Christine Dunphy

Delaware, Greene and Schoharie counties Area Real Estate Search

Listing ID132367
Total Baths2
Full Baths2
SqFt 4,188
Acres 43.690
Year Built1797
Property TypeResidential
Property Sub TypeSingle Family Residence
Argyle Farm... A Federal Style Farmhouse on 43+ acres, surrounded by over 300 acres of NYC "forever wild'' land on three sides. Built in 1797, the home embodies classic decorative architectural elements of the Federal period. The property includes meticulous dry-stacked stone walls, thoughtful perennial gardens, a swim pond and apple & pear orchards. Additionally a large well preserved and restored Event Barn offers tremendous potential for personal pursuits or a Wedding venue. Local lore is that the property was once owned by John Lennon and Yoko Ono under Dream Street Holstein's LLC''. The stately farmhouse has a well preserved interior with impeccable pine flooring, neoclassical arches, twelve over twelve windows and decorative door surrounds. The first floor boasts two living rooms, dining room, game room, media room and a large light filled kitchen. Additionally a wood-burning fireplace and decorative fireplace flank the home in each living room and a sophisticated stained geometric pattern covers the dining room and formal entry floors. The large eat in kitchen pays homage to the past with with its simplicity but offers butcher block counters, ample storage, with passthrough cabinetry, and a farmhouse sink. The kitchen has views of the perennial gardens and Bramley Mountain in neighboring Bovina.The home features six bedrooms, a study, and laundry suite on the second floor. Two fully renovated baths are located on the first and second floors. The large bedrooms offer ample light and views of the grounds and the surrounding mountains. A second staircase provides quick access to the kitchen and media room. The property straddles what locals affectionately call "Back River Road''. Beyond the orchard lies over 300 acres of NYC land. Across the road, beyond the pond is an additional 40 acres of NYC land. Additionally, the property has views of Bramley Mountain which is a 1,000+ acre contiguous tract of NYC land. The Western Branch of the Delaware River gently flows through the land just beyond the orchards. The property also offers fields of hay and alfalfa surrounded by mountain views. In addition to the two story Dairy Barn and annex, an additional 40x28 restored barn sits across the road. A grand double-entry Event Barn with well positioned cupolas offers dining/ dancing in a well preserved structure. Significant lighting fixtures have been installed offering a wonderful juxtaposition to the patinae of the hand-hewn beams. The barn offers updated electric and a wonderful esthetic for personal pursuits or event space. The property is conveniently located between the villages of Bovina, Hobart & Delhi, NY.
Listing courtesy of Douglas B. Clarke from Keller Williams Upstate NY Properties.

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Christine Dunphy

740 Reagan Road
Bovina, NY 13740
PO Box 30
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