Home in the Country May 2014
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A Sullivan County Democrat publication May, 2014 home c ou n t r y in the 2H HOME IN THE COUNTRY SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT MAY, 2014 Recent Home Sales 2. Liberty Township Mobile Built: 1975 Listed By: Clickit Realty 3 BR/2 BA Acres: 0.67 Sold For: $39,000 School Tax: $1,491 Town & County: $1,533 Built: 1993 Listed By: Prudential Peters Realty 1. Fallsburg Township Contemporary 3 BR/1 BA Acres: 0.14 Sold For: $11,000 School Tax: $2,155 Town & County: $1,916 3. Tusten Township Ranch 2 BR/2 BA Acres: 2.37 Sold For: $70,000 School Tax: $1,086 Town & County: $1,024 Village: $553 Built: 1985 Listed By: Eagle Valley Realty 4. Liberty Township Two Story 4 BR/2 ½ BA Built: 1970 Acres: 1.10 Listed By: Catskill Sold For: $100,000 Country Real Estate School Tax: $4,306 Town & County: $2,816 5. Highland Township Farmhouse/ Two Story 3 BR/1 ½ BA Acres: 1.15 Sold For: $125,000 School Tax: $1,789 Town & County: $1,646 Built: 1925 Listed By: Gibson E. McKean, Inc. 6. Thompson Township Cape Cod 2 BR/1 BA Acres: 5.75 Sold For: $177,000 School Tax: $1,625 Town & County: $1,239 Built: 1930 Listed By: Resort Realty 7. Bethel Township Log Cabin 2 BR/1 ½ BA Acres: 0.20 Sold For: $234,100 School Tax: $2,827 Town & County: $2,408 Built: 1950 Listed By: Malek Properties 8. Highland Township Contemporary 4 BR/3 ½ BA Acres: 1.5 Sold For: $430,000 School Tax: $5,235 Town & County: $4,671 Built: 1986 Listed By: McKean Real Estate, Inc. 845.583.7700 REALTY email@example.com This spectacular Manse, overlooking White Lake is a "Jewel" accompanied by "Brilliant Cottages" and an additional "Emerald Green" Parcel, complete with a private, Boat-Dock! ONE & ONLY, Custom-Built, White Lake Estate w/ Direct, LAKEFRONT ON (2) LAKES! - White Lake: 350+/- Acre, Glacial, Mountain Lake; Motor-boating, Water-skiing, Swimming & Fishing - Amber Lake: Spring-Fed & Tranquil; Non-Motor-Boat Lake that connects to White Lake, via a Natural Canal - LR w/ Exposed-Beamed, Cathedral Ceilings, Stone F/P, "Up-close" Lake Vu & a Spacious, Wrap-around Deck - Open Kit + Florida Room w/ "Up-close" Water Vu's & direct, access to the Wrap-around, Lake-side Deck - 3 BR / 3 Full BA;Master-Suite w/ F/P - A Custom-Built, Teak-Wood Bridge leading to your Tennis Court w/ Lake Vu's - Nestled on4.6 Acres - Asking: Just $949,999 - MLS #37806 18078 - Main House: Grand Entry, 25x20 "Formal" DR, A Great Room, 5 BR / 5 Full & 2 1/2 Baths - (3) Cottages: (4) Additional Units - Bethel Woods / Performing Arts: Just 3.5 miles - ZONED: RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL - Currently: The Bradstan Country Hotel & Inn, White Lake, NY 12786 - Asking: Just $1,349,000 - MLS #38179 MAY, 2014 SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT HOME IN THE COUNTRY 3H Best Locally Made Products 16789 WE OFFER COMPLETE INSURANCE PROGRAMS Personal Coverage • Boats • Automobile • Homeowners • Umbrella Policy • Valuable Property Business Coverage Merrell Benco www.mbagency.com 796-1500 Lawrence Miller associates www.lbmillerinsurance.com 292-2100 • Liability, Fire, Crime, Marine • Worker’s Compensation • Package Policies • Business Automobile 67 East Broadway, Monticello, NY 15868 13331 4H HOME IN THE COUNTRY SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT MAY, 2014 Homeowner John Burrow's (below) house on Hollow Road, Glen Spey, across the road from Homestead School was open for touring. It was recently fitted with roof-mount solar panels. He will realize significant savings on his energy bills. ‘Going solar’ is getting easier Story and Photos by Anya Tikka T he Homestead School hosted a solar power workshop May 3 to give information to residents and businesses about how they can save power costs, and also reduce their carbon footprint. It’s now comparatively easy to either lease or own solar panels that feed the grid when the panels generate enough power, and vice versa. The workshop was presented by Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development (SASD) in conjunction with Homestead School. School Director Peter Comstock and SASD Co-Executive Director Carol Roig gave introductions, followed by a short PowerPoint presentation given by Todd Okeson, solar installer with Unified Infrastructure East Coast Alternative Energy, and Jonathan Hartley, from Roof Diagnostics Solar. Stephen Stuart, technical specialist with SASD, along with Atlantech Solar Lead System Designer and Project Manager Rick Contrata, gave presentations about different aspects of solar installations, followed by a Q&A session. Afterwards, the participants could either tour a home on Hollow Road owned by John Burrow across the road from the school that has recently been fitted with solar panels, or the large commercial scale installation on a field next to the school. New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) programs currently allow tax credit and rebate