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By Anne Pyburn Craig | Photographs by Matthew Novak
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Seed saving and swapping is as old as agriculture itself, but the practice dwindled in the 20th century as corporate agribusiness came to dominate farming. Industrial production of commodity crops and proprietary patents placed on commercial seed varieties are a serious threat to biodiversity. Since 1903, 96 percent of the original American commercial vegetable varieties have been lost. In 1996, American agribusiness began using genetically engineered seeds, making seed saving impossible. And over the past two decades, multinationals have gobbled up regional seed companies at an alarming rate.
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"I had no idea what would happen,” says Greene. “I was following the seeds and letting them lead the development of the concept." Protecting seed diversity is vital to world food security and biospheric health, so sustainability-minded farmers have been working to preserve seeds for several decades, including the Seed Savers Exchange, which was founded in 1975. But the battle to keep seeds diverse didn’t loom large in the public mind until 2000, when farmer and activist Sascha Altman DuBrul used leftover seeds to co-found the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (aka BASIL) in San Francisco. In 2004, DuBrul returned to his native New York City and met Ken Greene, a library assistant who was running children’s programs—including a garden—at Gardiner’s tiny public library. Greene approached head librarian Peg Lotvin with a radical suggestion: Why not maintain a seed collection alongside the book collection, so that patrons could “borrow” seeds in spring and “return” them at the end of the harvest season? Lotvin, an avid gardener herself, thought it a wonderful idea. That first year, five people participated. But over the next four years, the number of borrowers grew to 60. Library patron Sarah Snow, a graphic designer, helped Greene create original “art packs” for the seeds by tapping artist friends to design the packets. “I had no idea what would happen,” says Greene. “I was following the seeds and letting them lead the development of the concept. I was passionately interested, but I didn’t know the subject would consume my life and I’d have to quit my day job and start a seed farm.” In 2008, Greene and his life-and-business partner Doug Muller established the Hudson Valley Seed Library on a former Ukrainian summer camp they purchased in Accord, turning its two acres into a farm that produces heirloom and open-pollinated seeds. “It was a crazy place,” says Margaret Roach, Columbia County-based author of A Way to Garden and creator of a website by the same name, who’s been a Seed Library booster from the start. “But they went with the flow and made it work, gradually renovating buildings, making a proper office. They worked like dogs. It’s a labor of love.” Since then, a major enterprise has grown. In 2015, the Seed Library sold 250,000 packets of seeds online. (Besides the seeds produced at the Seed Library’s farm, which became certified organic in 2013, Greene sources stock from local CSAs and organic growers.) Membership includes a seed discount, wise counsel, and access to trial varieties that aren’t yet being offered to the general public. Today, responses to the Seed Library’s annual call for illustration submissions for its quadrofoil Art Packs number in the hundreds. Selected works become part of a traveling “Art of the Heirloom” exhibit. “The art piece of it is a very smart differentiating factor,” says Roach. “It’s an extra hook that’s authentic as well as environmentally and philosophically sound. I find Ken and Doug’s success exciting because they share my feeling that regional seed companies are a critical part of our future as a species, especially as the climate evolves. From a selfish point of view, as a gardener, I am especially excited that they understand the importance of regional adaptation.” That adaptation can’t be duplicated in a laboratory—it’s born of a specific interaction between seed, soil, and climate. “When we started, there wasn’t a lot of information on producing seeds in the Northeast; the big multinationals grow where it’s cheapest and fastest,” says Greene. “Through a lot of research and trial and error, we have become a go-to [source] to learn how to do this.” In 2014, the homestead gained a new warehouse. Meanwhile, seed libraries are proliferating worldwide by the hundreds, partnering with libraries, universities, and museums. But thanks to Greene and his allies, the Hudson Valley stands as ground zero in seeding a revolution. 16
