Thursday, February 2, 2012

189 River Rd., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 | | ID: 3122214

This gorgeous 1906 estate is still on the market. Astor Courts, or The Casino, part of the old famous Astor Estate known as Ferncliff, at Rhinebeck, did not make its minimum at auction, so Houlihan Lawrence now has it listed for 8.5 million. What a steal! It's already had systems upgrades from the current owners, and could be used for a corporate meeting center or possibly a boutique hotel. I would want it for my "country house" as a retreat from the city, and as it sits on 50 acres, it could be just the ticket. Indoor pool AND tennis! Wow! Those Astors really knew how to live! Oh, and Chelsea Clinton was married here!

Did you know that Stanford White designed it, and that Sam White restored it (great grandson)! What more credentials do you need? This is THE ONE! DF ******