incentives for solar installations; SASD CoExecutive Director Carol Roig talks at the Solar Workshop. MAY, 2014 SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT HOME IN THE COUNTRY 5H Above: Roof Diagnostics site plan showing the location of the solar panels on lower left. Owner Jon Burrow shows that solar panels can be located on smaller roofs as well. Below: Explaining about solar power use in his home, John Burrow points to the power meter. If the meter points to the left, the system is currently sending power to the grid, and vice versa. $5,000 NY state credit, and a 30 percent investment tax credit, according to Okeson. Leasing solar panel options are available currently with no startup costs; a south facing roof is optimal, but west or east can be used but generate less power, Hartley explained. The roof needs to be in good condition, and the owner has to have the required credit score. Some attendees at the workshop were interested in solar power not because of the cost, but for its environmental benefits. Charles Blanchard, who’s a mem- ber of the Tusten Energy Committee, commented that it’s possible to buy energy generated by renewable resources from your power company right now without your own installation. “It’s more expensive, but I do it to reduce my carbon footprint,” he concluded. About 50 Lumberland and nearby residents, business owners and officials attended the workshop. More information is available on www.nyserda.ny.gov, including how to find a solar installer and financing options and tax credits/rebates. Home in the Country Published by Catskill-Delaware Publications, Inc. Publishers of the Proud Member of Publisher: Editor: Senior Staff Writer: Sports Editor: Editorial Assistants: Advertising Director: Advertising Coordinator: Advertising Representatives: Marketing Director: Business Manager: Business Department: Telemarketing Coordinator: Classified Manager: Production Associates: Serving the weekly community newspapers of New York State since 1853 (845) 887-5200 Callicoon, NY 12723 May 23, 2014 • Vol. CXXIII, No. 97 Distribution: Fred W. Stabbert III Frank Rizzo Dan Hust Ken Cohen Jeanne Sager, Kathy Daley, Kaitlin Carney, Eli Ruiz, Anya Tikka Liz Tucker Sandy Schrader Cecilia Lamy, Barbara Matos Laura Stabbert Susan Owens Patricia Biedinger, Joanna Blanchard Michelle Reynolds Janet Will Ruth Huggler, Tracy Swendsen, Rosalie Mycka, Elizabeth Finnegan, Petra Duffy, Nyssa Calkin Bill Holmes 6H HOME IN THE COUNTRY SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT MAY, 2014 F RO M T H E R E N A I S S A N C E C O L L E C T I O N : ardeners interested in finding the right plants to put in their gardens this month should look for the 2014 Renaissance Collection at their local garden centers. The 24 plants in the collection are deer resistant, low maintenance and drought tolerant – and meet the challenges of gardening in Sullivan County. These are the perfect selections when choosing plants to start a new garden or as additions to established beds. The flower additions to this year’s collection include “Snow Princess” – a fragrant white Allysum; “Angelonia” – a summer snapdragon available in pink, white and purple; “Amsonia” Bluestar – baby blue flowers atop feathery green foliage; and edible “Nazareth” – sage’s leaves are almost white and tasty too. The tree and shrub additions include “Autumn Brilliance” Serviceberry – a TREES Ornus Kousa Kousa Dogwood Crataegus viridis 'Winter King‘ Green Hawthorn NEW 1 Amelanchier Arborea ‘Autumn Brilliance’ Downy Serviceberry SHRUBS Hibiscus Syriacus Rose of Sharon NEW 2 Rhus aromatica “GrowLow’ Icrobiota Decussate Siberian Cypress or Russian Arborvitae ANNUALS Caevola Aemula “Blue Fan” and “Whirlwind” Fan Flower Plants that do well in Sullivan County G beautiful small tree with delicious edible berries; and “Gro-Low” Fragrant Sumac – a mid-sized woody groundcover shrub with lustrous green leaves that glows yellow, orange and red in the fall. Also new for 2014 is the addition of “planting partners” that look great planted with all of the members of the collection. Brochures listing the Renaissance Collection of plants are available from Sullivan Renaissance. Many of the collection plants are available at local nurseries and garden centers. To learn more about the collection contact Sullivan Renaissance at 2952445, www.sullivanrenaissance.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. 