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ewburgh evokes a feeling of déjà vu—as well as one of vast potential. Anyone familiar with its history knows that it is capable of great highs and deep lows. Although Newburgh ranks as New York State’s most crime-ridden city, with a quarter of its population below the poverty line, its spectacular architecture and intact urban fabric are luring creative and entrepreneurial newcomers. Located opposite Beacon on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River, a spot occupied by George Washington’s Continental Army, Newburgh flourished as an industrial center in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Linked to New York by steamship and train, it produced woolens, felt hats, carpets, baking soda, tools, machinery, autos, and even ships. Newburgh was America’s second city—following New York—to install electrified streetlights, and in 1939 tested RCA’s first television sets. But in the early 1960s, thanks to urban renewal, the city lost its downtown and fell into precipitous decline. Despite losing many buildings, the city of 27,000 remains an architectural gem, with blocks of Italianate, Gothic, Queen Anne, and Second Empire row houses; old brick industrial buildings; and charming, if dilapidated, churches. In the 1980s, urban pioneers began fixing up Victorian brick mansions on Montgomery and Grand Streets in the large East End National Historic District. The revitalization is finally gaining speed, with Brooklynites and
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artists buying up property. A ferry takes commuters daily to Beacon’s MetroNorth train station, but many newcomers are establishing businesses here, like furniture maker Atlas Industries, Eco Shrimp, and Newburgh Brewing Company. A progressive mayor and city manager, a community land bank that’s getting hundreds of vacant buildings back onto the tax rolls, and a revised zoning code are at last enabling Newburgh to turn the corner. THE SCENE Restaurants along Newburgh’s redeveloped waterfront mainly cater to tourists, but retailers on Liberty Street are bringing Parisian-style living to the city. Opposite Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site are several restaurants—including tin-ceilinged bistro Caffe Macchiato—a computer repair store, locksmith, juice bar, barber shop, wine store, wellness center, tavern, and florist. On Grand Street, Newburgh Art Supply occupies a restored 1850s manse. Broadway, purportedly the nation’s widest street (once crowded with wagons waiting to unload farm produce onto sloops) is also resuscitating. Up the street from SUNY Orange are Newburgh Mercantile, 2 Alices Coffee Lounge, and the historic Ritz Theater, where luminaries like Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball debuted, which just got a new marquee. The Ritz belongs to the nonprofit Safe Harbors of the Hudson, a nonprofit that turned a rundown single-room-occupancy hotel into Ann Street Gallery and 128 apartments for
TRANSPORTATION: Newburgh is accessible by Interstate routes 84 and 87 (exit 17). A weekday commuter ferry connects to Beacon’s Metro-North station. Transit Orange buses travel throughout Orange County; Ulster County Area Transit buses connect to New Paltz; and Adirondack Trailways buses connect to New Paltz, Kingston, Saugerties, Catskill, and Albany. Newburgh also is home to Stewart International Airport.
NEAREST HOSPITAL: St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital is located in Newburgh. SCHOOLS: Newburgh School District, including the community of New Windsor, consists of a pre-K center, nine elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. There are also three Catholic schools: Bishop Dunn Memorial (pre-K through grade 8), San Miguel Academy (grades 6 to 8 for underprivileged boys), and Sacred
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artists and low-income, at-risk residents—and is about to break ground on a new park at the intersection of Broadway and Liberty Street. Newburgh’s Last Saturdays include art openings and dance parties; an artists’ studio tour takes place in September. The Newburgh Illuminated Festival fills several downtown blocks in mid June. Farmers markets are held at the Ritz Theater and Downing Park, a greensward designed by Vaux and Olmstead, of Central Park fame. Newburgh Vintage Emporium runs a Farm, Vintage, and Makers Market every Saturday. THE MARKET Prices range from under $30,000 for a distressed property to $425,000 for a fully restored mansion on the Hudson. A Queen Anne on the waterfront, with fireplaces, stained glass, beamed ceiling, and carriage house, is listed at $310,000. Two houses on “Quality Row,” a line of Federal-style homes on First Street, are selling for $159,000 and $200,000. Many buyers pay cash for historic properties in good condition, and there’s not a huge inventory. Turnkey properties start at $200,000. Buyers can apply for state and federal tax credits in the historic districts East End and Colonial Terraces (townhouses built in 1917 for ship workers). East End Victorians are most in demand, but rare; more opportunities exist in the Heights and western Newburgh, where four squares, bungalows, and other Craftsman-style houses abound.
