There is something about summer in the city that just makes you want to hightail it to the country as fast as possible. Maybe it’s the heat rising off the blacktop or a crowded subway car or the epic heatwave that’s been tormenting most of the east coast, but this week has me dreaming of open space, vegetable gardens, and swimming holes – so we’re taking a look at working farms and the beautiful historic farmhouses that accompany them.
Upstate New York: Accord, New York
While it looks like this property needs some work, it is the oldest house in Accord. And while you often see exposed brick, it’s not every day that you see the exposed walls of a stone farmhouse. The property also boasts of a wagon house, milk house and rare Dutch barn. The sale is pending, and we consider the new owner to be very fortunate to live in such a historic house.
4 Bed/2 Bath; 167 Lower Whitfield Road, Accord, NY; $399,000
New England: New Ipswich, New Hampshire
This beautiful post and beam house sits on 5 acres with views of the Monadnock Mountains. The cherry wood details in the kitchen provide a perfect place to showcase an antique china collection, and the kitchen opens up to a living area with original hardwood floors and a farmer’s porch off to the side. The horse barn above is set up to house up to 6 horses, or you could transform the space to make a charming backyard antique shop.
3 BR/3 Bath; $395,000