Perched high above the banks of the Walkill River, this L-shaped three-story stone home and separate studio are believed to have started life in the 1700s as a tavern and general store. Meticulously restored by the current owners, the multi-level home retains every bit of historic detail and charm while carefully obscuring modern systems and amenities.
Wide-board floors, deep window wells, Dutch doors, built-ins, brick fireplaces, exposed stone walls and interesting spaces await the buyer who’s looking for a property that’s beyond the ordinary. The stone studio building easily functions as a guesthouse, as it has a bedroom and full bath on the lower level, while the main level is wide open with beamed vaulted ceilings and an additional lofted workspace above.
The sophisticated landscaping lends itself to easy maintenance, and there are various outdoor spaces for relaxation and entertaining, including an old stone ruin that’s a great spot for a dinner party. There’s half an acre across the road with river frontage, a great place to put a kayak or canoe in the water. The property is centrally located a few miles north of New Paltz and an easy drive to Kingston, Rosendale, High Falls and Stone Ridge.