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he hamlet of Hillsdale sits at a crossroads, centered around a single traffic light at the intersection of Routes 23 and 22 in Columbia County. Its 25-minute proximity to hip Hudson and the Berkshires’ tony Great Barrington is appealing, but its unspoiled rural ambience is its biggest selling point. Sylvan farm fields surround Hillsdale, affording stunning views of the Taconic Range. Today, many of Hillsdale’s carpenter Gothic cottages, Federal buildings, and Greek Revival, Second Empire, and Queen Anne homes are being renovated into second homes, upscale shops, and design studios. Hillsdale is a rare place where you can still walk to both a supermarket and a family-owned lumber and hardware store. It’s a perfect blend of new and old. Incorporated in 1788, the Town of Hillsdale (which includes the hamlets of Hillsdale, North Hillsdale, and Harlemville) thrived in sheep raising and wool production in the early 1800s. Later, the area supported a flourishing dairy industry, with milk from local farms transported via train to New York City. Hillsdale’s recovery from that industry’s collapse in the 1970s has gained speed due to strategic planning. In 2010, the hamlet of Hillsdale was designated a State and National Historic District, enabling homeowners to take advantage of tax credits when renovating . Hillsdale’s new comprehensive plan includes zoning to preserve the scenic viewshed as well as ordinances to protect farmland. A town-wide sewage system was installed in 2008, and this year Hillsdale is putting in new sidewalks, park benches, and lighting. ZIP CODE: 12529 POPULATION: 1,927
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THE SCENE Hillsdale is flourishing with new businesses, many of which cluster around the crossroads, including the updated and relocated Hillsdale General Store; Cross Roads Restaurant; LABspace art gallery; Village Scoop, a mini diner that serves ice cream in season; Passiflora, a gift store featuring work by local artists and artisans; and Home HGS Chef, a soup-to-nuts kitchenware store offering cooking classes on weekends, housed in a restored Victorian house that’s painted deep pink. (Owner Matthew White, who also owns the Hillsdale General Store, claims Hillsdale is becoming a foodie destination, thanks in part to the area’s numerous organic farms and culinary artisans.) Nearby, Neumann Fine Art represents nine local artists—owner Jeff Neumann paints in the back room—and showcases Joel Mark’s minimalist furniture. A former garage houses the new Hillsdale Fine Wine & Spirits. Hillsdale House and Mt. Washington House are popular spots for dinner and drinks. Just over the Massachusetts border, Swiss Hutte offers dining and accommodations at Catamount Ski Center. Roeliff Jansen Park, less than a mile south, is located on a 300-acre former farm that was slated for a housing development until the state acquired it and handed it over to the town. Trails through the fields, which are leased to two farmers, offer miles of hiking; there’s also a playground, dog run, and children’s summer camp. In summer, the park also hosts the Copake Hillsdale Farmers 23 exit of the Taconic State Parkway. It’s a 25-minute drive from the Amtrak station in Hudson and 45 minutes from the Metro-North Railroad station at Wassaic. NEAREST HOSPITAL: Fairview Hospital, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, is nine miles away; Columbia Memorial Hospital, in Hudson, is 13 miles away.
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college prep school (grades 9 to 12) in Sheffield, Massachusetts. POINTS OF INTEREST: Neumann Fine Art, LABspace, Catamount Ski Center and Aerial Adventure Park, Roeliff Jansen Park, Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market, Roeliff Jansen Memorial Library Association, Taconic State Park, Harlem Valley Rail Trail, Hawthorne Valley Farm (Ghent), Hillrock Estate
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orothée Walliser took exactly 10 minutes to decide that she wanted to buy the DeWitt Oak Hill. The two-floor inn, built in 1865, sits on the banks of the Catskills Creek in Oak Hill, a hamlet of less than 300 people within the Town of Durham in rural Greene County. At first, Walliser’s business partner, Diane Ormrod, thought it was a crazy idea. What was one woman going to do with a 4,500-square-foot building with 16 rooms? But the answer came to the pair in no time: They would renovate the DeWitt into a bed-and-breakfast and use it as a working showroom for their antiques and art business, French & Scouser. (The business’s name indicates its proprietors’ national origins: “French” is for Walliser, who is originally from Paris; “Scouser” is an affectionate term for people who hail from Liverpool, England, where Ormrod was born and raised). So in 2014, the two women, who met as colleagues in New York City’s publishing world, bought the DeWitt together. Ormrod had always wanted to have a bed-and-breakfast. “I even had a book called So You Want to Be an Innkeeper,” she recalls. “But I never expected it to happen this way, doing it with a friend.”
Opposite: The DeWitt Oak Hill Inn’s second-floor hallway, which leads to its four bedrooms, is lined with dozens of antique mirrors. Above: The inn sits between a quiet section of Route 81 and the banks of the Catskills Creek.
