FIRST TIME OFFERED IN GENERATIONS! The same family has owned the greater share of lands at this estate property since before 1835! Emmons Farms namesake Asa Emmons arrived in the early 1800’s and the clearing for the future farm began! The first Public House tavern was built on this site in 1840, then the original schoolhouse in 1850. The home of Kendrick Morgan, built in 1906 still stands, now a six family luxury apartment, as does the Carriage House, a stately 4-family complete with magnificent, exposed beam ceilings and original weathervane, the Granary building, now a charming Duplex right next door, a Greenhouse, which is now a 3-bedroom, 2-bath cottage home, complete with vaulted ceilings and a stone patio. The former manure house is now a chic 3-story, 2-bedroom cottage home known as Cellar House, which features a loft bedroom and vaulted ceiling, and the former Feedhouse is now a cozy 1-bedroom, 1-bath, cottage w/a deck overlooking the 270+ acre backyard. All homes have garages! The garden entrance w/stone walls greet you from the parking circle and is just the beginning of the unstated elegance. Formal entry, parlor bath, music room, and sunken living room complete with stone fireplace take you back in time. The screened room w/slate floor off the living room has inviting views of the 22’x55’ inground pool. The formal dining room features a wet bar closet and a door to a spacious patio, which compliments the inside screen room just steps away. The kitchen will also take you back in time! Original gas 6 burner stove w/oven and warmer is right out of the 1930’s, as is the original Icebox refrigerator, which is still in use, along with the copper accessory sink in the butler’s pantry and massive ceramic sink with built in dish drain! Modern refrigerator and built-in dishwasher compliment the use of older appliances. The first floor offers a bedroom, full bath, and office/bedroom off the back entry to the home, along with a generous laundry room and storage/mudroom off the parking circle entrance. The second floor features an office, 3 distinct wings of bedrooms and baths and ensuite bedrooms. Woodchuck Knoll is an estate quality home unto itself, situated on an approx. 3.5 acre setting, featuring pines to the east which provide privacy from the rental units and restaurant. Just west of the home sits the stately building known as the Gameroom Garage. This 4-car garage features an attached breezeway w/deep stained wood and glass library, a full bath, floor to ceiling stone fireplace, vaulted ceiling, and cavernous hardwood floors, perfect for championship sized pool table with oak scorer, ping pong table, and some original table games that decidedly use zero electric. West of the Gameroom Garage is the single, fully fenced tennis court. As you move westerly past the tennis court and through the woods, you enter the location of the last two homes which comprise Emmons Farms. Double House is a wonderful colonial style 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath rental home, and just opposite is Single House which is a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath farmhouse. These two homes have their own private driveways, each with one car garage. The lands to the north include old chicken houses- all 504 feet of it, still standing. The 2 barns have standing seam roofs added in the last 10 years, along with the historic smokehouse and carefully placed split rail fencing. The Japanese garden with gravity fed waterway and small waterfall is a pleasure to see. Adjoining this garden is the historic frog pond fountain, which has served as a centerpiece for generations! There are recreational walking trails throughout the acreage. There is a tremendous amount of creek frontage at this property. At the easterly bounds of Emmons Farms is the historic restaurant building which has been serving customers for 40 years! Emmons Farms Corporation is unique and easily accessible. Once you come to see this upstate gem, you will not forget it!
Courtesy of Corcoran Country Living, Richard Vizzini
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