Chappaqua Antique Farmhouse

600 Douglas Road Chappaqua NY

A long tree lined drive leads to this gambrel roof farmhouse built in 1895. Sitting on 1.5 level usable acres, it backs up to a nature preserve and was originally part of a farm belonging to the Quaker settlers of New Castle. It is a rare find – a vintage home in a quiet residential neighborhood, completely updated with modern touches. This antique home was moved to a new foundation in the 1970’s creating a basement with modern storage and utility as well as the convenience of a built in garage. In the front of the property, a brick walk leads to a cozy front porch. As you enter the home, the double height foyer opens to the spacious living room with custom built-ins and a wood burning fireplace as well as the formal dining room, creating a wonderful entertaining space. The spacious kitchen has been updated with wood cabinetry and marble counters. Adjacent to the kitchen is the family room with bookshelves and a fireplace with a custom mantle. On the second floor, the master bedroom suite has its own fireplace and a sitting room with his and hers walk in closets. The updated master bath has a French console sink as well as a steam shower and whirlpool bath. The newly renovated hall bath has marble basketweave flooring. As you head upstairs, the third floor offers numerous and creative possibilities. There are three bedrooms, hall bath, home office, playroom and study. The original barn on the property has been rebuilt and offers ample storage as well as a third garage bay. This home is LEED certified and features energy efficient technologies: solar panels and a high efficiency furnace, dramatically lower monthly heating, electric and cooling costs to less than $300 per month. The green improvements result in savings of approximately $7500 per year for homes similar in size. This one of a kind property has been featured in numerous photo shoots, the New Castle Historical Society house tour and the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association house tour. More recently, it will be featured in the film A Birder’s Guide to Everything, starring Ben Kingsley that is set for a 2013 release.