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Guilford Bower House on 54 Acres

707 Albany Post Road, New Paltz, , 12561 , , Dated Posted: March 1, 2017

$1,850,000

Laurie Willow

Circa 1854

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About This Old House

This heroic 19th century brick center hall beauty, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, has been restored to its original splendor and beyond. Every room is finished with honesty and authenticity to 1854 when the house was the grand manor known as the Guilford Bower Farm. Established in 1706 by Joseph Hasbrouck, son of Abraham Hasbrouck, one of the twelve original New Paltz patentees, the property changed with the times, being rebuilt after a fire in 1854, but essentially has remained true to its beginnings.

The entry foyer is spacious and bright, with pocket doors of stained glass and stained glass detailing throughout the house. The first floor has 11 ft. ceilings with detailed and multi-leveled crown moldings. The floors are wide board heart pine, the windows are the original “wavy” glass with true divided lights. There is a master suite on the first floor and also one on the 2nd floor. The systems are cutting edge heat and central air.The kitchen is an incredible marriage of high tech and iconic design. The 4 oven AGA propane stove from England is the heart of the house. The butler’s pantry is the dish room, where the sink and dishwasher operate, and the dishes are stored. The refrigerator is a subzero and there is an 18th century Irish side board and baking station. Sweeping lawns lead to the river as it wraps around the property. The house sits high on 54 sweeping acres that run along 2000′ of Wallkill River frontage at the end of a long tree-lined driveway that guarantees quiet and privacy. There is a two-stall horse barn with tack room and black wooden horse fencing enclosing eight acres. A newly remodeled guest cottage which boasts two bedrooms, a full bath complete with cedar soaking tub, and many mountain views. The 54 acres include two ponds, a stream and a river; one of the ponds is stocked with large Koi fish. There are organic gardens and cold frames, Activities on property include canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, maple and black walnut trees for syrup, bee-keeping, ice skating on pond, minutes from Mohonk Mountain House, 8 minutes from New Paltz.

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