• Acreage: 3.17
• 3 Bedrooms / 2 bathrooms
• Built: 1928
• Square feet: 1,312
• Wood stove
• Heat: Hot water baseboard
• Fuel: Oil (tank above ground)
• Hot water: Oil-fired
• Siding: Clapboard
• Drilled well
• Internet: Spectrum/cable
• Cell: Yes
• Town: Bethel
• County: Sullivan
• School: Sullivan West
• Tax Map: 39.-1-31.1
• Taxes: Town/Co. $2,586; School $2,332
• Listing price (SOLD): $239,000
She's a charmer, beckoning you to linger on her front porch and catch up with your thoughts. And yet the view summons you from your rocking chair to walk the meadow and explore the property beyond the tall row of pines and over to the old silo and disused barn, where a barren stone foundation is still in evidence. This peaceful country property is sited on a dead end road, with only a couple of other houses visible from this rather open landscape.
The warm wood floors (fir?) and wood stairs and bannister provide the shot of character that bring the ground floor to life, while the wood stove in the living room provides a focal point and ambience in winter. A previous owner had the bright idea to open the top half of one of the galley kitchen walls to the dining room, creating a pleasing airiness with a nice separation between the two spaces. Off the kitchen, an ante-room includes laundry, an exterior access to the backyard, and the second, full bathroom with tub/shower.
Upstairs off the single corridor are the three bedrooms, each with wonderful light from double exposure windows. The large full bathroom includes a tiled shower, and a soaking tub.
The L-shaped lot extends beyond the tall wind-break trees, then hangs a left behind the silo and structure (probably a tear-down). Nothing but view from back there. The lengthy meadow view shown in several shots includes the neighbor's driveway, which leads to a house that is beyond sight of this property. On the other side of that driveway the meadow continues, unobstructed.
Locationwise, this house is set in a rural, farming community, and the road is just about a half mile long. Yet it is just 5 miles to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, with eateries not far beyond that.