May 25, 2018

Preservation Personals: Become One With the Berkshires in This Upstate New York Home

  • By: Mikayla Raymond

I’m a charming circa-1900 farm house in Craryville, a hamlet of Copake, New York. I’m a natural retreat, surrounded by over 47 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, with views of the Berkshires. For fans of history and golf, Craryville also hosts the Copake Country Club, whose course was built by one of the most famous designers of the Golden Age of golf—Devereux Emmet. If golf isn’t your cup of tee (pun intended), check out the local Taconic State Park, Bish Bash Falls State Park, or Mount Everett State Reservation. There is no shortage of outdoorsy opportunities, including skiing in the winter! I’m less than two hours away from New York City and only 45 minutes from Albany, should you ever tire of my natural perfection and get a craving for some city lights.

Luckily, you won’t have to go far from home to get a taste of nature. My 47 acres include a five-acre spring-fed lake, manicured grass banks, a small private pond near the entry of my property, a hidden moss garden, an awe-inspiring array of specimen trees including viburnum and spruce, and colorful beds of perennials that separate the lawn from the surrounding grove. My landscape is marked by a large whale-shaped outcropping, lovingly nicknamed “Moby Dick” that you can observe from my great room.

My interiors are every bit as inspiring as my exteriors. My refined rustic character permeates throughout, which includes 4,219 square feet with three bedrooms, bathrooms, and fireplaces. My first floor has a master suite, as well as a grand room with an exposed-beam ceiling and massive, bright windows.

See my full listing here.

My placement in my scenic surroundings is nothing short of astounding! Imagine waking up to this view every day!

photo by: Elyse Morris

Craryville, NY 12521.

My living room features high exposed-beam ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows.

photo by: Elyse Morris

My great room balances grandeur with modern design and comfort.

Believe it or not, I come complete with a private pond!

photo by: Elyse Morris

Did I mention that I have a private pond? Not too shabby!

Mikayla Raymond is a proud preservationist and editorial intern at the National Trust. She lives for public parks, weird art, and women’s history.

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