House of the Week: Visiting 96-acre Cazenovia property is ‘like entering a new world’

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. – “I am interested in the way things look.”

That is the simple credo of Eric Beyer, who has taken the same energies he uses as a product designer to what he calls his “endless project” at his home at 1601 Grassy Lane Road in Cazenovia.

Beyer first became aware of the 96-acre property, which was once a dairy farm and, later, home to the Cazenovia College Equestrian program, six years before he bought it in 2013.

Located at the end of a dirt road, the property was very private, with the closest neighbor a quarter of a mile away.

“The lot was really cool,” he said. “It was like entering a new world.”

He asked the owners if they were interested in selling and they said no. Six years later, they changed their mind.

Beyer found that the property was left vacant and he described it as

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