A unique rarity in Columbia County, offered for the 1st time after 8 generations the 2500 sq. ft., 14-rm 1842 Hosea Birge House , its architectural authenticity lovingly & intentionally preserved. Hosea Birge was a Revolutionary War soldier, a G. Washington bodyguard & an active community member. The County Historical Society museum uses the Birge family to illustrate 1800s agricultural life. The picturesque house sits on a hill on Birge Hill Rd, a quiet town road surrounded by 14 acres of perennial gardens, woodlands, meadows, 6 acres of cultivable, organic fields & a small creek w/pond potential. New roof, gutters, driveway, exterior paint & front wrap-around porch w/hand carved wooden filigree rebuilt to exact historical details. Over the years, storage areas became bathrooms. A first-floor BR became a small supplemental kitchen b/c multiple generations living here sometimes desired space & privacy. Its current configuration has the main & supplemental kitchen, dining room, informal living room, formal receiving room, library w/ built-in shelves, 2 baths, a wing chamber & 2 enclosed entry porches. The 2nd-flr has 4-BRs & 1.5 baths as well as a wing chamber. The comfortable Hosea Birge House features bright rooms, large windows (some w/original hand-poured glass); orig. wide board wood floors; expansive hallway; fireplace w/original cooking arm; free-standing propane warming stove; & attached double garage (orig. wood storage). House systems (plumbing, electric, & high-efficiency oil heating) recently updated & renovated. A 2-story, light-filled outbuilding added to the original ice house formerly housed a wkshp & well-known Birge Hill Antiques. Now it offers potential as a guest cottage, studio, home office, or home business. Come wrap your imagination around the sweetness of the Hosea Birge House to envision your desired future. See video: https://youtu.be/4uMZruTu1k0

Interior

  • GeneralAuto Garage Door Opener, Cable - Available, Cable - Pre-wired, Security System
  • RoomsMud Room, Workshop
  • AppliancesRefrigerator, Stove
  • LaundryMain Level, Upper Level
  • BasementPartial, Unfinished, Walkout
  • A/CNone
  • HeatingBase Board, Radiator
  • FireplaceDining Room, Family Room, Fireplaces: 1
  • Disability FeatureAccessible Bedroom, Accessible Full Bath
  • FlooringWideboard, Wood
  • Eco/Green FeatureSolar: Purchase Power Agreement
  • Half Baths1

Exterior

  • GeneralClapboard, Wood
  • StyleColonial
  • ParkingParking spaces: 2
  • PoolGunite, Heated Pool, In Ground Pool
  • ImprovementsNone
  • Other StructuresPorch, Deck

Construction

  • RoofingAsphalt, Shingle
  • GeneralFrame, Colonial, Stone
  • WindowsCasement, Crankout, Double Hung, Screens, Storm

Location

  • CountyColumbia
  • Originating MLSColumbia Greene Northern Dutchess MLS
  • HOA AmenitiesBasketball Court, Club House, Exercise Room/ Health Club, Playground/ Tot Lot, Private Rec Facilities, Pool, Tennis Courts, Club House, Tennis, Lake/ Beach Access, 1962.0, Annually
  • Road/AccessMunicipal Street, Paved Road
  • School DistrictChatham

Lot

  • DrivewayGravel
  • Zoning57.-1-27.100
  • ViewCountry, Farmland, Pastoral, Wooded
  • RestrictionsLot Restriction(s)
  • FencingBack Yard

Utilities

  • WaterWell
  • SewerSeptic Tank
  • Utilities60 Amps, 200 Amps

Financial

  • SourceColumbia Greene Northern Dutchess MLS
  • ExclusionsM3 IAW
  • Listing Agent Compensation0
  • Buyers Agent Compensation2.5

Listing History

  • 05/16/2024$829,000 @ $326 per ft²
  • 05/16/2024Active
  • 05/16/2024$829,000 @ $326 per ft²
  • 05/16/2024Active
  • 12/20/2023Off Market
  • 12/20/2023Off Market
  • 12/20/2023Off Market
  • 07/06/2023$850,000 @ $334 per ft² 10.53%
  • 07/06/2023$850,000 @ $334 per ft² 10.53%
  • 07/06/2023$850,000 @ $334 per ft² 10.53%
  • 03/19/2023$950,000 @ $374 per ft² 13.64%
  • 03/19/2023$950,000 @ $374 per ft² 13.64%
  • 03/19/2023$950,000 @ $374 per ft² 13.64%
  • 09/28/2022$1,100,000 @ $433 per ft²
  • 09/28/2022Active
  • 09/28/2022$1,100,000 @ $433 per ft²
  • 09/28/2022Active
  • 09/28/2022$1,100,000 @ $433 per ft²
  • 09/28/2022Active

Property Features

  • 0
  • 1962.0
  • 2.5
  • 200 Amps
  • 57.-1-27.100
  • 60 Amps
  • Accessible Bedroom
  • Accessible Full Bath
  • Annually
  • Asphalt
  • Auto Garage Door Opener
  • Back Yard
  • Base Board
  • Basketball Court
  • Cable - Pre-wired
  • Cable Available
  • Casement
  • Chatham
  • Clapboard
  • Club House
  • Colonial
  • Columbia
  • Columbia Greene Northern Dutchess MLS
  • Country
  • Crankout
  • Deck
  • Dining Room
  • Double Hung
  • Exercise Room/ Health Club
  • Family Room
  • Farmland
  • Fireplaces: 1
  • Frame
  • Gravel
  • Gunite
  • Heated Pool
  • In- Ground Pool
  • Lake/ Beach Access
  • Lot Restriction(s)
  • M3 IAW
  • Main Level
  • Mud Room
  • Municipal Street
  • Parking spaces: 2
  • Partial
  • Pastoral
  • Paved Road
  • Playground/ Tot Lot
  • Pool
  • Porch
  • Private Rec Facilities
  • Radiator
  • Screens
  • Security System
  • Septic Tank
  • Shingle
  • Solar: Purchase Power Agreement
  • Stone
  • Storm
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Courts
  • Unfinished
  • Upper Level
  • Walkout
  • Well
  • Wideboard
  • Wood
  • Wooded
  • Workshop

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Residential Info

Property Details

Address: 28 Birge Hill Road, Chatham, New York 12037