Designer Grist Mill in Delaware County, NY, $700K

  |  March 25, 2021
catskills grist mill

History, art, and nature combine to make this renovated Catskills grist mill a dreamy full-time home, vacation property, or special event space. 

As far as Catskill Dream Houses are concerned, this one hits all the best marks: First of all, it was built in the 1850s on the Middle Brook just outside of Jefferson, NY, where it milled grist until it fell into disrepair. Flash-forward to 1999, when the artist/owner purchased it for $50K, and promptly set about re-inventing the old mill into the stylish abode you see before you.

The polished interior is over 3,800 square feet in size, bedecked with period details like the chestnut mill door, plank pine floors, and repurposed barn wood built-ins. Meanwhile, its lofty great-room layout feels modern…

catskills grist mill

…and the kitchen wants for nothing, with a Viking range, slate counter tops, massive center island with built-in storage, and an adjoining light-filled formal dining room.

catskills grist mill

In addition to two large bedrooms and a spa-like main floor bath, the mill also comes with an art studio…


catskills grist mill

…where you can channel the copious amounts of natural inspiration surrounding this property into the medium of your choices.

catskills grist mill

Since this is Gardens Week on Upstater, we’d be remiss if you didn’t mention that this 1.3-acre property is awash in gardens, foot paths, and dramatic rock walls.

The grist mill is situated in western Delaware County, about 20 miles north of Roxbury village, and east of Oneonta, NY. Want more details on how the mill was refurbished? Check out this article in the NYT from 2010.

catskills grist mill

Picturing yourself milling around this Catskills grist mill? Find out more about 2924 Middlebrook Hill Road, Jefferson, NY from The Catskill Dream Team

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