• 6 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms
• 4,000 square feet
• 2 custom designed stone patios, with outdoor fireplace
• Acres: 4.89
• Built: 1866, Renovated: 2001
• Massive gourmet kitchen with professional appliances
• Huge Master Suite with Bisazza tile
• Rocking chair porch
• Pella windows and doors
• Outdoor gas BBQ grill
• Secondary oven and cook top
• In-wall stereo system
• Gas fireplace (En suite/3rd floor)
• 2 washers and 2 dryers
• Heat: Baseboard and radiant
• A/C: Mini-splits and window units
• Fuel: Oil
• Hot water: Oil
• Siding: Wood
• Whole house 17kw generator (Propane)
• Septic and drilled well
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BANK BARN
• 1,100 square feet of event space
• Seats 50
• Loft lounge
• Separate kitchen area
• Electric and plumbing
• Covered patio / staging area
• Parking for 30 cars
• Two entrances (main and delivery)
• Fenced horse paddock
• Massive fenced vegetable gardens
• Cell: Yes
• Internet/TV: Cable
• Town: Shohola
• County: Pike
• Tax Map: 027.00-01-09.001
• Taxes: Town/Co. $3760; School $2823
• Listing price: $899,000
This genteel German-American boarding house was built in 1866 and meticulously renovated in 2001 by a truly visionary talent. As a nod to the owner’s roots as a chef and entertainer, preparing feasts and nurturing community were important when planning the farmhouse’s new shape. As a result, a massive maple-topped island anchors a gourmet’s dream kitchen, and is the focal point for any size party. White beadboard cabinetry and professional stainless appliances outline the island as the central hub whose seamless spokes are a cozy, wood-walled living room, a long dining hall, and through French doors leading outside, a second outdoor living area with two custom bluestone patios and fireside al fresco dining.
After an indulgent holiday meal or summer bbq winds down, guests can head upstairs to one of six delightful bedrooms. The house sleeps up to 15 people, with room for more in the barn. Four large, full luxury bathrooms are well positioned on the three floors, so there is plenty of room for everyone to dress for dinner.
The showpiece bedroom, and possibly THE ROOM, is an attic renovation that resulted in a master suite that commands the entire third floor. A massive picture window at the eastern end overlooks the lush grounds and the Event Barn a football field away. There’s a gas stove for ambience and warmth. At the western end of the suite is a surprise Hamman-worthy bathroom, featuring a clawfoot tub and a triangular wall encrusted entirely in jewel-toned Bisazza tile. A sleek custom vanity is formed of soothing earth-colored terrazzo, and the flooring is the same polished cement material. Between the window and the bath, there is room for a king-size bedroom, plus a separate sitting room.
Like all great farmhouses, there is an L-shaped wrap around porch with black rocking chairs that invite you to do absolutely nothing. The grounds are open and pastoral, dotted with mature apple and pear trees. The Event Barn has slowly been rehabbed over the past 10 years and is now in its glory with its massive dining hall table, two huge lounges and a covered outdoor patio. The barn has a spread in the June 2016 Country Living Magazine. You can read more press about the farmhouse and barn here.
It’s notable that this mini-estate could be used as a single-family residence, or as a profitable vacation rental / event space. It has been used equally successfully as both - most recently as a desirable wedding venue. There is ample parking for farmhouse guests through the main gate and up near the house. For larger parties or deliveries, there’s a 20-car parking lot closer to the barn.
In addition to the benefit of lower PA taxes, Shohola is a premium location: just minutes from Sullivan County’s finest river towns of Barryville and Narrowsburg, and also a revitalized and vibrant Port Jervis, where commuters can catch the train or bus, or dine and shop on Front St and its surrounds. Also, historical Milford, PA, is a stone’s throw away.