A Spacious Victorian Farmhouse Cottage in Slate Hill, New York–a 70 mile drive or railroad commute to New York City.
Take a one minute video tour of the house and see what you may like. For the motivated buyer several antique furnishings pictured on the home website are included free of charge with the purchase of the house. A solid oak post & beam Victorian farmhouse and cottage home built in Orange County, New York. It has cedar and pine clapboards and a new ( 2003) 50 year warranted slate roof. The house sits on an acre of landscaped lawn, flowerbeds and a small backyard apple orchard. The house has two floors of 2882 square feet and two zone heat and air conditioning ( 2nd floor). It has its own well water and a septic system, two over two double pane insulated windows and original wide-plank hardwood floors. The house has 12 rooms, 4-5 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths and includes 3 fireplaces, laundry room, large store room, 3 walk-in closets, new kitchen cabinets, new Jenn-Aire appliances, 6 burner gas stove & indoor grill and 22 foot long granite countertop with a built-in breakfast nook. The land with this house was originally a one room home which was probably deeded gratis by Queen Anne of England in the 1700s to immigrants who would settle in the Colony of New York. The house is also a Nationally registered landmark with available historic tax credits.
The numerous assets of the house set it apart from other so called “comparable houses” on the market especially the home’s Victorian fixtures, lighting, doors, moldings and furnishings.
Many of the ‘built-in’ furnishings in this house include antique Victorian chandeliers, mahogany wood grained doors, Colonial floor cloth, Victorian cast iron tubs with solid brass feet and faucets just to name a few. Of all its features the beautiful neo-classical center hall’ trimwork and wallpaper, a copy of the wallpaper in the Virginia estate of George Mason, “Gunston Hall” who was a close friend of Thomas Jefferson and a signer of the Declaration of Independence which began our nation. The Gunston Hall wall hanging has a pale yellow background. My home’s wallpaper was printed on a light grey background. Originally a farmhouse the countryside where it remains is still dairy and apple county. Interstate 84 and the New Thruway are closeby. Nearby shopping and services are three to five miles away in Middletown.