It’s Only $275,000 to Live in This Old Stone Meeting House in Upstate NY

Posted On Thu, October 29, 2015 By

Posted On Thu, October 29, 2015 By In Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

New York City real estate got you down? There’s nothing more refreshing than perusing properties upstate, which have plenty of history and charm for loads less money. Exhibit A is this “old stone meeting hall,” an 1810-era home that was originally built as a Presbyterian church in the town of Barneveld, New York, at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The current owners purchased it back in 1970 and converted it to a single family home, and the result is a wonderfully warm, quirky and historic house. And yes, this five-bedroom home, which sits on .45 acres of land, is only asking $274,900.

Old Stone Meeting House, Barneveld NUY, 146 Mappa Avenue, upstate stone houses,

Old Stone Meeting House, Barneveld NUY, 146 Mappa Avenue, upstate stone houses,

Old Stone Meeting House, Barneveld NUY, 146 Mappa Avenue, upstate stone houses,

Fun historic fact: the pair of red entry doors were traditional for a church of this era–there was one designated for the ladies and one for the gentlemen.

Old Stone Meeting House, Barneveld NUY, 146 Mappa Avenue, upstate stone houses,

Old Stone Meeting House, Barneveld NUY, 146 Mappa Avenue, upstate stone houses,

Old Stone Meeting House, Barneveld NUY, 146 Mappa Avenue, upstate stone houses,

Old Stone Meeting House, Barneveld NUY, 146 Mappa Avenue, upstate stone houses,

The interior is definitely rustic, with the original plank floors, exposed brick, pocket doors, stained glass door panels and a propane stove in the living room.

Old Stone Meeting House, Barneveld NUY, 146 Mappa Avenue, upstate stone houses,

Old Stone Meeting House, Barneveld NUY, 146 Mappa Avenue, upstate stone houses,

While preserving the interior details, the owners have updated mechanicals such as insulation, windows and utilities.

Old Stone Meeting House, Barneveld NUY, 146 Mappa Avenue, upstate stone houses,

The eat-in kitchen was part of the renovation. That bright red, wood paneled island definitely plays into the rustic vibe of the house.

Old Stone Meeting House, Barneveld NUY, 146 Mappa Avenue, upstate stone houses,

Old Stone Meeting House, Barneveld NUY, 146 Mappa Avenue, upstate stone houses,

In addition to the eat-in kitchen, there’s a dedicated dining room. This is all part of the first floor.

Old Stone Meeting House, Barneveld NUY, 146 Mappa Avenue, upstate stone houses,

Old Stone Meeting House, Barneveld NUY, 146 Mappa Avenue, upstate stone houses,

As part of the reno the second floor was totally changed to include a wrap-around balcony with an open area large enough for a game room, five bedrooms and two full bathrooms.

Old Stone Meeting House, Barneveld NUY, 146 Mappa Avenue, upstate stone houses,

Old Stone Meeting House, Barneveld NUY, 146 Mappa Avenue, upstate stone houses,

Old Stone Meeting House, Barneveld NUY, 146 Mappa Avenue, upstate stone houses,

There are two outdoor spaces, a screened-in deck and an open-air patio, to enjoy the surrounding land. (We’re guessing those trees look even better this time of year.) From this vantage point, living upstate in an old stone house looks pretty nice indeed.

[Listing: 146 Mappa Avenue by John McCann of River Hills Properties for CIRCA]

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Photos courtesy of CIRCA/River Hills Properties

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