CLOSE and CRUISE!
Circa 1880 timber-frame, bank barn (40 ft x 60 ft) converted into family residence for year-round enjoyment of lake living (boating, fishing, kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding, ice fishing, sledding, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, ice skating and snowmobiling – 3 snowmobiles included).
♦ Sitting atop locally acclaimed ‘’Perkins Hill” (Perkins Family built the barn – much property history/stories to share) delivers stunning lake views – morning, noon and night.
♦ Boat, kayak, 28 HP tractor (lawn and snow removal) and buyer-choice contents included. Reason for sale is relocating for employment.
♦ This property’s vistas literally stop people in their tracks – pausing car, bike or motorcycle travels – to capture photographs… Has Conservation Easement for Archeological Protection where dig occurred on property. List of findings recorded.
CHAPTER 1 – Barn Home 4 acres | Common ownership of 285’ of lake front 3 acres on Canadarago Lake, Richfield Springs, NY in Otsego County. Minutes from Cooperstown, NY. Common ownership property has wetland preservation and non-development easements.
CHAPTER 2 – 1990 Barn saved from falling in on itself with restoration for “bachelor” seasonal living: enhanced structural integrity, foundation improvements, installed water, sewer, electric, cupola, kitchen, sleeping areas, bathroom, office. Stairs to second story of plank floor, exposed rafters and beams. Fully-equipped 17-seat, u-shaped bar, spiral staircase to a loft, pool table, foos ball tables, shuffleboard. Applied “Mail Pouch Tobacco” slogan to south end.
CHAPTER 3 – 2002 to present. Family has retained exposed beams and rough-cut lumber while upgrading aesthetics and infrastructure for comfortable, cozy, energy-efficient year-round family living. New heating systems (pellet stove and oil/hot water furnace) and generating own power since solar panels installed 2019. Dining room. Living room. 2 bedrooms and closets. Spacious bathroom with two-sink counter, glass door shower/tub. New windows, doors, patios, spray-foam insulation, recessed lighting, flooring, drainage and roof improvements, black-top driveway and installation of “play ground” area. Repurposed rough-cut hemlock lumber in finishing elements. As a “non-conforming” structure, this property is not eligible for financing from traditional providers. Homeowners will provide their specialized financing and insurance providers.
CHAPTER 4 – Endless possibilities for next chapter”
Updated on July 13, 2021 at 9:35 pm