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Walliser and Ormrod’s first challenge was making the DeWitt livable. “We had to have all new plumbing installed and electricity completely rewired,” Ormrod explains. “A new well pump and filtering system,” Walliser adds. The inn also needed a central cooling and heating system, insulation, and doors either installed or replaced for every room. Walliser’s sister, an architect, flew in from Paris to help redesign the floor plan to split the inn’s original nine upstairs rooms into four bedrooms with bathrooms, plus a first-floor living space and office for Walliser. Local artist friends designed the inn’s four guest rooms, which are quirkily numbered 46, 47, 48, and 49 according to the porcelain room numbers Walliser found on Etsy, all of which came from an old hotel in France. (Vintage doors and doorknobs came from Albany Architectural Salvage. ) For room 46, New Orleans-born artist Morris Ardoin used tree branches, the French and Scouser inventory, and his own artwork to create a room that feels both elegant and artistic. In Room 47, Brooklyn-based artist and creative director Stephen Ellwood used white curtains, a reading chair, and a writing desk to create a working retreat. The romantically elegant Room 48, aka the “Joyce DeWitt Suite,” designed by choreographer Steve Willis, was inspired by the actress Joyce DeWitt from the TV show Three’s Company (which ran from 1977 to 1984). Martha Stewart magazine’s former senior garden editor, Todd Carr, gave Room 49 a boys’ summer camp feeling, complete with fly-fishing rods, huting scenes, and Rip Van Winkle references. Since the DeWitt’s opening in June 2015, it’s rapidly 24
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become a popular getaway. According to one Trip Advisor review, the inn is the Hudson Valley’s “most Instagrammable, Pinterest-able” bed-and-breakfast. Part of the DeWitt’s charm is its unique aesthetic style, combining midcentury modern, primitive, Art Deco, classic Hollywood, 1970s glam, and 19th-century aesthetics to create a sensation of comfort, culture, wit, and casual elegance. “We both have the same philosophy,” says Ormrod. “We don’t like perfection. We like things to look and feel a little bit lived in, and that’s very European, like old country homes.” Walliser adds, “We mix all different kinds of styles, and it’s totally eclectic, but it works.” Ninety-five percent of everything in the inn is for sale, and “guests walk out with things,” as Walliser puts it. Notable items include an 1852 butcher block, a coffee table made with local black walnut and hand-hewn Brazilian steel legs (designed by Ormrod and Walliser), a roll-up desk, and a 19tth-century ice chest. Items range from $5 salt & pepper shakers to a midcentury chromeand-glass Milo Baughman shelf unit priced at over $5,000, but guests won’t find price tags anywhere. “Our ultimate goal is to have an iPad in the reception area with our website available on it, so people can take a quick look and see how much it is,” says Ormrod. Meanwhile, “They can just ask us.” The inn’s renowned communal breakfasts are made with produce grown on regional farms, eggs from down the street, and meats from Heather Ridge Farm. “We try and use as much of the local goods as we can,” says
Clockwise from above: The DeWitt’s porcelain room numbers come from an old hotel in France; The red refurbished shelf in the inn’s “lobby” was once part of the original hotel’s tavern and displayed liquor and cigarettes; Walliser’s dog Romeo stands in the entrance to the kitchen, ready to welcome other pets to the dog-friendly hotel; A chaise in the great room, where guests are invited to relax; Room 49, which is designed to feel like a boys’ summer camp, is replete with antique sporting goods and Rip Van Winkle references.
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Ormrod. The menu includes Nutella-stuffed French toast with strawberries macerated in lemon and rosewater; old-fashioned blueberry grunt cake from a recipe by local celebrity chef George Weld, who owns the Egg in Brooklyn; peasant bread with avocado and feta; smoked salmon and poached eggs; frittatas; homemade granola and yogurt; and jams made with fruit that’s handpicked by Walliser and Ormrod throughout the year. This spring the DeWitt was newly landscaped, gaining a pea gravel patio, a fire pit, beds of perennials, and a small kitchen garden—all of which make it more amenable to weddings and other events. The inn’s second-floor art gallery is already exhibiting work by local artists, but Ormrod and Walliser want to expand their public offerings. “Our long-term goal is to have workshops, events, pop-up dinners, and retreats,” Ormrod says.
