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Hillcrest Estate on 9.5 Acres

1687 ROUTE 565, VERNON, , 07462 Property Website Dated Posted: August 7, 2017

$649,900

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Circa 1890

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UNIQUE, ONE OF A KIND PROPERTY SELDOM AVAILABLE.

THE FIRST SECTION OF THE HOME BUILT IN THE 1830’s CONSISTED OF ONLY FOUR ROOMS; A KITCHEN-LIVING AREA, A BEDROOM, A BARN AREA WITH A HAY LOFT. IT WAS VERY COMMON IN THE EARLY 1800\’S TO HAVE ONE BUILDING ACCOMMODATING BOTH LIVING QUARTERS FOR THE LANDOWNER, AS WELL AS THEIR LIVESTOCK. TASTEFULLY REDESIGNED IN THE MID 1990\’S, IT NOW HOLDS; A LARGE FAMILY ROOM WITH HAND HEWN BEAMS AND A CATHEDRAL CEILING, AN OFFICE, ONE BEDROOM AND A LOFT. WITH A LOT OF FORESIGHT WATER LINES WERE INSTALLED AND A BATHROOM COULD BE ADDED, WHEREUPON THIS WING OF THE HOME COULD BE AN IN-LAW SUITE OR CONTINUE ITS USE AS A HOME OFFICE SUITE. THIS WING HAS ITS OWN ENTRANCES IDEAL FOR A HOME OFFICE WITH VISITING GUESTS.

THE SECOND STAGE OF THE HOME WAS CONSTRUCTED IN THE MID 1840’s. THE FIRST FLOOR IS COMPRISED OF AN ENTRY FOYER, A KITCHEN (REDONE IN 1995), A PANTRY, A LIBRARY-FAMILY ROOM WITH BUILT-IN BOOKSHELVES ON ALL FOUR WALLS, BUILT-IN CABINETS AND FOUR WINDOW SEATS, A DINING ROOM, LIVING ROOM WITH A LARGE WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE AND A THREE-SEASON SUN ROOM ACCESSIBLE THROUGH FRENCH DOORS OFF THE DINING ROOM. LEADING FROM THE KITCHEN ARE ANOTHER SET OF DOORS PROVIDING ACCESS TO A BRICK PATIO WHICH IS ALSO ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SEASON SUNROOM. BRICK AND PAVER PATHWAYS COMPLETELY SURROUND THE HOME.

THE SECOND FLOOR HAS A LARGE MASTER SUITE WITH ITS OWN DRESSING ROOM, THREE LARGE CLOSETS AND A BATH WITH A CUSTOM DESIGNED SHOWER. THE BALANCE OF THE ROOMS ON THIS LEVEL ARE A LARGE SECOND BEDROOM, AS WELL AS A THIRD BEDROOM AND FULL BATHROOM. THERE ALSO IS A SECOND STAIRCASE LEADING DOWN TO THE KITCHEN. A LARGE FRONT PORCH AS WELL AS TWO SIDE PORCHES COMPLETES THIS MAGNIFICENT HOME.

THE THIRD FLOOR HAS A HUGE (1200 SQ FT) ATTIC WITH A HIGH CEILING, PLENTY OF ROOM FOR STORAGE AND/OR CONVERSION TO AN ENTERTAINMENT/GAME ROOM.

THE HOME IS HEATED WITH AN OIL FUELED FURNACE AND HAS CENTRAL AIR-CONDITIONING. A GENERATOR HOOKUP IS SUPPLIED FOR THOSE RARE POWER OUTAGES.

THIS HOME HAS BEEN IMMACULATELY MAINTAINED OVER THE YEARS AND TRULY IS A PLACE ONE WOULD BE PROUD TO OWN AND LIVE.

IN ADDITION TO THE HOME, AN ADDITIONAL BUILDING HOLDS A 3.5 CAR GARAGE WITH 10 FOOT CEILINGS AND A WORK-SHOP AREA. THE SECOND LEVEL OF THE GARAGE IS TOTALLY OPEN SPACE, WHICH CAN BE COMPLETED AS A CABANA/ENTERTAINMENT AREA OR FINISHED AS ANOTHER APARTMENT FOR THE GROUNDS KEEPER. THE SECOND LEVEL OF THIS BUILDING OPENS TO A LARGE DECK WITH A GAZEBO FACING AN IN-GROUND POOL, AROUND WHICH IT IS TASTEFULLY LANDSCAPED.

ALL OF THIS IS SITUATED ON PROPERTY CONSISTING OF 9.5 ACRES WHICH INCLUDES A SEPARATE 1.6 ACRE LOT. THIS PROPERTY IS FARMLAND ASSESSED WHICH NOT ONLY HAS A LOWER TAX BASE BUT ALSO HAS OTHER ADVANTAGES AND FLEXIBLE USES. HORSES ARE PERMITTED. THE PROPERTY IS AN HAS BEEN FOR OVER 65 YEARS OPERATED AS A TREE FARM. INCOME IS DERIVED FROM THE SALE AND USE OF FIREWOOD.

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