554 Lenape Lake, Livingston Manor, NY 12758
Sited on a sleepy backcountry road but just five miles from the vibrant town of Livingston Manor, sits this turnkey, fully renovated, light-filled 1900s farmhouse. With its indoor/outdoor flow, extensive outdoor entertainment space, modern amenities and bucolic setting, the property is ideal for city dwellers looking for an elevated upstate escape and/or a potential income-generating short term rental. There are various interior highlights worth mentioning. A spacious kitchen, designed with the home chef in mind, has a large Carrara-marble island that anchors the space and provides breakfast bar seating. Long stretches of birch butcher block provide plentiful counter space. High-end appliances include a Bosch double wall oven, Thermador six-burner cooktop with a Viking exhaust hood, a new Sub-Zero refrigerator and a DryAger dry ager. Typical of old farmhouses, there is a separate dedicated dining room with a large dining table. The living room with large windows and a wood-burning fireplace has two doors that lead directly to the deck. A separate media room, small home office and powder room complete the main floor. Upstairs you'll find wide plank wooden floors and three ensuite bedrooms including a soaking tub and separate slate-tiled shower in the primary bedroom and walk-in showers in the two guest bedrooms. High speed cable internet makes working from home an option. The impressive outdoor space is designed for year-round use and, like the main house, caters to relaxation and entertainment. A large front porch wraps around to an expansive deck which overlooks a fire pit, a large pond and panoramic valley views. Deck amenities include a built-in cedar hot tub, an outdoor kitchen with a professional RCS built-in grill framed by a custom bluestone countertop, a smoker and plenty of outdoor storage with room for a small refrigerator and a pergola with built in seating. A lower section of the deck serves as a dedicated outdoor dining area. On the opposite side of the house a natural spring emerges from the springhouse, cascades down the hillside and runs underground into the large pond. A large gently sloped grassy area with two apple trees provides ample space for tossing a ball or running a dog. There is the potential to create extensive hiking trails through rocky outcroppings and up a hill into 9+ acres of forest. While the property is located in fairly close proximity to a road, it's used by very few cars, sometimes hours go by without a single car passing. As a result, it's an idyllic and peaceful setting with the sounds of birds, insects and other wildlife being the primary noisemakers. Note that the 17.37 acres comprises two parcels, a 14.95 parcel where the house is located and a 2.42 acre parcel directly across the street that acts as a buffer against anyone building a structure directly across the street.