Home of the Month

UPDATE 6/28/2017:

Congratulations to the Sellers of this beautiful country home as they sold under multiple offers! 

Through daily work on the marketing of our listing inventory, the team becomes very familiar with each property.  Everyone has their favorites, so I thought I'd ask them to talk about their choices for "Home of the Week".  This week's pick is from Heather Etzel.  Heather is our Administrative & Marketing Manager and works closely with our clients to ensure no details are overlooked. 



"311 Hartman Road in Hudson Falls, NY  caught my attention when the pictures and video were still going through editing! The country kitchen captivated me the second I saw the potential of an updated kitchen incorporating rustic details of the past. While I’m comfortable with the modern range oven that is offered with this home, the old-fashioned cook stove fascinated me! As the homeowner put it, “There is an art to cooking with wood, and sadly it is a lost art.” I would consider it a welcome challenge to harness the ability to cook with such a unique tool while simultaneously heating my home with it.

 Being a mom of 3 young boys and having a rather large extended family, the in-ground pool with patio area would provide a backdrop to some treasured memories. There is a saying that goes, “Music is a piece of art that goes in the ears and straight to the heart”; the melody of children laughing, water splashing, and adults conversing would forever stake a claim in my heart.

 Something I recently have tried to break into is being a “farmer.” I already have chickens, but pigs, goats, horses, etc.--they require a lot more space and living quarters than I currently have. This property has 3 large exterior buildings that are ready to house such animals. One of the barns has pens already set up!

 Finding a quiet moment is difficult for some, but not here. This home has an awe-inspiring manicured yard complete with a fish pond and a gazebo overlooking raised garden beds. There is also a stream down in the back that could be further developed. What’s one of the of the best features to this peaceful country retreat?  It has “forever wild” as the neighboring lot! No one can ever build there!

The exterior aesthetic of this home is the first thing that caught my attention, but don’t be fooled; the interior renders harmony just as well. My favorite room in the house, second to the kitchen and butler’s pantry of course, is the sun soaked 4 season room! While every room has an open, airy atmosphere, this one overlooks the 12+ acres and is perfectly designed to welcome morning tea, mid-day books, or evening chess.

More than just a farmhouse, this home holds an estate-like appeal.  Its original wide plank hardwood floors perfectly compliment the color pallet throughout. 311 Hartman Road is the epitome of a country home and Country Living Magazine agrees! This home was chosen from all of NYS to be featured in their June 2017 issue.

As American writer and human rights advocate Margaret Fuller once put it, "A house is no home until it contains food and fire for the soul, as well as for the body." This exquisite property situated near Hudson Falls, NY provides "food and fire" for a lifetime."


Heather Etzel

Manager Administrative, Marketing Support

The Maria Barr Team