Upstater is in Sullivan County, in Kenoza Lake at a beautiful Victorian that—in a nod to the spooky season—is down the road from a historic spot that has a spooky story of its own.
The three-bedroom, two-bath Victorian was built in 1905 and was renovated in 2022. The clapboard siding is white, and wide front steps lead to a wraparound, covered porch. The railings have architectural pizzazz, too.
The front door opens to a living room with hardwood floors and white walls.
The staircase is handsomely preserved, and check out that stained glass around the window!
A woodstove hugs the wall between the living and dining rooms.
The dining room wall bows out with three windows, plus a door to the side deck.
Modern pendants hang in the kitchen and above the peninsula that holds a stainless steel dishwasher and an aproned farmhouse sink on one side, and a breakfast bar on the other. A stainless-steel-and-black gas range is next to it.
There’s a total of four pendants; a wall of lower cabinets, open shelving, and tall pantry cabinets are a pale tone with brass pulls and black counters. A Smeg fridge adds to the cool factor.
The main floor bath has a shower and a modern vanity…
…along with mudroom hooks and laundry machines. Another door here leads outside.
Head upstairs (pausing at the landing to gaze out of another stained-glass window) to a hall that has original hardwood flooring.
This bedroom has a bowed window wall like in the dining room, with a leafy view.
This bedroom’s a bit smaller but has a big closet. All the bedrooms have neutral walls and wood flooring.
Now, this room is small…
…and this room makes a total of four bedrooms, though the listing says there are only three.
A full bath with a tub/shower is up here, too. White subway tile complements the white walls, and there’s a dual-sink vanity.
The full, walk-up attic has a white-painted floor and a Seussian chimney. Is that fabric on the walls and ceilings?
The side deck is wood, and it’s roomy enough for dining, entertaining, and grilling, too.
Now for the scary part: The road is named for the historic Stone Arch Bridge Park: At 25 Stone Arch Road, it’s a stone’s throw from the house. A historical marker at the bridge describes a murder that happened here, tied to a suspected hex and accusations of witchcraft. But even without all that hocus-pocus, it’s a beautiful spot to sit, picnic, walk, and let your kids play on the adjacent playground.
The house sits on 1.1 acres of woodsy elegance, not too far from local highways and under two hours from Manhattan. If this Victorian beauty pulls at your heartstrings, find out more about 2 Stone Arch Road, Kenoza Lake, from Jared Gluckstern with Country House Realty, Inc.