This truly extraordinary 19th-century farmstead has been transformed into a sprawling, bucolic compound. Gary Hume and Georgie Hopton – two renowned British artists who split their time between London and Accord – have left their unique stamp on nearly every inch of the 41.5 acres and its structures. You’ll appreciate their eye and attention to both the details and the grand scheme of things.
With two adjacent lots including woodlands, meadows, ancient orchards, gardens, and tranquil ponds, this property guarantees unparalleled privacy and enjoyment. A terraced garden with cedar sauna sits next to a spring-fed swimming pond. Paths cut through meadows rich with vibrant wildflowers. A dock is set in a spring-fed pond dotted with lily pads.
The 1860s farmhouse has undergone meticulous updates and additions that seamlessly blend modern comforts with rich historical charm. Upon entering, you'll be welcomed by a parlor adorned with custom hand-painted wallpaper and floors leading to the rocking chair porch in the back.
The chef's kitchen, with its Miele appliances plus copper and marble countertops, effortlessly integrates with the living area (with the first of three fireplaces in this home), ideal for both culinary enthusiasts and entertainers. The view of the pond and rolling land from the dining room table could easily be mistaken for a painting, and meals can also be savored al fresco on the bluestone patio or screened-in porch, complete with an impressive stone fireplace.
The primary suite is a sprawling retreat, boasting a generous ensuite bathroom with two sinks overlooking the antique barns, a view of the pond from the freestanding tub, and tiled shower stall. Two additional bedrooms on the second floor are bright and full of character.
Numerous outbuildings provide a range of versatile mixed-use opportunities, and this is where a lot of the current magic and future potential lies!
Glimpses of the dramatic saw-tooth roof of “Gary’s Studio,” located at the top of the property, are visible from the antique buildings below. The juxtaposition with the original farmstead and the extremely contemporary 4,500-square-foot space faced with weathered Corten steel and shuttered concrete is both exciting and natural-feeling. With 25-foot-high ceilings, north-facing light, heat and cooling, and plenty of dedicated art storage, this is a space for a creator or collector. This versatile building also has the potential to be easily transformed into a residential haven, complete with a fully functional septic system, running water, a private driveway, and its own expansive lot.
“Georgie’s Studio” feels somehow airy and cozy at the same time – a bright, high-ceilinged space with a half bath, kitchenette, and radiant heat tucked away into a newer building made to feel weathered and at home in its surroundings.
The “Little Studio,” with its top-floor bedroom and full bathroom, uniquely rustic sitting room, plus an additional large office/studio space, offers yet another space to play, work, or host.
And there are many more buildings to explore (a map will be provided to visitors)! The property also has a generator that serves the entire compound, and all electrical wires are buried to preserve the uninterrupted landscape.
In the vicinity, nature enthusiasts can explore the outdoors in Accord and neighboring Kerhonkson at Vernooy Kills, Mohonk Preserve, and Minnewaska State Park. A 10-minute drive will take you to Inness, a boutique hotel, restaurant, and membership club that attracts many creative individuals in the area with social events, classes, tennis, golf, and a pool. It’s under an hour to almost all the most sought-after upstate towns – Kingston, Woodstock, Hudson, and more – and just 90 miles to the George Washington Bridge.
Listed by the Upstate Curious Team at Compass. Agents can request showings via ShowingTime or reach out to the listing agents: Bree Chambers, licensed real estate salesperson, and Megan Brenn-White, licensed associate real estate broker. Buyers should reach out to Diana Polack, licensed real estate salesperson, to schedule a showing.
Note: Sculptures on the property grounds are not included in the purchase price, but they (and some furnishings!) can be made available as a separate purchase. Buyer’s agent to confirm all pertinent information including square footage, taxes, short-term rental ordinances (if any), etc.
2,300 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA
41.5 Acres lot
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