• Acreage: 46
4 Bedrooms / 3 bathrooms
• Built: 1985
• Square feet: 2,316
• Heat: Hot water baseboard; electric baseboard
• Fuel: Oil; tank above ground
• Hot water: Electric, oil back-up
• Siding: Clapboard
• 1 Bedroom / 1 bathroom
• Built: 2008
• 50' x 20' heated swimming pool
• Square feet: 750
• Heat: Forced hot air, electric (probably wouldn't handle dead of winter temps)
• A/C, electric
• Hot water: On-demand, propane
• Built-in charcoal grill
• Electric and septic were sized to accommodate a larger structure
• Swimming pond with zip line
• Garage (1 car) or shed
• Drilled well
• Internet: Satellite
• Cell: Yes, very good
• Town: Delaware
• County: Sullivan
• Tax Map: 6.-1-84
• Taxes: Town/Co. $7,366; School $6,347
• Listing price: $799,000
This property is a real playground, with something for everyone. No doubt people pass the bottom of this driveway every day and don't realize what lies up beyond the initial stretch of woods. The privately-set forty-six acres includes large swathes of lush, level meadows, balanced by acres of deciduous woodland, including many mature specimens.
The front portion of the house benefits from the dozen large, square skylights that drench the house in natural light yearround. The brick flooring in the entrance area is inspired; a perfect choice in an area prone to mucky boots and wet towels. Up the half flight of stairs and the open concept kitchen flows into the spacious living area, which features a brick fireplace. From there a dedicated dining area then feeds into the den, where TV/movies are enjoyed. The master bedroom is on this level and is en suite with a modern bathroom with tiled shower. There is a second full bathroom on this level, near the kitchen, with a tub/shower.
Upstairs, past a landing that serves as a handy home office, a child's bedroom has been painted with a whimsical tableau. The corridor off the landing leads to two more bedrooms, has a stretch with a view down to the front of the house, and then terminates at a tiled full bathroom with tub/shower.
There is a "bonus room" just down a few steps from the entrance, that could easily serve as a rec room or another lounge. The laundry and the home's systems are off that room.
A pretty fieldstone patio at the front of the house is an obvious spot to hang out and admire that really outstanding sweeping view across the open meadow and out to the distant countryside views beyond. There is a delightful building off to the side that could serve as a one car garage, but currently is used as a shed for tools and for their four-wheeler.
That four-wheeler is used throughout the non-snow months to access the various areas throughout the property, most especially, the pool and pool house that are at the top of the hill. A rugged road runs from the house up through the woods, past a couple of large fields, one of which includes a super cool children's play set, including a slide and climbing apparatus. There is a swimming pond over which a zip line stretches, for all sorts of fun shenanigans.
The modern design of the pool, its surrounding terraces and the pool house itself is incredibly inviting. Wide glass doors open to a flagstone-floored kitchen. There is a walk-in pantry and a laundry. The bathroom includes a shower with three sides of glass that are external "walls" looking out to a side lawn and an incredible view. Upstairs the one bedroom has French doors onto a balcony with that same view.
The overhang above the patio is fitted with strong electric heaters to help extend the season, or even to take the edge off Catskills evenings. There is a sunny area for lounges and a built-in charcoal grill.
There had been a very large outbuilding that's been removed. Electric, well and possibly septic still exist at that site, which is to the left side of the meadow in front of the house when facing the house..