Wander Through This Magnificent Millbrook Farm Estate
The former home of a famed music composer dates back to 1839.
Photos courtesy Heather Croner Sotheby's International Realty
Location: Shunpike Road in Millbrook, N.Y.
Description: Known as Four Barns Farm, this 40-acre gentlemen’s farm was the former home of the late composer Marvin Hamlisch. The architect Paul Gleicher repurposed these early agricultural barns as the centerpiece of the property. The circa 1839 buildings have been beautifully restored and updated for modern living. The sprawling property offers six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 12,000 square feet of interior space.
Each of the barns has exposed beams, wide board floors and oak paneling. They have been laid out as separate spaces that include an artist’s studio, media room, executive office space, and billiards lounge. The larger great barn is an extraordinary space that is ideal for events and social gatherings, with both intimate and large spaces with soaring ceilings. The main room features an immense floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace built of stone.
Asking price: $9,850,000
Selling points: Guests can be accommodated in all of the barn buildings as well as in the main house, which features an open country kitchen with a handsome stone fireplace in the dining area of the large room. The estate is in a very private setting, surrounded by meadows and woods and in the heart of Millbrook’s horse country. Outdoor amenities include a swimming pool, stately shade trees that surround the buildings, fruit trees, and an organic vegetable garden.
Listing agent: Heather Croner, Heather Croner Real Estate Sotheby's International Realty