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by habituallychic

04 . 12 . 09

Everyone knows that I’m a city girl but all the lovely country houses I’ve been seeing lately might cause me to reconsider. I could picture myself being very happy on this Hudson Valley Farm by architect Gil Schafer. Of course, that would be after I stopped at Barbour to pick up the necessary wardrobe items like Wellies and waxed cotton jackets. Then you could keep Manhattan and just give me that countryside!

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  1. M.Lane April 13, 2009 | 1:32 am

    Oh how beautiful. I agree completely. I could live there forever.


  2. Daily Moda April 13, 2009 | 1:41 am

    One of the most beautiful houses I’ve ever seen. That view is priceless.

  3. maison21 April 13, 2009 | 3:23 am

    sorry- new york is where i’d rather stay. the grounds are gorgeous of course, but what do you do when you are done looking at the view? drive on down to hooterville for a sody pop? plus, i get allergic smelling hay…

    (sorry, i couldn’t help myself from going with the green acres theme).

  4. Down Comforter April 13, 2009 | 3:32 am

    What a beautiful property!

  5. A-M April 13, 2009 | 4:43 am

    I’ve died and gone….The most beautiful, beautiful home. That’s it. That would be my dream home. A-M xx

  6. Rose C'est La Vie April 13, 2009 | 7:27 am

    This house is exquisite and makes me, a London girl, long for the countryside too. I love the antler wall light, and the mirror in the drawing room with its soft blue furnishings and pale terracotta walls. Not to mention the fabulous scenic wallpaper in the dining room.
    Thanks for a glorious post.

  7. Ron April 13, 2009 | 9:23 am

    You do realize what you will be giving up!! Are you ready to trade your small city apartment for a 7000 square foot house in rolling country side? ( fully furnished of course)
    A no-brainer! In a second!
    I’d settle for just that barn, al ready!!
    Love your posts and dreams.

    Ron ( the Netherlands)

  8. mary April 13, 2009 | 9:59 am

    Hi Heather, I love this house! The understated elegance–thought it was an old Federal Period house at first. Love the photo of the horn sconces coupled with the horn beakers–the antique furnishings are to die for..perfect! Thank you.

  9. K @ Blog Goggles April 13, 2009 | 11:23 am

    I think I vote for both. City penthouse and country manor. A girl can dream, right?

  10. La Maison Fou April 13, 2009 | 12:27 pm

    I do love the mural in the diningroom, the mudroom & the kitchen. A wonderful home, the touches in details are wonderful!

  11. ArchitectDesign April 13, 2009 | 12:45 pm

    He really designs the most perfect houses!

  12. Laura Trevey April 13, 2009 | 1:33 pm

    Gorgeous…. Such stunning photos:)

  13. h April 13, 2009 | 1:37 pm

    Boy, I have to say…. I like what was done in every room. The color of the wall, the decor…. everything. But, I have to interject and say, if you want Wellies and Waxed Barn Jackets, well made and at a decent price, bag NYC and call LLBean. They are Maine and they are the best!
    How’s that for a promo, and I don’t even work for them? 🙂

  14. porter hovey April 13, 2009 | 3:31 pm

    Awww! What a great space and great views. Jealous that everything is so green and pretty!

  15. Rebecca June April 13, 2009 | 4:21 pm

    Is it odd that even though I love in Southern California, I really want a mudroom? Love these pictures!


    Rebecca June

  16. gatherings home April 13, 2009 | 6:01 pm

    Simply glorious! How wonderful it would be to live surrounded by all this beauty (of course I am including the views from room to room)!

  17. Brillante Home Decor April 13, 2009 | 6:32 pm

    Beautiful house which need a large family, a few dogs, lots of friends around, being a painter or a writer…otherwise I would stay in town to enjoy the energy of it. I agree the perfect solution will be to have a flat in town and a mansion in the country.

  18. Susan's Snippets April 13, 2009 | 6:35 pm

    HC –

    I would only love to live there if I could take my family and friends along….I could see myself getting very lonely after a while.

    people make me smile

  19. KitchAnn April 13, 2009 | 8:24 pm

    Beautiful House and View! I really like the mud room. I am sure it is well used.

  20. katiedid April 13, 2009 | 11:35 pm

    In a word: Glorious!

  21. pve design April 14, 2009 | 1:05 am

    All I need is that mud room – and that view, and that dog. Pretty sweet spot to come in and wipe the muck off my boots.
    Looks like a big shoe shine, wonder what it takes to run a place like that, the taxes, the electricity. I wonder!

  22. Sanity Fair April 14, 2009 | 8:55 pm

    I just adore the dining room wallpaper – beautiful. Any idea on the source? Thanks!

  23. Sanity Fair April 14, 2009 | 8:55 pm

    I just adore the dining room wallpaper – beautiful. Any idea on the source? Thanks!

  24. Caroline( Australia) April 15, 2009 | 12:53 am

    Wonderful. And as for what would you do there maison21! You have obviously never discovered the delights of the country: horse riding hiking gardening you are so busy living you dont get bored!

  25. franki durbin April 15, 2009 | 4:22 pm

    I wasn’t convinced until I saw the view. Once I pulled my tongue up off the floor I was able to write this comment. Beautiful view, really.

    I know I have no desire for any dwelling further out than a suburb (I need civilization!), but it’d be nice to have a family member with a sprawling estate like this. The kind of place you go during lazy holiday weekends and Christmas. I imagine it’s beautiful to see that pastoral views when it snows.

  26. DCLawyer April 20, 2009 | 4:01 pm

    This whole post is really breath taking – I love the Hudson Valley – really one of the most underrated spots in earth.

  27. jen@bellavista-LV May 1, 2009 | 1:22 pm

    Absolutly stunning and true comfort. Thanks for shareing