Rustic Lake Hideaway
Absolutely perfect spot! Whether you're a couple from NYC looking for year round getaway, or a family searching for the ideal, safe, fun environment, this works. Only 90 miles from NYC. Built in 1936 by a Delaware bank president, this rustic hideaway has always been in the same family. 2 minutes walk to the lake. Privacy is yours on 5 wooded acres lush with ferns and blueberries. The house is part of a 1500 acre preserve, originally started in 1899 by some Wall Street friends as a fishing and hunting club. Over the years it has evolved into the one of a kind retreat, with clay tennis courts, 9 hole chip and put golf course, 60 acre pristine lake, rustic clubhouse well stocked with food and drink. Resident caretaker keeps it all in tip top shape. The house is so private, tucked away on 5 wooded acres, it's been hard to take a good photo! Enjoy relaxing, and entertaining in your screened porch room or on your deck. Make your way into the cathedral ceilinged living room with it's huge stone fireplace. Look up and you'll see a tiny balcony with turquoise blue door leading to a guest suite (used to be the maid's room). 5 bedrooms all together, 2.5 baths and a powder room. You'll love the raised beautifully tiled dining room surrounded by floor to ceiling glass. Open the sliders and discover a lush living space just outside! The minute you drive into Merriewold onto the meandering tree and laurel lined lanes, you'll know you've arrived at a special place. Want a tour?
SOLDStyle: Rustic LodgeYear Built: 1937`Square Feet: 2200Bedrooms: 5Baths: 2.5Exterior: Wood and StoneTotal Acreage: 5Land Features: Borders State Land, Gentle Slope, Level, Mature Trees, Private, Secluded, View, WoodedWater Features: Lake RightsCounty: Sullivan CountyTown: ForestburghZip Code: 12777Interior: Attic, Cable, Cathedral Ceiling, Fireplace, Formal Dining Room, Master Suite, Sky Lights, Tile, WoodworkExterior Amenities: Deck, Patio, Screened PorchHeating: Baseboard, ElectricFuel: Electric