Locusts on Hudson

Meandering through 76 acres of spectacular scenery, including forests, fields, gardens and lush greenery all overlooking the spectacular Hudson River Valley, Locusts-on-Hudson nestles right on the river with its own exquisite private beach in Staatsburg, NY. The private estate is an oasis of calm and tranquility just two hours’ drive from New York City and offers every facility for a luxurious getaway. Here you’ll find a beautiful pool to swim in, a number of greenhouses to explore, sauna, hot tub, outside seating, a dock in May, flower garden, river views, walking paths, barn complex to relax in and a fully operational farm complete with its own spectacular 19th Century barn where a number of events have been held.

The manor house is a neo-Baroque structure that was originally erected in 1941 and has been meticulously restored to its former glory by renowned hotelier André Balazs. Today it boasts a number of large, stately rooms with vast floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the spectacular terrain. There’s a great room, a formal dining-room, study, gallery, kitchen, office and 11 exquisite bedrooms Guests enjoy a variety of leisure facilities, including a large swimming pool, a tennis court hiking paths, cross country skiing in winter and kayaking in the summer months. There is also a golf course next to the property.

The historic estate has become a popular retreat for weekend getaways, special events and weddings where guests are able to access the offerings of the entire property.

Its history is fascinating, too… the property was originally owned by Henry Brockholst Livingston, who gave it the unusual name ‘The Locusts’ in 1797 after the black locust trees that were planted there.

Over the centuries there were various buildings erected on the property, including an Italianate mansion built in 1871 by William B. Dinsmore, who was president of a powerful American rail and shipping company called Adams Express Co. He established elaborate gardens here and immense greenhouses where he cultivated rare plants including exotic orchids, daffodils, roses and lilacs. Dinsmore also erected a large farm complex on the property that became famous for its prize-winning livestock and beautiful barns. He also hosted a number of famous people at The Locusts, including two US Presidents (Ulysses S. Grant and Chester A. Arthur).

Dinsmore’s grand-daughter, Helen Lytle Hull, transformed The Locusts into a glamorous retreat in 1941. She dismantled her grandfather’s enormous mansion and rebuilt the existing one. Helen Lytle Hull would host elaborate garden parties which hosted artists like Cole Porter, Grace Kelly, Leonard Bernstein, and Elsa Maxwell. She helped fund Lincoln Center & the Ballet.  After her death, the property went to ruin, until it was bought by André Balazs in 2004. The famous hotelier initially intended living on the property, but has since decided to share its beauty with guests. Today, the Locusts is a modern luxury establishment in keeping with all of Balazs’ other famous properties scattered around the world.

Aspen: Wonders of the Outdoors and Scenery

Sitting on the Roaring Fork River is none other than the masterful vision of this mountain lodge. The scenic assembly of a glamorous temple-like rectangular fire pit, on the ridge of the cabin, emits a mirage effect across the forest and the hillside of Aspen. Here is a cabin where innovation meets art and elegance. With plenty of terrace seating and dining, catch the breeze with a late dinner and the sounds of nature before star gazing.

Here in Aspen, we bask in the wonders of the outdoors and scenery. At this particular villa, the idea of alfresco dining presents itself in lounge settings by the fire or around a crafted altar-like dining area with pergola, out on the terrace near the fire pit. Or unwind in the outdoor whirlpool spa. A home theatre, air conditioning, Wi-Fi access and baby equipment are also provided.

This cabin demonstrates great contrasts in the kitchen and living room. A bright and dark mishmash of desert sand colors in the decor of the couches mixes well with the natural brown of the wood. They complement each other to give life to a modern living space, yet with a more ancient look. The intricate pieces of wood along the stairs almost provide the illusion that you are actually outdoors.

Up to eight people can stay in the four bedrooms provided. The master bedroom consists of a king bed, en-suite bathroom and terrace access. The other bedrooms have another king bed, en-suite bathrooms, as well as a bedroom with a twin bed that can convert to a king and two bunk beds with a TV. Some game consoles are also available for children and big kids alike.

