43 Walling Road, Warwick NY – Country Living in a Custom-Built Home

43 Walling Road, Warwick NY – Country Living in a Custom-Built Home

It’s just 55 miles from New York City. However, it might as well be a world away. Country living awaits in this custom-built home in the Town of Warwick, New York.  With 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths, there’s room for everyone! And the neighboring 3.6 acre lot for sale provides the additional acreage required to make a horse-friendly property. Furthermore, you’re in the Warwick School District.

Custom-built for enjoying the country life

 

 

 

 

 

The main floor of this unique home has recently been updated with hickory hardwood floors. The kitchen features custom high-end maple cabinets, granite counter-tops and Kitchen-Aide stainless appliances. Any chef or baker will enjoy the full range PLUS double wall ovens.

The flow of the main floor, stone fire place and vaulted ceiling in the living room and windows that let both light and views in make this a place you’ll want to come home to! There is a bedroom and full bath on the main floor. In addition, there is a private laundry.

The second floor features two bedrooms and another full bath. The walk-out basement is great for a workshop or work-out area. There is lots of extra storage space, including an additional, detached 1-car garage for lawn tools and equipment.

A Home for everyday living and entertaining…

Built with comfort and privacy in mind, this home is perfect for both everyday living and entertaining.

In the summer, your family and friends will enjoy the in-ground pool, large yard, cedar deck and large paver patio. There’s room for everyone! There is even an attached apartment perfect for extended family or guests or for a home office.  In the winter, gather around the stone fireplace. Especially after an afternoon of skiing at one of the nearby slopes. Less than 15 minutes from the Village of Warwick, you’re near great restaurants, unique shops, and historic sites.

Enjoy the coziness of country living with amenities and features that will make this your private oasis.

 

Country farmhouse with so many possibilities.

Country farmhouse with so many possibilities.

This one of a kind 1850’s farmhouse is located in the beautiful black dirt region of Pine Island, a hamlet within the town of Warwick NY.  This home has been lovingly cared for by its owners for decades. While it is a legal 2-family home, it is an ideal Mother/Daughter as well.  The home sits on a beautiful lush acre of land that continues to be professionally landscaped and cared for.

Nature is all around…….One of the Hudson Valley’s most sought after hiking trails is right at your fingertips. Across the street sits over 500 acres of woodland owned by the State of New York.  When 386 Liberty Corners Rd is your home, you can enjoy a hike on the Appalachian Trail by simply crossing the street.  

So many options…. Live in one side & rent the other for income & cashflow! The current owner raised their family in the 4-bedroom unit & rented the 2-bedroom unit for rental income. This home can alternatively be split into two 3-bedroom units depending on your needs. While there are 2 separate entrances to each side of the home, there is also the option to access either side from within (if you choose to do so).  For example, the home would be an ideal property to be shared by extended family members

A peek into the Main home…..Enjoy a meal in a spacious eat-in kitchen just off the living/family room. The 

beautiful dining/living room has been updated with fresh paint and new windows which allow tons of sunlight in. There is a private laundry room & updated bathroom on the main floor as well. Additional features include

 a master bedroom with en-suite, Hardwood floors under carpets on main level and 3 working fireplaces. Almost all of the windows have been replaced. Outside you will find an Amish Built shed (which has electricity) on a perfectly landscaped acre of property.

Additional living space……the smaller of the 2 units includes 2 private entrances. This unit includes a separate kitchen & living room on the main level, and 2 bedrooms and a full bath on the

 second floor.

Are you the right buyer for this home…….? Are you looking for:

  1. A Mother/Daughter
  2. Warwick Valley Schools
  3. Town of Warwick
  4. Space for extended family
  5. an Air BnB home
  6. Income Property
  7. Privacy
  8. Beautiful Backyard
  9. Nature
  10. Space to entertain

This country charmer with endless potential is awaiting your finishing touches.

Call today to schedule a showing.

 

 

The Jolly Onion Will Open Soon!

The Jolly Onion Will Open Soon!

As word has begun to spread, it is time to formally share the good news and confirm the true facts about the status of The Jolly Onion in Pine Island, NY.

After years of vacancy, I am thrilled to announce that,Yes! The Jolly Onion will open soon, at last!

What is going in there & what kind of food will there be?  The new operators are aiming to go back to the roots of the future in opening the restaurant which will be called….(of course) The Jolly Onion.  Menu selections will be varied and range from Mid European Cuisine with Dutch, Polish & German influences. You can also expect to see items with a twist of French & Northern Italian flavors.  The menu is under design right now and, the bar / lounge will be interactive and feature its own bar menu which will include tapas style items.  The intent is to stay local with craft beer and wines.  

Who is opening The Jolly Onion?  Warwick resident, Tom Mastrantoni from Roccoroma (www.roccoroma.com), will head his Jolly Onion Team which includes Chef Armand Vanderstigchel, author of Adirondack Cuisine, Wings Across America, and Adirondack Cookbook. For more information on Chef Armand visit chefarmand.net.

Are they renovating the whole building?  To the contrary of what many people believe or have heard, the Jolly was never destroyed.  Yes, it has been vacant for years and certainly could use some cosmetic love, but Tom and his team of Jolly Onions are excited to take the project on. They have begun working with NYC interior designer Morgan Wendelborn who plans to enhance the existing character of the building with use of natural materials and earth tones.  The floor plan will remain very similar to what has been there all these years.  The intent is to bring the space into the 21st century while still maintainingthe character and charm that have existed for decades.

