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$1,182,000
  88 acres

 

SOLD...This is it! Rare, rarer, and rarest.... in all your searching, you will not find a comparable property in the Catskill Mountains. The Thomson Family Farm, located in the New Kingston Valley, is a well-documented piece of early American history, awarded designation by both the National and New York State Historic Registries. Undeniably one of the most breathtakingly beautiful, untouched areas in the county, New Kingston valley is steeped in history and retains its bucolic 19th century charm and appearance. You will be picking up your mail in the historically intact hamlet of New Kingston, which is also on the National Register of Historic Places... New Kingston, "preserves a strong sense of how the Delaware County's upland hamlets, which served far-flung farms scattered across a mountainous landscape, looked and functioned during the historic period."

The Thomson Family Farm, is significant for its association with the settlement of the New Kingston Valley through the original owner's documented history of farm life and operations, chronicling the agricultural history of Delaware County. This rare gift from the 19th century is located on a dead-end, town-maintained, country road surrounded by New York State forrest and trails and an adjoining 350+ acres of NYS land. The farmstead is approached by a very long, winding driveway lined with mature Canadian spruce trees. Privacy is guaranteed... as is a setting that is simply unparalleled.... open fields, forested hillside, creeks and streams galore, an extensive system of stonewalls throughout, and the landscape's jewel.... an unusually large, 1.25 acre pond that is simply the most beautifully sited and designed pond I have seen.... strategically positioned to enjoy sunsets from the expansive, very private deck at the rear of the house.

The updated 1840 Greek Revival farmhouse is perfectly restored and appropriately renovated to retain the beauty and charm of the past while incorporating a modern classic aesthetic.  A center hall staircase is flanked by dining room, living room, office/den and large eat-in kitchen with center island. Also on the first floor is a guest and/or entertainment wing with soapstone Tulikivi woodstove, sleeping loft and private outdoor deck. A second Tulikivi woodstove warms the living room as does a rare and prized Rumford fireplace... from this room french doors lead to the deck and the glorious views of pond, sunset, and mountains beyond. The 19th c. staircase leads, via original horizontal board cladding, to the 3 bedrooms upstairs and master bath replete with rare antique marble shower and claw foot tub. Original details througout the home include extensive board cladding, exposed hand-hewn beams and mortise and tenon framing, patterned tulip wood moldings framing windows and door frames, original bannister and railings, and wide board floors throughout.

Rare again, is an original barn in great condition. The 3 story dairy barn, built in 1881, houses an artist's studio, hay loft, and first floor box stalls. Adjacent to the barn are the architectural remnants of a fieldstone foundation with intact root cellar. And surrounding the barn and house are established perennial gardens, raised vegetable beds and specimen plantings.

History tells us New Kingston valley farmers were oriented to nearby Bovina as will be the modern traveler headed for Heaven on Main St. , and Russells Store . An idyllic location minutes to Bovina, an easy drive to Roxbury, and almost a stones throw over the mountain to Plattekill for skiing, and Stone Tavern for horse-back riding... that is if you don't bring your own horses!

At the Thompson Family Farm, the sense of history is ever palpable, the extraordinary beauty of the landscape unchallenged, and the peace and grace of nature...  priceless.

 

This property may also be acquired on 16 acres for $799,000. The 16 acres would be surrounded on three sides by approximately 71 acres of forever wild land.

 

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Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 2.5
Est. SqFt: 2,400
Acreage: 88
Est. Taxes: 6,100
Year Built: 1840

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