At A Glance
Location: 15 Barnes Hill Road, Town of Newfield
School District: Newfield Central Schools
Contact: Ro Rukavena, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Tompkins Cortland Real Estate;rorukavena.aol.com
Phone: (607) 279-5282 (cell)
If you have been looking for a home that is truly in the “back of beyond,” then 15 Barnes Hill Road might be the perfect place for you. Oddly you don’t actually feel isolated because you have a spectacular view of the Cayuga Valley to the east that let’s you know that Ithaca is actually a short drive away.
The house itself is quite large, over 3,200 square feet, and was built in 2007 on 23.8 acres of land, most it wooded with mature trees. There is a detached two-bay “garage” that is actually a good-sized pole barn that could be used for far more than parking a car.
In any case, there is a two-bay garage built into the house and in cold weather, you may just drive in there an enter the house through your kitchen, which is a very nice space indeed.
The floor is covered in marble tiles and the counters are granite, dominated by white minerals with flowing lines of darker crystals. It is a kitchen for serious chef, with a five-burner range in one counter and two stoves built in to the wall as well as a two-basin steel sink.
There is a breakfast bar behind the range, where you would have your back to the eating area of the kitchen. There are French doors there that open out onto a deck that wraps around three sides of the house. In nicer weather you are likely to walk from the driveway around the back of the house and enter the kitchen through the sliding glass doors on the part of the deck at the rear of the house.
A family room with a sort of “half-cathedral” ceiling is a directly adjacent to the kitchen. The far wall is dominated by a floor-to-ceiling fieldstone chimney and the mantel is made of salvaged barn timber. The fireplace is wood-burning.
The rest of the first floor includes a dining room and an office in the front of the house, and a half bathroom. All of these are off the front hallway, which is also floored in marble tile. The dining room has an oak floor and the office is carpeted.
On the second floor the north side of the house has two bedrooms, both of which have enormous closets in them and oak floors.
Also off the second story hallway is a laundry room and a full bathroom.
The master suite includes a walk-in closet and a bathroom with both a jetted tub and a double-sized shower stall.
The basement is finished. A fourth bedroom could be added there and there are two recreation rooms as well.
The driveway is a half mile long paved road. You will have your privacy. •