Home in the Country Spring 2014
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A Sullivan County Democrat publication April, 2014 home co untr y ou in the 2H HOME IN THE COUNTRY SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT APRIL, 2014 Recent Home Sales 1. Fallsburg Township Contemporary 3 BR/2 ½ BA Acres: 0.23 Sold For: $25,000 School Tax: $2,505 Town & County: $3,413 Built: 1970 Listed By: Keller Williams RE Hudson Valley United 2. Neversink Township Contemporary 2 BR/1 BA Acres: 0.3 Sold For: $42,800 School Tax: $1,192 Town & County: $906 Built: 1968 Listed By: Prudential Peters Realty 3. Thompson Township Ranch 4 BR/3 BA Acres: 0.37 Sold For: $72,500 School Tax: $2,216 Town & County: $1,567 Built: 1955 Listed By: Penny Wise Properties 4. Bethel Township Ranch 3 BR/2 BA Acres: 0.21 Sold For: $100,000 School Tax: $1,866 Town & County: $1335 Built: 1965 Listed By: McKean Real Estate 5. Tusten Township Stone Cottage 3 BR/1 ½ BA Acres: 26.5 Sold For: $130,000 School Tax: $583 Town & County: $1361 Built: 1920 Listed By: Turner Real Estate 6. Lumberland Township Custom Colonial 4 BR/2 ½ BA Acres: 3.80 Sold For: $189,000 School Tax: $3,770 Town & County: $4,004 Built: 2004 Listed By: Eagle Valley Realty 7. Delaware Township Victorian Farmhouse 4 BR/1 ½ BA Acres: 2.30 Sold For: $255,000 School Tax: $2,568 Town & County: $2,823 Built: 1898 Listed By: Catskills Castles 8. Forestburgh Township Custom Ranch 3 BR/2 BA Acres: 6.1 Sold For: $475,000 School Tax: $5,821 Town & County: $4,149 Built: 2005 Listed By: Sullivan Realty Associates A Unique Montessori School Preschool to Sixth Grade Full Academic, Enrichment & Outdoor Education Programs Foreign Language, Art & Music 85 Acre Campus 25 Minutes from Port Jervis and Monticello Peter and Marsha Comstock, Directors 428 Hollow Road, Glen Spey, NY 12737 845.856.6359 www.homesteadschool.com 14731 APRIL, 2014 SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT HOME IN THE COUNTRY 3H WLG & WOODBOURNE LAWN & GARDEN A. 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Laurito, President of Central Hudson, which serves the Hudson Valley, including parts of Sullivan County. According to the US Department of Energy, new lighting standards were enacted in 2007, with a phase in period from 2012 to 2014. The standards do not ban a specific type of bulb; however they require that new lighting use at least 25 percent less energy while producing the same amount of light. Up to 90 percent of the electricity used by incandescent bulbs is converted to heat rather than light, and as a result, incandescent bulbs have been phased out, beginning with 100 watt bulbs in 2012; 75 watt bulbs in 2013; and 60 watt and 40 watt bulbs in 2014. Specialty bulbs, for example those used in certain appliances, are exempt from the new standards. “CFL and LED bulbs have improved dramatically during the last few years, offering a wide variety of options while saving energy and costs in the long run,” said Laurito. “While initially higher priced, CFL and LED bulbs last 10 to 25 times longer and use about 25 percent less electricity than incandescent bulbs, saving money over the life of the bulb.” The Department of Energy estimates that changing 15 incandescent bulbs could save about $50 per But CFLs, LEDs provide more efficient choices year in household energy costs; and that the new lighting standards will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and could save U.S. households nearly $6 billion in 2015 alone. Both CFL and LED bulbs are available in different sizes and light color options, and many are suitable for outdoor use and can be used with dimmer switches. Most can be used with existing lamps and fixtures, and are available at retailers nationwide. As a comparison, a 60 watt incandescent bulb provides 13 to 14 lumens of light per watt, while equivalent CFL bulbs provide 55 to 70 lumens per watt and LED bulbs from 60 to 100 lumens per watt. For more information on CFL and LED bulbs, go to www.CentralHudson.com, and click on “Environment & Sustainability,” then “Light Bulb Choices”; or visit the U.S. Dept. of Energy website at http://energy.gov/ energysaver/articles/new-lightingstandards-begin-2012. 5.062"; 5.25"; 1; -; Display Ad; Black; Server Files:Pre 1 Display PDFs:16518.pdf; 529; No; No; No; Thompson Sanitation Corp 845-796-1032 ROLLOFFS AND COMPACTORS-ARE OUR SPECIALTY!!! 