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Sold for $925,000 on Jul 1, 2019
SHUART-VAN ORDEN HOUSE - This magnificent 18th century Dutch colonial on a seven acre mini-estate is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places. The quiet property is privately situated and offers sophisticated updates against a backdrop of history, including custom built kitchen cabinets by local artist Josh Finn, top-of-the-line chef's AGA Mercury LP Range & Electrical Convection Oven, SubZero refrigerator and sleek marble countertops. Fresh Farrow & Ball paint and Schoolhouse Electric lighting and hardware add bright and modern detail throughout the home, while integrating beautifully with historical details. Modern systems also include reverse osmosis water system, LP Burner/Boiler Heating, integrated security systems, programmable thermostats, and a Jotel cast iron stove - all of which assure premium comfort and safety. The carefully crafted details original to this home include six working fireplaces, hand hewn tulip beams, original wide-board oak and cedar flooring and paneling, hand-forged iron hinges and hardware, hand-rolled restoration glass windows and Dutch doors. The structure's western wing is another historic stone house relocated to the property. Currently used as an art studio and loft, its entrance and bath would be perfect for a vacation rental or private guest residence. The studio adjoins a functional Dutch cellar kitchen with original beehive oven and oak dry bar built from wood reclaimed from the property. When entertaining, lead guests from the central hall onto the rear veranda under the graceful bell-profiled roof line. The stone-walled garden overlooks rolling meadows, an additional fenced pasture and a private lake. The creek which boarders the properties western boundary offers peaceful natural oasis. Four outbuildings include a New World Dutch stone barn and two large Dutch barns appointed for stable and tack rooms, which could be converted into studio, living or event space. With a terrific location, this turn-key property is 90 minutes north of New York City by car or train. Natural beauty is within short driving distance - just minutes to Shawangunk Ridge, Mohonk Preserve, Minnekewasa State Park for trails and rock climbing. Wonderful culture and restaurants are a short drive - in nearby Kingston, Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Hudson and the Catskill Mountains.