If you’ve got the nesting tendencies of a Maximalist but a Minimalist budget, take a closer look at this Franklin farmhouse on nearly 30 acres.
Picturing life in a big, comfy farmhouse full bedrooms, nooks and crannies, and a huge kitchen for your cooking gadget collection? Dreaming of loafing around a big piece of land, dotted with garden beds teeming with blooms, grassy meadows, and an old-fashioned red barn? Consider yourself the polar opposite of all your Minimalist friends? Well, drop your bags by the front door of this c.1886 gingerbread Victorian, because you might be right at home.
In fact, you might feel more like you’ve dropped your bags in front of your grandmother’s house, and we mean that in the best possible way. Who doesn’t want to go to grandma’s house, where the cookies are always somehow just made and there’s plenty of room outside to run off the ensuing sugar rush?
The interior is a spacious 1,9oo+ square feet in size, with five bedrooms, two full baths, high ceilings, big windows…and a lot of shag carpeting.
Still, we can’t help but be charmed by these pastel bedrooms…
…and, if you’re more interested in an updated interior, you could easily convert this into something that’s a cross between Maximalism and Minimalism. We call it…maximinimalism. Actually, no we don’t, and neither should you.
You should, however, investigate the neighborhood around this farmhouse on 28.5 acres. This is the true countryside, located about 20 miles east of Delhi village in western Delaware County, NY. For those not looking at a map, that’s about a two-hour drive due west from the the Hudson River. Not only will you get your fill of outdoorsy goodness, both Delhi and Oneonta provide a strong dose of civilization.