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    1 Marcel 4 Road
    Eldred, New York, 12732
    United States
    1 Marcel 4 Road Eldred, New York, 12732 United States
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    1 Marcel 4 Road
    Eldred, New York, 12732 United States

    Annabel Taylor
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    Property details

    • Property type

      Single Family Homes

    • Status

      Available

    • Year Built

      1820

    • property taxes

      $10,932/Year

    Floating Farmhouse

    Floating Farmhouse, available for the first time. The c1820 four-bedroom three-bath home, featured in Dwell and Architectural Digest, extends over 3,400 square feet and 3.45 idyllic acres of open fields, apple trees and virgin pine forest in picturesque Sullivan County. Perched at the edge of a pristine Catskills swimming creek & waterfall cascading over a restored dam of ancient hand-laid stone, the home and its sprawling cantilevered covered porch “float” above the surface of the water, giving this home its iconic name. Following a four-year design/rebuild process by acclaimed designer Tom Givone, the home has been meticulously restored to its period grandeur while melding uniquely modernist architecture. Dwell Magazine calls it “a living laboratory for how to bring the vernacular past into the present.” With that in mind, the enormous kitchen includes 20ft vaulted ceilings with massive hand-hewn beams, radiant polished concrete floors and a soaring "curtain wall" of glass & steel most commonly found in skyscrapers. The wall's latticed steelwork was hand-bathed in acid over many months to achieve its uniquely rich patina, as was the floor-to-ceiling sculptural steel tower opposite with built-in wood burning pizza oven at its base. Finished with locally-quarried bluestone countertops & custom cabinetry, the cathedral-like space was conceived for entertaining and connecting with friends & family while taking in breathtaking views of the winding waterfront, sweeping lawns and original gazebo, smokehouse, and “MacBarn," an 1800's structure reimagined with translucent panels of anodized aluminum (most commonly used for MacBooks) flooding the barn's soaring interior with otherworldly light. The barn also features a retractable door, heating system, and dimming chandeliers for dinner parties & intimate events bar none, plus a new septic system for future expansion. Off the kitchen is the 1000sf Great Room with oversized wood burning fireplace, original wide plank floors, custom wainscoting milled from trees on the property, and banks of original wavy-glass and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the creek & waterfall. Above the great room, also facing the water, is the primary suite. A preserved section of the original 1800’s cedar shake roof, unearthed during the renovation process, has been intentionally exposed and integrated into the vaulted ceiling's design, providing a unique peak into the home’s storied past as it draws the eyes upward. An oversized wood burning fireplace and two more massive hand-hewn ceiling beams round out the sleeping space. In the primary bath you’ll find jack and jill sinks, a freestanding jet soaking tub, bidet units and a walk-in rain shower. The northern wing of the house features three more bedrooms and office, a half bath downstairs & full bath upstairs with stainless steel-wrapped antique copper soaking tub, a centuries-old marble sink discovered in Rome and corner shower with minimalist concrete wall finishes. As per the designer’s original intent, archaic and modern are perfectly juxtaposed throughout, enhancing the beauty of each by virtue of contrast with the other. Floating Farmhouse also operates as a well established luxury vacation rental and film/photo shoot location providing substantial annual revenue; P&L statement available upon request. 2h to NYC, 2.5h to Philadelphia.
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    Amenities & Features

    • Listing Details
      • Property ID
        GDNZWS
      • MLS#
        142152
      • Property type
        Single Family Homes
      • Marketed By
        Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty
      • Status
        Available
      • Listing Price
        $2,500,000
      • County
        Sullivan County
      • School District
        Eldred Central
    • Utilities & Building
      • Year Built
        1820
      • property taxes
        $10,932/Year
      • Lot Size Unit
        Acre(s)
      • Lot Size
        3.45
    • Interior
      • Amenities
        2 Fireplaces, Barn, Vaulted Ceilings
      • Full Bathrooms
        2
      • Partial Bathrooms
        1
      • Bedrooms
        4
    • Additional Features
      • Features
        Waterfront