The John Davenport Estate is a stunning mix of modern and vintage, with a solar surprise.
The original estate house was built by the founders of Davenport itself. Over time, the current Greek Revival style was added onto the original home; since then, it’s been tastefully updated with modern conveniences, yet keeps its historic feel. Original wood-plank flooring runs through most of the rooms, along with crown molding and original wood trim built from trees on the property, and wavy glass windows.
Two bedrooms are on the first floor, including the primary bedroom with an ensuite bath that sports a steam shower, jetted tub, and arched windows overlooking the backyard. A charming newel-post staircase leads up to two more bright and spacious bedrooms. A second staircase on the main floor ends at an expansive space that lends itself perfectly to an artist’s studio, home office, or king-sized playroom.
The property encompasses more than 50 acres of meadows, farm fields, creeks, and ponds. Some of the acreage is currently leased as farmland, generating income for the homeowner. There are opportunities for additional income streams from solar leasing options, as well.
Speaking of solar, this vintage home has a modern surprise: Solar panels on the roof provide a whole-home solar energy system that keeps the house mostly off-grid. Carrier heat pumps provide heating and cooling, and upgraded electric and high-speed internet bring the home into the 21st century.
A three-hour drive from New York City lands you among the farm fields and the Charlotte Creek that borders the property, making this the perfect country retreat.
The John Davenport Estate is listed by Bordinger Realty, LLC, and is on the market for $449,000.