Two historic houses on one property? That’s what’s on the market at Appeldoorn Farm Estate in Accord NY…
Let’s not bury the lede: The interior woodwork of the stone house on this property is downright jaw-dropping. That’s why we’re here. It just so happens that it’s Historic House/Landmark Week on Upstater, so this farm fits in quite nicely.
But we’ll get to the woodwork momentarily.
Back in the 1700s, the property was home to Dutch-style stone houses. However, with time, those were demolished, repurposed, demolished again, and finally swapped out for a replica of a stone house from the same time period designed by Myron Teller in the 1930s. In turn, the owners used the house as a showroom for African trophies, which sounds very much like a 1930s thing to do.
The National Register of Historic Places added Appeldorn Farm in 2013.
While the exterior is a convincing facsimile of an 18th-century Dutch home, the 3,800-square foot interior is a study in Craftsman-era woodworking skill. With huge windows, 30-foot ceilings, and graceful detailing, we find this house to be less a showroom for trophies, than the trophy, itself.
Also includes towering stone fireplace, exposed wood beams, hand-forged hardware, and a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances.
Expect to find the same exquisite level of detail and restoration in the second house as the stone house, with wood floors, fireplace, and updated kitchen.
Surrounded by 130 acres of protected land, the property offers plenty of wide open spaces, woods, meadows, and views. Located in western Ulster County close to Mohonk Preserve, Minnewaska State Forest, New Paltz, Kingston, and the Ashokan Reservoir.
NYC is approximately 2 hours away.
Find out more about 4938-4940 US Highway 209, Accord at Mary Collins Real Estate.