Property Type: Single Family
Description: The Willows, a 44 acre estate with a truly one of a kind stone house that sits privately overlooking lush gardens will cast its spell on you as soon as you turn down the driveway. Rarely does a pristine early 1700’s stone house come on the market and this one has a 1970’s “modern” addition by a renowned NYC architecture firm. Nestled in the gently rolling landscape the original 18th century structure and its more modern addition blend seamlessly into the environment. The Willow's unspoiled beauty is created by a buffer of wetlands on one side, a steep drop to the Plattekill Stream, wide lawns, mature perennials and wooded areas home to an assortment of birds and wildlife. At the center of all this is the swimmable pond equipped with a dock, aeration system, cabana, and a large deck with hot tub. Simply Magical. Step inside one of the oldest standing homes in the area and be steeped in its history dating back to the American Revolution. The 1700’s house was painstakingly restored and many of its original details remain intact including the original family name, Langendyke, etched into a stone lintel above the door. There are wide board floors throughout the living and dining rooms. Each of these rooms has its own stone fireplace. In total, there are 4 fireplaces. The upstairs of the 1700’s structure has a large landing with 2 bedrooms that share a bathroom. Off of the living room is a generously sized screened in porch overlooking another lovely garden spot and smaller pond. The “modern” addition was designed by Oppenheimer, Brady and Vogelstein, a prominent NYC firm. The previous owner had this built and they paid careful attention to detail in finding just the right antique beams and floor tiles to meld the old with the new. The oversized eat in kitchen with soaring ceiling height also has a fireplace and sitting area with windows overlooking the willows and meadow. A spiral staircase leads to the downstairs main bedroom suite with french doors to a patio seating area. The bedroom has its own wood burning fireplace and has an attached art studio overlooking a small pond with a garden. This is a perfect meditation spot. The lower level under the stone house includes 2 more rooms (one for laundry), plus a utility room, steam shower, sauna and 1/2 bath. The Willows is an enchanting spot with a well-loved home with historic provenance. Only minutes from the NY Thruway and a 2 hour drive from Manhattan.
Small area of the residential parcel is on the Plattekill stream and is designated flood plain area. This portion is no where near the house and down a steep incline to the stream. The parcel without the house has designated wetlands. There is a fenced tennis court with electric in place but it is overgrown. There is additional square footage on the lower level that is not included in UCIS since it is considered basement space. The two parcels SBL are 28.2-5-18 and 28.2-5-20.
SQUARE FEET -1ST FLOOR: 1866
LOT DIMENSIONS: 25.54 + 18.58
APPLIANCES: Dryer, Dishwasher, Indoor Grill, Microwave, Oven-Built In, Refrigerator, Range-Built In, Washer
FIREPLACE LOCATION: Bedroom, Dining Room, Kitchen, Living Room
AMENITIES: Garden Area
ELECTRICITY: 200 Amps
LOT FEATURES: Meadow, Pond, Private, Secluded, Slope-Gently, Wooded, Wetland
STYLE: Colonial, Other
WATER: Drilled Well
WATER FEATURES: Pond
KITCHEN DESCRIPTION: Custom Cabinets, Cabinets Wood, Eat - In