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A Country House in Charlton, Saratoga County

By Mirror Staff

Friday, October 14, 2011

WHAT: A four bedroom, two and a half bath 18th century farm house on twenty two acres.

HOW MUCH: $950,000

SIZE: 3,990 square feet

SETTING: Charlton occupies the southwestern corner of Saratoga County. Incorporated as a township in 1792, its first permanent settlers arrived in the 1770s. The entire hamlet is now a National Historic District.

THE STORY: The house was built by John Taylor, a Revolutionary War soldier who served at a nearby blockhouse, which was built to protect the settlers from marauding British regulars and their Indian allies. Commanding the Americans at the blockhouse was Lt. Pliny Moore, who, as it happens, was the great great grandfather of the current owner.

INSIDE: The house includes four fireplaces, wide plank wood floors and a country kitchen.

OUTSIDE: Gardens, bluestone patios, a two acre pond. The property includes a boathouse with beach, sauna and hot tub.

TAXES: $8,745 a year

CONTACT: Select Sotheby’s International, 270 Broadway Suite 103, Suite 103, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866,
Brian Ward Tel: 518.580.8500 x-3034
Charlene Courtney Tel: 518.580.8500 x-3010

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