PAWLING, N.Y. – A Dutchess County home built by an early Hudson Valley settler recently hit the market in the Quaker Hill section of Pawling, N.Y. And despite its age, the 267-year-old, four-bedroom listing has all the conveniences of modern living.
“One of the most striking things about the home is it’s an 18th century house with a new foundation, central air and insulation that is up to code,’’ said Douglas Elliman Realtor J.B. Avery, who is the agent for 5 Meeting House Road. “It has the charm of an 18th century home that is completely rebuilt and energy efficient.”
Avery will host an open house for the home on Sunday, June 8, from 1-4 p.m. The property is listed for $1,495,000.
Built in 1747 for Peter John Hall, the home was moved to its current location and restored in 1986. Many of the original features remain – the paneling, oak floors, aged beams, vintage glass, Dutch tiles and hardware – and there are also many upgrades.
There is a back-up generator, air conditioning, exercise room, formal dining room, guest quarters and in-ground pool. Exterior features include a brick courtyard, lily pond and dining gazebo. It's like living in the 1700s -- with 21st century amenities.
“The grounds and gardens are extraordinary,’’ Avery said. “It’s wonderfully private, just a beautiful area.”
The current owners oversaw a meticulous restoration, with everything from floor boards to hardware. Two rooms have the electricity hidden, and the current owners only use candles for lighting in those rooms. Some pieces of family furniture and memorabilia will remain with the house.
Among the distinctive features of the home is the free-form pool, which resembles a natural lagoon. “There is a trend toward pools that fit the landscape,’’ Avery said. “I think they were on the cutting edge when they did this. It just blends beautifully into the landscape. It’s unique, but there’s a trend moving in that direction.”
The home has three bathrooms, one half bath, and 3,152 square feet. The property is 5.37 acres in the Pawling School District.
For more information on the history of the home click here or contact Avery at (914) 646-3557. The property is co-listed by Gloria Marwell who can be reached at (914) 393-0770.