Discovery Land Company Raises ‘The Barn’ at Stunning Silo Ridge Field Club in the Hudson Valley


Real estate has been booming in the Hamptons, making it even harder than years past to buy up coveted properties. Some Hamptonites and city dwellers are heading due north, not east, 90 minutes from Manhattan to the Hudson Valley and its only gated community, Silo Ridge Field Club, which is Discovery Land Company’s first Northeast property. The private, members-only haven has seen seven listings close in the past two weeks, and in the midst of a lockdown, opened the highly anticipated 11,000-square-foot Barn for residents.

Regulating all necessary social distancing precautions including temperature checks, spacing in public spaces and masks. Silo Ridge’s latest addition offers, among other incredible features,  a game room, 10-pin bowling alley, movie theater and arts and crafts room with a wood-firing pottery kiln. Take a look at why all eyes are on Silo Ridge.

The Barn is an 11,000-square-foot, multipurpose space that encompasses a casual dining room with private and communal tables to enjoy both terrain-to-table fare and classic American comfort food. The Barn’s unique architecture and interior design allow room to transform the space for movie nights, sports viewing, live music, and more. A relaxed 120-seat dining room and bar surround a double-height fireplace, inviting guests to linger around the warmth of the hearth. Long farmhouse-style tables anchor the large space, providing an opportunity for multiple families and friends to gather.

To create an authentic and welcoming experience, Discovery Land Company tapped a collaboration of designers and architects for the Barn, with Alder & Tweed serving as the space’s final designer. The design firm specializes in premier luxury residences, communities, and hospitality projects. Drawing on inspiration from the rich local history and iconic architectural styles of the Hudson Valley, New York Design Director Stephanie Balvin worked with a local guild of artisans to incorporate handmade Shaker-style dining pieces in the design.

“The Barn is the hub of family life at Silo Ridge,” says Mike Meldman, founder and CEO of Discovery Land Company. “It’s an important part of our DNA: generations of families who get to know each other and love spending time together.”

Balvin and team sourced The Barn’s design accessories locally, finding it imperative that every detail is authentic to the local natural and cultural landscape. To accomplish this, they scoured barns, private estate sales, and local shops to identify original folk art and Americana relics. Championing Discovery Land Company’s commitment to sustainability, the design team used vintage oak floor, reclaimed wood, locally sourced stone, and one-of-a-kind pieces inside the barn and reclaimed wood from a local barn on the exterior.

In the Barn’s lower level, the feel is more youthful, with vintage sporting equipment lining the walls and authentic ‘throwback’ arcade games filling the space. The lower level also houses a 10- pin bowling alley, movie theater, and arts and crafts room boasting a wood-firing pottery kiln. Silo Ridge’s younger members will enjoy scaled, child-size Shaker-style furniture adorned with whimsical colors and patterns. Outdoors, the event lawn and fire pits welcome families for Giant Jenga, cornhole, and other games during the day; after dark, it’s the perfect place to gather for s’mores around the fire.

Like all Discovery Land Company properties, a strong connection with the outdoors defines The Barn’s purpose and vision. Both levels feature oversized patios, double-height windows and garage-style doors on the main level to allow for unobstructed, spectacular views of the pool, lake, and golf course as well as the majestic beauty of the Berkshire Mountains. The Barn’s lower level patio leads directly to the ‘beach’ and pool area.

Those acquainted with the Hudson Valley know that life in this spectacular country setting revolves around its distinct farming seasons. Summer begins with strawberry season, followed by blueberries and apple and pumpkin harvests in early autumn. Silo Ridge’s culinary team also uses fresh local products from one of the area’s many farmers’ markets or from the onsite organic garden to create delicious terrain-to-table menus. Fresh ingredients are also available to members for their own kitchens.

Nestled in charming Hudson Valley countryside, Silo Ridge Field Club is located 90 minutes from New York City and is accessible by car or train leaving from Grand Central Station. The community sits among the top private schools in the country. With 24 communities in its portfolio, Discovery Land Company develops every family-friendly luxury residential community with four pillars in mind–championship golf, a signature Outdoor Pursuits adventure program, family-friendly fun and memories, and world-class culinary delights.

Golf: Each Discovery club features a championship golf course designed by well-known and well-respected veteran golf architects. The courses emphasize playability for all ages and abilities. In addition to their stunning designs in some of the most beautiful places on earth, these courses are also luxuriously casual with no dress code and no pre-arranged tee times required, appointed with Discovery’s signature comfort stations. The golf course at Silo Ridge’s course is a Tom Fazio design, replete with breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley.
Outdoor Pursuits: Silo Ridge’s Outdoor Pursuits program helps families create lifelong memories in the Hudson Valley’s famed natural wonderland. Family members can try their hands at riflery, archery, equestrian, fly fishing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, sledding ,and morewith the assistance of trained professionals and top-of-the-line gear and safety equipment.

Culinary: Led by Jonathan Wright, VP of Culinary Operations East Coast and the Caribbean, Silo Ridge’s five-star culinary offerings are sourced with local ingredients and organic produce from the onsite garden. From elegant fine dining to casual fare, Discovery understands that food is a reason to bring people together, with a high value on family connection reflected in the culinary program.

Family: Discovery’s vertical membership assures that grandparents and children have just as many opportunities for fun and memory making as members themselves. With family-friendly facilities and an exceptional Kids Club program with planned activities every hour, there is always a way for the entire family to engage and reconnect.