A tree-lined drive leads to 200 years of history. Nearly 100 acres includes two parcels with a three-acre pond, forest trails, a four-bedroom main house set well back from Smith Road, plus a two-bedroom hilltop guest cottage, barn-garage and caretaker home. Hand-hewn beams in the main house dining room, master bedroom and main floor rear bedroom embody Basswood's authentic character, while new mechanicals bring comfort to contemporary standards. Refinished floors and new windows are found throughout. Charming central living room features pine plank floors, early 19th century rosettes on doorjambs and Federal style fireplace. Expansive remodeled kitchen with pond views has radiant-heat floor, large center island, AGA dual fuel stove, Subzero fridge, large adjacent mudroom. It’s perfect for entertaining family and friends. Main house has flagstone terrace and grape arbor, plus a roomy screened porch, with flagstone floor, ceiling fans and vistas of pool, pond, fields and trees. It can be a quiet retreat for reading, or a great spot for family gatherings and cocktails. Take a dip in the pool on summer days or go boating or fishing on the pond. Enjoy a half mile loop trail around the pond with distant vistas of the main house across pond. Guest cottage is completely remodeled and provides privacy for visiting friends or family with kitchenette and full bath, new windows, Dutch doors and pergola.
Basswood would make a lovely horse farm or your own private country retreat. 90 minutes from New York City and a half hour from Metro North train, Bard, Vassar, Millbrook, Rhinebeck and more.