1790 Storm Lake Farm in Hopewell Junction, New York
$1,250,000 | Built 1790 | 6,372 Sq. Ft. | 6 Beds | 3 Baths | 3.92 Acres
3 Route 216, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Storm Lake Farm is a historic property dating back to 1790, nestled on a 3.92-acre lot with nine outbuildings. The main house underwent an extensive renovation in the early 1900s, adding another story and a steeply pitched hipped roof. The property features a Dutch barn and several other structures that were once used as a wash house, ice house, wood house, poultry house, carriage barn, wagon & plow barns, as well as cow, horse, and sheep barns. The main house showcases a charming wraparound porch, charming living & dining rooms, six bedrooms, and three bathrooms. Recently reduced to $1.25 million, Storm Lake Farm offers a glimpse into the rich history of the Hudson Valley region.
From the listing: Storm Lake Farm, as it was once known as, is a cherished 18th Century post-Revolutionary War Federal style home, formerly a part of the Storm’s Homestead Farm. Once a 1.5 story home, the main house underwent an extensive and elaborate renovation in the early 1900s, adding another story and steeply pitched hipped roof. A rendering of this historically significant property hangs proudly today at the East Fishkill Town Hall. Members of the Storm family occupied the property for generations and are descendants of Derick Storm, who arrived from Holland in 1662. The 9 outbuildings are tremendous and well preserved post and beam barns with new roofs and solid foundations.
A Dutch barn accompanies several other structures once operating as a wash house with fireplace, ice house, wood house, poultry house, carriage barn, wagon & plow barns; along with cow, horse and sheep barns. In the 1950s, a Swedish Sauna was constructed in one building, along with a later blacksmith shop. There is covered storage for over 15 vehicles, including 8-car garage with lift for antique car restoration. Storm Lake Farm was a bustling Winter wonderland echoing sounds of children’s laughter, sleigh bells and muffled horse hooves in the snow. Many gardens and orchards graced the grounds, and a beautiful old well is found adjacent to the home.
The porte cochere carport served to exit passengers from horse drawn carriages to the secondary entrance of the 3,460 square foot 3 story main residence with stunning wraparound fieldstone porch and fluted Greek Doric columns. There are 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, kitchen with Butler’s pantry, living room with wonderful stone fireplace, large formal dining room, study with wood-stove, master suite, and a rare working antique Sedgwick rope elevator. There are original wood beams, hardwoods, and in the basement, a classic early American fireplace. The property is nearby a 300 acre 18-hole National Golf Course, and is close to Taconic and Rail Trail. Truly a period treasure, it is seldom one finds an antique property such as this with its expansive barn complex, notable history and favored architecture. Storm Lake Farm is on the market for $1.25 million with Jill Doppel of Jill Doppel Real Estate. Photography by Jill Doppel.