•4-5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms
•Year built: 1987
•Square footage: 2,080
•Garage: Detached 2 car, 868 sq ft; plus attached 1 car
•Drilled Well, and separate spring
•Heat: Oil-fired baseboard; Coal/wood furnace hook-up
•Hot water heated by oil furnace
•Roof: Architectural 30-year shingles (5 years old)
•County: Sullivan; Township: Neversink
•School District: Tri-Valley
•Taxes: School - $2,230; Town/Co. - $1,965
•Price: $249,000 (Under contract)
From the quiet, picturesque hamlet of Grahamsville, a short drive toward the Rondout Reservoir and a turn up a hill lined with wild laurel shrubs which burst into bloom in the summer, you’ll eventually reach the crest of this dead end road, where Laurel Hill House stands.
A generous, level lawn in front and back wraps around the home, which was built in 1987. One of the two attached garage bays was incorporated into the house, and is now a generous office or 5th bedroom, on the main floor, as well as a full bath with tub/shower. And there is a separate two car garage with large carport, ideal for snowmobile enthusiasts or owners of other large equipment.
The heart of the home is the large kitchen, recently renovated with island and Corian countertops. A casual dining table enjoys a great view through the French doors, over the wide covered deck, and out to the backyard and woods beyond. A wide opening connects the kitchen to the living room, so the cook won’t miss out on lively conversation.
A long dining room with exposed beams spans the width of the building and has six windows. There is plenty of room for a whole separate lounging area.
Then up the stairs from the entrance foyer and off the L-shaped hall are four generously-proportioned bedrooms, two of which have walk-in closets (the master has 2), or large double closets. And there is a full bathroom with tub/shower.
The full basement is bright and quite clean (the owner even uses her treadmill down there). The oil furnace provides the baseboard heat and hot water for the house, and there is an alternative hook-up for a coal or wood furnace for the same purpose. A drilled well supplies the water, but the owners kept the original spring water hook-up, and would flip the switch and change over to the spring when filling up the hot tub, for example, so as not to wear the well pump. With wiring for a generator, hook-up is a breeze. And although the hot tub on the rear porch is not being sold with the house, the deck has been reinforced for just such an amenity.
One of the many attractions of Grahamsville (which is in the Town of Neversink), are the attractive taxes, resulting from the subsidized school taxes by New York City, who runs the local Neversink Reservoir for drinking water.