High Orchards is one of Chappaqua’s treasures: a rare find–a vintage home in a quiet residential neighborhood, completely updated with modern touches. Built in 1895, this gambrel roof farmhouse was originally part of a farm belonging to the Quaker settlers of New Castle.
A long tree lined drive past enclosed fields and gardens leads to the house, set on 1.5 level usable acres backing up to woods. Over the years it has seen many changes. According to the New Castle Historical Society, the property was probably farmed over the years and may have even served as a summer boarding house for vacationers from New York City.
The current owners have renovated the home, retaining period details, yet still keeping the original charm and character. On the modern side, the addition of solar panels and a high efficiency furnace have dramatically lowered heating and cooling costs.
This one of a kind property has been featured on both the New Castle Historical Society and the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association House Tours.
Bitsy Maraynes, the listing agent for Houlihan Lawrence, states: “It is the perfect blend of old and new: an antique home filled with charm and character that also offers the best of modern technology and energy efficiency.”