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If Walls Could Talk. This historic farmhouse has been the setting for families since the 1800s. From the front door, you are welcomed in with an entryway featuring treasured murals by well-known artist & designer, LaMont Adelbert Warner. Born in Stamford, Warner graduated from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn with a degree in fine arts, and became a designer and head draftsman, creating Mission furniture for Gustav Stickley’s company. His work is known from initialed drawings in The Craftsman, Stickley’s magazine that promoted his company’s products and lifestyle. LaMont also utilized his talents to design the interiors of several YMCA buildings. During the Great Depression, LaMont returned to Stamford, teaching art in the local high school.
The spacious kitchen has undergone an incredible remodel, creating a harmonious balance between the historic charm of the Tung oil-finished wood floors and exposed hand-hewn ceiling beams along with modern conveniences, such as the granite counters and backsplashes. The locally made solid rustic Cherry cabinets were custom-crafted with solid maple interiors. The pantry cabinet is cedar-lined and features an Elfa shelving system. European stainless-steel faucets adorn the wet bar and custom fabricated granite farm sink. Delight in cooking with the Wolf propane range with char broiler and matching exhaust hood. Also included are the Bosch dishwasher and Jenn-Aire refrigerator. A large peninsula counter offers seating or utilize the dining area for additional space. The Vermont Soapstone propane stove produces amazing radiant heat to keep the area cozy on cool days.
Retreat to the living room featuring a wood-burning fireplace and wall of built-in shelving. The front parlor offers a space for a den, office, or main-level bedroom. A full bathroom, ready to be recreated with your own aesthetics, is located right off of the central hall. The large mudroom offers a place for laundry, storage, and a pantry and leads right out to the backyard. Upstairs, find three finished bedrooms with wide-plank wood floors, a bathroom awaiting completion, and a large space ready for your ideas to become an appealing master bedroom or studio.
Finish the home’s renovations to match your own style. Much of the hard work here has been done, including a newer roof, an upgraded 200 AMP electrical service, much new wiring, and electrical baseboards on the second level. New copper and Pex plumbing has been installed with a plumbing system designed for fast and easy whole house draining, ideal if the home is to be used as a secondary residence. Spray foam insulation was added to the upstairs studio, kitchen, and mudroom. And the original coal furnace has been recently converted to an oil hot air system with new burner components and a new oil tank.
Relax out on the side stone terrace, looking out to the picturesque meadow and mountains beyond. The backyard is private with two stone patios. The outdoor barbeque will be a hit when you invite family and friends for a summer’s gathering. Impressive stone walls surround the home and the massive rock outcroppings create an impressive backdrop to the backyard. Create a garden and take advantage of the southern exposure.
Positioned on over 116 acres, the land is very accessible with a gentle slope and trails through the woods, perfect for recreational vehicles, horseback riding, hunting, camping and hiking. Numerous historic stone walls remain from the days when the grounds were made up of numerous bordered pastures of farmland. Pick wild raspberries and blackberries in summer. Tap the multitude of sugar maple trees and utilize the oil-fired sap evaporator in the mini-barn sap house for some homegrown maple syrup. An additional outbuilding offers space for a workshop and has been wired with underground electrical service.
The home is tucked in off of a town-maintained road with convenience to Stamford and Oneonta for shops and restaurants.