FEATURED IN FEB/MARCH COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE! Only about 30 minutes from Albany…set back in off the road, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own this large historic stone colonial home, maybe run a Bed and Breakfast or always feel like you live on vacation! This circa 1773 home (1860/2000s additions) has all the privacy and views you could want. Featuring modern renovations/updates: Over 5,000 sq ft, 6 bedrooms (all suites, 2 masters), 7 Full Bathrooms, 3 Half Bathrooms, 3 Car Garage (2 attached/1 detached), in ground pool, amazing stone wood fireplaces/wood-stoves (4 Wood/2 Gas), exposed wood beams, high ceilings, large gourmet kitchen (extra appliances), 2 dining rooms, living room, family/entertainment room, 1st floor laundry, smoke/ice house, barn/sheds, sunken gardens, stone walls, side (heated)/upper enclosed verandas, covered front porch, beautiful landscaping, all on 2.6 secluded acres, Award-Winning Altamont Elementary/Guilderland schools, rare public water/sewer. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE FLYOVER/INTERIOR VIDEO LINK AND ALSO THE WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND PHOTOS.
Enter on the 1860 side of the house (yellow side with front porch) to a dramatic black and white tiled entryway. Straight ahead is a common half bath and to your left is the formal living room with wood-stove. Behind that room is a first floor junior suite with parquet hardwood flooring and shower/toilet/sink in bath (currently used as an exercise room) . To the right of the entryway as you enter the older stone house (circa 173), you will enjoy this very large formal dining room, with dramatic stone fireplace (this portion is sealed/capped) with exposed wood beams and 9’ ceilings. This are can be closed off if used as a bed and breakfast as the stone house was used as the innkeeper’s residence. Note – area rugs cover most of the wide plank hardwood flooring. Pass by the entry to the main house and into the very large working/eat-in kitchen. You will find a marble counter facing the front grounds, specifically there to bake with – time to make the pie crusts! The hanging pots/pans are over tiled/butcher block countertops, prep sink (with reverse osmosis there and to refrigerator), you will also find larger and extra appliances for your use: 2 dishwashers, gas oven/stove, convection oven, oversized microwave, 2 sinks, heat a kettle on the wood-stove using the lovely stove fireplace, plenty of storage and views out of those windows! Next up is the family/entertainment room (wired for sound but not in use), with gas fireplace, dining/den room – both additions onto the house. Off the back there is an enclosed deck area currently fenced for pets.
Two access points bring you to a hidden area for pantry, storage, laundry (XL front-loading units on pedestals), utilities, full bath (with shower) and access to attached two car garage (with openers). There is also a wood fired boiler located in the rear (see details below). Lastly there is a Lg side veranda that overlooks the pool area/grounds. If you want to heat it, there is electric baseboard heat w/2 half baths
We have 2 large Master Suites for you! Behind the kitchen you will climb the stairs to your first private master suite (currently used as an office). Off the bedroom is an enclosed large veranda with wainscoting ceiling overlooking the pool and grounds – lovely views to enjoy all times of year. This bedroom features-built ins, separate sink area with two double closets, step into the next room relaxing in the elegant slipper claw foot tub, next into another room for toilet and shower. This room does not pass into the 1860 side for privacy. As you enter the black and white tiled entryway of the 1860s portion of the house, climb the stairs to 4 more bedrooms. At the top of the stairs, we have another Junior Suite, with gas fireplace, parquet hardwood floors, bath with tub/shower and vintage cabinet used for a sink/storage. Next up are two more Junior Suites with showers – wide plank flooring, moving towards the front of the house (past utility closet), there is the 2nd master suite, featuring stone wood fireplace (currently not in use) and large sitting area, built in bookshelves, bath with tub/shower. BASEMENT/UTILITY INFO You will surely be impressed with this basement and foundation area – built to last! Entering through the bilco on the left, there is an oil-fired boiler and hot water tank in the basement with numerous zones, water softener. 200 amp electric service (updated and new electric to pool done this year - installed copper water bonding anode into the pool filtration system, upgraded outdoor electric to GFCI . There are several sub-panels, all updated. Newer plumbing, copper water lines, plastic drainage, internal sprinkler system. All but one window in the house has been replaced with High-E glass. Since property was purchased by current owners, the property is now using public sewer. You also have public water – rare finds for rural property! There is also a wood fired boiler if you desire to heat the house that way (we have info).
Sellers are downsizing
Please call for terms, 2.5% co-broke offered to buyer/broker agent licensed in NYS