Step Inside this 288-year-old Stone Colonial in the Catskills, $1,790,000

Frozen in time, this Catskills Stone Colonial house is an immaculately-preserved piece of history…

We couldn’t let another day of Stone Houses and Features Week pass us by without featuring one those classic, old-fashioned stone Colonials that dot the region. Steeped in history, this particular stone Colonial was built in 1730.

As with most houses of this size and age, it’s been added onto, renovated, and changed over the decades. Its roots, however, remain evident in the stone walls and exposed beams. The house is, in fact, three houses built and joined together over the course of 1780 to 1830. According to the listing, its illustrious past includes serving as a speak-easy, as well as the home of silent film actor Lilian Gish.

The listing also refers to the c.1730 section of the home museum-like, and we have to agree, based on the pictures.

The modernized kitchen is part of the c.1780 addition…

…and the c.1830 addition shows a decidedly fancier sensibility and even includes a ballroom.

All in all, the house includes 5,152 square feet, five bedrooms, and 3.5 baths.

Additionally, the 48.5-acre property comes with a sweet guest cottage. The sleeping loft with cathedral ceilings is bathed in sunlight via paned windows.

Got horses? This is horse heaven with lots of acreage to ride and roam, as well as an 8-stall horse barn.

Other property perks: Sixty-foot in-ground pool, caretaker’s residence, acres of pastures for planting crops in case you want to turn this property back into a working farm.

There’s a lot you can do with a Catskills stone Colonial like this one. Inn? Part inn, part campground? Agra-tourism? Family farm? Personal oasis of history and charm? How about all of the above?

Want the details on this Catskills stone Colonial? Find out more about 1250 Berme Road, Kerhonkson from Coldwell Banker Village Green.

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