office: 518.828.5154 cell: 518.697.9390
593 Cornwallville Rd • Durham
Do-Nothing-Farm: an important 19th century property complete with rare original features and period outbuildings unlike anything we have seen in a very long time.
Designed as a summer retreat for a wealthy English family, the house is sited on a north-facing slope to capture the cool summer breezes and to take advantage of long views across the Hudson River Valley all the way to the southern peaks of Vermont.
Deep porches and mature trees grace the house with shade and a babbling stream meanders through the lawn with a walk-way bridge to the shingled water tower. The carriage house is an architectural gem unto itself with a Dutch windmill-inspired icehouse, an arched carriage entrance and eight servants rooms on the second level.
The main house interiors are gracious and cozy with an incredible Swiss style hand-carved oak dining room, a servants dining room and a large updated kitchen; and four to five bedrooms upstairs.
A magical place on 19 acres of hilltop land half-way up to the Catskill high peaks.
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Agent: James Male