookhouse, shed and 3-seater! outhouse) are clustered together at the crown of a hill that drops away at the back of the 1-acre property to extraordinary views of the Shekomeko Creek meandering through protected wetlands.
The simple, vernacular buildings form unique, semi-enclosed outdoor spaces, linked by pathways, grassy squares and sidewalks which offer a hacienda-like privacy for courtyard and garden design at the heart of the property. This hill-top, forest-edged setting, this disposition of early agricultural buildings, is the blank canvas for a groundbreaking architectural and landscape design vision. The cookhouse alone, with its midcentury refrigerator and stove/oven, its built-in cabinet, is ready to set the stage for a vintage cooking show… or a perfect little guest house.
Set up the shed for chickens, the barn for an office/studio, and the house as a minimalist open space, or mix it all up as you wish, it’s a blank slate… just preserve this perfect Pine Plains jewel and fill it with joy again.
MORE PHOTOS TO COME, INCLUDING HISTORIC ONES.
Updated on January 14, 2023 at 7:02 pm