Residential Properties: Elfenwood Farm
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Elfenwood Farm is tucked away on 90± acres of gentle hillside off a very quiet, secluded public road in a spectacularly beautiful area of the town of Jay. The farm includes: a cozy farmhouse, a large and small barn, several pastures, a large storage shed, an Amish storage shed, 8 acres of open meadow, a mountain stream, a small pond, over 80± acres of woodland and an additional building site. There are lovely views of Whiteface Mount in and the Jay Range.
Elfenwood's farmhouse is located over 1/4 mile back from the road, reached over a newly paved driveway that winds through the pines and into the open meadow. Originally constructed in the late 1800's, the farmhouse maintains its original character while providing 2 bedrooms, a contemporary eat-in kitchen with pantry, two baths, a heated mud room, and much more.
The house had a major renovation in the 1990's which included: new wiring, plumbing, insulation, roof, and siding. It underwent another major rebuilding in 2011 with the addition of the new second floor master bedroom suite, an entirely rebuilt roof structure which converted the original 1 1/2 story house to a full 2 stories. New siding was put on at that time as well. The entire second floor has cathedral ceilings and the master bedroom suite has a beautiful large walk-in closet.
The house is well organized, having a walk-around porch with a large hot tub to the side; an attractive foyer; an open-style living, dining and kitchen area; and the original farmhouse floors which have been preserved. A large guest room with closet and bath complete the first floor.
The newly carpeted upstairs has a central hall opening to a 12' X17' study/media room and a cheerful reading room which has a bright new adjoining bath with a large Jacuzzi whirlpool tub. The master bedroom is spacious with a gorgeous view through large windows. The large walk-in closet has numerous shelves and convenient rods for hanging clothes and storage.
Electric baseboard heat, a kerosene monitor and a pellet stove provide ample heat. The house is extremely well insulated as the entire newly built roof system has spray foam insulation. Water comes from a 400 foot drilled well. Hot water is provided by an efficient Kerosene-fired tankless hot water heater housed in a partial basement. An electrical hookup for a generator is in place. The basement has recently been insulated and sealed with spray foam insulation.
There is a hookup for a trailer or camper on the side of the barn with electric, water and it's own septic system.
Just a short walk from the house, the barn has a central 25' X 40' area, two 10' X 40' wings and a 10' X 30' rear area. Organized with 6 very flexible 10' X 10' stalls that can be either closed or open to one another, it currently houses a small herd of ribbon winning Alpacas. A loft holds 150 bales of hay and there is also a feed room. The barn and one wing was extensively rebuilt in the late 1990's. Another wing was added to the barn in 2007, along with the rear area which has an 8' overhang and larger 7' foot doors leading to pastures and the rest of the barn. Concrete floors throughout are fully rubber padded for animals. Water is provided automatically to the animals with a heated source enabling this even in the coldest months. The newer wing of the barn houses a heated workshop and a cedar lined sauna. The central barn area can be used as a garage. It has an automatic door opener.
A 12' X 20' Amish Shed not far from the barn provides extra storage for tools and machinery, while the large storage shed houses large farm equipment.
The pastures occupy about 3 acres and are well fenced. Various gates provide considerable flexibility. An old apple and pear orchard adjoins the pastures and a large area of open meadow is encircled with invisible fencing for dogs. A small garden area has been fenced and includes 6 square foot garden raised beds plus blueberry, raspberry and grape plants.
The 80+ acres of woodland are well managed, under a 480a Forest Tax Law and Stewardship Incentive Program with goals of enhancing the wildlife populations as well as water and recreation uses. There are currently several trails on the property which can be used for walking, skiing or snowshoeing. A stream flowing off the mountain feeds a pond which is 100 - 150 feet in diameter and provides potential for a larger pond. A series of open plateaus near Santo Lane provide potential for another building site for a single family home.
The farmhouse furnishings may be negotiated for as well as the farm equipment and a set of very extensive and varied tools. The alpaca herd itself is up for negotiation along with all the equipment they require and an alpaca transportation trailer.
Whiteface Mountain, home of the 1980 Winter Olympic downhill skiing events, is just a 15 minute drive from Elfenwood Farm. Lake Placid, with its Olympic venues,excellent shopping opportunities and fine eateries, is only 25 minutes away. International airports at Albany, New York, Burlington,Vermont and Montreal, Canada are less than 2 hours away by car. The airport in Plattsburgh, New York is just 40 minutes away as is Lake Champlain and ferries to Vermont to the east.
Jay, New York $1,200,000
1774 NYS Route 73, P.O. Box 85, Keene Valley, NY, 12943.
(518) 576-9840 · Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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