Farms: 100-150 Acres
Want to earn part of all your living from a farm? You are at the right place. Our farming areas all have a long future ahead of them and we can’t wait to welcome you to the neighborhood. Please contact us for aerial maps, an address, or for additional pictures. If you have questions, by all means ask. We are here to make your buying experience a great one! Note: if you don’t need as large an acreage or need something commercially viable, also check out what we have under “Country Living“.
“Sold” places will have details left here for a year so that you can make comparisons.
“Sold” places will have details left here for a year so that you can make comparisons.
#1128 Eastern Herkimer County
~Quiet & Privacy
~Wonderful Old Home
This 127.5 acre Hilltop Estate features the acreage you want. Every field has long views. It is certified organic and maybe 50 acres of the total property are in hay meadows and another 20-30 or so are fields returning to nature - the remainder is wooded. This is a quiet location near the Montgomery County line, with Amish neighbors.
The home is special - built in 1860, it has 4089 square feet of living space, huge spacious rooms. It was thoroughly restored in 1989 and features oak floors throughout, along with much heavy crown molding, exposed box beams, some paneled and some stuccoed ceilings, some hardwood paneled walls and some with heavy wallpaper, ceramic tile where appropriate, thermopane windows throughout, and a stunning formal front hall and stairway. It has 2 large living rooms and 2 large master bedrooms with their own full baths, 3 1/2 baths total.
Let’s take a verbal tour through. You enter via double leaded glass windowed doors into a very wide formal hall, with paneled walls and a gracious stairs. To the right is a living room with a fireplace, box beams and paneling on the ceiling. To the left is another huge living room with box beams, oak floors, a stone wall, and supplemental propane heat on one of the wainscoted walls. You can cut through this into the laundry and the downstairs bath and arrive at the formal dining room. A beveled glass door separates the dining room from the hall and an arched doorway leads from it to the adjoining living room.
At the end of the hall are 2 rooms. One is a large kitchen with a separate dining room, which features brick walls in the dining area. A long counter separates the two sections of this room. The other room is an L-shaped office where the owner conducts her business Both walls and ceiling here are paneled. Please note that when I used the word “paneled” here , I am NOT talking about cheap 4x8 sheets of cheap fake wood - this is good stuff, done right.
Upstairs, one master bedroom features its own dressing room. Ceilings are box-beamed with paneling. A full bath is off this room. The other master bedroom is even bigger, if you can imagine that. It has it’s own bath, too. The library separates the two and this room functions as access to the other two bedrooms and the third full bath. Two stairways lead off the library and a pull-down stairs give access to the attic.
Outside, the rich and opulent colonial appearance of the interior gives way to a more European feel, with stuccoed walls and exposed exterior beams. The home is hidden in its own tiny forest of gigantic spruce and maple trees, with cedars interspersed in places. There is a 20x30’ 3 car garage. You will find a 12x28’ shed (old) and 2 sections of lawn enclosed by chain link fences to make it dog safe. There is also a 12x66’ concrete pad where a trailer once stood. It has its own septic.
The price is surprisingly low for what this home can offer: $452500. (Note: if you notice a slight upward change, that was done to reflect a share of the investment about to be made on a new roof for thee home.) Low taxes (on the entire 194 acres owned, it’s under $6000). All appliances are included: range, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, washer and drier. There are some mirrors and light fixtures that will not stay as they have sentimental value to the owner. These fixtures will be replaced with good quality ones before the closing.
#1157 - Central Montgomery County - SOLD
- Just beautiful land & setting
- And a view that never stoops
- Close to town, long road frontage
I have driven by this for decades and, each time, I admire it, hoping some day we’d get it for sale. Well, we did! It is a 146 acre old homestead in a prime site, located in the Town of Palatine, New York. There are 120 tiled and tillable acres, presently rented, with corn and alfalfa seeding and the remaining 26 acres are in pasture. This is some of the nicest land in the State, mostly Lansing and Palatine silt loams - most all gentle land. Anywhere you stand on the property, there are expansive valley views.
