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Modern Farmhouse (Converted 1895 Hops Barn)

3488 NY-12 Brookfield, NY 13480


This home is exactly what people say they want in a modern farmhouse! A converted 1895 HOPS barn with custom, handcrafted cabinetry, doors and woodwork, throughout the 3 story house; totaling 3984 square feet. The light filled living room with field-stone fireplace, and the owner’s suite, each have their own deck, and the 3rd floor bedroom has a balcony all its own, inviting you to survey your 4.8 acres of woods and gardens, attracting wildlife from deer to turkeys, to enjoy the serenity. The secret garden patio is not to be missed with its nod to the home’s history with a hops privacy fence. There is something to draw you in or invite you to step outside, at every turn. If history and romance, craftsmanship and comfort, are not enough for you, everything that matters most is new or newer! The home enjoys the ease and longevity of a metal roof, and the 2 stall detached garage with a workshop set up with heat, power and a compressor for the tinkerer among you. This home is beckoning the one savvy buyer seeking the extraordinary!

This property was owned by Jeremiah Sweet dating back to the mid-nineteenth century.  Sweet was born in N. Brookfield after his parents had moved to the area from Rhode Island.  The building was likely built by his son, Alonzo, or his grandson John, during the height of hops production in Madison County.  In the decades following the 18th Amendment banning the production, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquor illegal, the hop house became a barn for livestock and was later renovated as a personal residence.  The current owners have started growing a small quantity of triple pearl hops, which has created a beautiful privacy fence, and may provide for a little home brewing for the future!


  • Property ID
  • 3
  • 2 1/2
  • Square Footage
    3984 sqft
  • Lot Size
    4.82 acres
  • Barn
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    Year Built

Updated on September 10, 2020 at 5:53 pm


  • Address: 3488 NY-12
  • City: Brookfield
  • State/county: New York
  • Zip/Postal Code: 13480
  • Country: United States

Contact Agent

John Brown
  • John Brown
  • Coldwell Banker Faith Properties
  • [email protected]
  • (315) 794-3061
  • (315) 735-2222
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