For baseball fans, the pilgrimage to Cooperstown, New York, is considered to be something of a must-do.
Between the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the incredible sundry of other museums and historical places to visit and shop, the village of Cooperstown is an idyllic location for a second home.
Take, for instance, the Farmers’ Museum, which opened in 1944 on farmland that at one time belonged to James Fenimore Cooper. There’s also the Fenimore Art Museum, the Glimmerglass Opera, and the New York State Historical Association, as well as the Cooperstown Historic District.
Today’s historical shelter is a 1900 Farmhouse situated just three miles from Cooperstown proper, with pastoral views, an updated interior, and plenty of opportunities.
“Since purchasing the property, the current owners have invested over $100,000 into the home, renovating a large kitchen pantry, updating the kitchen appliances, and most significantly, building a breezeway and heated three-car garage with heat and a bathroom on the second floor,” said listing agent Ben Holscher with Keller Williams.
Holscher said new owners could easily make their investment back by converting the space in the garage into a studio apartment for either long term leasing or Airbnb.
The main house boasts a spacious mudroom that leads to a large entry.
The kitchen features double ovens with an additional warming drawer, butcher block countertops, a built-in gas stove, and a full-height pantry.
Next to the kitchen is walk-in pantry, cast iron sink, and an espresso bar.
A multi-level dining and living room space is anchored by a fireplace and plenty of windows to showcase the home’s gorgeous views.
The upstairs master bedroom boasts views down the valley, a cozy en-suite bathroom, and a large walk-in closet, as well as a laundry closet with washer and dryer close by. Two more guest bedrooms share a bathroom and common space.
“Several rooms feature the original wide-plank flooring from the early 1900’s,” said Holscher.
Outside, the current owners have turned the backyard into a private courtyard, with the house on one side and fields on the other, and apple trees along the perimeter. There’s even a chicken house – dubbed Cluckinham Palace, at the edge of the lawn.
“For the more adventurously inclined, snowmobile trails running all the way to Canada are located just a few miles away,” said Holscher.
The home is listed for $395,000. Want to see more? Click here.