Clockwise from above: The inn’s renowned breakfasts are served in the great room at a communal table; The second floor features an art gallery showing local artists’ work; Dorothée Walliser (left) and Diane Ormrod. 26
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ivia Straus describes the house where she and her husband Marc live in Chappaqua as “traditional in tone from the outside.” Studying the house, which sits at the end of a leafy cul-de-sac, backing onto the shore of Whippoorwill Lake, it’s easy to agree with her. All of the neighboring houses exude the same quiet vibe of 1980s suburban modernism. But the Strauses have always been a few steps ahead of everyone else. They built the house 30 years ago, in unspoiled woods that still rang out at night with the sounds of owls, to house their modern art collection. The Strauses, as founders of the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, collect and loan out very large artworks. They designed the house themselves because they couldn’t find an existing one that fit their very specific interior needs. “We weren’t planning on building our own house,” Livia explains. “But we were going around looking at houses with a tape measure and realizing with every single one that we’d have to put in higher ceilings. It wasn’t making any sense.” For example, she gestures to the solemn, magisterial Anselm Keifer painting that dominates the living room. “It’s nine feet high, seven feet wide, and because it has things hanging from the canvas, it can only travel straight up,” she says. So the room’s enormous glass windows, which seem to dance around the space, letting natural light splay across the high cathedral ceilings, are removable.
Near the Kiefer are artifacts from Matthew Barney’s hallucinatory Cremaster Cycle and a sculpture by Richard Serra—who, incidentally, once offered to build a massive piece in the Strauses’ backyard that would block their view of the lake. (They politely declined.) The episode with Serra illustrates the house’s major theme: There’s a constant interplay between works of art and people who spend the majority of their time in dialogue with it. One of the first pieces the Strauses ever bought, a two-tone Ellsworth Kelly painting, now hangs upstairs in Marc’s office. At the time, the couple was living in Boston, in a much smaller space. “It changed our whole environment, our whole language,” says Livia. “That’s the test of a work.” The Strauses’ impressive collection consists of dozens of such large-scale works, most of which are centered in the three-story wing of the house that holds the office where Marc, a retired oncologist, now works. Although it’s tempting to consider the house as having a “museum half” and a “living half,” the Strauses have no interest in such distinctions.
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Clockwise from below: The Strauses’ house is traditional on the outside, but surprises await within; A Ryan Mosley painting overlooks one of the Strauses’ children’s bedrooms; The living room features works by (from left) Nam June Paik, Anselm Keifer, and Richard Serra.
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“We were going around looking at houses with a tape measure and realizing we’d have to put in higher ceilings.” “This is our living room!” says Livia, pointing out a classic white leather couch sporting a crossstitched pillow with a jumping trout inscribed with the words “Welcome to the Lake.” It’s a fairly ordinary living room, but instead of having a TV as its focal point, there are six TVs in it, all stacked on top of one another by famed architect Naim June Paik to form a giant robot. “Marc and I tend to love the same works,” she says. “And those works tend to be ones that other collectors wouldn’t necessarily purchase because they’re hard to live with, or the message they present is difficult. But that’s the kind of work that’s always attracted us.” Which explains the Hermann Nitsch paintings made in blood, the cage built by Louise Bourgeois, and the haunting Entang Wiharso sculpture featuring a nightmarishly large koi fish and a severed head. A gruesome Ryan Mosley painting of a head with the skull missing and the brain exposed, hanging in an upstairs bedroom, is ringed by glow-in-the-dark stars that the couple’s children stuck there when they were small. Framed works by their grandchildren share space with works by famous artists. Livia points out a few by their grandson Asher, now 11 years old. “We started hanging these when he was six. I just thought he had a wonderful sense of color. Very free,” she says, with a mixture of grandmotherly pride and tongue-in-cheek wit. And what might children think of growing up around such intense artwork? Livia says she has found that kids are not as easily traumatized as some grownups expect. “You might think that’s a scary painting,” she says of the Mosley piece. “But the kids look at it and they understand that it’s art, so they have different interpretations. They see different things.”
Above: Livia Straus in the living room. Left: Works by the Strauses’ grandchildren get the gallery treatment in the stairwell.
