Historic Rushmore Farm in Athens, NY on the Market for $795K

  |  December 10, 2019
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Built in 1754, Rushmore Farm might be nearly as old as the hills, but you won’t need to make a single improvement.

This week on Upstater, we’re taking a deep-dive into the real estate offerings of two Greene County, NY neighbors: Catskill and Athens. Both offer a walkable village center lined with attractive, historic buildings and homes, and both are situated along the western shores of the Hudson River. Today, we find ourselves just a little southwest of Athens village and north of Catskill village at this 97-acre, historically-designated farm ready for its next owners to move right in.

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Both the stone exterior and the 2,500-square-foot interior seem simultaneously frozen in timewhile boasting of new features. Original exposed support beams, plank flooring, recessed windows, and brick fireplaces in the living room and formal dining room (both with access to the home’s veranda) recall its roots, while an updated, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops makes it clear that we’re living in the 21st century.

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The home includes three big bedrooms, one of which is a massive master suite with its own brick fireplace and vaulted ceilings with timber beams…

…and, the landing outside the other two bedrooms makes a perfect study or play alcove kept organized by built-ins.

In the summertime when the weather is fine, take cover on the new stone patio situated in the shade. From there, you can see the antique stone smokehouse…

…which, along with the old barn and woodshed, make up the other structures on this singular property shrouded in nearly 100 acres of park-like and woodsy land.

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Can’t think of a reason why you shouldn’t scoop up Rushmore Farm right now? Find out more about 8748 Route 9W, Athens, NY from HOUSE Hudson Valley Realty

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