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When high profile Texan professionals think about where to build a second or third, or even fourth home for summer vacations, the conversation can often turn to Cape Cod. Now, a new alternative is emerging in Hudson Valley, New York, just 90 miles north of Manhattan. In fact, Discovery Land Company is building more than 200 condos and homes priced between $1 million to more than $10 million dollars in a project that offers a new definition to country living.

We all know that the Discovery Land Company is a real estate development company specializing in the creation of world-class golf and residential communities. Its core philosophy is to enhance the natural character and spirit of each property, in order to provide its members with a unique lifestyle experience. Guided by these ideals, it has become one of the country’s preeminent recreation and residential developers with successful, high-profile communities in North America like Bakers Bay in The Bahamas, Mountaintop in North Carolina, El Dorado in Mexico, and the Yellowstone Club in Montana, to name a few.

Discovery’s model is unlike any other club model. Membership is offered to property owners only, creating a real community among neighbors. Members must buy land and build a residence. The exclusive communities are distinct, with their own architectural styles, luxury amenities, and high levels of service. Once a member, there are three main pillars to Discovery Land Company communities: Golf, Family and Outdoor Pursuits.

Emerging in the Hudson Valley region, Silo Ridge is Discovery’s first foray in the northeast. The community sits among rolling hills, horse farms, wineries, and top prep schools. Surrounded by the gorgeous natural scenery and handily located adjacent to the Wassaic train station and the town of Millbrook – the 800-acre residential resort from Discovery is the ultimate convenience, comfort, and community for city-dwellers in search of a “country gentleman” lifestyle.

Silo Ridge, the 850-acre gated, owners-only community, features an 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed golf course, equestrian center, outdoor theater, field house, organic community garden and spa. There will also be facilities to swim, as well as play tennis and basketball.

Membership at Silo Ridge will be offered to just 245 invited families for whom the world of Discovery fits a distinct lifestyle and pursuit of perfection in every aspect. The vertical, private equity membership structure and residential lots that have been carved from their natural environments in a restrained manner, are among the defining tenets of Discovery Land Company properties and its founder, CEO and Chairman Michael Meldman. The 30,000-square foot lodge clubhouse will form the heart of the resort-style community, featuring fitness center with state-of-the art spa and members boutique.

“There is nothing like this in this part of the country,” says Meldman, who is driven by the preservation of pristine natural environments, contiguous open space and the desire to create intimate communities that cater to families. “We are utilizing the Discovery imprint to create a truly unique community that builds upon the strong tradition and rich lifestyle of the area which is really based on the simple things life has to offer: friends, family, great food and lots of fun things to do.”

At Silo Ridge, the essence of sportsmanship is ingrained in the landscape. Feel the anticipation before a hunt, the bond between an equestrian and his horse, the joy of children learning the importance of teamwork. Create new family traditions around the spirit of friendly recreation. The bucolic region features quaint villages and hunt clubs and has evolved into a noted equestrian locale, yet its location in relation to Manhattan make it among the first in the portfolio that is ideal for its membership to consider as a primary residence.

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