The 36’x100’ gambrel style barn is in good condition with swing stanchions, used most recently for heifer raising. There are 38 stalls plus a box stall and room for 12 additional stalls if you wanted to use the entire space. Gravity-fed spring water is an excellent source for the barn’s needs, flowing to a concrete trough in the barnyard and also pumped to the buckets in the mangers. There is a manure stacker so you don’t have to fight snow to spread manure, and you‘ll get all its nutrients too. There are two other approximately 20’x50’ (2), and a 30x44' building (1), in fair condition. The biggest and one of the smaller ones are both 2 story.
A 200 year old home is included. It is in fair condition, with a full cellar, but has no bathroom or plumbing. Square and straight, it has 1144 sq. ft of living space with 4 bedrooms. There is a small 2 story garage and an apple orchard next to it. Between the barn and the road (the barn sits well off it) is a great shaded spot to locate a new home.
#1020 - Eastern Montgomery County - UNDER CONTRACT
- On the Schenectady County line
- More land available
This 112 acre farm has far more land than normally can be found in this area. You are only 30 minutes or less from the Capital District here, far closer to Schenectady, but it is still decidedly rural in character. About 60+ acres can be tilled and the rest is divided between (mostly) unused pasture and (<10 acres) woodland. The open land has been rented, just year to year, to a local farmer who would continue if you wished. There are small streams which flow through the land in a couple of spots. More land could be rented to you if you need more. At the right price, another 43 acres across the road could go. You don’t find property in the area like this one
There is a very attractive Gothic-arched roof barn here It is ~36x80’ with a ~20x40’ wing and it has 36 large modern ties plus room for youngstock in the “L”). Be aware that there is a correctable structural issue in the loft, one that cannot be seen from the pictures. Manure has traditionally been handled using a level push-off. There are 2 small silos, no unloaders. There is also a small storage building, in good repair.
#1077 - North-Central Montgomery County -
UNDER SOLAR CONTRACT
- The home is great inside, large rooms
- Land is rented to an Amish neighbor
-Quiet location, EZ commute
You need to “Open the Book” here and not judge this by its cover. We have a large home that has been VERY extensively renovated on the inside while little has been done to the outside. You will be very pleased when you see inside, guaranteed.
The land is sort of the same way. Pastures not used, so they look their worst. But go through them to the 50-60 tillable acres of land beyond, and it's a different story. That is well-kept by the tenant farmer. There are 135 acres here, in all. 50 are wooded, 25 pasture and the remainder mostly tillable in the high lime and better-drained Wassaic soils. A small stream runs along one border for a while. There are wetlands here, mostly in the woods, that may qualify for significant government payments. There are 2 developed springs and a very good drilled well for water.
The home is surrounded by large maple trees and is quite verdant. It has some very large and useable room. The kitchen/dining room is 14x32', with new cabinets, black walnut countertops, ceramic tile floors (and wide plank at one end). Although there is quite a bit of cabinet space (and 2 sinks!), there is also a large pantry. You fill these with food and you won't have to go to the store for months and months! The living room is 14x20' and has oak floors. There is also a downstairs bedroom and a full bath. In the back is a very large room which has historically been used for a variety of purposes. It could be converted to a one car garage. Behind it is a 10x18' woodshed.
Upstairs are 5 rooms plus a large ceramic tile-floored bath/laundry. Three of these are bedrooms (14x21', 11x14', 14x17'), 2 of which have oak floors. The others have plank floors. The master bedroom has 2 6' closets.
The home was just completely rewired and replumbed, insulated fully and had new windows installed. There is a new septic. All the old plaster was removed and new sheetrock installed. Most doors are new as well. Baths are brand new as are the kitchen cabinets. There is plenty of closet space. Except for the fine old plank floors in the original old part of the home, the majority of the floors are new too. The home is wonderfully livable as it is, but there is minor finishing work inside that needs to be done. Heat right now is by woodstoves (a new and beautiful “hi tech” wood cookstove is included just to make the deal sweeter for you – as well as warmer.
