Locusts-on-Hudson wanders through 76 acres of forest, meadows, ponds, gardens and lawns overlooking the Hudson River Valley. The property sits on one of the few parcels of land where the railroad veers inland, away from the river’s edge, allowing the estate direct river frontage and a private beach. Surrounded by state parks, the Locusts is an oasis of calm and serenity only two hours from New York City. The estate offers a pool, tennis court, stables, greenhouse, gazebo, cottages, and a fully operational farm complex featuring a spectacular, fully-renovated 19th-century barn.
Built in 1941, the neo-baroque home has just received a full restoration, updated with every comfort and convenience of one of Mr. Balazs’ world-famous hotels. The large, stately rooms are ensconced by massive floor-to-ceiling windows and feature wood-burning fireplaces. The floor plan includes an expansive great room, formal dining room, study, a gallery, office, chef’s kitchen, elevator, 11 guest bedrooms and servants’ quarters.