49 Old Kings Highway, Stone Ridge, NY, 12484
Looking to live comfortably in a piece of local history? Welcome to 49 Old Kings Highway in Stone Ridge, a fully-restored 1700’s center hall stone home on 125 bucolic, open acres. This stunning cut-stone colonial home boasts many original features, a grand addition and the incomparable acreage. It has been completely upgraded since the current owners rescued it from ruin over a decade ago. No expense has been spared. This stately home has been expertly remodeled, including restored wide-board floors and venetian plaster walls, and all new systems: central air, heating, plumbing, electrical and septic, and new period perfect windows throughout. The thick stone walls make this home a peaceful sanctuary. The large, south-facing living room with deep set windows has an oversized hearth, beamed ceiling and wood burning stove insert. Another large room in the “stone” house has been used as a bedroom and media room. There is a full bath off the generous center hall, which leads back to the amazing vaulted kitchen and post and beam great room. This is the heart of the home! It features soaring vaulted ceilings, gourmet country kitchen with center island, custom cabinets, stainless appliances including wine cooler, 48-inch, double-oven, six burner Wolf stove with griddle, and soapstone counters. Stereo speakers and ample storage are all surrounded by multiple French doors leading onto a wrap-around deck allowing the vistas of the pond, gardens, farmland, meadows, woodlands and sky to be welcomed in. There are even views of Mohonk Mountain House. Gather around the wood-burning stove with sitting area or in the large dining area. Ample, multilevel, bluestone patios with breathtaking vistas complete the outdoor living space just off the great room. The second floor, with two staircases, features three ample bedrooms and full bath including a soaking tub. There are abundant windows, original floors and many period details including an original hearth. With 3600 square feet, there is plenty of room to spread out and enjoy multiple cozy spaces. There is significant bandwidth available for simultaneous remote learning, two home offices and more. Extensive storage can be found in the original stone foundation basement, which also boasts a large original hearth. The laundry room is located in the new basement area. The entire parcel is in the Rondout Esopus Land Conservancy, thus insuring that this farm, located in the Rest Plaus Historic District, will retain its bucolic character. The 125 acres include two adjoining parcels of 101 and 24 acres respectively with endless possibilities. The pond, garden, mini-orchard and barn complete this private oasis. Enjoy the extra benefit of an agricultural exemption while watching cows graze and fields being hayed! The land could easily support any kind of micro farming or livestock endeavor and is zoned to allow that. The barn can house up to three vehicles or tractor-farm implements. There is an ample, recently refurbished open lean-to for exterior workshop and storage or farm use. A smaller barn has been made structurally sound and requires exterior coverage. This unique property is central to all things Hudson Valley-just 5 minutes to shopping services in Stone Ridge, a 5 minute walk to the Marbletown rail trail, 15 minutes to uptown Kingston, and 10 minutes to the NYC bus. This home is in close proximity to both Westwind and Stone Ridge Orchards, Arrowood Brewery, Inness Golf resort and multiple area farms and picking venues. Even winter sports in Belleayre and Hunter Mountains are only about 40 minutes away, and it’s under two hours from NYC. Come visit 49 Old Kings Highway with its history and 125 acre vistas! This beautiful, historic house is waiting for you and a new chapter to unfold.