This incredibly special carriage house is part of the former Vanderbilt Farm, a large, model farm created by Frederick Vanderbilt as part of his vast Gilded Age estate. It was the first farm to bring fresh produce into New York City daily, on the railway owned by the Vanderbilt family. The 14 Vanderbilt carriage house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places jointly with the Howard Mansion, A McKim Mead & White designed farmhouse. Enter your retreat by a dramatic natural driveway, flanked by large rock escarpments, rising 30 or more feet on either side. It is lined with old growth oaks, maples, and hickory; and the rock ridges are coated with moss, ferns, and verdurous native plants. The exterior structure is entirely original, but the interior is re-imagined as a modern loft, with a new steel frame structure supporting the historic beams. The loft-type structure is built with heavy timber and steel frame construction, slab-on-grade. All the mechanical, plumbing, heating, electrical and control systems are new. The interior has 4,688 total sq. ft. and the exterior courtyards add another 2,200 sq. ft. The South wall of the carriage house rises nearly 36' and is partitioned in glass, basking the space In light. Metal and glass French doors, manufactured in Europe, grace the entrance and the pool area. The structure boasts windows on all sides, and the dining room offers an expansive view of lush meadows divided by large rock ridges. The modern dining room addition expands the interior space from the Scavolini kitchen, and the spacious master bedroom, guest rooms and modern bunkroom will accommodate 12 or more guests. The interior is furnished with collectible furniture: Marcel Breuer, Gio Ponte, Norman Cherner, Eileen Gray, E. Saarinen, Phillipe Stark, Scavolini, etc. And fixtures are from BDDW, Lindsay Adelman, Simon Pearce, and others. It will capture the interest of any devotee of modern design. The infinity pool folds into the landscape. Your stay at 14 Vanderbilt Lane includes full access to the 110 acres farm estate that adjoins the property. This includes: a kitchen garden, fruit orchard, meadows, old growth forest, hiking trails, a stream, pond, farm road and other features. There is also use of a tennis court & soccer field. The Vanderbilt Estate is walking distance, just down the Vanderbilt farm lane. The village of Rhinebeck with its many shops, restaurants, and weekend farmer's market, is about 10 minutes away.
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