Canaan NY Home Estate 126 Shaker Ridge Dr 12029 Sold

Canaan Mansion Shaker Ridge 6000SF. Indoor Pool secluded estate in upscale development, 7 BR mansion with 6 bathrooms, family room and living rooms w fireplaces, formal dining room with built ins, eat-in kitchen, den/office, laundry, other bonus rooms, ideal for entertaining, and home business, separate pool building, with 4BR3BA guest house lovely landscaping on 22 acres.

Canaan NY Home Estate 5000SF 3BR3BA dramatic Berkshire View Contemporary with soaring soaring spaces and beautiful stone fireplaces, master suite w. fireplace, plus junior suite with library (could be office) and third BR or studio with sink. Large kitchen with informal dining area or lounge with fireplace, plus, great room with stone fireplace, library and formal dining room. Plus 4BR 3BA guest house with workshop, garage and endless pool. Ideal for entertaining, home, business, and family compound on 6+ acres (available with up to 20 acres) with lovely landscaping, including large pool.


Canaan NY Home Estate

Canaan NY Home Estate

Canaan NY Home Estate 5000 SF plus 4BR3BA Guest house 2 pools

Explore our Canaan listings with our principal broker who lives on Shaker Ridge Drive. Search our listings and those of our MLS partners in Columbia-Greene MLS, Berkshire MLS and Capital Regional MLS. Enjoy a great vacation spot, close to Tanglewood, Jiminy Peak Queechy Lake and Albany.

The first settlers arrived around 1759. The town was founded in 1772 as “Kings District”. The name was changed to “Canaan” in 1788. One of the oldest sections of Canaan is Frisbee Street, settled in 1770 by Gideon Frisbee, who emigrated from Canaan, Connecticut.  Frisbee Street fronts what was once the Albany-Boston stagecoach route.

Canaan is 40 minutes from downtown Albany and 15 minutes from Pittsfield Massachusetts. It is bordered by Austerlitz to the south, New Lebanon to the north, Massachusetts to the east, and Chatham to the west.  Its population of less than 1,800 in an area of 36.7 square miles.

Canaan NY Home Estate 5000 SF plus 4BR3BA Guest house 2 pools

Canaan was founded by settlers from Canaan, Connecticut in 1759. Since it lies on the Massachusetts border and is close to Pittsfield, Lenox and Stockbridge, it attracts permanent residents who work in Massachusetts and are attracted by the better real estate values in New York State. Also many of its second home residents take advantage of the Berkshires and the proximity of the Tanglewood Music Festival with the Boston Symphony.

Columbia County was formed in 1786 after the American Revolutionary War. From portions of Albany County, once a vast area until new communities were developed and jurisdictions were organized. In 1799, the southern boundary of Columbia County was moved southward to include that portion of Livingston Manor located in Dutchess County.

The first exploration of the territory was most likely that of Hendrick Hudson who in 1609 sailed across the Atlantic and up the river which now bears his name. An accident to his craft forced him to stop and come ashore to visit the area. The native inhabitants of the region were the Mohican Indians. A lively trade was established by 1612 and early settlers began to colonize various regions. The establishments of Fort Orange and New Amsterdam in 1624 allowed traders and travelers to frequently stopped along the shores of Columbia. Small settlements sprang up to supply goods to these ships.

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  • Address: Canaan, New York 
  • Price: $691,000 
  • Property ID: 4897 
  • Town Taxes: 7839 
  • School Taxes: 13119 
  • Prop. Class: Residential 
  • County: Columbia 
  • Development: Shaker Ridge Drive 
  • Schools: New Lebanon 
  • Contact: David Birch 
  • Agent Title: Broker 
  • Cell: 518-928-7239 
  • Brokerage: Chatham 
  • Phone: 518-392-6400 
  • Town: Canaan 

Property Characteristics

  • Acreage: 14.88 
  • Road Type: County 
  • Supply: drilled well 
  • Disposal: septic and fields 


  • Year Built: 1986 
  • Upgrades: Guest house, indoor lap pool, exercise room, workshop & more! 
  • Condition: excellent 
  • Sq. Ft.: 6567 
  • Total Rooms: 10 
  • Bedrooms:
  • Bathrooms:
  • Room Details: Many upgrades and guest house with huge sleeping loft, cedar closet and more!  
  • Roof: asphalt 
  • Siding: clapboard 
  • # of Outbuildings:
  • Building Details: Outdoor pool and guest house with lap pool, exercise room, and much more! 
  • Building Style: Contemporary