160 miles from New York City in Franklin, NY, North Star Farm is the epitome of sophistication in a bucolic setting. The residence located at 595 Franklin Heights Road honors the past with a barn-like facade, and finished with upscale, modern design elements. This unique offer also encompasses a fully functioning blueberry farm with more than 8,000 blueberry bushes – plus a fruit and nut orchard. More than just a ‘Gentleman’s Farm’, this is an opportunity to own an impeccable home and a growing business.

The residence: Four bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom luxe barn conversion | 3,500 square foot home on 73.8 acres | Anderson windows and oak doors | 15-ft. ceilings | Cross & Star European handcrafted terracotta tile floor with a grey patina | Kitchen with deVol cabinetry, Lacanche Citeaux range with brass finishings, SubZero under-counter refrigeration, and Miele dishwasher | Living room with motorized Roman shades, wet bar, copper sink, and additional SubZero under-counter refrigeration | Sony drop-down flatscreen TV | Interior and exterior Sonos sound system | Two primary bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, featuring cast iron tubs finished with Waterworks fittings/accessories | Radiant floor heating & central A/C throughout | Large second-floor deck with panoramic views | Outdoor dining area with conversion pit, stainless steel gas fire bowl, Built-in Grill and adjacent sink | Cedar soaking tub with jets | Extensive landscaping

North Star Blueberry Farm: 8,000 blueberry bushes | 80 tree fruit and nut orchard | 2,000 recently planted chestnut trees | Organic certification from NOFA-NY and organic regenerative certification (ROC) from NSF & Certified for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) by the USDA | Processing pack room | Half bath | Walk-in refrigeration unit | Three-bay sink | Loading dock | Garage with Farm office | Storage unit | Newly crafted pond | Main street frontage

Asking $1,995,000. Listed by Douglas Clarke and Daniel O’Connell at The Delaware County Team at Compass. For showings and inquiries, email catskillsreatlorfieldnotes@gmail.com / daniel.connell@compass.com or call 347-325-2698/646-263-8677.

Step into an open-plan kitchen and dining room, with soaring 15-foot ceilings. A ‘cross & star’ European handcrafted terracotta tile floor with a grey patina adds an austere but down-to-earth grandeur to the open dining/entertaining floor. DeVol cabinetry is finished in Farrow & Ball’s elegant ‘Railings’ paint. The kitchen showcases a Lacanche Citeaux range complete with brass finishings, complemented by a commercial-grade vent hood. Convenience is elevated through SubZero under-counter refrigeration and a Miele dishwasher.

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The second level features an expansive living room and two primary bedrooms, each boasting ensuite baths showcasing Waterworks fittings and accessories. The generous living room is a standout, featuring a Sony drop-down flatscreen TV, a convenient wet bar, and supplementary SubZero under-counter refrigeration for ease. Step outside to a spacious Accoya timber deck that offers panoramic views of rolling hills and open sky. Additionally, the second level hosts a guest room complete with its own dedicated full bath and laundry facilities, alongside a charming nursery.

On the main level, large Anderson retractable doors seamlessly lead to the outdoor dining area and a conversation pit that surrounds a stainless steel gas fire bowl. The centerpiece of the outdoor kitchen is a Fire Magic Echelon Diamond Built-in Grill paired with an adjacent sink. Experience ultimate relaxation with a ground-level jetted soaking tub. The home features radiant floor heat and central A/C throughout. Extensive landscaping, completed in 2022, is highlighted with low-voltage landscape lighting.

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Nurturing a thriving “You-Pick” enterprise, North Star Farm boasts ownership of this flourishing venture. Spanning over 70 acres, the property boasts a bountiful landscape, housing more than 8,000 vibrant blueberry bushes, an orchard featuring eighty fruit and nut trees, and an impressive plantation of 2,000 recently planted chestnut trees. A designated processing “pack” room, complete with a half bath, commercial-grade walk-in refrigeration unit, three-bay sink, packing equipment, and loading dock is fully prepared for operational use. Complementing these features are an additional garage, Farm Office, and a newly crafted pond. In place are established relationships with retailers, distributors, and restaurants in the NY metro area & farmer markets, and CSA services in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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This opportunity in Franklin, NY offers refined living, captivating landscapes, and thriving agricultural possibilities. Embrace the opportunity to own not just a home, but a legacy of sophistication and prosperity at its finest.

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