#1135 - Western Fulton County - Hidden farmstead was built by Amish just 10 years ago and is being totally revamped by the current owner. It is exceptionally well insulated, has new windows, fresh paint, a new kitchen, 2 new baths, new septic, and new wiring. It has a definite rustic appeal as most walls and ceilings are natural wood. Downstairs there is a open floor plan with the kitchen, dining area and living room, which forms a wide U shape. There is a bath and bedroom downstairs as well. On the second floor is the second bath (both with showers, no tubs), a sitting room and two unfinished 15x20 bedrooms. There are 1800 feet of living space, but the layout makes it feel even larger. The laundry is located in a full dry walk-out basement. Heat is by a new propane hot air furnace but there is also a woodstove in the basement. It heats easily - they only spent $600 last winter, and it was far colder than normal. All appliances are included. Downstairs carpeting is scheduled to be installed late this month.
You will find 72.7 acres here, with 1677 of road frontage on two roads. It backs up to a power line, which has its own driveway. You can use this or the land under the line, all for free. On the farm itself are 45 acres of flat well-drained and very fertile land, Galway and Lansing soils.Stick it in and it grows. Even the fence posts have branches (joking). Most of the remainder is wooded, but there is some pasture as well. A large pond can be seen from the home, plus there is a seasonal stream. If you wish to own more land, we have 42 acres nearby which is for sale from a different owner.
The barn is 40x90 with a drive-in and clear-span mow. It was built for dairy with 23 tie stalls and room for youngstock. Now there are 6 temporary foaling stalls there. Everything is in good condition. There is a 25x48 machinery shed and a shop that is 10x20 with a semi-finished interior. A drilled well services both barn and home. The driveway has been upgraded and 600 of horse fencing was installed..
One of the interesting assets here is your very own diamond mine, Herkimer Diamonds, which can be found here and there in the area. Any mineral hound in the US knows all about them. They are large, pure quartzite crystals. A previous owner, digging in his spare time, sold $20000 worth of these crystals. There is a new rose garden and a small apple orchard.
The farm is priced to sell at $285000. Taxes, complete, are $6881. Since the owner does not live here full time, he does not get the Star exemption - you could and would then see that figure plummet.