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Five Mile Point
Available for the first time in a generation Five Mile Point remains one of the last substantial private homes on Lake Otsego. The historic main house, originally built in 1876 as part of a large farming enterprise, has been carefully restored and enlarged with artful attention given to every detail. The 4000 square foot home offers both historic charm and modern convenience all systems having been updated or replaced. A chef’s kitchen is the focal point of the main floor with plenty of room for a farm table and large bay window. The floor plan is unique to a period home with the principal rooms flowing one into the other. A formal dining room and living room all open to a lake front verandah that encompasses the entire lakefront side of the house. A media room with custom spiral stair and rare attached two car garage bring the 21st century into this Victorian era masterpiece.
Upstairs five family bedrooms and convenient large laundry provide plenty of accommodation for guests. The master bedroom has its own en suite custom bath. Period details, moldings and windows have all been refreshed to perfection. Replacements are seamless, new millwork blends into old unnoticed. Hardwood floors throughout the house are custom milled from local red oak. Sweeping views from almost every window make the second floor a tranquil paradise quite separate from the public rooms of the house.
Outside the five acres are peppered with specimen plantings. Aged hardwood, Maple, Oak and Hickory trees have been maintained by an arborist. Charming perennial and vegetable gardens add a family feel to the estate. An orchard greets you close to the road and the lakefront with its fire pit and dock are easily accessible by automobile. A large barn has a charming seasonal apartment with two bedrooms and kitchen as well as work shop and estate office. The lower level of this rare survivor is currently used for storage and chickens.
Five Mile Point is a local treasure, loved by the people of Cooperstown for all this location has meant to the community over one hundred and fifty years. To be master of this property is to take on a mantle of responsibility, to become part of Cooperstown history.