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That waterfall! That setting! 53 acres in the Catskill Mountains in New York. $795,000

November 10, 2022

This setting is perfection! That waterfall is beautiful and love how they put a patio up near it. This home was the Dry Brook Gatehouse. It was built in 1895. It is located on 53.58 acres in Arkville, New York. The home features hardwood floors, beautiful stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, wood walls and an updated kitchen. There is a slate patio that runs along the water. There is a cool treehouse on the property also. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,250 square feet. $795,000

Contact Stacy S. Keck-Colliton with Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties: 845-586-3321

From the Zillow listing:


This enchanted, late 19th Century, Dry Brook Gatehouse will take your breath away, as soon as you exit your car. Your human senses will be controlled by the rumbling sound effects of the waterfall, running off the mountain, connecting to the iconic Dry Brook Stream. It’s a stunning network of labor from a time gone by. Cross the walkway bridge and your first glance will be the combination of hand crafted and natural stone landscaping surrounding the water feature. Slate patio runs alongside the water, up the steps to a 2nd tier of stone laid patio; front facing not only the water but some lovely Views. Clearly describes the beauty of the scene alongside this CATSKILL MOUNTAIN MAJESTIC GATEHOUSE. Recently surveyed, 53 acres of wooded, mountain bliss, bordering 8,900 acres of forever wild New York State Land, within the renowned Catskill State Park. It’s a hikers dream, with nearly 2 miles of hiking/ATV trails. A once, sophisticated for its time, tree house; still stands, although it needs to be re-stabilized and renovated.Entering this UNIQUE, 1250+/- SF GATEHOUSE is like finding a new love. Great room wit 27′ Cathedral Ceiling with exposed beams. Massive River Stone Wood Burning Fireplace from floor to ceiling. Completely New kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops & Breakfast Island. Beautifully re-finished hardwood floors. And plenty of Natural Light. Offers 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Bedroom off Great Room; includes new carpet, private access to stone patio. Adjoining is a Full bath/attached Powder Room w/closet space. Exterior access, mother in law suite is 2nd bedroom and full bath, also with Re-finished hardwood flooring. Bathrooms are left untouched for the next generation. Mid 70’s, good condition, great character, fully functioning. House is on the market while under renovations, 80% completed. New windows to be installed, excluding Great room custom windows. Recently installed NY City DEP Septic System, new roof in 2020, updated oil hot water heating system located in the crawl space. Drilled well, 200 amp updated electric service. Convenient location, GATED FOR PRIVACY in the Town of Middletown, Delaware County, on a town maintained road. COULD BE AN AMAZING SHORT TERM RENTAL! Nothing like it in the CATSKILLS! 10 miles to Belleayre Ski Center, 13 miles to Plattekill Ski Center, 2 hours scenic commute from the NY City Metro area. What more could one possibly ask for? Don’t hesitate to call for an appointment to preview. First time on market, only asking $795,000.



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