Get away from it all and vacation like a Standard Oil heir at this gorgeous country estate, open to the public for the first time since its prewar conception. Steeped in wealthy history, this former vacation home, built in the early 1900’s for New York most famous equestrians and heirs of a Standard Oil founder and Rockefeller partner has been restored to maintain the charm of yesteryear while providing updates of modern conveniences. The View of the surrounding 550 acres overlooking the Butternut Valley provides a peaceful retreat from the city and an amazing back drop for New York’s most grandiose weddings and events. Whether you’re looking to bring your family and friends together for a reunion, hold the a casual backyard barbecue or the classiest of weddings, Centennial Farm Manor is an amazing setting in the foothills of the Catskills in Upstate New York just minutes from Cooperstown and Oneonta. We purchased the Manor House and several other structures (Butler House, Carriage House, Linen House, Farm House, (The Village Farms complex) and over 550 acres because we are crazy about architecture, history and horses. We've tried to maintain the charm of yesteryear while providing updates of modern conveniences but original wall paper still fills the hallways, original oak parquet floors still take your breath away when you walk into the living room or dining room. The eighteen 10 foot tall French doors overlooking the Butternut Valley still leave you in awe as you look out for miles. The 6’ fireplaces in the Living Room and Dining room still cast a romantic glow as they once did. Hopefully you can feel the history in the rooms that entertained the rich and famous from the gilded era of the Roaring Twenties. It’s a place where you take a minute and enjoy the smell of a fresh cut hay field, gazing at a night sky in disbelief on how many stars fill the sky. It’s a place where enjoying a camp fire with friends and family becomes a nightly occurrence. It’s walking for miles on endless hiking trails and appreciating nature without looking at a watch or a cell phone. The Manor House is truly a special and unique place rich in history, natural resources and beauty. The setting together with a 9500 square foot Neo-Classical Mansion including 12 bedrooms, 4 suites, 11 fireplaces, a 2,000-square foot living room, a large commercial kitchen, a beautiful inground swimming pool and a house full of antiques from an era long gone make it place you won’t forget. Come be our guests.
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English Tudor and Romanesque architectural styles are prominent in this small village listed on the National Historic Register.