Chatham, New York
The original owners, back in 1865, wanted to build a house that would stand for generations. The current owners have lovingly restored this classic beauty to it's former level of grace and distinction. The beautiful Victorian pitches on the patterned slate roof are works of art (including on the old well). The grounds are stunning. An enormous barn fit for a fleet of animals. The landscaping around the living space that creates numerous outdoor rooms. A room around the gunite pool, wonderfully surrounded by bluestone. A room for the Petanque court. A room for the outdoor patio, surrounded by perennials the perfect spot for a summer meal. Or the indoor patio, with a fireplace to extend the season far into the fall. Views of the local hills and farm fields add a calming splendor.
The house is perfectly updated and tastefully restored. The eat-in kitchen is full of light and full of gourmet appliances. The clean look contrasts nicely with the patina of the floors. A sitting room off the kitchen is the perfect place for an aperitif. Cross the large center hall to the fireplaced formal dining room. Notice the impressive original corner cabinet. The fireplace in the living room casts a lovely glow on cool winter nights. Upstairs you'll find an impressive landing, big enough for a reading room. The master is thoroughly modern but grounded in the past with it's fireplace and moldings. Two more bedrooms then a trip down to the guest wing, that can be also be reached by a back staircase in the kitchen, for a separate bedroom suite.
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