The Artist’s Compound: Mihail Chemiakin’s residence and studio, an iconic Claverack landmark, is being offered for sale for the first time in over 30 years. With a commanding presence in the hamlet of Claverack, the historic main house is the last remaining building from Claverack College and was built in 1869.
The college closed in 1902, and the property has been the summer retreat of a NYC based home for children, a boys boarding school and, from 1988 to 2007, the working studio and residence of the fantastical Russian artist, Mihail Chemiakin. Chemiakin used the 7000+ sq ft main house as his sculpture and painting studio and the former boys school auditorium as his residence and additional studio space.
Shaped by Chemiakin’s vision, and dotted with his sculptures, the park-like 12 acre property also includes a caretakers cottage, a cabin, 2 guesthouses and pond. Just outside the city of Hudson, and 2 hrs north of NYC, this singular, country property awaits it’s next incarnation.