Talk to most people in Sullivan County, including real estate agents, and they’ve never heard of Mamakating Park, even though this charming enclave of about a dozen Victorian-era summer cottages has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1998.
Mamakating Park is tucked on the backside of Masten Lake, between Wurtsboro and Rock Hill, on Park Road past Camp Lakota. Most of the houses here have been lovingly maintained for generations, and you could easily imagine a family playing croquet on the front lawn or sipping iced tea on one of the wide wrap around porches.
As an added bonus, the Mamakating Park houses have private cabana, beach and boat docking area on Masten Lake, a short walk or bike ride away.
There are currently 2 houses on the market here. (Click here to see the listings.) Both have been used only as summer cottages (although at 1,600 and 2,600 sq. ft., ‘cottage’ is a bit of a stretch), so don’t currently have year round heating systems for winter use. But winterizing them certainly could be done. And while they sit on lovely parcels with lawns and large trees, they aren’t particularly private. Remember, these were built in an era when people liked to visit with their neighbors when they came to the country.
I think Mamakating Park is a very special, but often overlooked area less than 1 1/2 hours from NYC. I would like to see both of these houses move into the hands of people who will understand their historic value and will work to preserve the unique character of Mamakating Park.
Of course, I would welcome the opportunity to work with a buyer on purchasing these properties. But I so want these houses to move into the right hands, that I’m also posting the listing agent, Century 21 Lanza Realty, 845-888-5221, for anyone who would prefer working directly with the listing agent.