Historic Willow Lake Farms Estate on 99 Acres in Fishkill, New York
$5,950,000 | Built 1924 | 5,000 Sq. Ft. | 5 Beds | 3.5+ Baths | 99.6 Acres
4 Willow Lake Dr, Fishkill, NY 12524
Offering multiple historic structures and a beautiful 1924 stone mansion on 99 acres, Willow Lake Farms is on the market for $5.95 million in Fishkill, New York. Listing details: Life’s finer moments can have no more appropriate setting than this 99+ acre country estate known as Willow Lake Farms. As you enter through the stone pillars of this unique property you’ll be captivated by the 5,000 square foot stone home with a slate roof that overlooks a picturesque 5 acre stocked lake with docks. This home was developed by Henry Dubois Van Wyck, the first mayor of Fishkill and at that time was called Knickerbocker Lodge. The current main house and other buildings were subsequently built by J H Noah Slee, the inventor of 3 in 1 oil, as a gift to his wife Margaret Sanger. The property also features a stone, two-family gatehouse that sleeps 12, a lakeside, 2 family cabin that sleeps 8, a 2 bedroom cottage with a 3-season room and veranda that sleeps 6, and a stand-alone conservatory overlooking the valley ideal for artist space, meditation, or just relaxation and tranquility. Other buildings include a barn/hen house, 3-car garage and an oversized, handcrafted, log-built gazebo with built-in seating.
The main house has 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2 half baths, a living room with exposed beams, fireplace, built-ins, American Chestnut bookcases, window seats, and beautifully arched windows with handblown, rose and green glass, a dining room with a fireplace and kitchen with butler’s pantry. The second floor features the primary, ensuite bedroom offering a library with fireplace and dressing room, 2 additional bedrooms(one with a fireplace) and a full bath. There is also a staff wing on this floor which offers 2 additional bedrooms and a full bath. The lower level of the home is comprised of a rec/family room, office, laundry room, two powder rooms and a changing room with access to a stone patio and the lake. If you love nature’s beauty you’ll be delighted by the ever-changing mountain views from the multiple bluestone patios that feature a wet bar and a cascading waterfall into a koi pond. You can further your appreciation of this park-like compound on the abundant walking paths and mature gardens with plentiful fruit-bearing trees. Enjoy serenity and calm while being just an hour from NYC and 20 minutes from Metro-North and all major roads. The massive property is on the market for $5.95 million with Jonathan Miller of Joncar Realty. Photography by Dave Coppola.
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