Located in the heart of 590 acres of preserved farmland just 55 miles from New York City, Meadowburn’s Red House is the perfect retreat into pastoral countryside. The Red House was built in the early 1900’s for Helena Rutherfurd Ely’s assistant gardener, Albert Furman, to whom she dedicated her book “A Woman’s Hardy Garden”.
The Red House is approximately 1500 sq. ft.. The first floor features a kitchen, large dining room, and living room. The second floor includes a full bath and three bedrooms; a queen, a double, and a 3/4 (between a twin and a double), sleeping a total of 5 people (or cozy 6). There is a large back porch with a screened in room, great for summer evenings.
The house is equipped with Wi-Fi, and has a gas BBQ, washer/dryer, central heat and A/C. Please note that it does not have a dishwasher.
The Red House is situated at the edge of Meadowburn’s historic gardens and across the street from the active farmstead. You might see cows grazing and perhaps a tractor pulling a cart of hay on a weekday. You will hear chickens clucking, ducks quaking, and birds chirping. On a summer eve you will see fireflies dancing about and bright stars in the sky. The large backyard overlooks barns and rolling meadows, with views of Wawayanda State Park in the distance. Please note that this is not a good place for someone who does not appreciate seeing and hearing the daily activity of a working farm.
The Red House is adjacent to the historic gardens of Helena Rutherfurd Ely, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The gardens can be toured with prior arrangement. Read more about the gardens here.
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