This Historic Wallkill Farm Hosted General George Washington
The 74-acre Ivy Nook Farm hits the market for the first time in 35 years.
Photos provided by Berkshire Hathaway Hudson Valley Properties
Location: 45 Bruyn Turnpike, Walkill, NY
Description: Known as Ivy Nook Farm, this Ulster County spread offers 73.63 acres of rolling meadows and frontage on the Wallkill River. It was built in 1772 by Dr. James Graham and once played host to a troop review by General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. It is being offered for sale for the first time in 35 years.
The 3,550-square-foot house has five bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and one partial bath. One of the bedrooms, along with a full en suite bath, is on the first floor.
A ground-mounted five-panel solar array (owned, not leased) provides virtually all of the property's electrical power, and an agricultural tax exemption on the farmland can be used to further reduce costs. Architectural and design details include a sunny updated kitchen, zoned heating, wide-board hardwood floors, and a Dutch door with strap hinges and antique lock hardware.
Asking price: $950,000
Selling points: The house has a two-story office and den wing that could easily be adapted for use as an accessory apartment. The property also features a multi-winged 19th-century dairy barn built from massive hand-hewn posts and beams.
Listing agent: Hayes Clement, Berkshire Hathaway Hudson Valley Properties