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162 Shore Dr

 New Berlin, NY 13411
Listing Price
Partial Baths
1,600 Sq. Ft.
$343/Sq. Ft.


Own your own 30-acre lake (yes, an entire lake), cabin and nature sanctuary on 41 acres in Upstate New York, 40 minutes from Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame, 3 hours from New York City, with built-in rental property income on Day 1.

Contact Adam at 504-723-4565 to learn more. Plus, we're happy to arrange for you to stay at the cabin for a nominal fee so you can experience it like it's already your own!

This 1,600 sqft cabin, situated on Silver Lake in the town of Pittsfield (New Berlin), NY, was built in 2016 by an Amish craftsman and features all the amenities of a modern home, including a 21-panel solar array on the roof and geothermal heat pump and air conditioning in the basement.

The bucolic, 30-acre natural lake, with 2 streams, fish, frogs, turtles, many birds and even a Bald Eagle who visits daily, is perfect for fishing, swimming, boating, and in the winter, ice fishing. In the 1800s the lake was surrounded by a horse racing track. (We found a half-dime from 1847, included with the cabin!) Normally you can't own water in America, but there are some rare private lake properties where you can and this is one of the most beautiful near New York City. Entire property is 41 acres.

Surrounding Silver Lake is an 11-acre bird and nature sanctuary, all included in the listing price. The sanctuary features a private, 1-mile walking trail, two streams, foot bridges, picnic tables, camp sites, and bird and bat boxes to encourage a diverse wildlife around Silver Lake.

The property includes a brand new charming lake house that sits on a 1-acre lot with 3 bedrooms, a loft, and 2 bathrooms. It has a wide lot with grass, a basketball court, fire-pit and a long shore along the lake. The lake house has elegant wood floors, wood ceilings, and Amish-made cabinets and furniture, including built-in bookshelves in the great room. The children love the extra room of the upstairs loft, reached by ladder, which has a unique stained glass window. The lake house comes fully furnished and includes a fully stocked kitchen with all new modern appliances, including a washer and dryer. There is also a basement with tools, supplies and equipment for sports, games, kayaks and fishing. The lake house is operable year round and is environmentally advanced with power provided by solar panels for electric and geothermal underground for year round heating and air conditioning. Your own dock and simple country rowboat are located in front of the lake house.

Additionally, the property has been operating as an Airbnb (SuperHost) since 2017, generating an annual 5-figure income (essentially paying for itself) with much more income potential for the savvy entrepreneur. What's more, the SuperHost Airbnb account is transferrable to the new homeowner. You can start generating income immediately with almost no effort!

It can be used as a primary home, secondary/vacation home or rental property. Average monthly utilities are $188.20. Annual school and property taxes are around $5,900.

You would own the entire lake and everything below it and around most of it.

There is a small community and neighborhood of nice people on one portion of the lake that also help take care of the area. Although the buyer owns the lake outright and sets the rules, a past owner deeded access to a small portion of the lake to a number of residents in that neighborhood so they could each put a small dock and so a group of residents could put in a small swim club. This works out well as the neighbors take an active role in helping to take care of the lake.

There is a small town a couple kilometers north of the Silver Lake property called New Berlin with a few stores and a couple restaurants.

The lake and surrounding property was purchased by an internet executive years ago and developed over time to be a peaceful getaway and nature sanctuary.

What the seller loves about this home:

My favorite thing about Silver Lake is how peaceful it is. Every morning, the sun rises over the hills across the lake, casting a warm, golden light into the giant picture windows that face out onto the lake. When you're sitting in the living room, looking out those great big windows, you feel like you're all by yourself on that lake. Then every evening, the sun sets over the corn fields and hills behind the house, giving the sky above Silver Lake a rich, pink glow that fades into night as the sky becomes absolutely filled-to-bursting with stars. You can sit outside by the fire pit, roast marshmallows, and feel everyone one of those stars shining down on you.
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