Private Country Living on Henneberry Road in Pompey
This newly renovated 1832 farmhouse tucked away amid the rolling hills of Central New York offers modern amenities for today’s lifestyles while retaining the authenticity and charm of the original home. The spacious property is situated in an elevated setting at 3488 Henneberry Road, Pompey in New York’s Finger Lakes region, an area appreciated for its natural beauty and long history. The Onondaga County home is conveniently located less than 20 minutes south of Syracuse.
The farmhouse is designed for country living at its best. The tranquil retreat is set on 4.5 acres of lush greenery with approximately 19.1 additional acres available for sale. Residents enjoy panoramic views of the neighboring countryside along with spectacular sights of sunrises and sunsets. A short walk brings residents to 300 acres of protected parkland where they can explore waterfalls and enjoy hiking, horse and ski trails all year around.
Built in the Federal style, the farmhouse features 6,000 square feet of living space with five bedrooms and five baths. The finished loft has an independent entrance and can be used as a private office, an in-law suite or as an income-producing rental. The recent remodeling design features an open layout that reflects today’s tastes and incorporates modern conveniences. The large swimming pool and pool deck offer beautiful scenic views typical of the Finger Lakes region, making this home perfect for entertaining. Mature landscaping with fruit trees, berry bushes and established perennials enhance the picturesque setting.
The Federal Architectural Style
The Federal style dominated American architecture at the time the farmhouse was built in the early 1800’s. An outgrowth of the Georgian style, Federal architecture is revered because it evokes the time when America won its independence. The word Federal refers to the period in American history when our federal system of government developed.
Today Federal style structures can be seen in just about every city on the east coast, the site of the original colonies, from New England to Georgetown, Virginia. A typical Federal style house features understated design elements with the front door the most decorated portion of the exterior. Side windows flanking the door are common, along with dormers under the attic.
An Inviting Private Retreat
The updated Federal farmhouse is enhanced by attractive landscaping that harmonizes easily with the natural trees and foliage found on the property. A graceful, curved brick walkway leads to the small porch and covered entry. Every effort was made to preserve the historic features of the home, such as hand-hewn oak beams, wide plank floors in the foyer and an original sink in the kitchen. New 12 over 12 double hung windows, characteristic of early federal-style farmhouses, were installed to keep within the character of the architecture.
The beautifully updated home was designed to admit a profusion of natural light in every room. There are multiple fireplaces and fieldstone accents throughout the home and the property, and radiant heating integrated into the hardwood flooring is perfect for chilly days and nights.
The large great room features floor to ceiling windows and four sets of French doors leading out to a wrap-around deck, and the bright and airy formal dining room presents hand hewn oak beams. Cathedral ceilings along with a stone fireplace with a pizza oven and wet bar make the family room an inviting place for relaxation, and the loft area above beckons with a cozy fireplace.
Residents will find a world of desirable amenities in the remodeled gourmet chef’s kitchen, including custom cherry wood built-in cabinets and shelving, a long center island, hand hewn oak beams and wood floors. Special touches include a wine refrigerator, a warming drawer and upgraded stainless steel appliances. The kitchen features a cozy adjoining breakfast nook and a stone fireplace room. Sliding glass doors lead from the kitchen to the wrap-around porch outside.
The main level owner’s suite is a private retreat highlighted by an ensuite master bath with a separate spa tub. Owners enjoy the relaxing warmth of a gas fireplace along with custom bookshelves and woodwork. One of the three oversized closets is cedar lined and can easily be converted into a relaxing sauna.
Living in The Finger Lakes Region
The Finger Lakes region in west-central New York is an area of great natural beauty. The area boasts 11 sparkling lakes and it is dotted with small towns that feature exceptional restaurants, art galleries, local theaters and special events throughout the year. The city of Syracuse is within easy reach with its art museum, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, a wealth of craft breweries and, of course, the university.
As an area with multiple lakes, boating and fishing are popular activities in the Finger Lakes region. People are invited to explore the lakes by boat, canoe and kayak. Many of the lakes offer public boat launches, boat rentals and cruises. The Finger Lakes is also a popular ski area in winter and golf destination in warmer weather.
The Finger Lakes region is known for producing world class wine at more than 100 area wineries. Sloping terrain and cool weather is perfect for the Finger Lakes signature wine, Riesling. Other wine produced locally include Chardonnay, Cabernet and Pinot Noir. Residents and their guests can tour wineries individually or sign up for a popular wine tour.
New York State Parks
The Finger Lakes region is home to many exceptional New York state parks, including Cayuga Lake, Green Lakes, Taughannock Falls and Fillmore Glen. Many have cascading waterfalls, hiking and biking trails and picnic facilities.
Watkins Glen is the most famous state park in the area where visitors can marvel at 19 waterfalls and watch as the stream descends 400 feet past the cliffs. The gorge path takes sightseers around and underneath the waterfalls and through the Cavern Cascade spray. A daytrip to Watkins Glen is also appreciated because it offers an Olympic-size pool, ball playing fields and playgrounds for the children.
For more information on the Historic Estate at Henneberry Road, please contact Kelli Ide or Michael DeRosa to arrange a private tour of the property.
Updated on May 23, 2022 at 5:02 pm