A Catskill Premier Listing:
Known as the STONE COTTAGE FARM, this home was originally BUILT IN 1794 (3 years before Delaware County even existed) by "pioneer settler" Matthew McLaury . . . remaining in the McLaury Family for 100 years. In 1974 the estate and stone house was bought by Mark Hertzan and was operated as a BREEDING FARM for THOROUGHBRED HORSES . . . some rumored to have been bred to the lines of BOLD RULER and SECRETARIAT. So the history of this property dates back many years with a fascinating legacy.
Today, the Stone Cottage Farm, on 247 acres, consists of the original 2-STORY FARMHOUSE with solid 2-FOOT DEEP STONE EXTERIOR WALLS, hand-hewn WOOD BEAM interior framing, solid OAK PLANK FLOORING, a large STONE FIREPLACE on the first floor, BRICK FIREPLACE on the second floor and EXTERIOR FIREPLACE. Renovations had been made over the years including: interior walls/ceilings, 200 amp electric panel, plumbing, septic, drilled well, FINISHED BASEMENT with game room office bath and full room GREENHOUSE SOLARIUM. The farm compound also has a 3-level circa 1900 POST/BEAM BARN built on a hillside location with a total of 13 HORSE STALLS, 4 RUN-IN SHEDS, multiple FENCED-IN PADDOCKS, garage with CARETAKER APARTMENT above, POND, small winding STREAM and borders along CENTER BROOK. For those history buffs . . . on the property is one of the EARLIEST CEMETERIES in the county, containing the graves of several REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS.
THE SITE IS EXTRAORDINARY . . . A STORYBOOK SETTING . . . with a rolling topography and level area where the farmhouse is situated. Approximately a quarter of the land is open pasture . . . with the balance being a wooded hillside.
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