Hunter English Cathedral Barn, $400,000

  |  February 9, 2012

This renovated English cathedral barn, built in 1900, is not only beautiful, but clearly well-loved. Attention to detail is a true testament to how much has been invested (not just money, but time and effort) in a property, and 3582 County Route 296 in Hunter is a gleaming example. Here is one of the three fireplaces in this house, and the mosaic work above the mantle is lovely:

It would be great if the photos were of a higher resolution so we could truly see these details, but nonetheless, even in slightly blurry pictures, you can tell this house is impressive and unique. There are so many features in it that even one of them alone would make an excellent selling point. Like the fireplace in the main room: it’s an epic 25 feet tall.

The barn was renovated by architectural writer Ernest Burden, and the current owners continued his work. It’s close to Hunter, Tannserville, Kaaterskill Falls, North-South Lake and all of the best things about this part of Greene County, and sits on four acres.

Though it’s on a county route,  it’s set back from the road and private.  The biggest flaw we could see from the photos is that the kitchen doesn’t seem to have much in the way of counter space — nothing a big slab of granite wouldn’t fix.

Considering how amazing this place is, we think it’s a bargain at $400,000 (even if that’s high for the area), and the taxes are low. That’s the deal with Hunter: a lot of house for what you spend.

3582 County Route 296, Hunter (Halstead Hudson Valley) GMAP
Asking Price: $400,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Square Feet: 3300
Year Built: 1900
Land: 4 acres
Taxes: $3252
Features: 3 fireplaces, hickory wood floors

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