Historic House Listings

Old Claverack College, Circa 1869. On twelve acres in NY. $1,250,000

July 4, 2019

Wow, such an interesting place! This was built in 1869. It is located on 11.9 acres in Claverack, New York. This is the only remaining structure from the old Claverack College. It has had multiple uses over the years. The college closed in 1902. It was used as a summer based retreat for New York City children. It was also used as a boys boarding school. From 1988 to 2007 it was used as the home and studio for Russian artist, Mihail Chemiakin. Some of his artwork dots the landscape of this property. He used the 7,000 square foot main residence as his sculpture and painting studio. He used the former boys school auditorium as his residence. There is also a caretaker’s cottage, one cabin, two guest houses, and a large pond. 7,370 square feet. $1,700,000 New price: $1,250,000

From the Zillow listing:


The Artist’s Compound: Mihail Chemiakin’s residence and studio, an iconic Claverack landmark, is being offered for sale for the first time in over 30 years. With a commanding presence in the hamlet of Claverack, the historic main house is the last remaining building from Claverack College and was built in 1869. The college closed in 1902, and the property has been the summer retreat of a NYC based home for children, a boys boarding school and, from 1988 to 2007, the working studio and residence of the fantastical Russian artist, Mihail Chemiakin. Chemiakin used the 7000+ sq ft main house as his sculpture and painting studio and the former boys school auditorium as his residence and additional studio space. Shaped by Chemiakin’s vision, and dotted with his sculptures, the park-like 12 acre property also includes a caretakers cottage, a cabin, 2 guesthouses and pond. Just outside the city of Hudson, and 2 hrs north of NYC, this singular, country property awaits it’s next incarnation.
What I love about this home
An amazing house, in need of full renovation, but the bones are good and a local landmark since it was built in 1869. A park-like setting of 12 acres creates an artistic oasis 10 minutes from Hudson, NY and 2 hr’s from NYC.
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