A unique rarity in Columbia County, the Hosea Birge House on Birge Hill Farm, Chatham, NY, is being offered for the first time after 8 generations and inviting you to add your own chapter to its rich story. The Columbia County Historical Society will be erecting a permanent historic mark within the coming months to celebrate Hosea Birge & to recognize his significance and contribution to the county's history. The house is a classic two story 1842 farmhouse which sits proudly on a hill, far back from the road amidst beautifully planted perennial gardens, open meadows & mature specimen trees on picturesque 14 acres. A new classic rocking chair porch, trimmed in wooden filigree, wraps around the front of the house providing a lovely respite. The interior features over 2500 SF of living space. In its current configuration, the main living space features 2 kitchens, dining room, 2 living rooms, library, mudroom & side porch. The second floor has 4-bedrooms & 2 baths. The house could be configured with a 1 BR apartment accessible from a side entrance. This option provides ample space to host family, guests, or use as a rental. A comfortable home which features light filled rooms, large windows, many original, wide board wood floors, expansive hallway, fireplace, & woodstove. The house was updated over the years with architectural details and historic charm. It has been renovated with just the right country touches & updates to the plumbing, electric, heating, new roof, exterior painted, new gutters, & new driveway. A charming two-story barn presently used as a workshop with original beams has the potential for a guest cottage, studio, or home office. The land has a balance of woodland and about 6 acres of cultivatable, organic fields. Come wrap your imagination in the sweetness of the Hosea Birge House to reflect your own desired present & imagine your own next chapter. Click on Virtual Tour or Copy/Paste in browser drone video: https://youtu.be/4uMZruTu1k0
Listing courtesy of Schoenfeld French & Lull Real Estate.