In a world of "culture lite" McMansions, rarely does one find a country retreat set in an environment that is both genuine and spiritually invigorating. Foremost among several wondrous qualities, authenticity defines Migdale Castle. Perched on the lush, paradisaical countryside of Millbrook, New York, the estate was originally built in 1927 for the daughter of business magnate and industrialist, Andrew Carnegie, and patterned after Carnegie's own Skibo Castle in Scotland.The glorious country haven we see today was realized only after a four-year restoration/renovation--a labor of love that began in 2000. What culminated was an architectural obra maestra that seamlessly marries princely interiors with the estate's sublime landscape.
Approximately 34,500 sq. ft., the four-floor majestic main residence is quintessential luxury, featuring opulent rooms, which include the baronial great hall, the stately drawing room that opens onto the grand terrace, and a formal banquet room that seats up to 22. A commercial grade kitchen with two butler's pantries is adjacent to a breakfast room. A library and loggia complete the ground floor. Four suites/wings located on the second and third floors comprise the private chambers totaling ten bedrooms, ten full bathrooms, and an artist's studio. The lower entertaining level showcases a fully equipped gymnasium, recreation pub, golf simulation, cinema, lounge and 5,000-bottle wine cellar. Overlooking the 5 acre back lawn is an indoor, enclosed edgeless pool with Desert Aire System that keeps the temperature consistently two degrees warmer than the pool. Radiant heated Jerusalem stone are used for the floors and the surrounding area. The spa also includes a hot tub, steam room, sauna, massage/treatment room as well as a full bath and dressing room.
OTHER ESTATE AMENITIES
* 200 acres
* Tennis Court with Cabana
* 5,000 sq. ft. 3-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Gate House + lofty studio Apartment
* 10,000 sq. ft. Staff House with four one-bedroom suites plus two bedrooms.
* Large organic garden with green house and drip irrigation system for fruits, herbs, vegetables and flowers
* Temperature and humidity controlled orchid house with generator
* Chicken coop
* Views of Catskill Mountains
* Equestrian Property
* Ideal as a grand estate, family compound, corporate retreat, private club, spa, or for use by social, religious or academic institution
NOTE: Can be sold as a package with 7 Sutton Square, New York, NY. for true Town and Country living. Additional acreage can also be purchased. Please email or call for more info.
"Millbrook is a village in Dutchess County, New York, United States. Millbrook is located in the Hudson Valley, on the east side of the Hudson River, 90 miles (140 km) north of New York City. It is often referred to as a low-key version of the Hamptons and is one of the most affluent villages in New York. Some notable owners include Ferragamo, Bulgari,Wertheimer, Bette Midler, Michael Douglas, Liam Neeson, Hermès president and CEO Robert Chavez; fashion entrepreneur and documentary filmmaker Cathryn Collins and her husband, Manhattan plastic surgeon Gerald Imber; Katie Couric; society photographer Mary Hilliard; Tom Ford Beauty president Caroline Geerlings, etc"
Additional features of this building include: Spa Treatment Room, Edgeless Pool with Desert Aire and Heated Jerusalem Stone Floors, Security System, Sauna/Steam Room, Wine Cellar, Exercise Room, Golf Simulation, Hot Tub, Tennis Court, and Sprinkler System.