House Tour: Daryl Hall’s New York Farm

As half of the “rock and soul” duo Hall & Oates, Daryl Hall is best known for the 70’s and 80’s chart topping hits like Maneater and I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do). When the musician isn’t recording or touring, he enjoys restoring historic homes to their one-time glory. Having grown up in an 18th-century historic house in Pennsylvania, it is no doubt his childhood influenced his passion for early period architecture.

Huckleberry Farm, one of Hall’s more complex restoration projects and current residence, is currently on the market for $8.75 million. The 248-acre estate in Dutchess County, New York about 100 miles north of New York City.

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Hall currently lives in the home where he films a monthly Web series Live From Daryl’s House. Past shows have brought musicians like Smokey Robinson, Rob Thomas and Jason Mraz by for jam sessions.

new york farm daryl hall

Hall worked with antique dealers and historians using authentic and re-created materials to rebuild the property with authentic period detail. Though, modern conveniences were not spared in the gourmet kitchen which includes Miele and Sub-Zero appliances.

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Hall was involved all the painstaking details of the renovation including having paint samples carbon-dated to match the home’s original colors.

Daryl Hall Farm

The great room also serves as a recording studio where Hall hosts is monthly Web series. He often provides private tours of the home during recording sessions. Click here to watch Hall as he gives a private tour of the home’s wine cellar to show guest Jason Mraz.

The estate is currently listed with Heather Croner, broker and owner of Heather Croner Real Estate Sotheby’s International Realty and available for private showing by appointment only.

11 responses

  1. Aside from being a wonderful musician, it is apparent that he has a ‘feel’ for architecture and has lovingly restored this property. The next owner will obtain a beautiful ‘gem’ indeed !
    ~ Rosanne Allen-Hewlett , Designer/Realtor

  2. Not so different the from the farms in Dutchess County are those in Delaware County, where my roots lie; rather more polished of course and spectacularly restored. New York State is really beautiful.

  3. I love his music. His TV series show impressed me that he continued to be musically motivated inviting many stellar performers for dinner and a session.

  4. I love crafted songs with lyrics I can decipher, surrounded by melodies and the occasional hook. D. hall gets an A in all those catiagories. Daryl still hits the notes ,and his band responds accordingly. I’m diggin the musicality of it all. It’s kinda inspirational.

  5. Daryl is in a class all by himself, whether it’s composing, performing, and now architecture. I have been following his career for over 33 years and he truly has no equal. He only gets better with time. Thank you, Daryl, for inviting us all into your beautiful home on the 15th of each month :)

  6. Six years ago I was one of the first to watch LFDH and found the show just as intriguing as Daryl Hall himself! I am looking forward to the launch of the new LFDH in the fall of 2013 at a new house on the Palladium Channel and the new restoration show with Daryl, which will air on the DIY Channel in the Spring of 2014. Daryl Hall you just keep on surprising us!

  7. i grew up in brooklyn listening to songs from hall & oats.recently i stumbled upon live from daryls house & seeing daryl & his band perform moved me in my soul. the talent, the words,the intimate setting really sets this show apart from anything else. include the visiting talent & daryl & his band really showcases thier superior talent in telling stories set to music to move the soul in varying ways. this is a nice thing in a rough world. it helps me to just kick back and chill out for a little while seeing where creativity can go and effect people. let the music play and the talent shine, rock on. Douglas Poughkeepsie

  8. check out this show and see how songs & music really come together to make people feel the message that is being conveyed through words & song to touch the soul.

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