• Acreage: 1.8
• 2 Bedrooms / 1 bathroom
• Built: 1930, addition: 2009
• Square feet: 1,168
• 3 Wood stoves
• Heat: Wood stoves
• Hot water: Electric
• Floors: Oak, vinyl tile
• Siding: Wood
• Gravity fed spring water
• Roof: Replaced 2007
• Electric: Upgraded in 1999
• Windows and insulation replaced: 1999
• Internet: Spectrum/cable
• Cell: Spotty, but works with internet calling
• Town: Neversink
• County: Sullivan
• Tax Map: 3.-1-29
• Taxes: Town/Co. $1,240; School $1,465
• Listing price: $240,000
If a cabin in the woods is your vibe, you'll certainly want to consider this authentic, 1930s gem. There are several similar cabins sprinkled around Claryville, with their stone foundations, covered porches and river rock fireplaces inside, but it's rare they come to market. This one has been enhanced by its current owners with a wide side deck with sunken hot tub, as well as a large great room with wall of windows.
If you enter the house via the front door along the covered porch expecting a dark, confined space, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the high ceiling and skylights which are counter to the traditional cabin feel outside. This initial living space has an impressive stone fireplace which is fitted with a robust wood stove, heating both it and the bedrooms that flank either side. The smaller bedroom has a wall of built-in shelving and drawers, as does the main living room. It also has a door out to the porch. The master bedroom is on the other side, and has interesting interior windows up by the ceiling, allowing for air to circulate when the fan is on. That bedroom has a glass slider out to the sunny side deck, and one can frequently awake to the sight of deer grazing on the lawn outside.
The focal point of the kitchen is a wonderful vintage cast iron stove, which runs on wood and is fully functional for cooking on the burners and the ovens and for generating a lot of heat. It is thought that the cabin may have been built around this stove, as there is no way it could have made it through the doors as they currently exist. There is a more conventional electric cooktop as well. Once again there are a number of larger windows that provide a pleasing amount of natural light.
The owners gut renovated this original portion of the house in 1999, upgrading electric, installing fiberglass insulation, renovating the bathroom, bedrooms, living room and kitchen, and replacing the windows. A Great Room was added in 2009, featuring a wall of windows that opens up a view of the wooded hillside, with its interesting rock outcroppings. There is a wood stove for taking the edge off a chilly evening, and substantial space for a pull out, or sectional seating, etc.
An outbuilding currently serves as a workshop (it has electric), provides storage, and is handy for keeping the wood stockpile dry. A fenced garden could easily be brought back to life, and the hot tub on the deck is a great way to hang out and soak in the total peace and tranquility.
The access to this private aerie is via a right of way through a neighbor's property. While the intrepid owners have used the house in winter, there is no central heat, and it should be considered a seasonal property. It is adjacent to lands owned by New York City, which in turn are adjacent to a thousand plus acres of New York State, forever wild, land. This house will be sold largely furnished.