The Historic Storybook Stone Cottage Restoration Project
Lloyd, New York (Highland)
Tucked in the hills of Ulster County, New York, this property is located in the town of Lloyd in the Highland School District. Just 5 minutes from the Rail Trail and seconds from the Wilklow Orchards, the home is a unique restoration project awaiting a period house lover with vision.
“New York’s Hudson Valley contains some of the oldest examples of historic architecture in the eastern United States. It is best known for its Dutch houses built in the seventeenth and eighteenth
centuries by a variety of non-English European groups who settled there. Among these, Ulster County’s stone houses have gained wide recognition. Yet, in spite of their remarkable survival rate– today, there are hundreds of stone houses in the county – and their international renown, little attention has been focused on what exactly distinguishes them in terms of design and construction.” -Neil Larson
This rare & unique historic seasonal residence with a touch of Dutch American flair will inspire the experienced Historic Home Restorationist to bring the dream of a storybook stone cottage to life. The main house is believed to be dated back to the late 1800s, but lack of available records creates a mystery. The exterior is faced in authentic stone on the original house, and carries over to a more recent, somewhat quirky addition which was believed to have been constructed after the 1940s as evidenced by concrete block interior walls. Was this later addition a rebuilding of an earlier footprint that existed? The interior of this mysterious yet alluring residence reveals old wood floors and a large living area with stone fireplace, creating a vibe of the old French Protestant Calvinist Huguenot homesteads. The original home contains interior wall framing on the main floor surrounded by tall windows looking out to the far reaching mountainscape. An old door which once led to a Juliet balcony sits at the center. A staircase leads to a second story offering 2 bedrooms. On the later side of the house, an attic with pull-down stairs lies overhead of the main living and kitchen area, introducing the option of blowing open grand cathedrals. Adjoining the old and the new and bringing together a seamless interior flow can be commenced with the fine skill of a good architect. Tax records reveal this was once a 4 BR, 1464 SF house prior to what is believed to have been a fire about 40 years ago. A raw palette exists for spectacular design with brick terraces, rose gardens, trellises, landscaping & custom interior design. Septic & Well are 10 years old. Power shut off. Old heating system not operational. Located 5 min to Rail Trail, walking distance to Wilklow Orchards & Highland High School, 14 min to Mid Hudson Bridge and minutes to shopping.
- Township: Lloyd, NY
- Location: Rural
- Zoning: R1 Residential
- Land Use: Seasonal Res
- Suitable use: Single Family Res
- Year built: Approximately 1890s-1920s (Unverified)
- Square Feet: 1464
- Square Ft source: Public Records
- Heating: Non-operational
- Cooling: None
- Electric: Disconnected
- Storage: Basement, attic
- Water/Sewer: Septic & Well
*DISCLAIMER: Any information on the history of this property is herein provided by Jill Doppel as Real Estate Broker & Researcher. Seller and Broker assume no legal responsibility as to the accuracy of dates or provided information. No statements should be assumed as fact as there are minimal records available to confirm deed transfers.
Highland offers many amenities within a short distance, such as historic landmarks, Rail Trail, shopping, restaurants, bars/pubs, houses of worship, gas stations, medical offices, bank, post office, fast food, Dunkin Donuts, and more.
Located approximately 1.5 hour from New York City, 15-20 min to Mid Hudson Bridge & Poughkeepsie Train Station. Contact Jill Doppel to further discuss information about this property.
Jill Doppel Real Estate
PO Box 1112 Millbrook, NY 12545