The former Hudson Valley estate of the late composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch has hit the market for $7.9 million.
Four Barns Farm, at 465 Shunpike Road in Millbrook, spans 40 acres.
Hamlisch — one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, a Tony (EGOT) and a Pulitzer — bought the property from Ben and Casey Affleck’s grandparents, and it is where the actors summered as kids. The retreat is currently owned by Jeffrey and Thelma Zwirn, who bought it from Hamlisch in 2002.
The dwelling features a linden tree-lined drive to a restored vintage farmhouse that overlooks four “repurposed” barns from the 1850s.
Inside, the main house has a large kitchen and a stone fireplace in the dining area. There’s also a library and a formal living room, both with fireplaces. Outside, there’s an organic vegetable garden, fruit trees and a pool.
Zwirn hired architect Paul Gleicher to design the compound. He transformed each barn into a different “experience” — one is an artist’s studio, another is a media room, a third is a billiards lounge and the fourth is an office space — all connected by a courtyard. The largest barn comes with 40-foot ceilings and can be used for concerts, large cocktail parties and other gatherings. Its main room features a floor-to-ceiling woodburning fireplace made of stone.
Altogether the compound boasts six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, two kitchens and five fireplaces.
The neighbors aren’t so shabby either. They include Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman. It’s also near the Hitchcock Estate, where Timothy Leary did his early LSD experiments.
The listing brokers are Wendy Maitland of Atelier by Wendy Maitland, and George Langa of Berkshire Hathaway.