is a fastidiously groomed private estate that, in the early 1800's, was conveyed to Job D. Tanner (1795 - 1875) from the Livingston Land Grant. Its many antique dwellings include an original 1840 Greek revival eyebrow colonial (3 bedrooms, 2 fireplaces), later expanded, two guest houses and numerous other outbuildings and dependencies. These are augmented by two meticulously crafted Adirondack-style gazebos that from estate pinnacles afford Catskill, interior farm, Stissing Mountain and Taconic Range views.
Ancient meadows are maintained around the core settlement as are several miles of extended interconnecting trails, cutting gardens, a swimming pond and numerous other ponds. Specimen flowering and fruit trees include dogwood, magnolia, birch, quince and a discreet apple orchard. Suffused with an otherworldly timelessness,
is utterly hypnotic. "When lilacs last in the dooryard bloomed." Miles of original stone walls lace the entire 293 acres and outline the core 160 acre land grant.
The 1 1/2 mile driveway (once a town road) provides access onto two country roads. It lends cohesion to this careful assemblage of land spanning the border of two sought after country towns.
On the Ancram side, a natural stream-fed entrance pond has been sited in a lightly wooded setting. Conversely, a stream paralleling the Gallatin entrance driveway bisects the entire property. That entrance is anchored at the public way by a stunning cupolaed 1890 carriage barn removed from upstate New York and re-established as a fully restored objet d'art by the owners.
A caretaker's house, located across the road from this Entrance Barn, on 3.8 acres with garages, may be additionally acquired. More land available.
is 2.5 miles from Lake Taghkanic State Park, 4 miles to the Taconic Parkway, close by to Ancram, the train in Hudson, the Berkshires and is within two hours of Manhattan. In its present iteration this estate presents an opportunity of unusual size, privacy, pristine purity and provenance, all the while nestled in the farm country of Ancram and Gallatin. Moreover, it lends itself well in its exquisite understatement to further articulation by way of a Manor House that could be placed on one or another high knoll (up to 1076' elevation) with heart-stopping prospects both of the estate proper and distant mountain ranges that could further fulfill the landscape design and master plan the current owners commissioned.