1812 Catskills Saltbox on 310 Acres 749K


IT’S KNOWN LOCALLY AS “THE BLACK COTTAGE,” for obvious reasons. It’s been owned by only two families since it was built two centuries ago, and still retains its 9-over-6 windows, wideboard floors, and original iron hardware.

Do you like “very secluded”? This is.


The 5-bedroom saltbox, in Delaware County, N.Y., has been in the current owner’s family since 1913. And all that acreage! 310, to be exact, of which 250 comprise a working tree farm with income that pretty much supports the property’s operating cost and taxes.


For 80 photos and a more fulsome description, go here. Or contact Lynne Resch of Two Stones Realty, 607/832-4404.


About cara

I blog (for fun) here at casaCARA, and write (for money) about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites.
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4 Responses to 1812 Catskills Saltbox on 310 Acres 749K

  1. House Things says:

    That should be my house. I love it.

  2. cara says:

    What would you do with all that land, Kathleen? The tree farm is 250 — that still leaves 60 acres left over!

  3. Kathleen says:

    I’m sure I’d think of something!

  4. This would make for a great homesteading project. I see additional farm opportunities, an artists’ colony…a labyrinth!

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