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Below is an example of the open concept showing the flow through from the kitchen to living and dining area. A living room layout in one of the popular modular designs. Think you know modular homes? Think again - these houses ust off to the side of Route 17B sit the many show buildings belonging to the modular housing company, Makovic Homes. About 14 years ago the young John Makovic began his company amidst a strong housing market and a great deal of competition for modular homes. J “I wanted to have an edge, I had to do something to stand out,” stated Makovic. A business with an edge is exactly what he created and most people would never guess that some of the houses his business constructs are modular. The modular housing industry is typified by a Legoesque building style where pieces of a house are constructed off site then assembled later on the desired property. Some may believe the only result of this kind of construction is a generic, box-like home. However, this is not the case with Makovic Homes. “If people aren’t willing to sit down and listen to what modular housing is they don’t realize that people can custom design and have control over the building,” said Makovic. When designing a modular home, buyers have numerous options and a great deal of structural freedom. Just about anything can be changed; from the floor plan and number of stories all the way MAY, 2014 SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT HOME IN THE COUNTRY 11H s are much more than modular Story and Photos by Kristina Sumfleth down to the finer details such as the type of granite desired for a countertop. Modular housing also makes it possible for add-ons and changes to the house years down the road. Makovic explained that if the customer wants the dining room where the living room is, it is as simple as changing the location on the floor plan. The company was even the first in the Northeast to have a design center specialized for customers to choose exactly what they want to see in the final product of their home. Another unique aspect of Makovic Homes is that the company houses all aspects of the building process under one roof, including construction, excavation, landscaping and even maintenance. Many functions are subcontracted to local businesses. This not only simplifies customizations and the production process but also significantly cuts down on costs. A designed Continued on page12H This kitchen so design can be tha found in one of occ the most popular wh modular models. int Customers can to freely redesign ma the original layout sui such as adding a AB center island to RIG A the kitchen Mo l above. s fur i sits a What many sid p customers do not tas R realize is that DL p sometimes addingf or subtracting dif- B ferent aspects of s B the house can actually decrease d a the cost such as L removing a wall f or changing the floor plan. 12H HOME IN THE COUNTRY SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT In the design center, customers are able to choose from numerous styles of carpets, cabinets, counter tops and more. Different styles of cabinets are displayed in the same kitchen setting to show the options. The company is headquartered on Route 17B at the Village of Monticello limits. MAY, 2014 Continued from page11H modular house can range from $49,000 to $1 million, depending on the customer’s desires. Significant design and tech changes have not occurred in the modular industry in the past decade. However, Makovic Homes has seen fluctuations due to the national housing market. “Six years ago nearly half of sales were two-story homes, but now that has dropped to almost one in ten,” explained Makovic. “Now most are single-story homes and we have lost a lot of the young crowd since they cannot get financing. Many of the older generations are also looking to downsize to a single level.” To combat the lackluster housing economy, Makovic’s company has incorporated traditional stick building and a kind of insurance construction. Makovic Homes will assess any damage, take the insurance information and handle the rest of the insurance process from there. Makovic Homes is a “have it all” business that does well despite a slow recovering housing industry. “We receive a lot of referrals and repeat business,” said Makovic proudly. “I never would have thought I would see repeat business in housing.” Rieber Realty email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Web Site: rieberrealty.com LAKE CONTEMPORARY WITH LAKEFRONT LOT Beautiful Cedar Contemporary within Walking distance to motorboat Lake – 3 Bed -2 Bath Full basement – Det Gar Includes Lakefront lot and dock MLS #38082 $ 18163 RRWI-105798 390 Broadway PO Box 1267, Monticello NY 12701 845-794-0211 (24 Hours) • 845-794-7941 Fax ® 249,900 LAKEFRONT HOME Beautiful Home on Motorboat Lake 4 Bedroom – 2 Bath Year round home With Detached garage Move in condition MLS #38284 $ ROCK HILL RANCH 4 Bedroom – 1 ½ Bath Raised Ranch Vinyl Sided - 2 Car Garage Set on 1.9 Acres In the Country MLS #37941 $ EMERALD GREEN 4 Bedroom – 3 Bath Raised Ranch In Emerald Green Lake Rights in Community Pool – Tennis – Clubhouse MLS #38565 $ 299,000 195,000 147,900 MAY, 2014 SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT HOME IN THE COUNTRY G$$8 - 18’x21’ All Metal 13H $3,540 Installed 10-Year Warranty KINNEBROOK ESTATES Affordable New & Pre-Owned and Now Offering 18110 17366 1175 Rte. 52, Loch Sheldrake, NY Next to Sherman’s Service Center 845-436-9447 www.sandmautosales.com Standard Carports 16055 Starting at $ 895 William H. Chellis, Esq. ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW PO Box 624, 27 Maple Ave., Jeffersonville, New York 12748 (845) 482-3405 email@example.com Single Wide / Double Wides Modular Homes Low Cost Turnkey Packages Available! Visit our New Model Center 351 Rt. 17B, Monticello, NY • 845-423-0530 • General Practice • Workers Compensation • Social Security Disability • DWI • Estate Planning • Real Estate 13598 OUR GREENHOUSE is loaded with Veggie Plants, Flowers, Hanging Baskets, Seed Potatoes, Onion Sets & Asparagus Roots Available PERENNIALS, EVERGREENS & SHRUBS SAVE 15% BUY 3 One Gallon or Larger SAVE 25% AGWAY POTTING SOIL 1 cu. ft. BUY 6 With coupon, no other discounts apply. FAFARD MIRACLE-GRO POTTING MIX POTTING MIX 2 cu. ft. 2 cu. ft. AGWAY TOP SOIL 2 for $ 20 2 for $ 25 4 for $ 00 9 3 for $ 99 9 FRUITS & BERRIES Grapes, Blueberries, Raspberries & Gooseberry bushes, Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Nectarines & Cherry Trees. Strawberries Hours: 8am-5:30pm Mon-Sat • Sun 9am-3pm 11 Bon Jovi Lane, Liberty, NY 12754 15363 845-292-7220 • www.libertyagway.com 15501 Gift Certiﬁcates Available *Not responsible for typographical errors. Items may not be exactly as shown in photographs. 14H HOME IN THE COUNTRY SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT MAY, 2014 Smallwoodian log home is a rare gem Story and Photos by Kristina Sumfleth A driveway sets the house back from the road and ends in front of the garage while also providing room to park multiple cars. N estled within the warm and welcoming community of Smallwood lies the beautiful .71 acre home of Bob and Lori Henderson offering both seclusion and tranquility. This property is currently on the market for buyers seeking a country getaway only a stoneâ€™s throw away from both the quaint towns of Sullivan County and the shores of Smallwoodâ€™s Mountain Lake. The house is hidden from the Cumberland Trail road as it is set back on a long driveway which provides enough space for multiple cars to park. The building itself is a two-story log cabin comprised of original wood milled from the area, kept in fantastic condition, and with three bedrooms and two full baths, provides the perfect space for a single family. A small porch on the upper floor leads into the spacious living area and kitchen then branching off into two sleeping quarters and first full bath. Next to the master bedroom is a large sunroom with large windows that overlooks the backyard. Spiraling down to first floor is a staircase that leads into a den-area or, if need be, a third bedroom, which is also accompanied by another full, bath and small kitchenette area. The cabin is surrounded by one of the larger lawns in Smallwood and also houses a heated inground pool, only one of two in the area. Accompanying the greenery that surrounds the private property is a recently dredged small pond that falls into a stream, which bubbles as it flows through the lawn. Residing near the diverse and welcoming people of Smallwood and only a short drive away from the amenities of the local community, the house at number 8 Cumberland Trail provides the perfect location for a country home. MAY, 2014 SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT HOME IN THE COUNTRY 15H HOME FEATURES Type: Single family Address: 8 Cumberland Trail, Smallwood Rooms: 5 Bedrooms: 3 Full Baths: 2 Half Baths: 0 Township: Bethel School District: Monticello Approximate Year Built: 1938 Approximate Lot Size Front: 140 Total Square Feet: 936 Style: Log Cabin, Two story Condition: Good Exterior: Log wood Roof: Pitched, shingle Electric: Circuit breaker Fuel: Oil, Fuel tank above ground The stream that flows through the yard can easily be crossed by a small wooden bridge making access to the in-ground pool quite simple. The living room on the second floor leads directly onto the porch which overlooks the backyard. Lori Henderson painted some of the interior walls light yellow which warms and brightens the space. The kitchen contains all the necessary cooking amenities and opens into the living area with access to the first floor by a winding staircase. The sunroom off of the master bedroom is large enough for tables and chairs to sit and enjoy the summer breeze from the large surrounding windows. Water: Municipal, drilled well Sewer: Septic Water Heater: Electric Heating: Forced warm air Basement: Above grade, finished, full, stone Appliances: Ceiling fan(s), central A/C, countertop range, dishwasher, dryer, refrigerator, stove, washer Near (under five miles): Golf, lake/stream, performing arts center, racetrack, racino, shopping Road: Paved, town/village Land features: Cleared, fenced/enclosed, lake rights, level, mature trees, pond, private, secluded, view, water view Interior Amenities: Attic, cathedral ceiling, family room, fireplace, fireplace equipment, great room, hardwood floors, insulated windows, stone, TV cable, woodwork Exterior Amenities: Deck, pool equipment, in-ground pool, porch, screens Asking Price: $239,900 Town/County Tax: $2,101 School Tax: $2,454 Approximate Total Taxes: $4,555 Agent: Malek Properties, Carol Malek, broker; Contact Fred Williams at 917-744-4582 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Office: 10 Waldheim Road, White Lake, 583-6333. 