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Musician Daryl Hall Lists Rural Retreat

SELLER: Daryl Hall
LOCATION: Huckelberry Road, Amenia, NY
PRICE: $16,000,000
SIZE: 6,363 square feet (as per assessor), 4 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: Restored Revolutionary War Georgian Colonial. Museum quality. 24 rooms. 9 fireplaces. Indoor pool. 4 guesthouses. Pergola. Groomed 245+/- acre estate. Fields. Woods. Ponds. Catskills views. Privacy.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Some time ago Your Mama got wind from Wendy Windbag that musician Daryl Hall was fixing to hoist his 245+/- acre Upstate New York estate on the market and sho enuf, the property has just landed on the market with a hefty asking price of $16,000,000.

For all you chickens not old enough to know, Mister Hall was the blond pompadoured half of the screamingly successful soul infused rock and roll musical duo Hall & Oates whose heyday was back in the late 1970s and 1980s and who had a long list of top 40 songs that includes radio classics such as Private Eyes, Kiss on My List, I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do), You Make My Dreams Come True, and Maneater. Your Mama confesses that back when we were just a wee lamb and not in control of our own destiny we were dragged to a Hall & Oates concert at the County Fair (seriously folks, the County Fair) by our own momma who, at the time, thought Misters Hall and Oates were the bees knees in modern music.

It’s unclear to Your Mama just when Mister Hall purchased the property outside Amenia, NY–to which he gave the name Flint Hill–and we haven’t any idea how much moo-lah he forked over for it. We do know from the listing with Klemm Real Estate that after scooping up the scenic spread with 100-mile long views of the Catskills he constructed a rambling 24-room main house by combining two historic Georgian style homes, one from 1770 and 1786, that were disassembled, moved from their original locations and painstakingly re-constructed as they were originally built on Mister Hall’s property. The two structures were joined by a beamed, barn-like and sparsely furnished great room with a catwalk that wraps around three sides and one of the meandering mansion’s 9 fireplaces. Assessor records show the house measures in at 6,363 square feet while listing information puts it at approximately 8,400 square feet.

According to listing information, in addition to the numerous number of parlors, sitting rooms and libraries, the main house also features a country kitchen where the original wide plank floors and rough hewn beam ceiling meets modern conveniences such as an Aga brand range the size of a Hyundai. There is also, according to listing information, a paneled keeping room, a tavern, and a state of the art indoor pool that Your Mama was told by Miz Windbag can be accessed directly from Mister Hall’s master bedroom by a small staircase. In addition to the master bedroom, which encompasses two full poopers, there are an additional 4 bedrooms and 3 full and 2 half bathrooms.

The property includes several outbuildings all accessed by a wonderfully winding driveway that include a 1 bedroom and 1 pooper guest house and another building that houses Mister Hall’s music studio where he films his internet program Live From Daryl’s House. There is also third house with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms perfect for an estate manager or caretaker and a small hunting lodge for more rustic rural experiences.

Your Mama’s brief research across the interweb reveals that Mister Hall has bit of a fetish for owning and preserving historic homes. In addition to his big spread in Upstate New York, Mister Hall also owns the oldest house in all of Maine–the John Bray House in Kittery Point–which was built in 1662 and which reports indicate Mister Hall scooped up in March of 2007 for around $1,900,000.

Sometime in 2005, according to reports, Mister Hall and British socialite Amanda Aspinall (who may or may not still be his ladee-friend) vacated their shared 3-bedroom home in London and decamped to an historic late-Georgian era house which happens to be one of only 50 or so houses in London with frontage on the Thames river.

Until a few years ago, Mister Hall also owned an estate in the Bahamas at Harbour Island where his high-fallutin‘ neighbors were peeps like billionaire biznessman Ron Perelman, Miss Barry Diller and his fashionista wifey Diane von Furstenberg, duty-free tycoon Robert Miller, and JCrew CEO and noted trophy real estate collector Mickey Drexler who was Mister Hall’s next door neighbor until he bought Hall’s estate and combined it into his already massive spread.

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