A Marvelous Modern Take on a Delaware River Valley Victorian Farmhouse, $525K

  |  November 8, 2017

You dream about owning of one of those big, historic Delaware River Valley Victorian farmhouses, but you’d rather skip all those old house problems—we know the feeling. Turns out, you can have your cake and eat it too. Step inside this modern spin on the quintessential Delaware River Valley Victorian, and bask in the comforts and convenience of contemporary amenities without sacrificing any farmhouse charm.

Before we get carried away with bells and whistles, let’s cover the basics. Situated a quick two hours away from NYC in Glen Spey in Sullivan County, this meticulously renovated home includes three bedrooms and a first floor study, two-and-a-half baths, a third floor turret studio, and a detached garage with space for a studio/office above.

Now for the goodies you’ve been waiting for: This gem is 2,322 square feet of designer finishes, reclaimed oak and slate floors, gorgeous tiling, modern technology, and top-of-the-line appliances, all awash in natural light. The features list is lengthy and includes:

• central air-conditioning
• Nest thermostats
• custom barn doors
• an Aquasana water purification system
• a whole-house generator
• soft-close drawers
• integrated recycling center
• instant hot water dispenser
• upstairs laundry with built-in ironing board

Spa-like baths are an essential for any dreamy Delaware River Valley Victorian farmhouse, and you’ll get them here with tiled, thermostatic showers and heated bathroom floors, as well as a boatload of closet space, full walk-out basement, and walk-up attic.

Working from home part of the dream, too? In addition to the detached garage’s second floor, there are multiple rooms in the house for your professional pursuits including a stately first-floor study with built-in shelves and a third-floor turret studio for cultivating creative genius. Plenty of room for guests too, but careful, they may never want to leave.

Nestled within the Black Forest Club at Glen Spey, the 5.5-acre property is in a nature lover’s paradise in the southern Catskills with access to the Delaware River. The 2000-acre community includes miles of private hiking and biking trails that will have you feeling like you live in a state park. Artsy towns like Narrowsburg and Callicoon, with antique shops, art galleries, and farmers’ markets, are just up the river from here, and both Pennsylvania and New Jersey are minutes away. Pair this convenient accessibility with a scenic backdrop of streams, waterfalls, lush greenery, and Sullivan County’s mountain vistas and rolling countryside, and you’ve found heaven on earth. If you love these things as much as we do…welcome home.

For more information about 56 Lumber Road, Glen Spey, visit the listing at Country House Realty.



About Country House Realty

While sitting at my desk in New York, selling mortgage-backed securities at Credit Suisse, I’d surf the internet dreaming of fishing the hallowed trout rivers of The Catskills. Then one day a little red cottage on the Neversink River popped up on my screen, and the rest is history. I battled Friday night traffic in summer, and lived the weekender routine for a few years before giving-in and becoming a full-timer. Now I delight in finding like-minded folks who treasure peace and quiet, and value the powerful pleasures of country life, and look to find their dream spot here in Upstate New York.

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