Find Paradise at This Property in Dutchess County Horse Country

The hunt ends here.

It’s hard to believe you’re only 90 miles from New York City when you step onto the 66-acre property at Honey Meadow Farm, in Standfordville. Start with the Colonial farmhouse: A meticulously kept home, it has remnants of its 200-plus-years-old history (a rustic fieldstone fireplace in the dining room, wide-plank floors, woodwork with a beautiful patina). A modern family, however, would find comfort in the updated kitchen, 4 bedrooms, and 2 baths.

There’s a large screened-in porch and a slate terrace, but those aren’t the only outdoor amenities. The picturesque property includes a row of well-preserved red barns (with an equipment barn, the original icehouse, and 12 stalls for your equine interest) and a swimming pond with a dock.

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But that’s not all! There’s a two-story smokehouse, now turned into a hip, rustic “party barn” that’s perfect for entertaining. A wall of architecturally interesting windows brings tons of light into the space. Another great spot for relaxing is the shed, with several French doors leading onto a broad deck shaded by mature trees. Sweeping Catskill-mountain views are also part of the package, along with an agricultural exemption which could be continued by the new owner to allay the tax burden.

 

Listed by John Friend, 845.677.6161, Ext. 303, jfriend@houlihanlawrence.com

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