A stunning 1840’s white farmhouse in upstate New York. Lovely in every way, both inside and out.
I have a really special home to share with you today. I can’t wait show you all the lovely photos and tell you all the wonderful things about this property. Nestled in the Catskills of upstate New York, and situated on more than 74 gorgeous acres, it includes a 1/4 acre 16′ spring-fed pond and hundred-year-old orchard. It also features world-class gardens that were designed by the homeowner (an internationally acclaimed landscape designer).
In 2002, the farmhouse was gutted down to the studs. The result is a stunning open floor layout, with attention given to every detail. Original wide-plank floors, two morning porches, and a gourmet kitchen are just a few of the impressive features. My mouth dropped when I saw the spectacular farmhouse stone sink. Just wait until you see the beautiful home, landscape, and entire property!
1840’s White Farmhouse in Upstate New York: Rathbun Hill Rd.
- Bedrooms: 3
- Price: $975,000
- Address: 581 Rathbun Hill Road
- City: Meredith
- State: New York
- Postal Code: 13757
- Bedrooms: 3
- Total Baths: 3
- Full Baths: 3
- SqFt: 2,076
- Acres: 74.250
Let’s take a peek inside…
Those floors! And I already told you how much I love the sink. Everything in this room is perfection.
Staircase & Hallway
Do you spy that bookcase above the stairs? I adore all of these charming details.
Porches & Patios
Exterior & Grounds
I’m ready to move in! There is such beauty in simplicity, and it allows for all of the details to shine through. This farmhouse feels cozy and homey, and I just want to cozy up with a good book on the porch. Definitely a find!
If you’re wondering about the property layout, this shows all the details, including the gorgeous landscaping.
On a personal note, I even have a list from the owners of all of their favorite things about their home, and I loved reading through it.
- The pond is a wonderful swimming pond, cool but not cold, very refreshing on a hot day. We swim round and around watching the light play on the irises.
- The evenings are long because the sun sets late in the long western view.
- Dinner on the terrace watching the the sun go down. It should be called Sunset House!
- The water comes from an artesian well seventy five feet below ground.It is cold and delicious! There’s watercress patch below the house that is constantly fed by the run off from the artesian well. Wild mint is abundant.
- The wild flowers which bring in the butterflies and birds.
- We have blue birds that come every spring.
- The arrival of the swallows that nest under the porch and teach their fledgeling to fly at the end of summer.
- How much other people love this place has always brought great joy. My friends from England who come most summers refer to the place as “the idyll.”
- Breakfast on the morning porch.
- Picking apples right off the trees. The apple blossom in spring
- Coming home, around the bend in the drive and there’s the house nestled so perfectly in the garden and fields beyond.
- Lighting the fire before friends arrive for dinner. The house’s spaciousness and how cozy it feels.
- The different and glorious views out of all the windows.
- I remember wondering how the previous owners could possibly leave this lovely place.
- Who ever lives here next will probably wonder the same of us!
- If we didn’t have to go we’d stay!