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The farmhouse was built circa 1860 and is a combination of shingle and clapboard in style. It has a deep wraparound porch and paired windows on the second floor, which match the shutters on the first floor. Since the house is already in need of extensive repairs, buyers may wish to preserve or restore its original architecture.
The interior has been gutted, and the kitchen and bathrooms have been updated. The second-floor landing leads out to a balcony with views over the property, while three bedrooms and two full bathrooms are on the second floor.
The property has four wells, including an artesian well with potable water at a rate of 100 gallons per minute, as well as two cisterns that collect rainwater. A pair of flat-roofed stone structures at the edges of the property are storage sheds. They have electricity and open into the barn on the opposite side.
The main barn, built between 1815 and 1860, has a gable roof with deep overhangs supported by large timber brackets along its length. Eight-foot sliding doors face south to welcome in light during the day. Inside is evidence of recent use for residential purposes. The property also includes an additional eight outbuildings including a small barn with an exterior stone foundation, an old office building that is falling apart, several sheds in various states of collapse or repair, and three smaller buildings that were once used for chicken coops.The property is located in the scenic Catskills region about 60 miles northwest of New York City. It is currently offered at $1.75 million.