$1.6M upstate Dutch Colonial home is summer-ready with a saltwater pool, pergola, and outdoor kitchen

$1.6M upstate Dutch Colonial home is summer-ready with a saltwater pool, pergola, and outdoor kitchen

June 1, 2022

Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Situated on over two acres in Orangetown, NY, the Sickles-Tallman House at 231 Sickletown Road, built in 1770, greets the 21st century as a red stone Dutch Colonial home. With amenities you’d expect in a contemporary mansion–a saltwater pool and jacuzzi, pergola, pool house, and outdoor kitchen, to name a few–this 3,300 square-foot, five-bedroom historic Rockland County homestead is asking $1,598,000.

A mahogany front porch showcases the colonial spirit of the home’s exterior behind sedate columns and tidy green shutters. It’s the perfect spot to sip lemonade and admire the manicured lawn and gardens beyond.

The home’s interiors are all about modern living, framed by its antique heritage. A welcoming great room has 14-foot ceilings. The great room and den are anchored by fireplaces. An open kitchen is bright and clean, with a farmhouse-style prep island at its center.

Dining can be any kind of affair here, as both a laid-back breakfast area and a formal dining room offer choices. Original period details–like antique lighting fixtures–can be found throughout the home.

Five bedrooms are a colorful lot, each with its own hue and shape, some with a fireplace and built-ins. A big, sunny master bath is done in tranquil shades of blue and green.

Though cozy fireplaces and plenty of indoor entertaining space make this an all-season home, the backyard gives it star power when the weather warms up. At the center of a beautifully landscaped patio are a 20-foot-by-60-foot heated saltwater gunite pool and an adjacent jacuzzi, surrounded by flowering gardens and fruit trees. For convenience, there’s a pool house with a shower.

Poolside, a pergola surrounds a lounge area, served by a fully-outfitted outdoor kitchen. Cedar fencing provides the grounds with privacy.

A two-car garage and circular driveway provide access–and guest parking space for summer soirees. Your guests will also be happy to know that this idyllic setting is only 18 miles from NYC.

[Listed at Douglas Elliman by Michelle Licata]


Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

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