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 is located in Dutchess County, New York about 100 miles north of New York City.
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.
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.
Hall was involved all the painstaking details of the renovation including having paint samples carbon-dated to match the home’s original colors.
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.