Opportunity of a lifetime! Imagine 88. 42 acres with fields, vineyards, barns, an historic 4 bedroom stone home, two other stone buildings, a horse pasture, a second 3 bedroom home, a charming tasting room, all the equipment necessary to continue making great wine from the cold hardy grapes and an event barn that can easily accommodate 50+ people. The original part of the stone home was built in 1832. You will be charmed by the woodwork in the living area and the quaint bed alcoves tucked into the eves. The dining area has 4 original built-in cupboards and 2 plate racks where you can display the plates produced in the 1950’s by Syracuse China bearing the Deerlick Farm logo. The stone house has 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths. The primary suite with attached full bath and walk in closet is conveniently located on the first floor. The laundry room and another full bath are also on this level. The vineyards are planted with 3,000 vines of cold hardy grapes. Perhaps you would just like a simpler, quieter life and would love 88 acres to call your own! With the second house it would be a great family compound, or perhaps a hobby farm is what you are looking for. Steeped in history, the original owner James LeRay de Chaumont was a French aristocrat who in the early 1800s acquired a vast amount of land in Northern New York. He reportedly named the Cape after his son Vincent. Eber Kelsey a member of Cape Vincent’s original town council purchased the property and it remained in the Kelsey family’s possession until 1938 when it was sold to Lucie and Reginald Newton; they raised Guernsey cattle for a short time. In the early 1950’s Mr. Newton sold the farm to Robert Purcell, a prominent NY City attorney and financial adviser to Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, who was a dinner guest at the farm in the summer of 1958. After Mr. Purcell died in August 1991, his wife donated the farm to Mr. Purcell’s alma mater, Cornell University. The current owners purchased the home from the university. If you are not familiar with the Thousand Islands Region of upstate NY you need to visit this magnificent area. The area boasts 1,864 islands, constituting one of the American continent’s largest archipelagos. Cape Vincent is where Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence Seaway meet. There are several small, quaint villages in the area. Rich in history, this area offers beauty, serenity, swimming, fishing, boating and an all around quality of live. Come explore your options.
Updated on July 1, 2022 at 2:28 pm