Originally built in 1814 and now a National Historic Landmark, this stately home was once The Steward’s House, the central building of the Foreign Mission School located in Cornwall Village from 1817 to 1826. The first of its kind in the United States, this small institution had a short, yet highly eventful history linking the small town of Cornwall to important issues of the day - perhaps most notably the settlement of Hawaii. Entering the original section of the home through the formal front door, one is greeted by the center hall staircase which separates an impressive living room with fireplace and a front parlor with built-in bookcases and an additional fireplace. Further back, one finds a light-filled dining room and sitting area anchored by a large cooking fireplace. From here, one can access a lovely covered side porch as well as the modern eat-in kitchen highlighted with yet another fireplace. Upstairs one finds a total of four bedrooms all with their own private full baths plus a small room that could be used as an office. The house has been added onto and now includes a separate guest apartment with kitchenette, full bath, sunroom, large mudroom, and an attached two-car garage. Under two hours from New York City, a wonderful home with a rich history set in a charming village setting close to Mohawk Ski Area, scores of outdoor pursuits along the Housatonic River, as well as easy access to Metro-North.
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