Nationally-registered in 2006, the historic Bodine Homestead in Orange County could become your private homestead…
There’s nothing like an Italianate Victorian to stop us in our tracks, and the historic Bodine Homestead did just that. The 10-acre property on the Wallkill River is a study in meticulous home restoration, and we couldn’t wait to take a look inside.
The farmhouse didn’t start out as an Italianate. It became so in the 1850s during a restoration/rebuild. Local historians put the original construction around 1769 by William Bodine, a local landowner who owned 3,000 acres in the town of Montgomery. The homestead remained in the Bodine family for multiple generations thereafter until it landed with its current restorer/owner.
The main house includes 4,200 square feet, six bedrooms, original exposed wood beams, and original fireplaces. While the house remains rooted in the history of its various renovations, modern conveniences and updates abound, like new electric w/200A service, new plumbing, heating, and kitchen appliances.
In case you’re wondering what the tower looks like, wonder no more:
But wait! There’s more to this property than its restored main house. The 10-acre parcel includes 363 feet of Wallkill River frontage, fenced fields, outbuildings, and a 2,100-square foot former tavern-turned-private lounge.
Located 90 minutes from NYC.
Ready to become a landowner like good old William Bodine? Find out more about historic Bodine Homestead here.