#1122 - Western Montgomery County
- Close to town
- Brick home, w/great basement and attic
In the midst of the Amish community and a short distance to the Produce Auction is a 132 acre farm with up to 105 tillable. Decent soils too, black silt loams. The land has not been used in a number of years, a shame - but the bright side is that it qualifies for organic. The remainder is abandoned pasture. Although there are trees, nothing is really wooded. There is a stream in the back, a creek in the front, and there is 1800’ of road frontage.
The home is an 1860 classic Brick Italianate of 2412 sq. ft and although used part-time by a single man, it is in good condition with a nice view across the creek valley. It is serviced by an updated 4 zone oil furnace and has a security system and a dug well. Inside, the kitchen has new cabinets and appliances. Floors are refinished wide planks. There are 8 rooms total, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The basement is high-ceilinged and dry and can be converted to usable space if one wished. The third floor is a walk-up attic and could be refinished for substantial additional living space if you didn’t mind abbreviated head room along the outside walls. The view from there is even better -in all directions.
The barn is in nice shape with a block foundation and a Gothic arched roof. It is 36x96’ and has 2 large pens in it now. It can be easily converted to horse, cattle or small animal stalls. There is also a fairly new 24x36’ garage. It has 3 doors with openers, and a concrete floor.
#1125 - Northern Montgomery County - SOLD
- All newer buildings
- Completely and utterly private
- Perfect homestead, with great views
Want complete and utter privacy? Great views? A real homestead where you can do your own thing within one watching over you and complaining? Grow your own food? Look no further than this Amish-built farm that has had so many important updates from it’s inception. The property lies down a deeded ROW, a private lane, .7 miles from the main road. This lane goes only to you and to no one else.
There are 99.7 acres here (the owner feels 106 is more accurate - it can be surveyed to see if he is right) and the owner says 40 of them are tillable, in corn and newer hay seedings, High lime Palatine and Wassaic soils, with Nellis in much of the woods, all quality stuff. The remainder of the land is divided between pasture and woods, with woods occupying the greater share. In the woods are 500 potential maple sugartaps, also hickory and beech, along with some cedar and hemlock. Many trees are 2’ or more in diameter. (that means big money if you harvest them). It is a nice open woods and a stream runs through. Though there are some steep spots, it is mostly gently sloped or a bit rolling land, an exceptionally nice woodlot. In the back is a newly dug tiny farm pond. There is a stream through the pasture and woods which ends at a large creek, also on the property. Water for the home and barns is from a new 190’ drilled well - no sulfur either.
You will find bearing apple, plum, peach, pear and cherry trees in the orchard and asparagus, 50 grape vines, strawberries, blueberries, rhubarb + 5 rows of something you will not see elsewhere - Navaho raspberries (huge sweet berries that produce until they frost). One branch of a dwarf peach tree bore 100 peaches.
The home was originally built as an Amish residence in 1986 and has 1920 square feet of living space plus a full dry walk-out basement. All full-dimension lumber was used. The owner has recently painted both home and barn, put in new wiring, a new septic, new windows, new roof, R30 insulation in the attic, new kitchen and bath. There are 2 new full baths, and most of the house has new sheetrock, done to a higher standard than the Amish typically employ.
It has a wrap-around porch, summer kitchen (w/wood cookstove), and an attached woodshed. Inside is a new oak galley kitchen, pantry, dining (with 2 sets of double French doors) and living rooms plus a sunroom, full bath and a master bedroom downstairs. On the second floor is a hall, 4 bedrooms and a huge second full bath.
#1164 - Eastern Herkimer County - SOLD
- 137 acres
- Beautiful setting w/pond
137 acre hobby farm in the town of Danube, southeastern Herkimer County. The property is centered in the Amish community and close to the produce auction site. There are 55A. tillable, organic soil, (presently in hay), remainder of land in woods consisting of oak, maple, walnut, as well as pine.