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He particularly enjoys pointing to the nearby Swan Lake, which the “Hill House” overlooks. “The house was here before the lake,” he says, relishing the inevitable gasp of surprise. Indeed, the two are deeply entwined – in anticipation of damming the West Branch of the Mongaup River to power their tannery, the Stevens brothers in 1840 built a small 100-square-foot home on a knoll where the to-be-Swan Lake wouldn’t quite reach. By 1864, the Stevens family had sold the now-enlarged residence to Agnes Mungeer, though their legacy would live on in a hamlet initially known as Stevensville, before it LEFT: Trees as old as the house grace the property. ABOVE: Radiant heat emanates from every floor in the home. Note the “eyebrow” window letting light into this bedroom. RIGHT: The dining room and one of three porches offer gorgeous views of Swan Lake. APRIL, 2014 SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT HOME IN THE COUNTRY 7H became Swan Lake. The Mungeers and their descendants kept Hill House for another century-and-a-half. When it came time to sell, Mike and Cora, seeking a quiet country retreat from their busy Manhattan lives, were intrigued by the home but weren’t ready to own the 33 adjacent acres. “We looked at 40 farmhouses in Sullivan County,” recalls Cora of a search inspired by her mother’s camp visits decades before and her own trips practically every summer since 1978. “We were clear we wanted an older farmhouse-style place,” adds Mike. Happily, the Hill House was relisted without those 33 acres – instead offering five closely surrounding the house and barns. Although the home was by this time decrepit, the land extended along and underneath Swan Lake itself, affording lake rights (not to mention a spectacular view). ABOVE LEFT: Kitty, a cat rescued from the alleys of Cairo, Egypt, is a constant affectionate presence throughout the house, including in Mike’s treasured second-floor office, study and library – so large that it occupies what was intended to be the master suite. ABOVE RIGHT: Modern furniture sits alongside antiques in the Edwardses’ tastefully decorated home. MIDDLE LEFT: An illustration of Hill House was penciled by Will Rau, brother-inlaw of former owner Walter Mungeer, in 1945. LEFT: Two barns maintain the rustic charm of the property, whilst also offering plenty of storage space. ON THE COVER: A corner of Mike’s library study features this comfortable couch, backed by a wall hanging from Malawi and a wood carving from Indonesia. lding process “This house seemed to have the best view and the best bones,” says Cora. They bought it in 2002 and set about what would become a longterm renovation. “We gutted it at the end of 2006,” says Mike. “We took it down to the frame and foundations. It took us three years.” The original 100-square-foot home’s foundation was in perfect condition, but the additions were so deteriorated that concrete columns had to be poured by Denman Brothers of Grahamsville. “We literally have the Acropolis underneath our house,” jokes Cora. Local carpenters, sheetrock installers, Ross Electric, DJS Plumbing and even Mike himself put their talents into re-creating a Continued on page 8H Story and photos by Dan Hust 8H HOME IN THE COUNTRY SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT Continued from page 7H APRIL, 2014 ABOVE: His and her sinks reflect a contemporary design and an affection for tradition. ABOVE RIGHT: The kitchen is a gleaming study in the contrast of finely-sheened surfaces and the warm tones of wood. FAR RIGHT: A walk-in shower melds perfectly with the sloping roofline. RIGHT: Added in the renovation, the stairs appear ‘original.’ unique fixture of Swan Lake life. Mike and Cora meanwhile lived across the street in a lakeside bungalow built in 1964. Despite the struggle of effort and money, the Edwardses discovered that the sketches they created could become something real. “It made me appreciate that anything can be built,” affirms Cora. “You’re taking something on a two-dimensional piece of paper and making it threedimensional.” “Now we love it and are so glad we did it,” Mike adds. “It came out better than I thought it would!” Yet there’s always more to do, and Mike and Cora are the first to admit they’re not done. “We haven’t finished beautifying what’s already in place,” acknowledges Cora. “Lots of stone walls are begging to be rediscovered,” adds Mike. Then again, they’re not aiming for a new full-scale challenge. “I think this is it,” laughs Cora. “I don’t have another renovation left in me!” BUYING LAND? 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