• 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms
• Square feet: 985
• Built: 2013
• Acreage: 5.02
• Stone fireplace
• Screened porch
• Drilled well
• Floors: Wood
• Heat: Hot water baseboard; steam radiators
• Fuel: Propane
• Water heater: Electric
• Siding: Wood
• Town: Rockland
• County: Sullivan
• Taxes: School $3,825, Town/Co. $3,702
• SBL: 16.-1-6.53
• Listing price: $359,000
A contemporary interpretation of the classic American farmhouse, Fern Run scores big on natural light and really efficient use of space. The energy flows beautifully between the distinct but open plan areas, so the house feels larger than the square footage would indicate. The home is set privately up a gravel driveway, wrapped by lawn and then surrounded by woodland. A covered front porch makes rainy day arrivals more palatable, and is one of a number of appealing lounging spots in and out of the house.
The living room is punctuated by an attractive stone fireplace, but the more subtle details also make for a character-filled home: Like the large, four-paned windows that appear throughout; the whitewashed shiplap on the ceiling; the texture and natural tones of the wood posts and treads of the stairwell; and the sliding barn door upstairs.
The sleek white and stainless steel kitchen offers plenty of storage, including a wall of open shelving. Next to the dining table a wide glass slider leads to the screened porch out back, a focal point during the warmer months. From that porch, the outdoors beckons, especially for a walk in the woods, and to gather around the often-used fire pit.
Head upstairs, past a large window that provides significant natural light to the house, and on to the master and guest bedrooms. Both feature sky lights and architecturally-interesting sloped ceilings. There is a shared full bathroom, white with double sinks and marble top, featuring a modern walk-in shower with glass door.
There is also a pretty half bath downstairs on the main floor. The "bonus space" is the large, walk-out basement (via French doors). While it is unfinished, it has high ceilings and is very handy for laundry, storage, and is currently home to a ping pong table. It has great possibilities!
There is deeded access to the use of Amber Lake, about a half mile down the road is the shared access point, with dock, where you can put in your kayak or canoe, throw in a line, or have a swim.