14 Vanderbilt Lane is a restored carriage house built in 1910 by R.H. Robertson, most noted for Shelburne Farms in Vermont.
The carriage house is part of the former Vanderbilt Farm, a large ‘model farm’ created by Frederick Vanderbilt as part of his vast Gilded Age estate. It was the first farm to bring fresh produce into New York City daily, on the railway owned by the Vanderbilt family.
The formal estate property is now a national park, but the adjoining farm property, and many of the original farm structures, are privately owned. The 14 Vanderbilt carriage house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places jointly with the Howard Mansion, A McKim Mead & White designed farmhouse, about 150 yards away.
14 Vanderbilt has a dramatic natural driveway, flanked by large rock escarpments, rising 30 or more feet on either side. It is lined with old growth oaks, maples and hickory; and the rock ridges are coated with moss, ferns and verdurous native plants.
The entrance is discrete and easily missed. At the end of a long approach, there is a Normandy style structure of prior-era craftsmanship. The exterior structure is entirely original, but the interior is re-imagined as a modern loft, with a new steel frame structure supporting the historic beams.
The renovation was completed in 2021. The shell is constructed of wood, pebble dash, stucco, brick, stone and a metal roof. It is a loft type structure with heavy timber and steel frame construction, slab-on-grade. All of the mechanical, plumbing, heating, electrical and control systems are new.
The exterior dimensions of the main structure are 36’ x 61’, with a modern dining room addition. The interior has 4,688 total sq. ft. and the exterior courtyards add another 2,200 sq. ft.
The South wall of the carriage house, rising nearly 36 ft. above the floor, is partitioned glass, conveying a large amount of light into the structure. Metal and glass French doors, manufactured in Europe, grace the entrance and the pool area. The structure has many windows on all sides, and the dining room offers an expansive view onto the landscape, with lush meadows divided by large rock ridges. The modern dining room addition expands the interior space, and the spacious master bedroom, guest rooms and modern ‘bunkroom’ will accommodate 12 or more guests.
The interior is furnished with collectible furniture: Marcel Breuer, Gio Ponte, Norman Cherner, Eileen Gray, E. Saarinen, Phillipe Stark, etc. And fixtures are from BDDW, Lindsay Adelman, Simon Pearce, and others. It will capture the interest of any devotee of modern design.
An invisible edge pool, and a minimalist glass fence, fold into the landscape. The siting exploits the natural rock structures and conveys a natural and masculine landscape.
Any stay at 14 Vanderbilt Lane includes full access to the 120 acres restored farm estate. This includes: a kitchen garden, fruit orchard, meadows, old growth forest, hiking trails, a stream, pond and other natural features. There is also use of a tennis court & soccer field.
The Vanderbilt Estate is walking distance, just down the farm lane. The village of Rhinebeck and its many shops, restaurants, and farmer’s market, are about 10 minutes away.
Number of bedrooms 4*
Bed configurations King, King, Queen, Full (6)
Number of bathrooms Half bath (2), Full bathrooms (3)
Levels of home 2
*One of the bedrooms is a bunkroom that accommodates 6+ guests—ideal for kids or adults.
40"_+ TV 65" & 45" & 45"
DVD Player No
Game Room Foosball table
Home Theater Yes
Multiple TVs 3
Streaming Services Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBOMax + more
High Speed Internet Very High Speed
Surround Sound SONOS throughout structure
Bar Vintage 1960" Gio Ponte Bar
Office Desks in 3 rooms
Steam Shower No
Workout Facility Small gym/TRX & free weights
Covered Parking No
Fireplace Modern woodstove
Gated Community No
Golf Access Public course, 3 miles away
On Golf Course No
On-site Tennis Yes, private court & ball machine
Private Residence with 2 levels
4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 4700 square feet, 437 square meters
King, King, Queen, and Full
8 guests maximum
New York Stewart Intl Airport
50 min by car
Beautiful meadow views
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
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Activities of Interest
- Hyde Park Trail - Spend the day hiking along these long trails within the forest and enjoy plenty of wildlife and views.
- Tour Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
- Clover Brooke Farm Llama Alpaca Hikes - Take one of many tours to get up close with the animals
Places of Interest
- Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site - A National Historic Landmark, this site hosts events, old-world architecture, and vast gardens.
- Top Cottage - Home of Franklin D Roosevelt - Visit this Dutch Colonial home, built for FDR, and enjoy the retreat that held many influential people.
- Hyde Park Historical Society Museum - See this adorable building that lovingly showcases the history of the area.