Located in the town of Putnam Valley, is your opportunity to enjoy the quintessential country retreat, perfect for idyllic summer and weekend getaways from New York City. This private upstate residence which was originally built in the late nineteenth century and has since been lovingly restored, features original hand hewn wooden beams and two fireplaces. The property is separated into three individual structures, comprised of a main house, a two car garage with a studio apartment above and a fully finished barn which could double as a guest house or lounge area along with 54 private acres. The property makes use of it's serene surroundings, from the front iron gates with a stunning waterfall and stream running through the length of the property, to the gorgeously maintained landscaped grounds and generous zen garden, as well as the gracious stone patio perfect for enjoying summer barbecues which also incorporates a hand built brick oven and smoker. The property further continues to amaze with the modern day amenities that only a property of this magnitude can offer, including the horse pasture, as well as the lap pool, bocce ball and tennis court.
The main house, which has been completely renovated, encompasses two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathroom and an elegant, large and stately study that could be easily reconfigured as an additional bedroom. As guests enter through the mud room, the first floor greets them with a marvelous open floor plan dining room and kitchen, both of which feature new hardwood flooring with accented inlays. The well appointed kitchen integrates top of the line stainless steel appliances, custom made cabinetry and marble countertops. The living room utilizes floor to ceiling windows, a wood burning stone fireplace and wide plank hardwood flooring, which provides for a warm, friendly and open feel perfect for entertaining. A fully equipped bar is situated within the living room as well. The second floor contains the master bedroom, study and fully updated master bathroom with a deep soaking whirlpool tub and standalone shower. This is followed by the third floor which is comprised of the second bedroom and completely renovated full bathroom. Additionally, the laundry room is located on the first floor as well. This arrangement allows for the perfect entertaining, relaxing and sleeping environment, all within the confines of the main house.
The two car garage, which is easily accessible to and from the main house via a stone pathway, will fit two full size vehicles and has been completely modernized with motorized barn style garage doors, electric and workshop lighting. A generously sized studio apartment is located above, replete with it's own kitchenette and full bathroom. The apartment is perfect for both short term and long term guests alike or could be rented separately to provide passive income.
Past the well manicured landscaped grounds and pool is a magnificent, fully finished barn that includes a full bathroom, kitchenette and an additional bedroom. The barn, which ideally serves as a guest house and lounge area, provides for a charming feel as it accommodates use of the original hand hewn beams, wide plank floors and track lighting. In addition, the barn features sliding doors that could be opened in order to bring sunlight and warm air in during the spring, summer and fall days, as well as a wood burning stove in order to keep warm during the cold winter nights. A large balcony is integrated off of the bedroom, which could also be repurposed as a home office or library. On the ground floor, the barn retains the original horse stables with easy access to the horse pasture.
Putnam Valley is situated within less than a one hour drive from Midtown Manhattan via the Taconic State Parkway, and is also easily accessible via the Metro North railroad from the Poughkeepsie train station. The property is the ideal weekend or summer retreat and may accommodate a variety of uses including, but not limited to fishing, horseback riding, wine tasting, and camping. The property may also be used as a bed and breakfast.
*Note - All floor plan square footage measurements are approximate and may not be drawn to scale. Square footage measurements should be independently verified. Basement, storage, cellar and/or mechanical square footage is not included in the total net livable square footage.