Description for 3382 Co. Hwy. 18, Pittsfield, NY 13411
Steeped in early American history with a New York State Historic land marker, and featured in several Otsego County reference books, this handsome, fully restored 1800 Federal home in the Upper Catskill Mountains has true historical provenance and aesthetic appeal, along with all the amenities and comforts of a modern day lifestyle! This property was once owned in 1832 by the Arkwright Cotton Mill Family and in 1899 by Borden's World's Largest Condensery. With authentic early wide plank wood floors & fabulous trim throughout, 5 fireplaces and elegant winding front staircase up to a sunny front landing, 4 bedrooms and a 2nd bath, everyone can choose their own favorite spot! There is a 2nd stairway leading to an upstairs back landing that makes an excellent reading, writing or study area. The rustic kitchen is rich in ambience like an old tavern, and the library, spacious living & intimate dining rooms are wonderful places to gather with family & friends. This quality built home glows with a welcoming warmth, and has been tended to with ultimate good care, which you will feel immediately upon entry. It boasts a classic front porch and large private back deck. It is breezy and cool during the summer months, and toasty warm in winter with lots of room throughout for all of your favorite activities and holiday entertaining. The fenced-in property is expansive, safe and very private! It is an impressive yet comfortable place to raise your family, host large gatherings, run a home-based business, sing, dance, play, laugh, write a novel, paint, recluse or even retire. Cook, create, garden, relax and enjoy the fullness of life here, with plenty of inspiration, and lots of indoor space and outdoor places to spread out as well! Spring herb and Fall bulb gardens abound with an impressive field stone wall lining the front of the property with a protective stance of tall evergreen emerald arborvitae trees. There is a Concord grape arbor that produces delicious fruit in Autumn. Outdoor summertime entertaining is a cinch on the front porch or back deck, with lots of other places to set up around your private property. There are additional studio and summer cottage outbuildings suitable for workshops, creative projects, storage, and even guests! There is also a detached 4-car garage, complete with a well working horse weathervane atop the cupola! This home is warm, inviting and infinitely enchanting! It will evoke a smile with the sense of many riches every time you walk through the front porch door into the large library, complete with a sunny breakfast nook! Everyone falls in love with the history, charm and comfort of this quality early American home, and we know you will too! Family and friends will marvel at your enchanting historic home! So come home to enjoying the privilege of a relaxed country lifestyle! LOCATION Nicely situated, this home is centrally located from major attractions and prominent businesses.