124 Martins Lane Red Hook, NY
$ 15,000,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#364205
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyDUTCHESS
  • CityRed Hook
  • Zip12572
  • Style
  • Year Built1851
  • Taxes171220
  • Price$ 15,000,000
  • Bedrooms10
  • Full Bathrooms9
  • Half Bathrooms3
  • Sqr Footage16608
  • Lot Size144.5 Acres
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Property Description

Atalanta, a Hudson River Mansion on the Grand Scale of neighbors north & south, was erected in 1851 of brick & stone by noted British architect Frank Wills. It evinces fulsome & artful details from his skill in ecclesiastical design. Its Italianate articulation had Romanesque flourishes of great power. It was built for Franklin Hughes Delano (for whom great nephew FDR was named) & his bride Laura Astor, daughter to William Backhouse Astor, then, upon death of his father J.J.Astor (1848), the richest man in America. He gifted the parcel (95 ac.) from his own 724 ac. Rockeby to the north as a wedding present. The estate was enlarged in 1873 when Laura acquired her brother's 142 acres north & again in 1875 when Franklin bought the 254 ac. Palatine farm south. Known during 133 yr. Astor/Delano ownership as Steen Valetje (little stone valley) for the so-named creek that runs just south of the Main House, its sumptuous interior (16,600+ s.f.) includes commodious Public Rooms with 18' ceilings, frescoes, exquisite fretwork & marble fireplaces with delicately carved surrounds (16). These Public Rooms have oak & mahogany parquet floors, & often French doors that open to River Terraces & Porticoes. The house affords 10 generously proportioned bedrooms (several are ensuite), 10 full & 3 half baths, a Formal wainscoted & architraved Entrance Hall & Grand Staircase with its domed & frescoed skylight & adjoining Upstairs Hall, also with its companion domed and frescoed skylight. British & NY architect Thomas Stent (NY Public Library & Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Canada) designed the major replacement of the southern extension, with Grand Living Room/Ballroom (42x26') & Galleries, of Steen Valetje & other interior embellishments in 1881. The present day 145 ac. Atalanta is surrounded on north, east & south sides by lands owned by or under conservation easement with Scenic Hudson. The west boundary lies a ways into east waters of the Hudson River. The main entrance from River Road is via a stone pillared gate & arch windowed & hip roofed Gatehouse designed by Walter Schickles & Co. c. 1878. Building on plans & landscape work of arborist to royalty Hans Jacob Ehlers (1804-1858) & son Louis, it now enjoys ancient oak lanes, lawns, greenhouse, 7 barns, Pool & Doric Poolhouse, 4 Guesthouses, gardens, 3 ponds & indoor arena & stables. Of scale, pedigree & careful stewardship, it is set in a string of pearls of homes to families that brought America to star on the world sta

Elementary School High School
Chancellor Livingston Elementary Rhinebeck Junior-Senior High Sch
Price History
8/10/2017 Listed $20,000,000
10/30/2018 25% - $15,000,000

General Features

Elementary School Chancellor Livingston Elementary
Flooring Ceramic Tile, Parquet, Wall to Wall Carpet, Wood
High School Rhinebeck Junior-Senior High Sch
Latitude 41.98082
Longitude -73.92806
School District Rhinebeck Central
Stories 2

Interior Features

Appliances Compactor, Dishwasher, Freezer, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Wall Oven
Cooling Central Air, Zoned
Full Baths 9
Half Baths 3
Heating Central Heat, Forced Air, Oil, Zoned
Interior Features 9+ Foot Ceilings, Electric Dryer Connection, Elevator/Lift, French Doors, Master Bath, Skylight(s), Vaulted Ceilings, Walk-up Attic, Wet Bar, Walk-In Closets
Kitchen Features Ceramic Tile Floor, Dining Area, Pantry
Number of Fireplaces 16

Exterior Features

Exterior Features Balcony, In-Ground Pool, Landscaped, Other, Outside Lighting, Patio, Porch, Sprinkler System, Storm Doors, Storm Windows, Tennis Courts
Fence Wood
Foundation Stone
Garage 3+ Cars, Garage
Roof Slate
Water/Sewer Septic, Well
Waterfront Pond, River


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 12572

AVG $1.04M
AVG $11,775
Year Built
AVG 1959

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