• 6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
• 6 fireplaces
• Square feet: 4,148
• Built: 1938
• 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
• Square feet: 1,710
• Built 1910
• 31.9 acres, abuts thousands of acres of preserved land
• Water: Gravity-fed spring
• Heat: Oil-fired radiators & baseboard
• Hot water: oil and electric
• Basement, ground floor foam insulated
• 4 barns, all with metal roofs
• Small one room "cabin"
• New tennis court
• County: Ulster
• Township: Denning
• School District: Tri-Valley
• Taxes: $13,792
• SBL: 42.-3-3.110
• Listing Price (SOLD): $950,000
It is not often that a property like Wintoon comes to market. In the same family for generations, the picturesque grounds catch the eye of passersby along the exceptionally scenic Frost Valley Road, starting with the fencing along the sprawling paddock's perimeter. Several massive pine trees dot the entrance to the driveway that leads into the property and toward three elegant barns with their deep eaves. The drive splits, with the left branch leading to the Farmhouse and another barn, while taking the right leads to the Main House.
The Main House, built in 1938 by an ancestor of the current owner, bears a wood and stone facade that is dramatic against a hillside that leads up to literally thousands of acres of preserved land, while a level lawn extends out from the front of the house, offering views down over the meadows, barns, ponds and new tennis court, and out at the unspoiled expanse of Wildcat Mountain.
The ground floor at Wintoon offers a newly renovated kitchen, which has a sitting room adjacent, boasting the first of 6 stone fireplaces. Through to the large dining room, and another fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere in what is a fairly large room, which can easily accommodate large gatherings and is perfect for the winter holidays. The living room has a character not frequently found in today's more modern homes, featuring a dramatic coffered ceiling, made of chunky hand-hewn beams, and wood paneling, With two stone fireplaces and windows that look out beyond the front deck at the mountains, this room is the heart and soul of the house.
These same beams are used again for the staircase to the second floor, where the bedrooms and full bathrooms are located (the half bathroom is off the kitchen). A very large bedroom, with fireplace as focal point and a lounge nook off to the side, is the main attraction in the master suite. The dressing room connects with the master bath, which has a tub/shower.
There are two smaller bedrooms along the hall, one of which also has a stone fireplace, followed by another large bedroom, again with a fireplace. They share a bathroom with a tub/shower. A newer wing starts at the end of the corridor, and includes two bright bedrooms and a third full bathroom (with tub/shower). The laundry area is also in this part of the house. A large walk-in closet along the hallway serves as a sports equipment/clothing storage area.
Over at the Farmhouse, a delightful house built in 1910, there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The kitchen and one of the baths have been updated, and the screened porch, with its view looking out over the paddock is a prime hangout. Just beyond the Farmhouse is a large 2 story horse barn, and a fertile area that had been used for some time as a vegetable garden.
Down on the flats are 3 dramatic barns. One is open-sided and used to garage larger equipment. Another is a large workshop, with the third is a 1 bay enclosed garage plus delightful space that had once been used to hold dances. With its large, multi-paned windows and wood floor, it's an enchanting space with exciting potential for entertaining and events.
Originally part of a 250 acre estate, much of the land will become part of a huge swath of preservation that makes up a multi-thousand acre park of wilderness behind this property.