Business - Amenia, NY
Listening Rock Farm, 76 acres of prime farmland, populated by 6 structures. Two early 20th century brick barn buildings totaling 13,578 sq. ft.; 2 metal sided pole barns totaling 5,520 sq. ft.; 2 smaller barns/sheds totaling 1,502 sq. ft. and a state of the art, 1800 sq. ft.; zero carbon footprint solar powered home. The brick barns have multiple potential applications: brewery, distillery, farm to table restaurant, vineyard, ag. based wedding and conference venue, an art gallery/restaurant combination; let your imagination run free. Proposed semi commercial uses must have agriculture as their underlying foundation. Additional square footage can be constructed as long as it too is based on and agricultural foundation. The existing house was designed and constructed by renowned architect Allan Shope, and is a study on how to build eco-friendly structures; using recycled materials in an earth bermed, solar powered format for maximum thermal capture and retention, and a near zero carbon footprint. The main barn is 10,410 sq. ft.; beautifully converted from century old dairy barn, to locally harvested wood interior which has hosted conferences, weddings, political gatherings, educational presentations. etc. This building can easily seat 200, and has had functions with as many as 500 attending. There is a state of the art commercial kitchen, massive conference/dining/entertaining area, tele-conferencing room, offices, wine cellar, and his/hers bathrooms. The second brick barn is 3168 sq. ft., two stories, with camping out style housing on the second floor (just waiting for transformation to more appealing lodging). The two metal buildings are pole barn construction, and have been used as woodworking shops and warehousing. This property sits directly across the river from the Ten Mile River train station of the NY Central Harlem Valley line; a valuable access to and from NY City. The requirements for commercial activity here to be based on agricultural foundation is mandated by a conservation land easement. The approximately 70 acres outside the building zone is some of the best agricultural land in the area, with deep, rich topsoil. There is frontage on the Ten Mile River, opening up the possibility of irrigation for those pursuits like a distillery, brewery or farm to table venue where utilization of this choice farmland could be maximized.