Heiress hunts for Hudson Valley record sale
Columbia County estate listed for $25M
The daughter of late hotelier Sol Kerzner is ready to make a real estate headline of her own, listing her Columbia County home for what would be a record sale.
Beverley Kerzner listed Ingadi, her 130-acre estate at 461 Silvernails Road in Pine Plains, for $25 million, the Wall Street Journal reported.
It’s the most expensive listing in the county and a sale at that price would be the most expensive in county history, according to Compass’ Leonard Steinberg, who shares the listing with Byron Anderson.
Kerzner purchased the property in 2015 for $3.5 million and spent the next seven years improving it, Anderson told The Real Deal.
The property has a four-bedroom main house and five-bedroom cottage. After deciding against converting an existing structure into a single-family home, she tapped Niels Schoenfelder to build the modern, barn-inspired main house, which was completed in 2020.
Anderson said what sets the property apart is the convergence of two waterways, Shekomeko Creek and Roeliff Jansen Kill, in its backyard.
“At the high end, buyers want privacy, land, and natural resources. Water is the biggest one they look for,” the agent said. “The confluence of these two rivers is really a powerful, remarkable force of nature. It’s something people spend a lifetime searching for on private land and never find.”
The main residence spans 7,500 square feet and includes a wine cellar, gym, steam room and sauna, while the primary bedroom has a private roof deck. There’s also a terrace with a covered seating area, bar and built-in barbecue area, as well as radiant floor heating to melt snow.
Other properties on the estate include four barns — including one that dates back to the 18th century — horse paddocks, an outdoor riding area and a pool. Kerzner also installed an Airstream trailer and several glamping and lounging spots.
Anderson said Kerzner groomed the property meticulously. “She’s cleared all of the undergrowth in a way that you can quite literally walk barefoot comfortably through the woods,” he said.
The waterways are not only beautiful to look at, Anderson said, but allow for fly fishing, kayaking, rafting, wading and swimming.
Kerzner told the outlet she decided to list the home so she could travel more.
As the Hudson Valley housing market boomed during the pandemic, prices swelled to new heights.
In September, Suzy Welch sold her home in Red Hook for $18.5 million; Compass’ Anderson had that listing as well. The trade for the 290-acre estate was a Dutchess County record, although well short of the $25 million Welch listed the property for a few months earlier.
— Holden Walter-Warner