Rustic Hemlock Cottage on the Outside, Modern Home on the Inside, $309K

  |  June 19, 2019

From the outside, this Delaware County cottage might be mistaken for a simple shanty. A closer inspection, however, reveals its true nature.

The art deco etched-glass front door is your first clue as to what this cottage offers on the inside. Originally built in the 1880s, the 1,426-square-foot, hemlock-sided home has been updated in terms of comfort and style, and yet holds onto its old-fashioned charm. Includes hand-hewn support beams, plank floors, and, outside, an antique barn and silo.

The living room comes with a cozy wood stove, as well as barn door sliders that open to a family room/potential additional bedroom…

…and, the kitchen’s remodel embraces those rustic support beams while adding some contemporary shiplap to enhance its woodsy theme. It also includes a large center island, concrete counters, and stainless appliances like a Viking gas range and Fisher & Pakel dishwasher.

The spacious dining room extends out through the glass doors to the deck overlooking some seriously bucolic scenery…

…and, upstairs, two bedrooms and additional full bathroom with clawfoot bathtub.

Back outside on the expansive property, the detached red barn is simply enormous – albeit unfinished – and could make a most excellent studio, second house, workshop, or office/commercial space.

The land also comes with an old grain silo, gardens, apple trees, a frog pond, and a stream surrounding the property. For those longing for alone time amongst rolling meadows, green grass, and unsullied views of the mountains, western Delaware County, NY is definitely where you want to be looking. This cottage is about 20 minutes east of Oneonta, and about 3.5 hours from NYC.


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Do you love this contemporary-on-the-inside/rustic-on-the-outside Delaware County cottage? Find out more about 1665 Palmer Hill Road, East Meredith, NY from Coldwell Banker

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