1738 CR 20, East Durham, NY 12423
Antique Colonial in Picturesque Catskill Mountain Valley

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Built in 1784 by a soldier in the Revolutionary War, the John Bagley House is a true – and truly picturesque – piece of history nestled in a picturesque valley in a perfect Northern Catskills location. Brimming with original details and antique charm, this spacious home on 4 sweet acres is the ideal upstate retreat. 


The first level of the house reveals an enormous eat-in kitchen outfitted with Sub-Zero and Bertazzoni appliances, plenty of storage, and a large island with butcher-block countertops. The bathroom on the first floor is equally enormous, with a generous walk-in shower, marble floor tile, and gorgeous marble-top sink. 


The dining room is equally as impressive, with exposed post and beam construction and high, vaulted ceilings. A cute loft situated at the back of the dining room, a sweet little window seat with hand painted murals, and a propane fireplace add cozy touches to this otherwise dramatic space. The living room enjoys abundant natural light, views of Windham High Peak and a lovely wood-burning fireplace that warms the whole house in wintertime. 


Off the center hallway is an additional large room that can function as a first-floor sleeping area, office or library. A dedicated laundry room keeps housework and chores out of sight. 


Continuing upstairs are three bedrooms and a beautifully updated bathroom with a cast-iron clawfoot tub. To top it off, the floors upstairs feature gleaming 20-inch wide king boards… this is what old-house dreams are made of! 


Surrounded by 4 private acres, mountain views, and a pond, the setting is perfect for long strolls outside and evenings by the fire pit. To top it off, a hot tub hookup is already wired up on the back patio, and ready to go! 


The red barn connected to the rear of the property also has plenty of storage and is large enough to accommodate a vehicle. There is high-speed internet and a brand new propane boiler was recently installed — no more heating oil here! 


Located just 15 minutes from Windham Mountain, the house is in an ideal spot for skiing in winter and mountain biking or hiking in the summer. Hudson is a 30 minute drive away, and NYC is 2 hours away via the NYS Thruway. Enjoy clean air, quiet nights, and the beauty of nature in this spectacular Catskills property!


Listed by Kelcey Otten and Hillary Kolos, Licensed Real Estate Agents with the Upstate Curious Team at Compass.


Note: Buyer's agent to confirm all pertinent information including square footage, property taxes, short term rental regulations, etc. 



4 Acres lot

Features & Amenities


  • total bedrooms3
  • Total bathrooms2
  • full bathrooms2

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Total Area2,233 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area4 Acres
  • TypeResidential
  • Architecture StylesColonial, Farmhouse
  • School DistrictCairo-Durham Central School District


  • water SourceWell
  • utilitiesPropane
  • roofMetal
  • HEAT TYPEBaseboard


  • Sales Price$620,000
  • Real Estate Tax $10,372/yr

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