Not many of us have million-dollar budgets for home-buying. But it sure is nice to dream!
This incredible 1820 Greek Revival Farmhouse property is for sale in Skaneateles, New York for $1,950,000.
It is called Temple Prospect Farm – quite an intriguing name.
This 5 bedrooms, 4 bathroom home is situated on 2.6 acres on the east side of Skaneateles Lake, 3 miles from the village, and is one of the oldest surviving farmsteads in the Skaneateles Valley.
Temple Prospect Farm has been kept in pristine condition by the current owners.
Apart from the original 1820 farmhouse, there is a finished barn connected to the house by a breezeway.
The lakeside of the house (always referred to as the front of the house), has a grand covered veranda with thick pillars.
Let’s have a look inside…
The interior is everything you would expect: rich with history but comfortable and cozy – as a farmhouse should be.
There is a formal yellow living room.
And an informal red family room…
The kitchen is a showpiece of country-luxe:
It has the most perfect reading corner by the hearth…
Imagine being cuddled up in that comfy chair with a good book and the smell of pumpkin pie wafting out from the oven. Bliss!
Not all the bedrooms are shown in the listing photos but this large one with a bank of windows is featured:
Every corner of this dwelling emanates coziness.
Now let’s have a look inside the finished barn.
Gorgeous – in a cabin-esque way.
And look at the fabulous library area:
Apart from the finished barn, there are several picturesque outbuildings.
Closer to the lake, 3 small ‘temple-form’ Greek Revival structures have been added. These are what give the property its name: Temple Prospect.
The small temples include a hilltop Tea House with scenic views of the lake; as well as a Gazebo & Loggia on the lakefront.
Are you buying those lottery tickets?
At the end of the day, only millionaires can afford a place like this. Can you even imagine the property taxes?
But we can always dream. 🙂