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“When you’re a collector, you collect. It almost doesn’t matter what.” In the house’s main wing, the ceilings are lower, the walls and floors transition to dark tiles and darker wood, and the mood shifts from communal to intimate, but art still abounds from all corners. Antique Toby jugs, which Marc collects, perch on a shelf above the kitchen hearth, and Fenton Depression-era cranberry glass pieces are placed throughout the couple’s bedroom. “When you’re a collector, you collect,” says Livia. “It almost doesn’t matter what.” The fireplace in the kitchen extends upward to include an additional fireplace in the couple’s second-floor bedroom. The hearth creates coziness, but it is also a reminder of one of the hazards of living with irreplaceable works of artistic significance. Years ago, a candle and a closed flue teamed up to produce an explosion in the upstairs fireplace, Livia recalls. The flames licked upward toward what was hanging just above it. It was terrifying, but she still can’t help but laugh as she recounts what she told her husband in the moment when the vital connection between their family life and cultural life was threatened: “I yelled to my husband, ‘I’ll call the fire department, you grab the Mapplethorpe!’”
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home stylist and retailer Joan Osofsky. For more than 30 years, that’s been the guiding principle of her work, not to mention the title of her book on home design. Homes, Osofsky writes in Love Where You Live: At Home in the Country (co-written with Abby Adams and published by Rizzoli in 2013), “can and should express the passion and vision—the very soul—of the people who have made them their own.” For Osofsky, styling a home means getting to know a house before renovating or styling it, and then “knowing how to mix things”—combining classic and contemporary design with unexpected items—an antique apothecary cupboard or a thrift store mirror, perhaps—and using rich color to create an environment that’s warm, welcoming, and quirkily singular. “Hammertown’s design philosophy is a mix of old and new, so what we offer is a real collection,” she says. “We like homes to feel collected. That creates an authentic feeling in your home. Some designers like everything from one source, one period, but we don’t do that. We mix old and new styles. Some people say young people don’t want antiques anymore, but that’s not true. They do want antiques, they just need to know how to mix them with 34
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new things. That’s what we’re all about.” Since opening her first shop, Hammertown Barn, in 1985 in a refurbished barn on the property where she raised her two children in Pine Plains, Osofsky has steadily expanded her brand by opening two more Hammertown stores, in Rhinebeck and Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and converting her former home, adjacent to her Pine Plains store, into a living showroom. Although all three Hammertown stores are set up to look like living spaces rather than traditional retailers with aisles full of goods, the house demonstrates Osofsky’s design philosophy and serves as the base for her home design consultancy, for which she frequently collaborates with designer Wanda Furman, who is based in both Manhattan and Pine Plains. “People are always looking for help with their houses,” says Osofsky. But while they know that “they want to go beyond where they are in styling their home,” they’re often not sure how, she says. “They’ll say, ‘This room’s not working. What can I do?’” Here are Osofsky’s top 10 hints for mixing it up to make your home your own. “When you walk into places that are designed to express the people who live there,” says Osofsky, “you feel the love.”
Clockwise from left: Hammertown stores founder Joan Osofsky at Hammertown Barn in Pine Plains; To create better flow, as well as a space for pop-up dinners, Osofsky removed a wall between the kitchen and dining room of her former home and current showroom, adjacent to Hammertown Barn in Pine Plains; A guestroom at the Pine Plains showroom is painted in neutral colors, highlighting its colorful duvet and antique kantha quilt; The showroom’s living room demonstrates Osofsky’s preference for one large item on each wall; Unusually shaped traditional Edison-style light bulbs create an interesting grouping.
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FIRST AND FOREMOST, KNOW YOUR HOUSE. “To figure out how to use a space, you should live in it for a bit before making big decisions,” says Osofsky. “You feel energy in homes. Sometimes people rush to do things and make mistakes. You have to get to know and understand a house, and respect the house for what it is.”
FOCUS ON FUNCTIONALITY AND FLOW. “People love big rooms right now,” notes Osofsky. “They even like living in one big space. Having rooms that are multifunctional is very important. Rethinking the kitchen, for instance, opening it up and combining it with the dining room, can help create better flow in a house.”
MAKE GOOD USE OF COLOR. “Sometimes, for us, it’s the color of the rug or bedding that determines the color of the walls. Other times, it’s the color itself,” admits Osofsky. “I love blue and I collect antique indigo quilts, so I designed a blue bedroom [for the showroom house]. I’m a big proponent of depth and warmth. We like Farrow & Ball and Benjamin Moore paints, and colors that are soothing,easy, warm—like blues and golds and neutrals.” 2
WALLS ARE FOR DISPLAYING. “I like to see one big thing on a wall,” says Osofsky, “or else an interesting collection of related things hung in a group: dishes, plates, trays, artwork, photographs.”
