This rustic cabin was built in the early 1900s on land that was part of Theodore Roosevelt’s 1897 Campfire Club. And that’s not the only presidential connection the property comes with: it’s also located upstate in Chappaqua, hometown of the Clintons. Asking $1.15 million, the cabin was renovated and doubled in size by the current owners in 2005, who managed to preserve the feeling of the original, retro cabin. And although you’re living out in the woods, it’s only a 50 minute trip into Manhattan.
The cabin grounds are pretty amazing and cover 1.44 acres. Over the past 23 years, the current owners have added a long list of outdoor amenities including a patio, brick-enclosed gas grill, perennial beds with stone retaining walls, fountain and waterfall, retractable awning with heat lamp, flowering arbor and fire pit. There’s also an irrigation system and outdoor lighting that were incorporated into the gardens, which flower with everything from honeysuckle to roses to a variety of ferns.
Getting inside the cabin, you’re greeted with two entertaining spaces on the first floor. The main room of the original cabin, with its antique logs, now serves as the formal dining room with a sitting area in front of a massive stone fireplace. The antique floors feature copper boat nails, while skylights bring in natural light. Stunning!
The kitchen is more modern, with Art Deco-inspired custom cabinetry, chef’s appliances and access to an adjacent mudroom, which includes a full pantry. An antique wood-burning stove was left for decoration.
The newer living room, also on the first floor, has three exposures that look out into the woods.
From the lower level you can access a lofted studio space, with its own bathroom, that has been used as a den/bedroom.
A staircase of white oak with walnut burl inlay takes you to the two bedrooms upstairs, which each have their own bathroom and closet space. The guest bedroom looks out over the property’s gardens.
The cabin is located off Cabin Ridge, a private road in one loop that was originally a part of the Campfire Club. Beyond the home, within walking distance, are the Great North Woods. (Be sure to look through the gallery for more photos of the sprawling property.) This cabin will put you right in the thick of nature, but city lovers shouldn’t fret: it’s still easy to hop onto the MetroNorth and be in Manhattan in less than an hour.
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Neighborhoods : Chappaqua