Majestic in-town Victorian farmhouse in the idyllic and popular river hamlet of Callicoon, recently voted as one of the best Small Town Main Streets in America by Country Living Magazine. Perched on a hill just steps from this thriving town on the sparkling Delaware river, this 3,200 square foot home has a commanding, yet quiet, presence.
In 2012, the current owners gave a worn-out house a completely new life - a full-on exterior and interior paint job, mostly black and white, with a splash of pink in honor of its two smallest residents. They updated and expanded the kitchen and baths - the second floor has a separate water closet; the tub and shower have a large room of their own. The owners retail roots show through in every detail - period hardware, thoughtful additions, black-lacquered doors.
The entrance hall and a central staircase split the house in two - on the first floor, to the left, is an open floorplan for the large and long living space. It flows from dining area set up front next to a bay window; cozy living room centered around a large and efficient wood stove, then a simple and chic kitchen. The kitchen features a large pass-through window anchored by a custom bluestone countertop. If you keep going through the screened door, you'll step directly onto a newly installed multi-level black wood deck. Farther down a path of bluestone steps, there's a 20x25 wooden meditation / yoga platform perched above a year-round stream.
The right side of the first floor is a series of three separate rooms: a busy workshop studio, spacious utility room and a third room that could be a home office, or set up as a guest room if someone needed to be on the first floor. At the end of the hall is a half bath.
The second floor features the same airy layout - rooms along both sides of the stairwell have been opened up to create 2 gigantic bedroom suites. The master suite has a sitting area, and a large dressing area that is currently used by the resident acupuncturist. Across the hall is a two-room suite. At the end of the hall, there's a tub/shower room and a separate water closet.
Upstairs on the third floor, the original layout was left intact, and there are five medium-sized rooms that can be set up as bedrooms or offices. Reconfiguring the space to have multiple en-suite guest rooms would not be difficult if one wanted to run this as a B&B.
The house is a rare gem among in-town farmhouses, and the backyard is just as dreamy. The owners recently installed the rear deck and yoga platform, and a gable-roof all-glass greenhouse with a custom tile floor. There are mature and also new plantings throughout the yard. At the bottom of the property is a small stream that runs year-round and flows into the Delaware River just downhill.
Set on a quiet street with off-road parking, you can walk to town for excellent restaurants, shopping, river access, first-rate movie theater, stellar farmer's market and much more.