Beekman 1802: Organic Farm & Wedding Cake Mansion

Beekman 1802: Organic Farm & Wedding Cake Mansion

Aaron Able
Feb 27, 2009

This beautiful Georgian-Federal style home in Sharon Springs, New York is the home of Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge. According to The New York Times, the couple bought the 200-year-old home (with red barn) in 2007 and named it "Beekman 1802 in honor of its original owner, William Beekman, a judge and state senator". In addition to sparsely furnishing the home to show off the architectural character, they have an organic goat farm that produces cheese and soap..

The home has four bedrooms, seven fireplaces and 14-foot wide hallways! Dr. Brent Ridge was, until last September, "vice president for healthy living at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia."

We appreciate that even though this is a HUGE home, the sparsely furnished rooms really show off the space and are clutter-free:

"The new owners took things slowly: Instead of "filling the rooms full of things from Pottery Barn," Dr. Ridge said, the couple decided to "be minimal with the furniture; we wanted the house to shine through.""

Read the full story, The Old House That Became a Way of Life and all the pictures in the slideshow — including goats and llamas!

(Images: Stewart Cairns)

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