$ 100 Million Wow House: Stonewall Farm
GRANITE SPRINGS, NY – An estate like no other in the Hudson Valley, Stonewall Farm has been home to Barry K. Schwartz, co-founder of the global fashion empire Calvin Klein, and his wife Sheryl for four decades.
The snow on the market for $ 100 million.
“There are few properties in the world that qualify as a ‘once in a generation’ property. Stonewall Farm definitely falls into this esteemed category of rare estates, ”said Ilija Pavlovic, President and CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate Westchester and Hudson Valley. “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to introduce our clients for the first time in history to this most beautiful 740-acre estate, less than an hour’s drive from Manhattan.”
Schwartz made a fortune when he advanced $ 10,000 to a childhood friend who needed to create samples to start a fashion line. The two made Calvin Klein, Inc. a multi-billion dollar entity with Schwartz as CEO and Klein the creative visionary.
Stonewall Farm is known around the world, as the Schwartzes have bred approximately 40 winning racehorses in their world-class equestrian facilities.
On the other hand, it is the largest private property in Westchester County. And then there’s the fact that Stonewall Farm is beautiful inside and out.
The main house, designed in 2004 by New York architect Rebecca Rasmussen, features a white shingle facade and columned balustrade under a slate roof reused by Yale Divinity School. British interior designer Kelly Hoppen designed the 24,000 square feet of living space, featured repeatedly in numerous publications.
Here are some highlights from the interior – you really must see the video – a two-story library connected by a spiral staircase with saddle leather tiles accentuating the floors and fireplace; a two-story living room on the second floor with walls of windows; the veranda with vaulted glass ceiling and patio doors opening onto a bluestone terrace; the parental suite with an enormous stone and wood bathtub.
Outside, there are French and Japanese gardens designed by famous landscape architect Edmund D. Hollander, a butterfly house, miles of horse trails as well as paddocks and pastures. Lavender and boxwood hedges lead to a columned pergola, trellised with wisteria, connecting the main residence to the 4,000 square foot pavilion-style pool house and the 60-foot-long indoor swimming pool.
For your information, the estate also includes a 40-year-old barn, two brood mares with 24 stalls and a grass running track; mature tree stands, apple orchards, rolling hills, ancient stone walls and panoramic countryside views; a working cattle ranch and hay fields; and an original stone spring house tapping into an aquifer and providing hundreds of gallons of water per day. The auxiliary accommodation comprises eight official accommodation, a guest house and a caretaker’s house.