Description for 180 Gilbert Lake Road, Laurens, NY 13796
Listen to the squeals of joy coming from the pool. It's summer in the Great Western Catskills and you're lounging in the cool screened-in porch - POOLSIDE! This rare, well-maintained, single-floor ranch with semi-finished basement on 15 easy-to-care-for acres is made for family, friends, and HORSES. With 3+ full bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room, dining room, large newly remodeled EAT-IN-KITCHEN, and a den/office (or 4th bedroom) ALL ON ONE LEVEL, you'll love the easy living and convenience of this home. The kitchen is spacious enough for the best chef, but small enough to be easy to clean and maintain. With NEW CABINETS, granite counter-top, low-profile stove and easy-to-clean glass-tile backsplash and tile floor, this kitchen perfectly merges beauty and function. The SUNNY BREAKFAST AREA overlooks the pool and the 3-SEASON SCREENED-IN PORCH (also newly updated in 2017). Spring, summer and fall, you'll find yourself here sipping summer-drinks, entertaining friends, or simply relaxing. Large PORTRAIT WINDOWS in the dining room allow amazing views across the lovely, expansive back yard. With trees nicely trimmed of their lower branches, you can enjoy your family dining and take in the vista of the foothills of the Catskills in the distance. Hardwood floors and large window in the dining room, and a grand fireplace, and custom built-in oak cabinets in the living room create an elegant yet comfortable central focus to the home. The large basement is finished with a workshop, office, and a great family room, including a full wet bar. There is a laundry room and a half bath downstairs, as well. A basement pellet stove and the electric service from REA, means heating is economical and efficient. The new water heater, 2 septic systems, CELL PHONE BOOSTER system and security systems installed in this home, means it is safe, secure and family-ready! Outside, the 18x32 foot heated (propane) in-ground pool is surrounded by a beautiful brick patio. Large, level lawn opens to 5 acres of woods plus 4 acres of fenced pasture with a 36 x 30 HORSE BARN with 3 stalls and electric waterers, work shop, loft for hay and plenty of room for tractors and other equipment. The property is located minutes from 3 golf courses and is directly behind GILBERT LAKE STATE PARK - you can literally walk across the road, and within a few short steps, be in the park. Enjoy cross-country skiing in the winter and swimming at the lake in the summer. Or just take leisurely hikes through the park. It's right there. Minutes from Cooperstown, including the hospital and the Baseball Hall of Fame, and Oneonta, including SUNY and Hartwick.