Marbletown’s Historic James Oliver House on the Market for $949,000

  |  February 14, 2017


This c.1816 stone house is a stunningly preserved piece of post-Revolutionary War history. The house, built by Dr. James Oliver, is located in Ulster County, an area considered to have radical leanings and was represented by the Patriots of the Revolution, who took an oath to die rather than submit to the British. The property represents the forward-thinking optimism, as well as the expectation of economic prosperity of the post-Revolutionary period, as was built to sustain a physician’s practice, commercial farming, and logging enterprise. The James Oliver House served its occupants well during those heady post-Revolutionary War years; in fact, the occupant’s descendants still live on a neighboring property. These days, the property is on the market and suitable for more modern endeavors both creative and practical. The potential is also here for transforming the property into a small, working farm, an investment property/time share, or group-owned house.

Situated on nearly six acres of land, this Colonial Federal farmhouse features original features galore, such as chestnut rough-hewn beams, Dutch doors, plank board flooring, and strap hinges and hardware. The details, however, are updated for modern comfort and include an updated kitchen with Viking commercial stove, radiant heat, and Bosch refrigerator. Lots of large windows bathe the interior with natural light, and three working fireplaces (potential for seven working fireplaces and wood stoves) and a wood stove will keep things toasty in the winter. With over 6,000 square feet of living space, six bedrooms, and four full baths, there’s plenty of room to spread out with a large family, or, continue its usage as a successful vacation rental currently enjoying plenty of popularity on Airbnb. The third floor attic has been transformed into an expansive loft with gleaming wood floors and vaulted ceilings.

History buffs will love the additional buildings on the property, including a stone smokehouse, converted chicken coop with electric, wood sheds, and an historic Dutch vernacular barn with loft and stables that offers loads of potential in the form of a 4000 square feet of space. Old-fashioned rural charm is dripping from this property, all situated under two hours from NYC, less than ten minutes from both Kingston and Rosendale, and two miles from historic Stone Ridge hamlet.

For more information on 2911 Route 209, Marbletown and other remarkable properties in the Hudson Valley, contact Kathleen Maxwell, Westwood Metes & Bounds, at (845) 679-7321 x124 (office), (845) 430-1054 (cell), or


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