”The house spoke to me, the day I first walked through” are the words of this owner, referencing the spirit of the house; the light reflected by blown glass window panes;the quality of the wood doors and moldings ….so thick; front and back staircases; a gently sloping hillside of towering trees and deer fenced gardens …..overlooking the Delaware River, and its river community, Lumberville. We wanted to bring this house back to life and did with renovations and maintenance repairs inside and out! The grand living room, with its built-in dry bar is an elegant room for entertaining with floor to ceiling shuttered windows and wall to wall Stark carpet. Dating back to the 1780’s the quiet and cozy hearth room, with its handsome wood burning stone fireplace, exposed beams and wood floors is a contemplative spot to begin or end your day. Culinary creations come to life in the cheerfully bright kitchen with its Wolf stove top, double wall ovens, Quartz counters, walls of cabinets, walk-in pantry and farm sink looking out to the luscious hillside. Beautifully proportioned, the dining room, enjoys a walk-in closet with ample shelving for china and serving pieces and a wall of French doors to the stone terrace. To complete the first floor and just off the main hall, is a convenient bedroom or office .. with a full bath and laundry. A cushioned window seat welcomes you at the top of the front staircase with its hand painted mural. Comprised of a sitting area with access to a generous sized balcony, the primary bedroom has vaulted ceilings, a wall of closets and sunlit bath with skylight and tub/shower. Two additional lovely bedrooms, and hall bath make up the 2nd floor. The piece de resistance on this upper level is a generous bonus room that can be customized to meet your preferences. A wall of windows with a birds eye view of nature offers endless possibilities for creativity and functionality. An abundance of bookshelves, recessed lighting, neutral colors and beautiful wall to wall wool carpet grace this space. A two+car garage and ample parking is a rarity for this town. Stone paths through the hillside gardens, meditative sitting areas exude a feeling of tranquility. Just to touch on the care and love put into this historic gem, in addition to the major systems, the following has been addressed: extensive grading, new drains into French drain, new fence footings, siding repaired/replaced with Cedar, exterior wood, scraped, sanded, primed and two coats of paint by restoration experts, small greenhouse added to covered porch, little fish pond built and all 1880 shutters taken down, repaired, scraped, primed, painted . The house and garage are recessed from the road and just a couple minute walk to the general store, Black Bass Hotel, walking bridge over the Delaware river or towpath access. Does life get any better? Come and see.