In bucolic Lexington, NY, this designer farmhouse is the Catskills ideal: a beautifully preserved historic home with a modern aesthetic that celebrates the home’s history, and the landscape that surrounds it.


Five bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home plus historic barn | 2,724 square foot home on 2.42 acres | Two ensuite bedrooms | Large screened in porch | Recently renovated in 2022, including design/reconfiguration, but also systems updates | Separate pristine two-story 1840’s red barn | Asking $1.495m

Listed by Regina Tortorella at Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty. For showings or inquiries, email secondhomeguru@gmail.com or call/text (914) 466-0329.


Set amongst the meadows with a mountain backdrop, this 1860’s farm has been lovingly renovated and beautifully decorated. During the renovation by the Brooklyn-based interior designer, the 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath farmhouse’s first floor was reconfigured to improve flow, add modern amenities (a full bathroom, powder rooms and a main bedroom suite), increase access to the outdoors, and capture the views that make Lexington, NY a favorite of
outdoor enthusiasts, artists, and photographers.

While the results of the thoughtful renovation are obvious in the stunning finishes, the soothing wall colors and whimsical wallpaper, others are less conspicuous, like the new HVAC system with an efficient heat pump and air conditioning. The second floor has two ensuite bedrooms and two additional bedrooms, one of which is currently a delightful bunk room.

Downstairs, a screened porch offers a relaxing entrance to the outdoors where you’ll encounter the farm’s most prominent feature: a gorgeous two-story 1840’s red barn, a pristine example of post and beam construction, that can be used in a multitude of ways. Presently, the lower level is arranged as an entertainment space with games, a bar, and seating areas, while the soaring second floor has been accented with chandeliers and left wide open; it’s a rustic ballroom ready for a great party.

Located 135 miles from New York City, and set between Hunter, Belleayre and Windham Mountains – Lexington, NY may just be the Catskill region’s best kept secret. While visiting, stock up on provisions at the newly opened Van Dusen’s, hike nearby West Kill at Diamond Notch Falls, then grab a drink at the Spruceton Inn or West Kill Brewing.