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Former nudist colony goes on the market for $20MILLION | WATCH

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  • A 164-acre private property in upstate New York that gained fame in the 1930s as the home of the Fresh Air Club – a nudist colony that gained a lot of media attention, has hit the market for $19.95 million
  • The property, known as ‘Auchmoody,’ includes a 7,000-square-foot private home with five bedrooms, including two master bedrooms
  • All of the rooms inside the home, including a dining room that can accommodate 24 people around a large table, feature large windows facing the 25-acre man-made lake
  • The lake has its own waterfall and a boat launch and is perfect for water sports 
  • The property also includes two separate guest cottages, a caretaker’s house, a kennel, a three-story garage and a three-story barn
  • It is being sold by the family of David Maltz, founder of New York-based Maltz Auctions, who purchased it for about $900,000 in 1998
  • If it sells for anywhere close to its asking price of $19.95 million, it will be the most expensive property in all of Ulster County

A sprawling waterfront property in upstate New York that once housed a notorious nudist colony and a dude ranch has hit the market at $19.95 million.

The 164-acre private property, known as ‘Auchmoody,’ gained fame in the 1930s as the home of the Fresh Air Club – a nudist colony that received a lot of media attention at the time and was featured in the controversial 1932 book ‘On Going Naked’ by Jan Gay.

It was later converted into a dude ranch, the Wall Street Journal reports, and now includes a 7,000-square-foot private home with two separate guest cottages, a caretaker’s house, a kennel, a three-car garage and a three-story barn, all of which are located on a man-made lake in Esopus, about 80 miles north of Manhattan.

A 164-acre former nudist colony which has its own private 25-acre lake in upstate New York is selling for $19.95 million

A 164-acre former nudist colony which has its own private 25-acre lake in upstate New York is selling for $19.95 million

The upstairs of the rustic-style 7,000-square-foot home features a large but cozy living area

The upstairs of the rustic-style 7,000-square-foot home features a large but cozy living area

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