Mainhouse, Gardenhouse & Barn
1515 Picardy Farm – Valley
10 acres of Picardy Farm, plus the adjacent 33 acres allow an endless view over the ancient indian land.
Your perfect, personal, intimate, serene retreat space – yoga teachers, meditation teachers, masseur’s, vegan and or organic chef upon request.
The 19th century Greek revival farm house is full of history and character, and possesses a surprisingly extensive interior. A wide center hall opens into a light filled living room with fireplace. French doors and two huge bay windows let the outdoors in. Another bright living and dining space with wide open vistas offers views over the rolling hills. The large country kitchen features everything needed to serve easily a group of 20 guests or even prepare and cook meals together in a larger group. In the home’s garden level, a ‚tavern room‘ opens out to a historic stone well. On that level there is another full kitchen and 2 1/2 bathrooms. This section opens into the guest wing with an office and 3 more bedrooms and a mudroom with extensive locker space.
On the property are curving stone walls, white picket fences, old growth hardwoods, stream with a wooden bridge, and perennial gardens. Outbuildings include a schoolhouse now used for meditation, a carriage house with original stone foundation. The original Barn of the farmhouse feautures now 3 bedrooms with a huge great room as well as one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor shower.
Originally owned by Artie Shaw, widely regarded as “one of jazz’s finest clarinetists”, Picardy Farm and its surroundings inspired Shaw to make his most significant strides as a musician and to compose tunes reflective of the landscape.
”Picardy Farm…“ Shaw wrote. „Good God, the emotions those two words evoke. The place where for the first time in my life I had found a real home, a warm sense of security, and a feeling of calm and peace of mind.“ That sense of pristine beauty, clarity, and peace of mind is never far away in Shaw’s recordings, and has probably never been equaled in jazz history.
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1515 County Rd 83, Pine Plains, NY 12567
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