Live in Grand Victorian Style
While most of us don’t wear smoking jackets or silk dressing gowns on a regular basis, if you make 718 Merwin Street in Jewett your own, you’ll want to add some to your wardrobe in order to feel fully at home. Since this home is best enjoyed by a crowd, you might want a few extras on hand so your guests can fit in too.
Greene County Farmland - The Basics Plus!
Often when there’s a parcel of Greene County farmland available it is accompanied by a barn. This parcel, at 13.5 acres, does not disappoint. It is some of the loveliest farm land we’ve seen with beautiful views of the mountains (including Hunter Mountain), stone walls, a pond, grand old trees, waving fields, and a gorgeous, huge, red barn. The barn is both picturesque and ready for action. Complete with a cupola, doors to the loft, sliding barn doors, stalls and original windows, it will comfortably hold any menagerie you wish to fill it with. If you love a farm, but don’t want to be a farmer, the post and beam structure will accommodate all kinds of renovation: a converted barn home, a party barn, a huge bunk house, or a boat building workshop. Let your imagination run wild.
When there’s a parcel of Greene County farmland available it is also usually accompanied by a farmhouse! Of course there is a farmhouse here. But it’s a farmhouse with some unexpected twists. Where traditional farmhouses are famous for their comfortable simplicity at best and choppy warren-like layouts at worst, this farmhouse is neither. It has the grandeur of a Hudson River estate. When you walk into the entry the grandeur of this home becomes immediately clear. This home was built for entertainment. On one side of the entry is the wide-open kitchen and dining area. A huge double sided fireplace anchors the open post and beam space. Huge windows let in the light, and wide-board floors give the huge space a cozy feel. On the other side of the entry is the grand staircase and the library. The most beautiful Victorian wood paneling and bookshelves line the walls of both. The level of craftsmanship in the finishes is truly impressive, and all of it is in wonderful condition. Another fireplace warms this space, making a room that can accommodate as many as 50 guests, feel warm and welcoming.
A surprising portion of the 4,748 square feet of this house is dedicated to common spaces. Along with the grand entertaining spaces there are smaller nooks and crannies for intimate times, including a small den with yet another fireplace. The 5 bedrooms (one with a 4th fireplace) are quite spacious, well lit with natural light, and have plenty of closet space. The 3.5 bathrooms have all been recently renovated with every modern convenience and a sensibility that fits the home.
Not convinced yet? Maybe you’ll be enticed by the absolutely adorable 2 bedroom caretaker’s cottage. Set apart from the main house it has enough privacy for guests or to continue as a caretaker’s residence. If you’d like to bring the farm back to working condition the cottage would make a great place to house the family, friends, or farm employees who will help you make your dream a reality.
To make the most of this property, bring your smoking jackets, your dressing gowns, your friends, your skis, your binoculars, and maybe even your pitchforks and seed packets. But most importantly, bring your love of the country life and move right in.
5 Bedrooms, 3.50 Bathrooms
This Property Is Unique In Many Ways. The Home Retains The Charm Of The Original Farmhouse While Embracing The Splendor Of A...Read More »
Listing courtesy of Eric Amaral, Coldwell Banker Village Green
Amy Wallace - Marketing Director
Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty