According to the listing, this stone cottage in Stone Ridge was originally a schoolhouse built in the early 19th century. More superficially, the stone walls are what caught our eye. We just can’t resist those old Dutch-inspired stone houses that are situated around the Hudson Valley.
The one includes a single bedroom/bath and a plethora of period details like exposed hand-hewn beams, stone living room fireplace, window alcoves, bluestone floors on the ground floor (invest in some area rugs if you don’t like cold floors), wood floors in the bedroom, and original hardware. The den/office could be a second bedroom if needed.
The other aspect of this .78 acre property is its locale on the Esopus Creek. Talk about dreamy: Historic stone walls, gardens, pathway, mature plantings, and a stream. Also included is an old aqueduct. Could it be part of the D&H Canal system evident in nearby High Falls hamlet? Intriguing…
4272 Atwood Road, Stone Ridge (Flemming Realty)
SUNY New Paltz