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Love that old red barn! The Lester House, Circa 1748. On 4.4 acres in New York. $450,000

November 15, 2022

I love the old red barn on this property! The home was known as the Lester House. It was built in 1748. In the late 1800’s Mordecai Lester Jr.’s home which was built in 1730, was moved to the property and attached to this house. The home is located on 4.4 acres in Clinton Corners, New York. The home features wide plank hardwood floors, a large wrap around front porch, wainscoting, custom woodwork, original windows, built-ins and fireplaces. There is additional acreage that can be purchased. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,986 square feet. $450,000

Contact Lori Rheingold with Houlihan Lawrence: 845-473-9770

From the Zillow listing:


If you muse about owning an antique home steeped in history, The Lester House, circa 1748, may be the dream home for which you have been yearning. This stately Colonial originally stood alone. In the late 1800s, Mordecai Lester Jr.’s original home, a circa 1730 Dutch Saltbox located several hundred yards down the road, was moved and joined to the Colonial. This homestead is sited on 4.4 stunning acres which, over the years, has been home to horses, organic farming, chickens and more. This lot can accommodate up to three horses. If you desire additional acreage, consider purchasing the adjoining 7.1 acres. As you approach the property, the old barns, pastoral views and the classic wraparound porch transport you back in time. Imagine, generation after generation, sitting on the front porch with a refreshing drink watching the seasons pass by. The interior of the home, sure to impress, boasts many original period details such as wide-board floors, nine over six windows, detailed custom woodwork, ornamental fireplace mantles and surrounds. The foyer entry is flanked by a gracious living room to the left and a formal dining room to the right; both include original built-in cabinetry. The kitchen is conveniently located off of the dining room and offers plenty of storage space and room for a dine in area. There is also a generous size bedroom on the main level with a full bathroom close by. You will be delighted by the upstairs living space. Both of the bedrooms are extremely spacious and include loads of closet space. Another full bathroom completes this level. The lower level will catch you by surprise. Here, you will find a finished office space with a cozy fireplace, a door to the outside and an entrance to the original, beyond charming, Dutch Saltbox. Believe it or not, there is more. The 1900s addition, built off the back of the home, which was in the process of being renovated could, once again, serve as fantastic additional living space. Come discover this Clinton Corners gem. Peaceful, country living awaits.



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