Blue Hill Farm—Southfield—$3,785,000

1820 Center Hall Colonial in excellent condition on 249 high acres with hay meadows, pastureland, an apple orchard, woodlands, gardens, a tennis court and a 1970’s caretaker/farmer’s house.  The main house has 6/7 bedrooms and 3 baths, along with a three-car attached garage. The property consists of 7 parcels of contiguous land surrounded by the Umpachene River on three sides. There are long views to the west of the Taconic Range from inside and outside of the house, and a grouping of antique and other barns to the south across a very rarely traveled, narrow dirt road.  Offered for the first time since 1967.

Contact us by email or call (860-542-5020) for an appointment to view Blue Hill Farm.

Style Antique Colonial Square Feet 4,386 (town records)
Age 1820 plus a later addition Land 249 acres in 7 parcels
Bedrooms 6-7 Baths 3 full
Heat Oil-fired forced hot air – 2 furnaces.  One is brand new, and one is old but a workhorse. Oil tank 275-gallon tank in basement
Wells 2 drilled and a number of spring-fed wells. Septic 2 – main house/farmer’s house
Electricity 200 amps, circuit breakers Driveway Gravel
Hot water Electric Siding Wood clapboard
Insulation Spray foam insulation when the roof was replaced.  Siding removed and spray foam added at roughly the same time. Roofs Cedar shake on house 2005ish, asphalt roofs on barns have been replaced twice since 1968.
Alarm No Internet Yes - Spectrum
Exterior Wood clapboard Town tax assessment $3,366,800.  Note: Chapter 61A and 61B ­­can be applied to reduce taxes as can conservation easements.
Generator Automatic, Propane Taxes $28,180.

General Information

Main House I820 center hall Colonial with a newer wing and attached garage.
Original Entry Into the center hall to the living room with stairs up to the second floor and left and right parlors.  15’ x 16’ and 15’ x 18’. Right parlor now den has a closet and an exterior door to an enclosed, unheated “mudroom” 10’ x 13’ with tile floor.
Living room 24’ x 26’.  Original wide-plank pine floors, fireplace, sun-filled dining area (once a south-facing porch), exposed beams, cabinets and bookshelves. 
Addition wing 41’ x 21’. Off the living room.  Second set of stairs to the 2nd floor.  Hall to kitchen and pantry.
Kitchen 21’ x 16’.  Wide board floors, dining area, views to the west, island with gas stove top, oven and warming drawer.  Corian countertops, stainless steel sinks, dishwasher and another oven.  
Pantry 21 x 8’.  Full bath 6’ x 9’ with shower and fan.  Storage cupboards, cabinetry, 2 refrigerators, sink, washer and dryer.  Door to the garage.
Garage 20’ x 30’.  Sliding wood doors, concrete floor  Attached wood/storage shed 14’ x 16’.
Second floor  
Original section 4 bedrooms 16’ x 15’ with 2 closets and 16’ x 14’ with one closet and 2 smaller bedrooms 9’ x 17’ and 10’ x 16’ with closets.  Full bath 15’ x 6’, fan.
Wing 3 bedrooms. 16’ x 16’ with 2 closets and shelving, 17’ x 13’ with 2 closets and storage room with 3 closets which could be a bedroom.  Full bath 9’ x 6’ with tub/shower and fan.
Basement Full, concrete floor, stone foundation, bulkhead door.
Caretaker’s house 1970 Ranch in great shape about 450 feet down the road from the main house.  1352 sq ft plus finished space in the basement. 1 large bedroom, 1 full bath, oil furnace plus whole house wood stove.
Barns A variety of barns and sheds and pasture on a total of 23.4 acres include a chestnut post and beam “not a nail in it” cow barn with attached chicken coop, a hay and machinery barn that was once a cow shed, a heated 2-bay garage on a concrete slab, a milk barn (now horse shelter) with hay mow above and a Harvester silo. Note: Farm equipment is owned by a few different people – some, but not all, may be able to be purchased. 
Property details Parcel 1 – main house and caretaker’s house on 172 acres. Parcel 2 - 11.8 across Keyes Hill Road with barns, paddocks and pastureland.  Parcel 3 -11.6 acres adjacent to Parcel 2 of mostly pastureland. Parcel 4 – 30 acres adjacent to the 172-acre parcel running along River Road.  Parcel 5 – 11.5 acres attached to parcel 4 and crossing the Umpachene.  Parcel 6 – 1.3 acres with an old farmhouse on it in need to rebuilding or demolition.  Parcel 7 – 10.8 acres of hay meadow adjacent to Parcel 6.