When is it Opening? The short answer is ASAP!  But realistically it is looking like doors will open before year’s end.  There are many steps to opening a business of this magnitude and it is inherent that things are done right.  Look forward to seeing work begin in the coming weeks.  For updates on the progress at The Jolly Onion, follow them on Facebook at The Jolly Onion.

 

 

 

Has Your Realtor Ever Sold Their Own Home?

Has Your Realtor Ever Sold Their Own Home?

Vikki Garby HomeHas Your Realtor Ever Sold Their Own Home?

One of the most stressful life events, up there with death of a parent or sibling, getting married, and divorce of parents …..is selling a home.   As excited as you may or may not be about your upcoming move, brace yourself because it can be a very long and bumpy ride.

Hopefully you’re selling for a happy reason….like you’re retiring early, moving to an exotic island so you can swim with the dolphins.  Maybe deadlines won’t exist and budgets will be unnecessary.

Or maybe it’s not such a pretty picture.  Perhaps you are going through a divorce or you lost your job.  You might be relocating for work so you are leaving not only your beloved home, but all of your closest friends as well.  OK, it doesn’t have to be that gloomy.  But no matter what the situation, one thing is a certainty…..selling your home can be challenging, stressful and emotional… and if your realtor can not relate, it can feel like a very lonely and painful period of time.

On a regular day, it’s hectic enough trying to get the kids dressed, fed and on the bus, the dog walked and yourself ready for work.  But now you have to have your house picture perfect by 8am as well.   May sound doable for a few weeks but when you’re still dealing with showings several months in, the stress begins to accumulate.

Finally an offer comes in which makes you hopeful, until the inspection happens and again they’re nitpicking every aspect of your house.  You fight through round two of negotiations (round 1 is price, round 2 is inspection).  Happy, sad, hopeful, mad.

As an agent, we see these issues daily, it’s routine to us.   While issues become very personal to a home owner, it may seem as though it’s simply another day at the office to a realtor.  The truth is, it is.  But an empathetic agent will hopefully give you comfort that you’re not alone.  The trials and tribulations of selling will pass and in the end you will have achieved your goal.

I Sold My Own Home

This past summer my husband and I sold our home.  Even real estate agents can’t avoid a lot of the selling headaches.  We had issues with just about every aspect:  location, inspection, appraisal, seller concession.  But in the end the house sold and we could move on which was our ultimate objective.  We were also building during all of this but that’s another article!

While I do not plan to sell for a while, I am happier now that I did.  It’s behind me.  Going through it personally helped me relate so much more to my sellers.  Several of us were literally going through it in parallel!

We survived and so will you. There is light at the end of the selling tunnel!  It’s not easy, but remember this too shall pass….and if you’re looking for an agent who can relate, I may just be your girl!

What’s Up with the Jolly Onion?

What’s Up with the Jolly Onion?

Jolly Onion

Photo Courtesy of Dean Diltz

What’s up with the Jolly Onion? I’m talking about The Ye Jolly Onion Inn that is.  When I ask this question to locals in the town of Warwick, I consistently get responses such as, “Didn’t that place get flooded and completely destroyed by Sandy?” Contrary to what you may have heard, while the Jolly could use a little TLC cosmetically, the building is in fine shape.

In its heyday, the Jolly Onion Inn was a great restaurant & banquet hall, with delicious food and wonderful service.  I recently asked Warwickians, old and new, to share their memories of the Jolly with me.  Many responded about the annual New Year’s parties hosted by the staff, or family celebrations that took place there.  People recall sharing great times with friends and family at the Jolly Onion.  Many a family celebration were held in the banquet hall downstairs, such as rehearsal dinners, christenings, birthday parties, etc.   It’s time we get the Jolly back to what it once was!

A Little History

Vincent Kosuga was the original owner and operator of The Jolly Onion Inn.  Before he opened the restaurant, he was an onion farmer and a commodity trader.  He traded onion futures and due to controversial activity, including bribing a weather bureau to issue a frost warning in order to inflate the price of futures contracts (according to Wikipedia).  I thought that was a fun little tidbit!  The government later passed the Onion Futures Act which banned the trading of futures contracts on onions.  Who knew?  In 1961, Mr. Kosuga opened The Jolly Onion Inn next to his farm (at that time it was a trucker’s diner), and served as the chef.

The Jolly Onion Inn was one of the most popular restaurants in Orange County.  Over the years, the Jolly Onion has been owned and managed successfully by several different families.  Unfortunately, the Jolly Onion closed its doors during the financial crises and market downturn years ago.  But things are looking up and Orange County is booming once again.  Real Estate in the Town of Warwick is moving and new construction, residential and commercial, is present all over town.  Maybe someone will soon make Joe’s wish a reality.

The Potential

While the Jolly property has been known for the successful restaurant, it truly has so much potential for many businesses.  Given the farmland surrounding Pine Island and throughout the Town of Warwick, a farm to table restaurant with outdoor seating or a supermarket alternative with farm grown produce and specialty items would be a natural fit.  But don’t rule out other businesses on that visible corner!  If you have the vision, we can help make it a reality.  The current owner of the Jolly Onion is an experienced Real Estate entrepreneur, developer and investor.  He is open to ideas and working with someone who believes in the property as much as he does.

To share information, memories or photos about the Jolly, if you have any corrections or clarifications, or if you are interested in opening a business on the property, please contact Vikki Garby of The Green Team: @201-213-9818 or [email protected].

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