WORK FROM THE RUG UP. “You can dictate a room and how it unfolds by using rugs,” according to Osofsky. Some people say, ‘But do I have to have a rug?’ We say, ‘Yes, you absolutely need a good-quality rug.’ If you’re on a budget, buy an inexpensive jute rug. They’re neutral. Get one of those, and then a smaller, good-quality Turkish or Oriental rug or vintage rug, and layer it. You’ll get more bang for your buck.”
DIM THE LIGHTS FANTASTIC.“I don’t like to walk into a room and be blasted by overhead lighting,” admits Osofsky.“Often I go into homes that are just too bright, often because they only have overhead light with no good lamps. Balancing lighting is really important. Make sure there are overhead lights, good reading lamps, and task lamps in each room. Also, when buying lamps, make sure the lampshade is in proper proportion to the base—the lamps in chain stores aren’t always good with that. And always put dimmer switches on everything!”
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Clockwise from above: Vintage hand-dyed indigo cotton fabric from Africa makes great throws and wall hangings, says Osofsky, who collects them; A pair of contrasting rugs lead to a quiet corner in the showroom; For Osofsky, unmatched antique kitchen chairs are soulful.
COUCH IT CAREFULLY. “You need a good couch,” Osofsky says simply. “It’s a key piece. But often when people look for one in the store, they can’t tell if the sofa will work in their house or not. People often call us after the fact and say, ‘I don’t like this couch I bought.’ A lot of people buy for the look, but if you do that, you might end up with a great look but with an uncomfortable couch. So do a lot of research. Buy a new couch, not vintage. A lot of people have old dressers, which is great, but don’t buy a vintage couch. Your couch has to last, and be comfortable. That’s the point. Sectionals are great, if you’ve got the room. You also need to be careful about sizing. Sometimes it’s hard to visualize certain pieces of furniture in your home—especially couches—so do careful research.”
ACCESSORIZE. “Invest in key accessories,” Osofsky advises. “They give a home a real, strong feeling. Buy what you love. If you can’t afford it now, wait until you can, or watch for sales, or buy a secondhand version. Don’t just buy the best one you can afford. If you can afford it, buy local artists’ and artisans’ pieces [to accessorize]. You feel the love immediately from them in a room.”
QUALITY MATTERS. “A mentor of mine once told me to buy one great thing every year,” Osofsky recalls. “You’ll take the things you love wherever you go for your whole life, and you’re always going to remember when and where you bought them and where you were living then.” That being the case, she advises taking your time when shopping. “Look at stores that, even if you can’t afford to buy anything there, are inspirational to you,” she advises. “Remember, even the expensive stores have sales. Develop your eye. Have a plan when you shop. Focus on what to look for to illuminate a space. And treat yourself.
LET SEATING BE PLEASING. “If you furnish only with new chairs from chain stores, it all begins to look alike and has no spirit,” Osofsky notes. “I’ve been in kitchens that have all the bells and whistles but no soul. Chairs have soul. It doesn’t bother me if the chairs or stools around the table are old and new and don’t match. They should be things you really love.”
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“It’s so pristine, yet I’m allowed to live there in my modern lifestyle.”
