Location: 74 Watermelon Hill Rd, Mahopac
Description: Nestled on a hilltop amid more than 20 acres of land, this Vermont style log cabin charms with original details and a history that dates back to the early 1900s. Designed as a family retreat in the early 1920s, the property is older than many of the town of Mahopac’s records. Inside, it boasts hand-hewn wooden beams made from trees on the property. With three bedrooms on the second floor, it is ideal for a family or weekend home.
The romantic escape stuns with traditional cabin décor. Wide-plank pine floors gleam in the living room, while the original stone fireplace with an inset wood-burning stove keeps the rooms warm at night. Upstairs, the full bathroom is a welcome retreat with its Roman style soaking tub and shower.
Nearby on the property, a guest cottage overlooking a pond is ready to welcome weekend visitors. Like the main house, it also boasts wooden beams, a large living room and stone fireplace, and a full bathroom with soaking tub. There is a kitchen on the first floor and a large bedroom with a walk-in closet on the second level. The basement comes equipped with a washer and dryer unit.
Anyone on the hunt for a private country retreat will love the quiet Mahopac spot, which is only 50 miles away from New York City.
Asking price: $475,000
Selling points: The expansive property includes a main home and a guest cottage in the under $500k cost. Hearty log beams line the interior and exterior walls in the home, which embodies rustic charm.
Additionally, the home comes with a strong Hudson Valley history. The current owners, who use the home yearround, recorded the property’s longstanding past with the help of Henry Littlefield, the grandson of the original owner, J. Preston Miller, M.D.
Downside: You need to be a nature lover to truly enjoy the home.
Listing agent: Nancy Strong and Stacey Oestreich, Douglas Elliman