This restored Elizabethan-style stone cottage was built in 1912 as a boat house on a large family estate.
Located near Barryville, New York, this lakeside building survived being parceled off during the Great Depression and has since been restored and converted into an elegant home.
Currently listed for $525,000, this old boathouse is now a 3 bedroom residence.
It is located on a quiet lagoon which opens to a 100 acre lake. I can envision myself pushing off from the side door in a canoe and gliding under the covered foot bridge. *sigh*
Or sitting blissfully on the stone retaining wall, reciting 19th century poetry. [I’m cracking myself up]
Now, I get that the original owners were probably very wealthy… but… I’m having trouble with how fancy this boathouse was. Is it just me?
Perhaps it was built at the time as a boathouse/guesthouse?
The main section of the house has retained its integrity and remains untouched complete with original stone fireplace, clay tiled floors, leaded-glass windows,and beautifully crafted walnut domed ceiling and trim.
– from: www.treny.com
I wonder what the main house looked like? No mention of it in the listing.
Some rooms have brilliant light from ample windows.
Others, like the library below, have that darker, Elizabethan era feel.
The boathouse is located on an unidentified 100 acre lake…
I’m guessing it is in the famed Catskills area of New York state.
Hope y’all had a super-duper first week of September!
For many of us that means the dreaded back-to-school feeling… and bye-bye to lazy summer sleep-in days.
Last weekend we took one more jaunt into the mountains where we toured not one, but TWO Colorado ghost towns – I will feature both towns in two separate posts. The first one goes live bright and early tomorrow morning so don’t miss it!
(My crappy little camera actually did a decent job of capturing the amazing sights I saw with my eyeballs!)