Very nice, well cared for colonial home dating back to 1860 with 2300 Sq. Ft. living area with a full and unusually good basement. The home has 4 BR, 1 Bath, 10 rooms total. Theres is a galley kitchen, formal dining room and a living room plus an office downstairs. The two porches are an 8’x13’ enclosed porch and a front porch which is 5’x9’. All appliances are included with the home. Oil hot air heat and a drilled well keep the systems up to date. You will find things more cared-for more than updated.
Across the paved road is a 30’x36’ Gothic-arched roof garage with a full loft and crushed stone downstairs floor which was built in 1955. Alongside it is a small pond surrounded by lawn. For that matter, attractive and well-kept lawns surround both the pond and the homestead. One family has owned this property since 1940 taking obvious pride in its appearance.
The wide open fields with 7555’ road frontage, proximity to town and overlooking the Mohawk Valley with the views to prove it, makes this an outstanding homestead. Two small streams run through the pastures. Taxes are $5600 with the Star deduction not applied. Asking a new lower price: $480,000. The seller is looking for offers and will consider them all. This farm is rented yearly and brings in $9000 income from this.
For the salesman most familiar with it, contact Larry Casler at 315-823-2970
We think this will garner much attention and will not remain on the market for long, once you consider what is here, the great location and a price below $300,000. But he asks just $270000. Taxes (total) on this are estimated at $4500.. (The home was sold off a few years back. Not to worry, the old home was not located close to the barn.)
You will find quiet country living here with tons of building spots as there is a lot of road frontage. Many spots enjoy good area views. There is a dug well here. If you want less land, that can be arranged. Please note that if you desire to do this, the owner will not sacrifice the bulk of his road frontage in order to sell off just a small part.
The former dairy is old, and tired.and is being removed. It is roughly 40x130' with a 26x30' “L”. Part is single story and clear span but most is post and beam, using big old hand-hewn beams. There is a milkhouse attached and a new 14x40' silo.. There is a 20x80' equipment shed, which has also housed heifers in the past, and a 22x30' storage barn.
Taxes are $5226.88, with no deductions taken, and the price was reduced to $325000.
$425000. It is only 1 mile to town, less to school. Taxes estimated around $6000. (Adjoining this, 12 acres more land with a horse barn and an occupied mobile home may soon be available. It has 8 acres of very good woods.)
Note: housekeeping & cooperation is, let’s say, “not a strong point” here. Look beyond it and what do you see? Opportunity,
For an in-hand description, detailed questions or an appointment, you must contact Larry Casler at 315-823-2970.
Heat is by an air-tight wood cookstove with a parlour stove used for the coldest days. Electric is by a combination of solar (2000 watts), wind (2000 watts), and if you need them, 2 - 2000 watt and a 4000 watt generator, which can all be hooked in tandem if wished. The bigger generator can run for 14 hours on a gallon of gas. Electric can be run in from public poles, but would be expensive ($25000 estimated). They have 2 TVs going and all the electric they need from their own system - with no bills from the electric company and no worry about outages. Recognizing concerns some folks have over living off-grid, they are installing solar panels to generate 6400 watts (a normal home would need 4000). When the power goes out yours will be the only lights around.
The main barn is 38x90” and has a flat drive-in entrance to the loft, no posts or beams in the way either. In the stable are 27 stanchions and an addition (30x40’) with 7 straight horse stalls and 2 pens for smaller animals. Like the home, it has had French drains installed so it stays dry. It has 2 14x40’ silos. In the barn is an ice house which keeps ice through the summer.
Youngstock have been housed in a dedicated section of the machinery shed. This building is 30x70’ and has a corn crib across the west end. There are also some small buildings for other usual farm purposes. And there is a sugar house just inside the woods.
A former workshop is being converted to a guest home. It is 24x44’ and studs are in for 2 12x12’ bedrooms, utility room, and a single bath. Across one end is a 14x24’ shed which would function like a huge mud room.
It has a great deal of road frontage - 4215’. There are 2 tax parcels which go with the property. Yearly taxes total just $3,902. Elderly owners are no longer able to live there. Asking $339,000. Offers?
Contact Larry Casler at 315-823-2970.
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