If you’ve ever aspired to run your own artisanal dairy farm on the North Fork, here’s your chance. Set on 4.99 acres in Peconic, the Catapano Dairy Farm property, house included, is for sale.
It’s a dream for an entrepreneur looking to live on a farm and put their stamp on an award-winning business.
“This house stands out because it is a truly iconic brand identity in a fantastic, high-visibility location with a gorgeous recently updated home,” said listing agent Cheryl Schneider of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International.
The rustic acreage includes a 150-foot-by-55-foot barn, with a milking facility, walk-in refrigeration, cheese kitchen, as well as solar panels that provide almost 100% of the electrical needs of the whole property, according to Schneider. Also included is the farm store, turnouts from the barn, a separate buck enclosure that can fit 100 goats and a goat viewing and petting area.
“The barn, farm store, and outbuildings provide endless opportunities for agricultural businesses, horse property, or personal use as a ‘gentleman’s farm’ with fenced enclosures and ample space for crop production,” Schneider said.
The home on the property has four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Inside you’ll find a refurbished kitchen, baths and a brand-new screened porch addition with bluestone flooring.
“The 3,900-square-foot home is spacious and beautiful,” Schneider said, “with many recent upgrades, including frameless glass shower doors and a huge California Closets walk-in closet in the master suite.”
The large eat-in gourmet kitchen features granite island and counters, stainless appliances and french doors that lead to a large screened porch with bucolic farm views.
“I would describe this house as a modern farmhouse with a nod towards a Dutch Colonial,” Schneider said.
The home also has a separate dining area, sunken living room, office/gym and comfortable family room with cathedral ceiling and stone fireplace. An atrium staircase leads to the master bedroom, which has a modernized master bath with both tub and walk-in shower, as well as three additional bedrooms and another refurbished hall bath.
“The property itself, in addition to being in a fantastic location, is very private,” Schneider said. “The house is set well back from the road and was designed and built by a builder for his own use, providing superior construction and soundproofing.”
The property is bordered by a farm used to grow nursery stock on one side with the possibility of more property to lease, according to Schneider, and property owned by Peconic Land Trust on the other.
“Buyers for this property include those looking for a large piece of land to turn into a mini-estate, those with horses or other livestock, or those dreaming of an organic farm, nursery or other artisanal agricultural business,” Schneider said. “Buyers who want a turn-key upscale home in place while they enjoy all that the North fork has to offer, who may possibly have an idea of land use in the future.”
The property is currently listed at $1,690,000.