Its days as a one-room school have passed, but this Catskills schoolhouse has plenty of days ahead as a delightful private residence.
Dating back to 1848, this 913-square-foot cottage has come full circle. It was originally constructed as a private residence for community-member-of-note John Roebling – namesake of nearby Roebling Bridge connecting NY to PA – before it was handed over to New York State and turned into a school, depicted below.
Its mountaintop location in the Delaware County town of Barryville, NY provides seasonal views of the Catskills from the front porch, while, inside, big windows and glass doors to allow for tons of natural light.
The great room includes hardwood floors, a cozy wood stove, and high ceilings…
…with access to both the kitchen and the home’s full bath toward the back.
The second floor offers a single bedroom large enough to accommodate a spacious master suite, or a bunkroom for the family during vacations…
…and, on the 2.19-acre property is an outbuilding that the listing says has been set up as a single bedroom. Turn it into a private office, writing shack, or storage shed, instead, if you fancy.
The property is situated along the Delaware River, about 4.5 miles west of Barryville hamlet, just over the border from Pennsylvania.
Did seeing this Catskills schoolhouse teach you that you need to have it? Find out more about 106 Minisink Battleground Road, Barryville, NY from Payne Team Real Estate.