Lisa O’brien ¦ Meyer Real Estate LLC ¦ 315-244-5746
About This 1900 Foursquare In Hermon New York
RARE HISTORICAL HAVEN IN A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY SETTING ON 197 ACRES OF PRISTINE LAND – MUST SEE. The original homestead, barn, buildings, and stone silo date back to 1820! The main house was erected circa 1900 and is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, wonderful example of exquisite old-world craftsmanship complete with American foursquare architecture. This home has all the luxuries for a modern-day lifestyle, yet all the charm of days gone by. Full of original period details including the wood flooring, staircase, moldings, doors, hardware, pocket doors, gorgeous chandelier converted from candle to electric, pendant light in the parlor, even a butler’s serving cabinet that once opened into the formal dining room, and more!
The home boasts a sprawling circular wrap-around porch with columns leading to a lovely stained-glass door main entry. The first floor features a parlor, living room, formal dining room, kitchen, butler’s pantry, and full bath. The kitchen has been fully renovated and updated with custom elm self-closing cabinets (elm was harvested from the land), kitchen island, touchless faucet, light fixtures, and updated appliances. The second floor of the home offers 4 spacious bedrooms with ample closet space and another separate full bathroom. The attic has 16′ ceilings and electricity with an open floor plan that would make a beautiful primary suite, study/office, etc. with little work. Every window in the home offers a panoramic view.
Updates include: all new windows, new lighting, updated electrical, septic 2017, drilled well 2016, water heater 2021. The diesel generator is wired directly to the main house, located in one of the outbuildings, and sufficient to heat the entire home. The barn and three buildings (one was the original home) each received a new metal roof in 2012 and all have separate water and underground electricity. The barn has been reinforced structurally with new beams, has multiple stalls and ample room for a workshop and equipment storage.
Current owners livestock has consisted of horses, cows, sheep, and pigs. There is an iconic stone foundation building that could be converted into a guest house or vacation rental for additional income. Extraordinary perennial gardens surround the main home and buildings and there is a fenced area off the back of the home for pets or small children. The nearly 200 acres of land is comprised of approximately 80 acres open (40 tillable), and 120 acres wooded.
The land was certified organic and includes six large separate fenced pastures, two streams, walking/hiking/cross country ski trails, ponds, remnants of two iron mines, and numerous large and small game trails. An abundance of wildlife is present with deer, bear, turkey, duck, blue heron, eagle, woodcock, and grouse to name a few. The wooded areas are a mixture of elm, maple, cherry, tamarack, birch, pine, beech, apple trees, a cedar bog, etc.
The property is within walking distance to the Lazy River, close to the Adirondack Mountains with a 15-minute drive to Canton and 25 minutes to Potsdam, 30 minutes to the Ogdensburg International Airport and 35 minutes to the Canadian bridge. This magnificent property will not disappoint and is pride of ownership at its best! Call 315-244-5746 and schedule a showing to appreciate in person.