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Stoke a fire and watch the snow fall on your own personal winter wonderland from this 1820s colonial farmhouse just minutes from the Taconic.
If you love rustic details like hardwood floors and exposed beams but don’t want to give up the exquisite rapture of central air, this updated antique farmhouse on almost 12 acres of Ossining might just be your dream home.
Location: 1800 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining
Asking Price: $1,100,000; Estimated Annual Taxes: $19,852
The Details: Built in 1820, this 200-year-old farmhouse highlights plenty of original details that today would be considered “farmhouse chic.” From exposed beams and antique hardwood floors to its wood paneling and breathtaking stone fireplace, stepping into the main house is like traveling back in time. But don’t worry: More modern amenities like central air, a dishwasher, and new laundry facilities mean you won’t have to do nearly as much chorin’ as the home’s original owners.
The first-floor master suite sports its own balcony, walk-through office, and double bath with laundry, while the second floor comprises walk-up attic access as well as two additional bedrooms and bathrooms, each with views of the property’s private spring-fed lake. A massive enclosed deck/sunroom also provides the perfect place to relax and nature watch for much of the year. The property’s private lake is also perfect for swimming or canoeing in the summer and ice skating each winter, providing year-round fun on the water or at its own tiny little sand beach.
Selling Points: Plenty of private land, including your own skate-ready, spring-fed lake; vintage vibes as American as apple pie; also includes an attached two-car garage.