• House: 3.5 bedrooms / 1.5 baths
• Acres: 4.51
• Square Feet: 1,914
• Built: 1864
• Renovated: 1990 and 2003
• Private setting
• Heat: Oil / Radiator
• 2 wood-burning fireplaces
• Hot Water Heater: Oil
• Drilled Well and Septic
• New Furnace
• Siding: Wood
• Roof: Metal
• 2-Sided Porch: 300 sq ft.
• Town of Callicoon, Sullivan County
• SBL: 23.-1.-10
• Total Taxes: $8,991
• Listing Price: $299,000
Looking for an affordable rustic retreat less than 2 hours from the city? This charming farmhouse is hidden in the woodsy hills on the eastern edge of Jeffersonville, just three minutes from the Clair Inn and a 15 minute drive over the hill to Livingston Manor and the Arnold House, Boband Farmhouse has been a steady family refuge since 1864. And while the house's original charm is fully intact, it has also benefited from a thoughtful investment in its systems and design over the years. Original wood floors have been cleverly and carefully restored and distressed; exposed beams, warm wood and beadboard decorate nearly every wall and ceilings; a new roof and furnace, as well as updated plumbing and electric, keep everything safe and dry.
A wide rocking-chair porch wraps around the front and side of the house - ample space to set up an outdoor living room to lounge under twin ceiling fans. Inside, a mudroom and coat closet make for an easy entry. To the right of the mudroom is the main living space, set up with comfy seating by a restored, original fireplace, as well as a long dining table, easily accessed from the sun-filled kitchen that occupies the center of the house.
To the left of the mudroom is a hallway that leads to a second living room tucked in the rear of the house. This room was added in 1990, and features a second corner fireplace and warm wood walls and ceiling. Halfway down the hall is a half bath and laundry room.
Upstairs are three full-size bedrooms, an adorable windowed bathroom with clawfoot tub, plus a smaller bonus room currently set up with a daybed. All of the rooms have great light and are connected by artfully restored floors - original hardwood stained, painted and distressed to perfection.
Not withstanding all of the many attributes inside the house, the setting itself is equally soothing. Nearly 2 acres have been cleared for a grassy yard, all of which is surrounded by mountain laurels, hardwood and deciduous trees. Swing yourself to sleep in the hammock, or light the coals on the backyard grill - a perfect place to call home.
Please note new Viking stove and Big Chill refrigerator are not included in the asking price but can be purchased separately. Asking price with those two appliances is $312,000.