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Ghent Organic Farm, $975,000

416 schnackenberg rd ghent ny

Twin Maple Farm in Ghent, Columbia County has been making artisan cheese since 2009, but  well before the creamery was created, the pastures at the farm have been a pristine place for Hawthorne Valley cattle since the early 1800s. Now, the entire operation is on the market. And what an impressive operation it is: We’ve got the main house, a 3,200+ square foot Centerhall Colonial, 56 acres of organic farmland, a 13,000 square foot barn, and the entire creamery production center that bares a slightly resemblance to somewhere Walter White might spend a lot of time. Which makes sense; we hear the creamery’s signature cheese Hudson Red is down-right addictive. Anyway, a stunning farm, for sure, for less than a million.

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Category: $750000 to $1 million, Columbia County, Ghent, Rural, upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 11 April 2014 10:00 AM | No Comments

Five Figure Friday: Ghent Barn, $99,500

459 old plost road ghent ny

If you’re considering making The Big Move to the country to farmhouse or old barn (see above) that needs renovating, we highly recommend the book Country Matters by Michael Korda. We’ve been gobbling up this book about the author’s relocation to an old farm in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County with abandon, and it certainly engenders a healthy fear of making the decision to do what he’s done. Our minds immediately went to the book when we took a look at this old 3,000 square foot barn located in Ghent, Columbia County. If you’ve got the appropriate constitution, patience, and funds, you could turn this barn into something spectacular.

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Category: Columbia County, Ghent, Less than $100000, Rural

By: kandyharris | 24 May 2013 11:30 AM | 1 Comment

Ghent Farmhouse, $645,000

Set far back from the road, but close to the Taconic (hopefully not so close that you can hear it, but close enough to shorten your drive), this Greek revival farmhouse sure does look enticing to us. Barns and old stone walls, a two-bedroom guest house, and 50+ acres on which to roam. It’s the real deal.

Our one moment of circumspection is in regards to the kitchen — we can hardly see it in the photos, and what we see doesn’t quite match the grandness of the rest of the place. Easy enough to make a few cosmetic upgrades there, and we’re pretty sure you wouldn’t care anyway, what with everything else you’d be getting with the lovely farmhouse. Four beds, four baths, 4,000 square feet, built in 1800. Taxes, per Property Shark, look to be in the $10,000 range, which actually seems very low to us for this much house and this much land.

1230 Harlemville Road, Ghent, NY. $645,000. GMAP.

Category: $500000 to $749999, Columbia County, Ghent, Rural

By: lisa | 19 October 2012 09:30 AM | No Comments

Upstater Destinations: Omi International Art Center, Ghent

The Omi International Art Center in Ghent offers residency programs to a number of artists of every stripe, including writers, visual artists, dancers, and musicians. But the Center is also home to the Fields Sculpture Park,  a 60+ acre outdoor gallery featuring dozens of giant works of art. And what’s more, it’s absolutely, 100% free of charge.

Aside from the cool statuary, the property itself looks quite stunning: Rolling meadows and hills, trees, and wetlands provide a backdrop that must look pretty amazing this time of year. The Park encourages visitors to not only set aside about an hour to leisurely stroll around the landscape, but to pack a picnic lunch and spend the day, or to visit the Cafe Omi, the Park’s seasonal eatery. Bikes are available for those who would rather ride than walk.

Here’s a list of the Park’s current exhibitions (these are in addition to the works already in place), and a sneak-peak at the visitor’s center and indoor gallery. Special events happen frequently, too. Have you been? We would love to hear about your experience in the comments.


Category: Columbia County, Destinations, Ghent, upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 18 October 2012 11:08 AM | No Comments