Ground up restoration in 2005, on the old general store. South facing 1400 sq ft. on one acre with a lovely year round creek, in the historic hamlet known as "the hook". The house was a general store up until the 1960's. 3 bedrooms, one of which is a master bedroom. 2.5 baths, refinished original flooring in oak and old growth pine. It has most of the original moldings and doors. Modern stainless kitchen with craft made cherry cabinets, many slide outs. Beam central vac. Kozi pellet stove, which is one of best purchases I ever made. Jeldwen and anderson windows. Spray foam insulation keeps the place cool in the summer and warm in the winter, resulting in a very low heating bill. I spend around $500 a year to heat the place and another $500 on oil fired hotwater. Most of the light bulbs in the house are LED. The electric bill is between $12 and $60. High speed internet, gas range and clothes dryer. Mix of hotwater baseboard and radiant floor. There is a full basemant with epoxy floor coating and dry locked walls, with lots of lighting and power. There is an outdoor patio with a grande stone fireplace. The whole house is clad in vinyl which means no maintenance. There is a small barn at the back of the property that is being converted to a guest cottage. There are a wide variety of wild edible and medicinal plants growing all over the property as well as stunning wildflowers. All utilities including the well and septic are 12 years old.
In the spring time the air is sweet fragrant. The water that pours from the faucets is like poland springwater. A game trail enters the property from the ridge of the mountain at the back of the property which offers opportunities for wildlife photography. If you like fishing, the creek along the property runs into the upper trout area of the little delaware river and the pepacton reservoir is 20 minutes away. City land is close by. Amazing dining opportunities exist just a few minutes away in 3 directions.
The hamlet know as the Hook was once a days journey from Kingston by stagecoach. The small community boasted a hotel or two, a distillery, a blacksmith shop, a general store, a post office, and a schoolhouse.