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Leonard Steinberg, Charles Blaichman plan mystery “private club” in upstate NY

The property is nestled on a 136-acre former estate in Duchess County

Country-club- From left Charles Blaichman,   Leonard Steinberg and 492 Ackert Hook Road in Rhinebeck,   N.Y.

At the one-time home of country-club vegetarians, and later, recovering drug addicts, Compass president Leonard Steinberg and developer Charles Blaichman envision a weekend sojourn for urban-weary New Yorkers.

“It’s going to be spectacular, ” the Compass broker said on Tuesday. “It’s going to be the type of experience that New Yorkers have been dreaming of and doesn’t exist yet.”

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Beyond its prospects as a respite from the hustle-bustle, the project is largely a mystery.
Blaichman would only say that the development won’t be a country club but a “private club in the country” and that plans are too preliminary to further detail. What is clear is that the project is planned for a bucolic town along the Hudson River..

Read the full story at The Real Deal By Kathryn Brenzel





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