This Exceptional Property is Bordered by a Bird Sanctuary in Catskill, NY, $499K

A secluded 1.3-acre lot featuring a renovated barn farmhouse, situated where the Catskill Creek and Hudson River meet…

It’s not easy to find a Hudson River-front house, but one on both the Hudson and one of its tributaries? Even more difficult. And yet, here we are, enchanted by a house that sits on the water in the Greene County village of Catskill, NY.

But, that’s not all. While the Catskill Creek zigzags its way along the eastern border of this property, the 612-acre RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary lies to the south, where it teems with life in the form of swampland, wildflowers, and birds.

This idyllic landscape surrounds an antique farmhouse with 3,900 square feet, hardwood floors, and three enormous bedrooms with refinished plank flooring. Living room, dining room, and kitchen are on the first floor, with the three bedrooms on the second floor, and an unfinished loft on the third floor.

What makes this house so very special is that it’s part of the original c.1796 post-and-beam Dutch barn. And, it includes 2,500 semi-finished square feet with soaring ceilings and sliding barn doors. Note that the barn is not separate from the house and is, in fact, part of the floor plan. While much of it is unfinished, the barn section could make an impressive great room with massive loft bedrooms, art studio, guest accommodations, or…whatever. Basketball court? Indoor skating rink?

Bucolic though it may be, the property is just on the other side of Catskill Creek from the heart of Catskill village, as well as the local waterfront park. Shops, food, galleries, live music venues, and antique stores are all within minutes of this home. If you cross the Rip Van Winkle Bridge less than 10 minutes away, you’ll be in Columbia County, home to Hudson, NY and the nearest Amtrak train station.

Loving this property in Greene County? Stay with us this week on Upstater as we explore the real estate listings in Greene County, west-of-Hudson, and its east-of-Hudson counterpart, Columbia County. We won’t spoil it for you, but you’re going to like what you see.

Does this Catskill barn farmhouse look like your perfect sanctuary? Find out more about 190 Dubois Road, Catskill from Hunt Real Estate.

 

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