Ulster County Real Estate | New to Market: 123 Bedell Ave, Highland
on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 10:09am.
Located just over an hour from the George Washington bridge, and only 7 minutes from popular hotspot New Paltz, you wouldn’t expect to find a rare gem of a farmhouse that transports you back in time to simpler days, but that is just what you will find in the newly listed 123 Bedell Avenue in the Town of Lloyd. This expansive and rare property features a brilliantly restored and upgraded 1848 Farmhouse, but the home itself is only one of the many reasons that this property stuns and excites! Whether you’re looking for a quiet and simple country home, or a upstate weekend entertaining haven for you and your friends, this property is sure to please, and with only 4 owners in its 168 year history- you can still be one of the first to experience all the greatness of this truly rare Ulster County homestead.
19th Century Colonial Farmhouse Restored to Perfection
This rare farmhouse allows you to own a piece of history, but without the hassles and headaches of renovating or updating a thing! The meticulous upkeep and pride of ownership is evident in this home, which exudes the charm and intricate detailing of an old colonial, but also has all the sleek, polished and sophisticated interior and exterior updates and amenities that 21st century living requires. All updates were done under consultation of a NYS historical architect, so much of the original farmhouse has been preserved and made to seamlessly incorporate new and old living under one roof. The home still utilizes the the original wavy glass windows (that are now custom fitted with storm windows for extra insulation), original double front door with functioning hardware and even the new siding came from Catskill Mountain milled Poplar to perfectly match the original siding of the home. What doesn’t look just as it did in 1848 however is the custom kitchen with professional stainless steel appliances, built-ins and large storage areas of pots and pans. The home also has a large Merrimack iron fireplace with wood burning insert, two living rooms, 3 large bedrooms (plus a smaller 4th bedroom that is currently being used as a master closet, but could easily be converted back to an additional bedroom, nursery or office) and spa like bathrooms to round out the updated interior. A fully heated/cooled attic space gives you even more square footage for living or storage space.
A True Farmstead Experience in Ulster County
The perfectly restored farmhouse at 123 Bedell Avenue is just one of the many features on the property that will make you feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. When you enter the property through the private, mature tree lined driveway, just behind the main farmhouse you will see the magnificent 5000+- square foot, 3 story barn. With it’s own 200 amp electrical service, this dry and sturdy barn could be used for additional living space, workspace, studio, woodshop or whatever else your heart desired it to be. The barn is currently stocked with thousands of books left behind by a previous owner and could make a very desirable private library. In addition to the barn, a fully fenced and heated chicken coop and a large organic garden with fruit trees, blueberries, raspberries, and grape vines could turn your desire to have your very own micro-farm/orchard a reality. With over 8 acres of wooded property, the ability to expand this compound is only limited by your imagination!
Feel Miles Away from the Hustle and Bustle- Minutes Away from Everything Else
123 Bedell Avenue is located in the Ulster County Town of Lloyd, minutes from the hamlets of Highland and New Paltz and also close to neighboring hotspots of Gardiner, Stone Ridge, High Falls, Rosendale and Kingston. The Metro North train in Poughkeepsie is less than 15 minutes away and Trailways bus stops and the NY Thruway are less than ten minutes from your front door. With all the privacy that this home has and being located only ten minutes from most every place you’d need to reach, this home’s location couldn’t get much greater! You are only a short drive from Highland’s famed Walkway over the Hudson, Hudson Valley Rail Trail and Franny Reese State Park and a short drive in the opposite direction will take you to Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park for more outdoor activities at any season. Enjoy numerous festivals, hiking, biking, waterfront dining at Mariners or authentic German pub food at the Gunk Haus, apple and pumpkin picking and much, much more in the beautiful Ulster County.
The possibilities of what you could turn this property into are endless. The land is sub dividable and another private lot with a partially roughed in private drive could make a great investment property or another addition to the already gorgeous farm compound. Personalize to make this property your own or just move in and enjoy in the great state that it’s already in. Photos can tell the story, but this property needs to be seen in person to do it full justice!
If you’re ready to experience yester-year’s simple living, without sacrificing any modern luxuries and would like to see this home in all it’s glory in person, give Taft Street Realty a call to setup a showing at your convenience.