Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Kitchen, Family Room, Bedroom 1, Laundry
Towanda was incorporated as a borough in 1828, and was the center of the lumbering industry. The name comes from the native settlers who thought the area to be especially beautiful. Crossing the massive Susquehanna River bridge into Towanda, the traveler can see nearly every type of Victorian architecture of the 1800's in both homes as well as commercial & government buildings. Fortunately, Towanda escaped the devastating fires that ravaged many communities in the 1800's & buildings from as early as 1812 still stand. Many are on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Perched high above this unique town, sits a stunning secluded home nestled on 30 acres with 360 views from 2 story windows & 4 spacious decks. Hundreds of acres of wooded serenity with state game lands near by, surrounds this mountain top oasis. This home was built for those living off the land. Constructed from lumber harvested near the site, the open floor plan gives way to the views in almost every direction. Custom walnut cabinetry, Pella windows, hemlock ceilings, ceramic tile floors and two beautiful custom field stone fireplaces combine to provide you with warmth from the sun & natural gas or wood heat furnaces during the winter. The master bedroom is on the main floor along with a luxury bath and plenty of closet space. A large custom kitchen with granite counter tops will give the avid cook plenty of space to produce a lavish event or casual gathering. An additional bedroom and walk-in cedar closet is on the lower level with walk-out access to a 3 car garage. On the upper level looking out over the massive gathering room and two story windows is a loft which could accommodate an additional bedroom. Outside, you will find 2 1, 000 SF pole barns, a pond and 10 acres of mowed area ideal for x-country skiing. Mineral rights transfer with this property. The area has several vineyards and there is potential for a third on this site. You will encounter plenty of deer and wild turkey and the occasional group of bears. For the skier, Greek Peak in NY state is 1 hour away and to the south is Elk Mountain. Mineral rights transfer with this property. Day trips to Cornell University and Cayuga Lake are an hour away and Manhattan or Philly is a reasonable 3 1/2 hr. trip. A personal visit to this home will convince you that you truly can have instantaneous relief from the pressures of metropolitan life and engulf yourself in these beautiful surroundings. A whole house generator is included.
Listing courtesy of Kurfiss Sotheby's-New Hope.
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