MEADOW RIDGE FARM
Photographer: Justin M Weiner
Meadow Ridge Farm was founded in the late 19th century by a Manhattan-based financier who by water up the Hudson River to summer at the property. Covering 100 acres alongside the Hudson, with views of the Berkshire and Catskill mountain ranges that define the Hudson Valley, the farm features meadows of hay, woods of black walnut, oak and pine trees, landscaped natural streams and a pond. Its gardens and allées of red maple trees give the farm four seasons of brilliant color and natural charm.
The site holds fond memories for BWA founder Basil Walter as this was the farm where his grandparents once lived tending Holstein dairy cows for half a century. Basil grew up mostly in Brazil but spent long periods of time at the farm, and even graduated from the local high school. A longtime client of BWA was looking for property upstate at the same time the farm came onto the market. Basil knew of the perfect property for them and spent the next few years restoring the farm house and its buildings for the new owners.