This lovely historic home in New York State originated sometime around 1750 as a one-room dwelling. Over the next couple of centuries, it was expanded, renovated, expanded and renovated again. Then it was restored.
The current owner has put a great deal of time, effort and money into revitalizing this house and it is now proudly listed for sale at a price of $499,000.
It also has two basements.
Have a look at this intriguing beauty set atop a picturesque knoll in rural Slate Hill, New York…
Inside, you will find the “Keeping Room” – reportedly the original room from which the house expanded. It served as a kitchen until a newer, larger kitchen was added in 2008.
The “keeping room” features wide board oak flooring, exposed hand-hewn oak beams, a Dutch door, and wood burning fireplace with pot hook and bread oven.
Going through the house is a veritable tour of the centuries and several architectural styles. You step from the outside Gothic Revival style exterior, into a Greco-Roman center hall.
Then on into a Federal style parlor…
And over into a Victorian parlor with full-height windows:
Then travel forward many decades to the modern country kitchen:
But then return to the Federal style for your breakfast…
The master bedrooms features wide plank floors:
An upstairs bedroom with fireplace:
And then back down to the restored keeping room with original fireplace and bee-hive oven:
The keeping room also has an attractive hand-crafted reproduction copper-lined sink:
The owner/seller spearheaded and funded much of the restoration work over a 30-year period under the guidance of restoration architect, Craig Morrison, A.I.A.
Upon seeing the finished results on a recent visit, the architect declared: “this home is now a museum of American architectural styles.“
For many more details and anecdotes about the restoration of this home, see the house’s very own website here.
It is VERY impressive. (The house and its website!)