One of the best attributes of the villa is the fact that you are only five minutes from the nearest market, restaurants and the town of Aspen. Most importantly, for the ski fans you are but a five minute drive away from the ski slopes. Whether you come to Colorado for winter or summer fun, you will surely appreciate the charisma, luxury and resplendence at this villa.

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Aspen: Your Ideal North American Winter Holiday

With breathtaking mountain views, dramatic vaulted ceilings and fireplaces around every corner this 7-bedroom villa is an ideal choice for an Aspen holiday.

After a day on the slopes, the indoor pool, steam room and Jacuzzi offer an inviting place to relax, before enjoying a cocktail at the mountain-view bar. Cap off dinner with a movie in the private cinema, a glass of wine in the wine room, or curl up in front of one of the property’s many fireplaces.

The scenic outdoor entertainment spaces, tennis court, and proximity to a wide range of outdoor activities including horseback riding and mountain biking make this villa an excellent base for discovering Aspen in every season.

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Utah: Ski Dream Come True

Located in the Deer Crest area at Deer Valley Resort, this home is truly a skier's dream come true. This beautiful villa was built in 2007 to be the ideal ski vacation home, and offers approximately 14,000 square feet consisting of 6 bedrooms, 10 baths, 2 living areas, gourmet kitchen, après ski area, fitness center and much more. In addition to luxury amenities, it also offers 4,500 square feet of heated wrap around decks and patio areas, 2 exterior fire pits, a heated pool with grotto, an over sized hot tub and a ski access bridge. This home truly defines a Deer Valley luxury ski home.

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Brownstone in the Heart of Manhattan (Murray Hill, New York)

Baroque Access and Baroque Villa have some of the most beautiful and character-filled properties in the most prime locations in New York, 

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Brownstone in the Heart of Manhattan (Murray Hill)

Finding a quiet, tree-lined block in the heart of midtown is nothing short of a miracle. But in the middle of this sun-soaked street, is a former rectory with it’s exterior still in its grand gothic splendor. Inside the building has undergone a total makeover, boasting clean, simple decor and modern fittings.

The Two bedrooms and four bathrooms property is spread out over three floors of ample space. It features a generously sized  state-of-the-art kitchen hewn out of stone, steel and wood. Down in the lower level, you will find a cozy den for a living/entertainment room where you can mellow out after a activity-filled day.

The entire home is extremely well-lit. Abundant light spills through the Gothic lancet windows, illuminating the scarlet-hued living area.

One of the home’s most eye-catching feature is it’s beautiful spiral staircase, that grants access to all three floors. The staircase is steep and will not be suitable to guest below the age of 13.

Minimum stay length for this home is four nights.

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Baroque Villas - New York Midtown West Duplex Penthouse

Short-term rental accommodations have become popular alternatives to hotels. More and more people when on vacation want to experience it like a local. Baroque Access and Baroque Villas’ collection of properties can be best described as home-stays with boutique hotel comforts.

We make it easy for travelers to stay in beautifully designed, functional and character-filled homes in the location’s best-known areas.

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Midtown West Duplex Penthouse

This three-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom penthouse located in New York’s Midtown West grants residences easy access to Broadway shows, jazz clubs, Lincoln Center and some of New York’s top restaurants and nightclubs.

A minimalist haven, this elegant duplex penthouse has soothing neutral toned décor that helps enhance relaxation after a hectic day exploring the city. Settle in the cozy living room; prepare gourmet meals in the designer kitchen or admire New York’s stunning cityscape on the duplex’s massive outdoor terrace.

The penthouse was once the site of a former recording studio, where everyone from John Lennon to Stevie Wonder has paced its halls, producing countless multiplatinum albums.

The penthouse includes concierge services, housekeeping and a variety of luxury services and personnel on demand.

The minimum stay length for this home is two nights. 

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