16H HOME IN THE COUNTRY TAKE ONE F SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT MAY, 2014 s S: Family tie BUSINES E ses. 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In her annual color forecast for 2014, Zimmer is supporting grey in a big way: “It’s the hot new neutral, a sleek and sophisticated color option that adds refinement to almost any room. “Walls that are painted grey are great backdrops for almost any style of décor, and grey is such a dignified color that it can elevate the appearance of even the most modest furnishings,” she says. Beyond wall color, grey will embellish interiors in other ways next year -- in the form of grey wash on wood furniture, for example, and in fabric used for everything from seating to floor coverings. “We will even see grey’s flashier cousin, silver, used as an important accent color,” says Zimmer. But grey won’t be the only neutral to be popular in 2014. According to Zimmer, those seeking a change from more saturated color will be happy to learn that white and off-white are back in vogue. Manufacturers of interior paint will offer extensive palettes of ever-so-subtle tints comprised of 30, 40, and even 50 “whites” containing just a hint of color. White is staging a strong comeback for a number of reasons, says Zimmer. “As with grey, the ease of coordinating furnish- ings with a neutral hue like white is appealing to almost everyone,” she says. “However, some will gravitate to white for more personal reasons having to do with a change of address: those who are downsizing will favor white or very light-colored walls to make their new, smaller interiors look more spacious; and for those who may soon put up a ‘For Sale’ sign, white is the wise paint color to apply before listing a home.” Design professionals and do-it-yourselfers in the mood for more colorful options will also have good choices next year. Blues and greens – in more tints and shades than ever before – will again be crowd-pleasers, as they have been for a while. “Another hot color in 2014 will be mustard yellow,” says Zimmer. “Its influence is growing in both fashion and home furnishing fabrics. We also expect to see more use of the color on walls – if not for entire rooms, then at least on accent walls.” If you’re thinking about changing a color scheme in your home interior, Zimmer’s insights into the tints and shades expected to be next year’s “hot” choices can provide some valuable direction. But the color expert has one final piece of advice: “In the end, color choice is a very personal decision, so whether you are thinking about doing some painting, or changing your décor, or both, stick with colors that you love. When it comes to your home, your opinion is the one that matters most.” To learn more about color, home decorating, and home painting, visit the Paint Quality Institute blog at www.blog.paintquality.com. 18H HOME IN THE COUNTRY SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT MAY, 2014 Finding the right outdoor furniture for your needs he right outdoor furniture can make summer soirees that much more enjoyable. Lounging in a comfortable patio chair is a great way to spend a warm summer evening. But choosing the right outdoor furniture for your patio is about more than finding the most comfortable chair. The following are a few tips for homeowners looking to make the most of their patio space. • Consider the function of your patio. Some homeowners can't go a weekend without having guests over to entertain, while others prefer their patios to serve as a peaceful retreat from everyone and everything. If you're among the former, then you will likely want your patio to resemble an outdoor dining area, which means you will need room for a table and multiple chairs. If you want the patio to serve as a retreat, then you likely won't need a full dining set. Instead, choose a small table and one or two dining chairs, decorating the rest of the patio with a chaise lounge or two, which allows you to stretch out and take a nap if you so desire. • Opt for low-maintenance furniture. When choosing outdoor furniture, keep in mind that the patio and the furniture on it is meant to offer a place to unwind T and relax. Furniture that must be constantly cleaned or covered up because it can't brave the elements cuts into your relaxation time. All-weather wicker pieces and metal chairs can brave the elements, and even do so for years and years. • Consider double-sided cushions. When constantly exposed to the sun, the fabric on cushions can fade fast. 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