There is a lure of the land that becomes inevitable and inescapable for many who choose a simpler way of life in the country. Perhaps its an instinctual yearning for a connection to our heritage or maybe it’s the whispers of our ancestors that beckon us home. Whatever the reason, if you’re longing for that fresh farm-breeze rolling across the pastures, the faint sounds of Canada geese or the pure tranquility of nature itself…look no further than 2333 Eckel Road.
As you turn off Eckel Road and drive up the long driveway to the house, you can’t help but be struck by the beauty of this 22-acre property with its rolling lawn and tall trees surrounding the home. The closer you get, you begin to realize that this is no ordinary property.
This 2,546 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, colonial-styled home with attached 2-car garage was meticulously built over a span of twenty years to take maximum advantage of sunrises, sunsets and the amazing views of the property’s 150-175 year-old hard maple trees. Every opportunity to incorporate nature into the design with every angle of the house and the exact placement of windows was taken into consideration.
Once known as the Eckel farm, this unique property is also steeped in the area’s agricultural history. The site, where the house sits today, was originally the location of the area’s oat threshing barn. The barn served the needs of this once expansive farm and that of its neighbors who would bring their oat harvest to the threshing barn each summer to separate the grain from the stalks. You can still see remnants of this early history with an old tractor seat and the original nail-keg pilings still standing a few feet from the house.
This custom-built dream home with full basement is perfectly situated where the historic threshing barn once stood to take full advantage of the same prevailing westerly winds that once served to blow the hulls away from the grain. Today, these winds serve as a refreshing breeze through the windows of the house and the open front porch on a hot summer’s day.
As you step inside the house from the front door, your breath is taken away with the home’s gorgeous hardwood floors, warm neutral color palette, floor-to-ceiling windows and beautifully framed doors connecting the space to the outdoors. The extraordinary natural light coming into this room adds to the open airy feeling of the home. The views from every vantage point are absolutely spectacular. Centered on the opposite side of the living room is a large staircase, which appears to flow down from the upper floor with a cascading effect, adding to the elegance of this home.
Moving further into the room you come upon the connected open kitchen with ceramic tile flooring, sparkling new stainless steel appliances, custom maple cabinets and beautiful, contemporary lighting over the eat-in kitchen island.
To the right of the kitchen is a large under-the-stairs closet with access to the central vacuum system for the house. Next to the closet, is a convenient cloak room leading to the downstairs full bath. On the other side of the hall you notice the laundry room loaded with storage and access to the backyard.
Further down the hall you see the downstairs bedroom which has been converted to a spectacular home office. The room is secluded from the open spaces by a multi-paned door providing extra privacy yet retaining the extraordinary window views of the majestic maple trees in the backyard. With a space like this, who would ever drive into the office?
Moving upstairs you are immediately drawn to the beautiful master suite with wall-to-wall carpeting. This is the kind of bedroom that dreams are made of. With tree-top views of the hard maples, large walk-in closet with window, and the spacious bathroom with soaking tub, separate shower and unexpected washer/dryer hookup…the bonuses continue to add up.
Also upstairs, you’ll notice two additional bedrooms with lots of closet space and a shared full bath connecting two of the rooms.
The property is located within the Camden School District and is an easy commute to Syracuse, Utica or Rome. It is also only 15 minutes away from Oneida Lake and 20 minutes away from the Turning Stone Resort Casino.
This home is certainly a rare find and one filled with extraordinary value. If you’re captivated by the lure of the land, there’s no better place to experience fresh farm-breezes rolling across the pastures and the pure tranquility of nature itself. Come home to the life you were meant to live..come home to 2333 Eckel Road!
Contact Robin Mongeau today at 315-868-6719 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your private tour.