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Historic 1755 stone home on 105 acres asks $990K

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Colonial-style stone two-story house with shuttered windows and steps leading to front door on lawn surrounded by large trees.
Oriskatach, or the Gerrit Van Zandt House, dates back to 1755.
Photos via Sotheby’s International Realty

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Location: Feura Bush, New Scotland, New York

Price: $990,000

A 262-year-old stone house in New Scotland, in Albany, New York, has come back on the market with a significant price cut that may lure prospective buyers to take a look with renewed interest.

The heritage-listed property known as Oriskatach, or the Gerrit Van Zandt House, dates back to 1755 and has quite the storied past, with a plaque that hints to some of its history. “Quartered as many as one hundred soldiers during French and Indian Wars,” it reads.

Situated on over 100 hundred acres, the 4,758-square-foot home includes four bedrooms and four baths, two large parlors, a dining room, study, family room, breakfast room, and an updated kitchen, all set on two floors.

While the home has been renovated and added on to over the years, many original ad period details remain, like the gorgeous wide-plank flooring, exposed beams, wood-burning fireplaces, window seats, and more. A collection of “diverse doors” is found throughout the residence as well, including the Dutch door at the main entrance.

Surrounding the historic home are many amenities like an all-seasons tennis court, swimming pool, landscaped gardens and rolling lawns, ponds and streams, and a large 1700s-era barn known as the Wemp Barn—considered one of the oldest Dutch barns in the country.

With just a few more updates and restorations, the property located at 361 Onesequethaw Creek Road could become a true treasure. It’s offered at $990,000 after a $275,000 price cut.

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty