Simon Ritter Cobblestone Farmhouse

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Simon Ritter Cobblestone Farmhouse
Location 5102 NY Rt. 89, Varick, New York
Area 144 acres (58 ha)
Built 1830
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Cobblestone Architecture of New York State MPS
NRHP Reference # 08001081[1]
Added to NRHP November 18, 2008

Simon Ritter Cobblestone Farmhouse is a historic home located at Varick in Seneca County, New York. It is a late Federal / early Greek Revival style, cobblestone farmhouse with an overlay of Italianate detailing. It is a two story, slightly asymmetrical structure, on a raised fieldstone foundation. It was built about 1830 and is constructed of irregularly sized and variously colored field cobbles. The house is among the approximately 18 surviving cobblestone buildings in Seneca County. Also on the property are two large early / mid 19th century barns, a carriage house and machine shed, a boathouse built about 1900 on the shore of Cayuga Lake, and a limestone carriage stepping stone.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1] The owners operate Varick Winery, which has a tasting room on another part of the property.[3]