Former New York Nudist Colony For Sale With Magnificent Home And Private Lake [Photos]
This beautiful and secluded former nudist property in New York property features a gorgeous home and the only private lake in the area. Listed at $19,950,000, $2,850 per square foot, this 164-acre propety is located in the Hudson Valley, about 90 minutes from NYC. It was purchased by David Maltz, owner of Maltz Auctions, in 1998 for $900,000. The private lake is 25-acres and offers the owner plenty of solitude. The compound, which is known as Auchmoody, is a former nudist colony,
The property is perhaps best known as the location of the Fresh Air Club, a nudist colony that received considerable media attention during the 1930s and was featured in the controversial 1932 book “On Going Naked” by Jan Gay.
The 7,000 square-foot main house on the estate has two master suites, three guest bedrooms, and a formal dining room with space for 24 people. The total livable square footage of the property is 11,000, which includes the main residence, boathouse, one-bedroom guest cottage, and two-bedroom caretaker house. There is a total of 10 bedrooms in all the houses on the compound.
The property is certainly designed for a water-lover. It not only has the sprawling 25-acre lake, but there's also a waterfall and a lakeview deck. The new owner will be able to indulge in water activities like boating, jet-skiing, kayaking, and fishing, all from the privacy of their own backyard.
This incredible compound is a rare offering and one of the most magnificent properties to ever come to market. Whether arriving by car, helicopter, or sea-plane, if you are looking for a private, lakeside retreat, Auchmoody must be seen. ~ Realtor.com
If you have any questions, you can reach the listing resl estate agent, Jason Karadus/CORCORAN COUNTRY LIVING RH at (845) 876-6676 or online.