Renovated Farmhouse on 42 acres with Pond in Freeville NY 393 Groton Road


Renovated farmhouse with modern updates on 42 acres near Ithaca NY and Cornell University.

Charming 1860s farmhouse that has been completely renovated with over 30 years of hard work.  This home has a lot to offer for a homesteader or someone who is concerned with saving energy and enjoying the charismatic charm of an 1800s style farmhouse.  The house has 1,604 sq. ft, 3 bedrooms, and 2 full baths.  Both bathrooms have been recently updated, as well as the updated Quartz countertops in the kitchen and energy star appliances.  All the windows where replaced with Anderson Low E windows.  The kitchenette area has some of the original chestnut hardwood floors and the living/dining area has real oak hardwood floors.  The kitchen remodeling project included the addition of oak hardwood floors, custom built cabinets, energy star dishwasher and appliances with two kitchen sinks.  At the end of the kitchen there is a door that leads to a back room for firewood storage and dried goods.  On the back side of the kitchen there is a sliding glass door that leads out to a generous sized deck that overlooks the property and the pond.  The deck is a nice hidden private area that faces directly east to catch the morning sun that rises over the horizon.  There are several custom solid oak built-in bookshelves and cabinets throughout the home.  On the second floor there are 3 bedrooms with 1 full bath and some of the original pine wide plank floors that have been refinished.

Click here to see the video of this renovated farmhouse!

Recently added 2 car attached garage with an enclosed breezeway that offers additional space for your boots and other storage.  The basement has a poured concrete floor and workshop area with designated root cellar storage racks and canned goods shelves that are built-in.  This is not your ordinary 1800s style basement; it offers a true walk-out door and additional usable space.  If more storage space is needed, there is attic storage above the garage and the main house.

The property includes several established raised garden beds, heated enclosed chicken coop, and additional storage under the deck.  Some plantings include a mulberry tree, apple trees and raspberry brambles along with some established herb gardens.  There is a man-made pond that is 12 ft. deep with a dock and approximately 100 ft. across that is stocked with largemouth bass and grass carp.  There is a walking trail that leads from the backyard to the Owasco Inlet which touches the back side of the property.  There are several acres that have grown up into brush that could be reclaimed and utilized for pasturing livestock.

The property has maple trees at the sound end that the current owners have tapped in the past for maple syrup production.  There is an invisible pet fence installed around the perimeter of the yard to keep your pets safe.

The current owner had energy efficiency in mind when remodeling and there was more than adequate insulation installed with R-50 in the attic space and 6 inches in the walls with extruded polystyrene board for a well-sealed home.  There is a 4.5 Kilowatt solar system that is tied in to the grid.  The average monthly electric bill is less than $20!  Central heating is provided by a fuel oil forced air furnace and a hi efficiency wood stove that is centrally located in the home to offset the heat bill.  The wood stove mantle surround was constructed with stones gathered from the property.  LOW monthly utilities.  Great location and an easy drive to Ithaca and Cortland area.

Attractively priced at $279,900.  Contact Brian Jackson 607-280-1058 (text friendly) for more information and to schedule a private showing.

9-2-2020 lq#65730


42.24 acres








Finger Lakes Region


Sold, Active, Featured


Country Acreage, Land with Mineral Rights, Residential

Brian Jackson - See more listings by Brian Jackson

Licensed Title: Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Phone Number: 607-280-1058


"Brian was born in the Finger Lakes Region and has lived in the Tompkins County area for most of his life. Brian and his 2 sons reside in North Lansing. Brian attended Alfred State as an Electric Service Tech and is a 2002 graduate of Tompkins Cortland Community College with a Business Degree. Brian has been self-employed for a decade and has worked in the automotive business with a background in sales and construction and enjoys meeting new people. He has remodeled older homes and completed site planning for new homes. Brian has a vast array of hobbies including hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, snowmobiling, welding and is very knowledgeable about forests, farms and orchards. Family time is spent camping, gardening, biking, sightseeing and sporting events. His family has increasingly lived a life style of sustainable agriculture with pasture raised pork and organic gardening for the past ten years and takes an interest in alternative energy and permaculture. Brian is a land owner who understands what it means to own and enjoy a piece of property. He looks forward to talking with you and helping you find your own piece of paradise. He is in his natural element in the outdoors. Brian enjoys just spending time outdoors whether it's walking land with clients, cutting firewood with his family or scouting creek bottoms for fossils with his boys. Whatever it is you're looking for in a property, country acreage, building lot, farm, orchard, recreational camp or residential home, he would love to help you find it!"

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