This 10.7-acre gated estate is directly on the banks of the Hudson River, in Hyde Park, N.Y. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as the property can never be built again due to setback laws governing waterfront parcels. Currently, laws require homes on the riverfront to be built at least 100 feet back from the shoreline. It lies on a massive rock ledge, which is where it gets its name, Ledgerock. It’s surrounded by over 10 private acres and was five years in the making.
Designed by renowned architect Lee Ledbetter in 2010, it offers breathtaking views of the Catskill Mountains. It was designed to feel as though you are floating in the river. The land across the river is in conservation, which means nothing will be built there, forever protecting the views.
The roughly 15,000 sq. ft. residence has beautiful views through walls of glass, ranging from 18 to 28 feet high. The front door is also glass, inlaid with money-tree leaves. The construction includes the work of Italian and Albanian craftsmen and the finest materials available, such as exotic woods, rare stones from around the globe, and a facade wrapped with 40,000 sq. ft. of fossilized French limestone. The exterior, perched over the Hudson, includes a 5,000 sq. ft. travertine deck with a built-in gunite salt-water pool, fitted with an outdoor kitchen, firepit, and hot tub. A curved staircase leading up to the hot tub was chiseled into the rock.
The main residence includes five bedrooms and seven and a half baths. It also features a theater room, an indoor swimming pool, a spa, and a gym. The primary bathroom has a golden travertine soaking tub. In addition to the main residence, there is a staff apartment, a 2,500 sq. ft. guest house, garage space for 18 cars, and an on-site carwash. Other highlights include multiple fireplaces, elevators, a boat dock, a billiards room, and a backlit orange onyx bar.
Additionally, there is a garden with over 50 sculptures, which were handpicked for the property. The Art Deco-style furniture was custom commissioned and includes eclectic pieces such as ancient Chinese bronze artifacts and four Picassos. The dining room boasts a handblown glass light fixture from Italy.
Only 90 minutes away from Manhattan, the residence is easily accessible by car, seaplane, or helicopter. The owners, Monica and Jacob Frydman, are looking to downsize, selling their house for $45 million. The couple bought a 5-acre waterfront parcel for $1.5 million in 2005, and over time, amassed a 10.7-acre property. If it sells for what it is listed for, it could be the largest sale in Dutchess County history.
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