1907 – Meredith, NY – $399,000

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7483 State Highway 28 S, Meredith, NY 13820

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ELEGANT 1907 FARMHOUSE ON 88.53 ACRES w/STREAM: Do you yearn for the life of yesteryear--this property is loaded with charm...and history. Built originally by the Bresee family (proud founders of Oneonta's fabled department store on Main Street), later married into the equally renown Gladstone family from Andes, this homestead was quite a compound in the day. The barn signage says it all, Ouleout Valley Stock Farm, D.J. Bresee, Propr.--and, rumor has it, they were known far and wide for their horses, their livestock and their family name. The house has retained all the gracious detail of the original intention, beautiful hardwood floors, built-ins, period fixtures, and doors. Downstairs consists of a generous entryway, opening into a formal dining room, a wainscotted living room with decorative stained glass windows and brick fireplace, a large country kitchen with original cabinets and pantry, as well as a Master Suite with luxurious bathroom (large custom tiled shower, separate sink and toilet area), and a first floor laundry room for convenience. The enclosed and decorative porch is an expanded 4-season living space with its own gas wood-stove style heating unit, with views over much of the yard. Upstairs there are another 4 roomy bedrooms in the main part of the house with an additional renovated bathroom, and there is one more bedroom upstairs of the kitchen, which in grander times, was probably the kitchen maid's room. There is a large attic, and a full basement complete with a lovely root cellar, a handy place for food storage in these old country houses. Many of the utilities have been upgraded. The home also features a lovely covered, mahogany floored rocking chair porch overlooking the yard, and a nice deck the owners have added for further recreational enjoyment. All of this gracious living is greatly enhanced by the sound of the babbling brook that runs nearby which empties not too far downstream into the Ouleout Creek, both are formidable trout streams for those who care to drop a line and give it a try. The large dairy barn is in good shape, currently being inhabited by a herd of cattle, and a variety of other barnyard critters who are regularly grazing the field acreage, keeping the grass mowed--they can either stay or go, depending on the inclination of the new buyers. All in all, this property is the very incarnation of a buccolic lifestyle, and it is only an extra bonus that the location is both convenient to Delhi, as well as Oneonta, two small livable cities which feature 3 colleges between them as well as extensive shopping and two hospital systems. Enjoy the best of both worlds--live a rural lifestyle with the benefits of city life, easily accessible nearby. Check it out!
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Pamela Jean Orr, Keller Williams Upstate Ny Pro
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10 Comments on 1907 – Meredith, NY – $399,000

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  1. AvatarDoreen says: 215 comments

    I have that same love seat that is in pic #10~

  2. AvatarKaren says: 577 comments

    I love this house! I love nice, big porches, and I love them all the more if they are screened, because I hate bugs. Love all the natural light-I hope this house is far enough off the road that you don’t need curtains. I looooove the wood floors and woodwork! I wonder if the top of that garage looks like, and what the barn looks like inside. I think I’d just put a railing on that rocking chair porch.

  3. AvatarB Tburg says: 1 comments

    Wouldn’t change a thing! Well, one thing…the dish drainer to the right of the sink!!

  4. JimHJimH says: 3999 comments
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    I like the combination of large acreage and well-preserved older home with original outbuildings. The old kitchen space with storage cabinets but without built-in counters or hung cabinets is fairly rare. The vintage metal sink unit is very cool! Nice woodwork, windows and great porches, too.

    Just a couple of miles from the house in Meredith Square that Kelly posted last year, another 2nd home for city folks that was part of a large hobby farm.

    • AvatarRacheal E Carter says: 44 comments

      I love the kitchen for those very reasons. What a great blank slate for period pieced!

  5. Avatarr myers says: 24 comments

    Great home. Love the kitchen sink!

  6. Avatarsandy says: 3 comments

    I love this house and the property so much! I have one question though, that maybe some of the architecture/old house experts here can answer. Why the wall AND the balusters on the stairs? The wood on the wall seems to match all the other wood, making it appear to be original, but if they were going to put a wall there, why bother with the balusters too? I’m confused.

    • AvatarClund says: 147 comments

      Not an expert, but the door at the bottom of the staircase is the reason for the wall. It’s so they can close off the upstairs in the winter. Having lived in a couple cold winter states, old farm houses always had a door to the upstairs so it didn’t have to be heated. Just pile on the blankets. 🙂

      • AvatarClund says: 147 comments

        I suspect the balusters came first and the wall was added for practically. It’s a big house and most likely a beast to heat back then.

  7. Avatarbrandymulvaine says: 60 comments

    God bless them for not killing the kitchen!


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