This hot, dry summer has us thirsting for water. So this week, we’re looking at properties that have ponds of all sizes: some barely large enough for a lilypad, and others in which you can swim away your cares.
This property in Kinderhook satisfies the latter choice: It’s got a spring-fed pond that’s perfect for swimming or fishing. The 1,880-square-foot house was built in 2000 but its cedar facade has a rusticity that’s reminiscent of John Burrough’s Slabsides.
The top deck is equally rustic, with bark-stripped timbers for the railing and spindles.
Enter the lower-level main door under the top deck into this cozy family room, with a stone-tile floor. The staircase has an unusual pieced-limb railing, and attractive beadboard detailing on the side in a warm woodtone that matches the stairs.
Go up the stairs…
…into the living room—which has deck access from both a single, glass-paned door and sliders adjacent to it. You’ll find an open-concept space with a hardwood floor and wooden ceiling beams.
A dining area shares the space, along with nearly a full wall of windows.
The kitchen is country-cute, with oak cabinets, a separate cream-colored hutch, and an antler chandelier.
The primary bedroom is carpeted and has sliders out to the top deck.
A secondary bedroom is up here, too. It’s also carpeted and has three oak-trimmed windows to brighten it up.
The bathroom has ceramic tile, white walls, and oak trim to match the oak doors, mirrored medicine cabinets, and double-sink vanity.
The third bedroom is downstairs, and it’s carpeted and bright just like the ones on the top level. The painted-cinder-block walls do give off kind of a basement-y vibe.
The listing says there are two full baths and this half bath, with a laundry area.
Here’s the pond: It’s big enough to share a swim or a paddle with the bass that call it home.
The property totals a whopping 79 acres and includes this 36-by-40-foot barn…
…with five stalls for horses.
This cute little 20-by-20-foot hunting cabin is tucked amid the acreage, too.
It has a wood stove and a full kitchen. The listing says it has water and electricity but doesn’t mention a bathroom or bedroom. The property has multiple hiking and riding trails, as well as Catskills views, and it’s bordered by organic farms. It’s close to I-90.
If this home on the range is within your range, find out more about 2506 State Route 9H, Kinderhook, from Maria Barr with Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty.