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Cozy Up to This 1812 Farmhouse Reimagined as a Stylish Smart Home


Location: 90 Spring Street, South Salem

Description: Welcome to architectural designer Sylvain Côté’s “All New 1812 Modern Farmhouse,” which he describes as both a smart home and a living testimony to the power of old house building techniques. Côté’s company, Westchester Real Homes LLC, has just finished transforming this modest timber-frame 1812 farmhouse into a stylish new home. The 1,752-square-foot farmhouse has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one partial bath. It sits on a 3.02-acre site across from a horse farm.

The open floor plan features a deconstructed kitchen, dining and living areas, artisanal stone fireplace, wet bar, master suite/professional office, land a laundry/mudroom. There are two more bedrooms upstairs, both with 10-foot ceilings. The basement level features exposed large boulders and a 1,000 bottle-capacity wine cellar.

Asking price: $1.3 million

Selling points: The new/old house is loaded with farmhousey charm. Design details include original hand-hewn timber and wide white oak and American chestnut flooring throughout, exposed beams, and custom interior millwork built from reclaimed original house timber. French doors bring in lots of natural light and open to a substantial deck and flagstone patio with a cook’s fireplace.  Modern touches include a new roof, new wood siding, high-density spray foam insulation, new windows and state-of-the-art smart home mechanical systems.

Listing agent: Eric S. Rosenfeld, William Raveis

See progress photos here.

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