c. 1870 – Hamden, NY

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7968 County Highway 26, Hamden, NY 13782

  • $243,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1900 Sq Ft
  • 23.78 Ac.
Some properties evoke a sense of time and space from a bygone era - this is one such property. Built circa 1870, entering this gracious home is to take a walk in the past. This property has elements that are desirable, rarely found and will speak to those seeking something unique and special.THE HOME- Upon entering this home one is struck by the quality of light, the harmony and comfort of the natural building materials, the flow of the rooms and a sense of calm. The heart of the home is the large eat in country kitchen that features wood floors, built in cabinetry, a hand made dish drying rack - a wonderful room for family meals, morning coffee or a place to conjure up the latest culinary creation. The parlor is a special room with original hand stenciled walls and ceiling - a specimen room from a bygone era. While the parlor has some irregularities, the beauty is unmistakable. Two bedrooms downstairs and two upstairs offer convenience and privacy. The downstairs bathroom has incorporated cherry wood from the trees on the property. Most of the walls are hand plastered and colored with Italian pigments - the plastered walls have an almost ethereal relationship with light and temperature. Tiger maple, maple and old pine wood floors are found through out the home giving it a warmth and natural beauty, While the home has its roots deep in the past, it has upgraded electric, plumbing, and recent updates and ready to occupy. Like many homes of this era it is close to the road. THE PROPERTY - The land is a harmonious blend of open fields, woodland forest, level and sloped land. The upper field has stunning valley views and is a wonderful place to watch the dramatic weather pattern of survey the valley below. A hand made Roman Vault Masonry Pizza oven is the perfect place for an outdoor pizza party, baking bread or a slow casserole. A trout stream runs at the edge of of the property - a wonderful place for children and adults alike to frolic and disconnect from the world. A two story barn and additional outbuilding could be a reimagined for a variety of purposes or simply used as a storage space. Perennials, large trees and verdant foliage surround the house. Additional adjacent land is available. The property has been a popular Airbnb venue.LOCATION - Take a walk down a quiet country road, catch a trout for dinner, swim in one of the local swimming holes, discover the nearby Rail Trail, or simply kick back and read a novel - this property has a magic rarely found in this day and age. Ideally suited for the creative spirit or those who love the comfort of an old home. Located about 2.5 hours from New York , this is a property worth discovering
Contact Information
Jeffrey Ashton, Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties,
(845) 586-3321

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17 Comments on c. 1870 – Hamden, NY

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  1. aussierobyn says: 3 comments

    now, this one I would consider moving to the USA FOR!

  2. Amanda says: 46 comments

    Oh my goodness perfect even love the vintage tablecloth blowing on the line. Looks so cool but warm too. I would take it as is love the furnishings too. And dare I say it could live with the painted wood…. it all just seems right even the wall paint which usually is hard to look beyond. Somehow reminds me of Italy ….

  3. Melissa says: 231 comments

    THIS is how you market an antique home! Between the excellent description, the staging and the excellent photos, this realtor deserves an award!

  4. HollyLiz says: 46 comments

    It comes with its own bread/pizza oven? I love this house and the agent should take to writing professionally.

  5. Glorybe says: 133 comments

    I think I feel right at home and so want to soak my feet in that Creek! I love the colors & sunlight and it just seems so peaceful…The kitchen is spectacular & where I would live & breathe in all the aromas.

  6. Oh, what a beauty. So charming. That’s a whole lotta land, whoo! The description is lovely, it has me sold.

  7. BethanyBethany says: 3450 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Ditto what everyone else said, plus—that kitchen! Just what an old house kitchen should be.

  8. Debii says: 2 comments


  9. Jo's Country Junction says: 5 comments

    THE KITCHEN!!! My favorite kitchen of all times!

  10. VMaloneyVMaloney says: 96 comments

    What isn’t there to love about this house? It is so peaceful looking!

  11. JimHJimH says: 5265 comments
    OHD Supporter

    This spot was known as Mallory Corner and the little stream across the road is Mallory Brook, which meets the West Branch of the Delaware a short ways away. A hundred and fifty years ago, this was the small fief of William Mallory (1819-1889), a farmer, carpenter, and wheelwright, who had a small “horse rake” factory and turning shop here as well. He had a large family, and apparently his house grew with it, with all its additions and changes over the years. A very pretty house and property.

  12. Linda Collins says: 1 comments

    I look at this web site to dream. I’ve never have written a comment. But I gotta say, this is by far my favorite! I could definitely live in the kitchen! The only thing I would change is the color in the “blue” room! Every thing else is perfect!

  13. abevy says: 307 comments

    Very nice kitchen. Barn is nice too. I would like to put my feet in the brook also. Buyers should check on taxes, as I hear, New York property taxes are high. Too bad it is so close to road, but as the relator says it is the case with older homes.

  14. FergusFergus says: 230 comments
    1705 Queen Anne

    What a magical house! I think I’d buy it just for the wall painting in the living room. The kitchen is really awesome too. The surrounding landscape is ever so pretty!

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