A 110-acre woodland sanctuary surrounds this $6M Hudson Valley hilltop estate

A 110-acre woodland sanctuary surrounds this $6M Hudson Valley hilltop estate

June 20, 2023

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Looking for all the world like the cover of a magazine filled with dream estates surrounded by woods and water, this singular property, asking $5,950,000, spans 110 acres high on a hill in the Hudson Highlands of Garrison, New York. The architecturally stunning main house at 236 Old Albany Post Road, known as La Formentera, is joined by a studio/guest house with a three-car garage and a circa 1800s caretakers’ cottage (also with a garage), adding up to five structures in all. The surrounding property includes a private lake, waterfall, and brook, an outdoor fireplace, and a 60-foot pool served by a stone pool house pavilion, all just an hour from New York City.

The home’s current owner has lavished 40 years of care and attention on the property, which appears in countless magazines and a recent book. Architecture, art, design, sculpture, and landscape magic are visible in every corner.

The main house is a Japanese-inspired modernist creation, with 20-foot ceilings and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Natural materials like wood and stone complement the home’s peerless surroundings.

Sophisticated architecture and design blend seamlessly into the verdant and wooded surroundings, perched high above the lake. Every interior comfort has been considered, as evident in finishes and details.

Wrap-around decks, patios, and terraces await indoor/outdoor entertaining. The opportunity for gardening creativity is endless.

A loft-like guest house/studio was designed to echo the main house. Beamed cathedral ceilings frame breathtaking views. Observation decks offer a wider view of the surrounding nature.

The planted grounds are filled with indigenous and cultivated flowers, mature trees, lush gardens, overgrown granite paths, and restored dry-set stone pasture and retaining walls.

From the sparkling lake and waterfall to the pool complex, this unique property is stunning in every season. As an additional distinction, Old Albany Post Road, with a place on the National Historic Register, is one of the nation’s oldest roads still in use.

[Listing details: 236 Old Albany Post Road at Douglas Elliman by Richard Balzano, John Oliveira, Mary Jean Staudohar, and Barry Brown]


Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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