Home of the Week: Benefit from the recreation within the sports activities bar at this rebuilt nation farmhouse close to Fulton
FULTON, N.Y. – It was the land which introduced Mitch Seager out to 96 Porter Drive close to Fulton in 2003.
Bought at an public sale, the 100-acre property was so quiet that the one sound he and his spouse might hear had been the “leaves rustling.”
“The land was so fantastic,” he stated. “It was so lovely.”
The home situated there, properly, not a lot.
It was an previous nation farmhouse, which had one part which dated again to 1859, one other half from 1900.
“We didn’t actually have a imaginative and prescient about what to do with it,” Seager stated.
The couple initially thought of demolishing the unique construction and constructing their dreamhouse within the woods on the property.
“Put a match to it,” one useful buddy instructed.
However as they started their demolition, they realized that the farmhouse had “nice bones,” they usually sort of fell in love with the home.
They modified plans and, with the assistance of household and associates, determined to rebuild the house and make “it particular for us.”
Seager didn’t have a lot expertise with this type of work however had simply the proper of spirit.
“I’m not afraid to deal with any mission,” he stated.
It took virtually eight years for the completed product to be full. The outcomes communicate for themselves.
The 4,000 square-foot rebuilt dwelling has two grasp suites, an all-year sunroom with giant sizzling tub and a chef’s kitchen which fully modified his spouse’s attitudes about cooking.
He says that associates joked that she “couldn’t boil water,” and laughed when she stated that the fridge was a very good place to retailer take-out menus.
However since ending the brand new kitchen, with a big heart island, a pot-filler over the vary, double ovens, and pantry, she has developed a love for cooking.
“It is rather giant kitchen, but it surely feels small,” Seager stated. “It is rather straightforward to work in.”
The crowning achievement of the rebuild is the magnificent nice room which might make any sports activities fan weep.
In Could 2009, they realized that the house wanted an “entertaining house,” someplace they may collect with associates. They designed an incredible sports activities bar, embellished with the memorabilia, devoted largely to Syracuse College and New York Yankees, they’ve amassed from their travels.
Constructed round an vintage ice chest, the glass-topped bar sits eight individuals and has a bar sink and beer fridge. The room has house for 5 televisions so many video games will be loved without delay.
Extra enjoyable could possibly be had within the basement, completed in 2017, and the unimaginable again patio, which feels lots like a winery with a hearth pit and two pergolas. The world as soon as hosted a marriage reception of 100 individuals.
The 100 acres of property is nice for outside recreation. There are miles of trails for mountaineering, ATVs, snowshoeing and looking. The grounds function gardens and park benches.
For horse lovers, there’s a giant barn outfitted with 5 horse stalls, a tac room, and a heated workshop.
Mitch Seager hopes that any potential new homeowners has simply as a lot enjoyment from the attractive dwelling that he and his spouse constructed as they’ve had.
Retired, the couple need to “comply with the solar,” driving their Class A motorhome across the nation.
For extra details about this dwelling, please contact realtor Sheila Hovey, of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties. Her data is beneath.
Tackle: 96 Porter Drive, Fulton, N.Y. 13069
Measurement: 3,948 sq. toes
Acreage: 98.88 acres
Month-to-month Mortgage: $2,039 (based mostly on this week’s nationwide common fee of three.09 p.c, in keeping with Freddie Mac, for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with a 20 p.c down cost. Charges and factors not included.)
Taxes: $8,105 (Primarily based on assessed worth of $222,000)
Faculty District: Phoenix
Kitchen: The chef’s kitchen fully modified the proprietor’s spouse’s attitudes in the direction of cooking. The massive heart island sits 4 and provides much more space for storing to the massive kitchen. There’s a fuel vary, with a pot-filler over it for canning vegetable and fruit from the gardens, and double ovens. The kitchen is “straightforward to work in” and “feels small” regardless of its dimension. The kitchen incorporates a mini bar/espresso bar with a sink and a pantry designed by the homeowners themselves with adjustable shelving and a handy spice rack.
Residing areas: The house was fully rebuilt over the previous 20 12 months and “lacks for nothing.” The house now has virtually 4,000-square toes of dwelling house. The good room/sports activities bar is the principle entertaining space, with room for 5 TVs and a glass-topped bar which seats eight individuals. The world is embellished by sports activities memorabilia. It has its personal toilet. A “fireplace room,” with a gas-burning fire is the place the couple entertains company after dinner. There may be an intimate eating room which might accommodate 15 individuals for dinners and holidays. An all-season sunroom, simply off the good room, has a big sizzling tub and a wall of home windows. A handy laundry room has 4 hampers and a folding desk. The house is rebuilt from a farmhouse which dates again to 1859 but it has trendy conveniences like, radiant heating within the flooring, air-con, and a generator which might energy your entire dwelling ought to electrical energy be misplaced. It has a hard-wired Bose Sound system all through and a safety system.
Bedrooms: There are 4 bedrooms within the dwelling, together with two grasp suites. The primary grasp upstairs could be very giant and could be very enjoyable. The sitting room simply off it’s a good place to learn at evening. The room boasts an unimaginable California closet. The “mini grasp,” because the proprietor calls it, is giant sufficient for a king-sized mattress and could be very vivid with giant home windows. One of many visitor bedrooms has a built-in workplace.
Bogs: The house has 5 loos. Every of the grasp suites have loos which function 11-head bathe models. The upstairs grasp has a clawfoot tub and double sinks. The “mini-master” bathtub has a jetted tub.
Completed basement: The basement was completed in 2017. There may be house sufficient for a billiards desk and for train gear. There may be extra closet house for storage.
Outdoor: The house is situated on a 100-acre plot of quiet land. The property is dwelling to deer, raccoons, fox, wild turkeys, and quite a lot of birds. The proprietor has made trails all around the property, nice for looking, ATVs, horse using and snowshoeing. The 16 gardens are mature, making them straightforward to take care of. The again patio, with two pergolas and a hearth pit, is a superb place to entertain in the course of the good climate. There’s a greenhouse simply off the good room and a big barn with 5 horse stalls and a heated workshop. A two-car storage could be very deep and provides much more storage to the home itself. The house is about half-hour away from downtown Syracuse.
Agent: Sheila Hovey
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties
Tackle: 8233 Park Ridge Path, Liverpool, N.Y. 13090
Telephone: (315) 382-1579
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