219-227 Church Avenue, Germantown, NY, 12526-5711$2,310,000
You'll find this unique three-property compound with over 28 acres of rolling countryside on a quiet country road just minutes from the heart of the popular Columbia County town of Germantown. The 1860s Grand Dutch Barn has been lovingly re-imagined into a one-of-a-kind space with over 4,500 sq ft for modern living and entertaining. The main level offers a chef’s kitchen complete with mountain views and marble countertops, as well as dining and living areas, one of the home's two new masonry fireplaces, original 19th-century wood floors, and a half bath. A 1,200 sq ft cedar wrap-around deck extends the living space and offers a perfect spot to enjoy the sun setting over the Catskills. The main staircase takes center stage here (its risers are the barn’s original siding!), taking you to the third level, which offers another open concept space and the second impressive masonry fireplace. This level would make for the most luxurious primary suite and includes a large full bath and bonus lofted space perfect for an office, studio, reading nook, etc.! The lower level is equally impressive, offering soaring ceilings, original brick masonry work, concrete floors with cozy radiant heat, and a full bath. This floor opens out onto a covered bluestone patio leading out to the 28.15 acres of rolling lawns and fields, ponds, groomed walking paths, and views at every turn. The largest of the three ponds can accommodate paddleboards, canoes, and other small watercraft. Given the size of this specific property, adding multiple bedrooms is also a possibility (in conjunction with local building codes, to be discussed directly with the town). Completely renovated in 2010, the 1890s Farmhouse has plenty of character and all the modern conveniences. The main level has two sitting areas complete with the home’s original exposed beam ceilings and a half bath. The kitchen is bright and airy with double-height ceilings, plenty of western facing windows, a cozy wood-burning fireplace, an eating area, and access to the perfect little patio and outdoor shower. The three bedrooms offer plenty of light and space, and the primary en-suite is complete with double vanities and a soaking tub. The western-facing views of the Catskills are maximized at every turn (as they are in all the properties!). The "Dairy Barn Cottage,” currently a successful rental, was built in 1910. Its position alongside the road made it easy for customers to pick up their milk, although a 2019 renovation also revealed long-forgotten moonshine bottles! This adorable guest space comes complete with a full bath, kitchenette, loft, and fully enclosed cedar and iron deck to enjoy the property's never-ending views. The property is perfectly situated just 3 minutes to Germantown proper (Gaskins and Otto’s anyone?!), 8 minutes to Tivoli, 17 minutes to Hudson, and 20 minutes to Rhinebeck or Kingston. The Hudson and Rhinecliff Amtrak stops are both 20 minutes away, and NYC is less than 2 hours away by car!