This lovely, traditional, colonial-style home was built in 1900 is set on a 2.75± acre beautifully landscaped lot in the heart of Elizabethtown, New York. Meticulously maintained and cared for by the owners, the property is truly remarkable. The grounds are stunning with a sweeping backyard complete with a huge flagstone patio, two fountains and a fire pit and is the perfect spot for entertaining.
This charming home offers over 5,000± square feet of gracious living space. The first floor consists of a large, modern kitchen with front and back pantries allowing for plenty of great storage space. The spacious dining room is located just past and adjacent to the butler’s pantry and has doors which lead out to the patio and yard beyond. There is also a large and gracious foyer and a lovely center hall with library which has beautiful built-in bookcases, cabinets and a desk. A convenient half bath is also located in this area. Beyond the center hall and down two steps is a large addition which was added in the 1930s and was designed by Rockwell Kent, renowned artist, author, political activist and sometimes architectural draftsman. This spacious room serves as a living room and has lovely wood-paneled walls, exposed beams, a fireplace with a woodstove, beautiful hardwood flooring and double doors which lead out onto a large screened-in porch allowing access to the patio and yard beyond. There is also a two car garage and entry to the home from the garage is into a mud room/exercise room.
As was fashionable, there are two stairways leading up to the second floor. The less formal of the two is located off the back pantry area while the more elegant one is located off the center hall. There are 4 to 5 bedrooms located on the second level, including a fabulous, private master bedroom suite with two separate bathrooms – one containing a shower, sink and toilet and the other with an over-sized jetted tub, sink and toilet. Both have tile floors and granite countertops. A huge walk-in closet completes this wonderful space. The remaining bedrooms are all spacious and bright. A full bath is centrally located in the hall with an additional jack and jill bathroom situated between two of the bedrooms. Also on this level is a large room with lovely beadboard ceilings and walls and is used by the owners as a casual family room. The door to the attic is located in this room. The attic is massive, approximately 2000 square feet, allowing for lots of storage space. There are walk-up stairs for ease of access. The last room on the second level is a nice-size room containing the washer and dryer and could also be used as an additional bedroom, if more sleeping space is needed.
The home is spacious yet has a warm and inviting feel. It’s perfectly suited for hosting small and large gatherings alike. Whether a formal dinner in the lovely dining room or a barbecue in the back yard, this home offers it all. There are areas for intimate family gatherings yet there is enough room for everyone to enjoy their privacy too. If you like history, you’ll be interested to know that this home was once owned by the Honorable O. Byron Brewster, Judge of the New York State Supreme Court and Appellate Division from 1933 to 1953.
Elizabethtown is the county seat of Essex County and offers lots of amenities including a school, hospital, the county office building, grocery store, drug store, hardware store, banking, car dealers, several restaurants, a golf course and shopping. Keene Valley can be reached in 15 minutes. There you’ll find wonderful hiking trails, the Ausable River which is great for fishing or swimming as well as unique shops and restaurants. The village of Lake Placid with its many fine restaurants, shops and Olympic venues is 35 minutes away. Lake Champlain is only 15 minutes to the east and the ferry to Vermont can be reached in 20 minutes. There is also easy access to Interstate 87 which is less than 10 minutes away. Both New York City and Montreal (Montreal is a 90 minute drive) can be reached by Amtrak train in nearby Westport, NY on Lake Champlain. The International airports at Albany, NY, Plattsburgh, NY, Burlington, VT and Montreal, Canada are all within a two hour drive!