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Location: Suffern, N.Y.
The Skinny: Once owned by the prominent interior designer David Easton, this Hudson Valley home was built in 1910 by the noted horticulturist Louise Bebe Wilder and her husband, McKim, Mead, and White architect Robert Wilder both as a summer home and a "laboratory for horticulture." Their building, a garden cottage, was joined by an Easton-designed "main house," itself a small one-story, two-bedroom stone and clapboard number, to create a five-bedroom compound known as Balderbrae. The six-acre property enjoys a bucolic setting, on the border of the massive Harriman State Park, with the Mahwah River running through it. Easton and his longtime partner, artist James Steinmeyer, sold this gardener's paradise in 2007, taking their magnificent furnishings with them. Since then, the interiors have been done up differently. The duo have since taken their trained eyes to a second home that's a bit further from their Manhattan home, a modernist house in Tulsa, Okla., while the buyer of this magnificent country home has it up for sale for $1.9M.
· 1070 Haverstraw Rd [Zillow]
· David Easton and James Steinmeyer’s Oklahoma Getaway [Architectural Digest]