This home has a central Adirondack location. Situated between St Hubert’s and Keene Valley, and surrounded with 6.8± acres, it is easily accessible at all seasons. Built in 1947, the home has (five-six ) bedrooms and two and one half baths.
At the front of the home, surrounded by lawns, is a lovely stone patio. Inside, a large entry hall opens to a marvelous living/dining space with high ceilings, gleaming mahogany floors and beautiful floor to ceiling divided-glass windows. A handsome and dramatic field stone fireplace has an unusual stone hearth running the whole length of the north wall of the living room. Some furniture has been built in including a desk, book case and open shelves. The dining area is on the west with window views of lovely ferns, including delicate Maiden Hairs. Here there is a built-in sideboard with dish shelves above. Wood has been used skillfully and attractively on the walls and ceiling of the living/dining area and throughout the home, giving it a Scandinavian flavor.
Adjoining the living room at the south, overlooking the front lawn, is a large screened porch, ideal for dining, sitting listening to the birds, or taking a nap.
Behind the screened porch is the kitchen, with access to the screened porch as well as to the living/dining room. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, an oven (new), a four-burner electric stove, a double sink, a refrigerator, and many dish closets. It is spacious with plenty of room for a large table of diners. The floor is linoleum. A shed connects the kitchen to a two-car attached garage and houses the furnace and hot water heater. There is a half bath at the back off the kitchen, as well as a utility room, a spacious laundry room with washer dryer.
The bedroom wing is on the north end of the house with 5-6 bedrooms. Unusual features in this part of the home are the many beautiful closets that line the wide hallways and the very handsome hand-pegged doors to the various room. A short hallway leads to two bedrooms with sheetrock walls, wood trim and maple floors. A full bath is just steps away from these bedrooms. Three-four additional bedrooms are located further to the west off another hallway. A bath with toilet and sink and an entirely separate ‘tub room’ are located on this hall. The ‘tub room’ has access from outside as well as inside!
This home has been used primarily in spring, summer and fall but has an oil fired hot water heating system. There is an excellent space not far from the house for a large vegetable garden or for animals.
The home has been rented occasionally by the owners.
“Aunt Dora’s House” is close to Keene Valley amenities, including the school, hardware store, postal porch, grocery store and several eateries and shops. Only 25 minutes away is Lake Placid with its Olympic venues, fine dining and quaint shops. Skiing at Whiteface Mountain is also nearby. Lake Champlain and the ferries to Vermont is only a 40 minute drive. International airports in Albany, New York, Burlington, Vermont and Montreal are all within two hours, while Plattsburgh International Airport is only 50 minutes away.