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This remarkable offering presents over 269 (+/-) acres of absolutely pristine rolling forested hillside, multiple open meadows with jaw-dropping vistas, an energetic year-round stream with upper and lower sections, an enormous (~0.8 acre) engineered pond, road frontage on both north and south sides of town maintained Mackey Rd. (approximately 6900 feet of combined frontage), and an inviting true log lodge home with an open lower level for socialization and congregating and 6 total bedrooms. There are portions of this property from which you could own literally everything in sight, which is an incredibly rare sensation, and what makes this such a special place.
The lodge home itself, constructed in 1990 and maintained and updated over the years, features a full-length front covered porch, a spacious open living/dining room area, an updated kitchen space, and an upstairs with central hallway and 5 more bedrooms. The lodge comes fully furnished as well. There is also a full basement with tall ceilings, presenting the opportunity to create more finished living space. Heat is provided by renewable, simple, wood; there is a wood stove next to the kitchen, a fireplace with heatilator fan in the living room, and another wood stove in the basement. Just to the west of the house is a level pad which used to have a barn structure, and would make an ideal location for a pole barn, garage, or workshop space, and next to that is an idyllic spring fed pond.
The land is truly mesmerizing. Most of the road frontage is segmented into delightful meadow spaces which each have their own vistas and unique character. The land rises moderately up behind the house, with established trails through the upper woods, ending in a winding level ridge line which feels so very far away from the rest of the world. To the east of the lodge, through another meadow, you find a quaint trail which opens up to the larger pond, this one over 3/4 acre in size, ideal for pond and small lake recreation. On the south side of the road, the land slopes gently down to a winding, cascading tributary of the West Branch Handsome Brook, and even splits into a lower branch and upper gorge in the northwest portion of the lot. The land receives agricultural exemptions on the taxes due to the hayed fields, and would make for an excellent entry in the NY 480A Forestry Management program (more details available). Whether you have yearned for a sprawling family estate, wish to establish a hunting and recreational club, or have designs on responsible site sub-development, this offering could be just right.