ne art collector has not only made a career of acquiring breathtaking paintings and sculptures but has created a singular environment for those works on a 16-acre property in West Shokan. There, tucked away at the foot of the Catskills, can be found the disparate geographical influences of the collector’s life: the Great Lakes, where he spent his childhood; Europe, where he’s frequently traveled; and New York City, where he lived during his adult life. Witten Pond, with its three residences, spring-fed pond, and countless vistas, stunningly blends wild mountain rusticity with urban minimalist modernity. The art collector who owns the property, who does not wish to be named, first discovered Witten Pond as a summer rental 40 years ago. Then, there was only one livable structure, a hunting-and-fishing lodge built in 1920. Built with chestnut timber and resting on a hill, the 1920 house is decidedly Adirondack with a wraparound porch, twig banisters, river-stone fireplace, and hardwood floors on both levels. Upstairs is a warm, peak-roofed bedroom with skylights, inviting plenty of sun. “I fixed it up and made nice changes, but never changed the basic plan that [the original builder] had in place,” says the art collector, who is now in the process of downsizing his properties in the US and Europe. He resided part-time in the 1920 house at Witten Pond until the mid-1990s, while he constructed a larger principal house on the property to live in. “I was shocked to find a circa-1835 timber frame up in the Schoharie Valley,” he says. “I had it taken down, and reconstructed it on the other side of the pond.” As the main house at Witten Pond today, the circa-1835 post-and-beam barn is a showstopper, anchored by a great room with a cathedral ceiling and a wall of windows facing the pond. The art collector says the great room was inspired by the Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock and can take on any function. When constructing the principal house, the art collector added an adjoining residence that is uniform in its exterior but wildly different inside. European touches abound, including a contemporary kitchen and living space with a Euro-style wood-burning stove, spiral staircase, and master bedroom suite overlooking the pond. The suite has the slanted roof of a Swiss chalet, while its spacious floor plan and white walls recall a Manhattan studio. “It’s all open space from floor to rooftop rafters,” says the art collector. “I lived in a loft in New York City, and it has that quality.” A third structure on the property, a gatehouse which has been outfitted with a black-and-white, Scandinavian-style approach while retaining country charm, offers guest accommodation and includes a fireplace, spiral staircase, kitchen, and upstairs loft. The final building, a Scandinavian wood-fired sauna brought by the art collector from Michigan, offers an additional retreat.
All four structures surround the pond, which is filled with brown trout and regulated by a concrete dam and spillway. A stone patio beside the pond is a perfect space for leisurely gatherings. “I like being clustered around the pond,” says the art collector. “I like to have guests on the other side; we get together for meals, but we each get to have our own spaces.” While each structure at Witten Pond is singular in its design, the entirety of the property stands as the creative realization of an integrated artistic vision at the foot of the historic Catskills. “Wittenberg Brook, right around my house, hasn’t changed probably since the glacier,” says the art collector. “It is like it was then; it’s so pristine, yet I’m allowed to live there in my modern lifestyle.”
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Majestically sited on 52 acres, exquisitely designed & built 5500 sf., 3 BR/4.5 BA Craftsman style home in Taghkanic, with vistas of the Catskills, Taconics & Berkshires. 2-story octagonal foyer with custom inlaid leather floor, Gathering Room with wood-burning fireplace, coffered ceiling, & many windows. Open chef’s kitchen, and 60’ covered porch. Master w/ floor-to-ceiling bookcases, gas fireplace, and dressing room. Luxurious ensuite BA, hot tub patio, fire-pit, and home gym/spa w/ steam room & sauna. Waterfalls, rock outcroppings & swimming holes on extensive Taghkanic Creek frontage.
❚ Gary DiMauro 845.757.5000 x11
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A Rhinebeck Country Home
A private 5 BR/3.5 BA 1920s house on 29 acres. Surrounded by trails, meadows & woods, 2 miles from the village, 2 spacious living rooms w/ porch & deck, charming dining room. Separate kitchen w/ informal dining area w/ deck. Large windows, decks & porches look out on park-like views. Nearby barn w/ separate private driveway is now a 2 BR guest cottage. In-ground pool w/ cabana and large fenced vegetable garden.
❚ Adelia Geiger 845.757.5000 x12
Beautifully renovated circa 1850s, 5 BR/ 4 BA farmhouse w/ large living room, dining room w/ fireplace, sun room/conservatory, gourmet chef’s kitchen. Integrated music system, screened porch, patio/veranda, built-in propane grill. 3 renovated 2 BR guest cottages, each w/ BA, sitting room & kitchenette. Swimming pond, tennis court, creek frontage, central air & generator, and several barns.
❚ Pamela Belfor 917.734.7142
Beautifully modern 4 BR/3 BA home on 6 wooded acres in Hillsdale. Clad in corrugated copper exterior with 3 skylights that distribute the daylight. Light & airy rooms w/ exterior views. 8’x 24’ shelving system, radiant heat, efficient boiler, and low electric. This low maintenance retreat will afford you the time to enjoy the Hudson Valley.
❚ Joseph Shirk 518.822.0800 x14
$825,000 Jewett Neo-Modern
Perched on a knoll, on 8 acres overlooking the farmland of S. Columbia County in Ancram. Industrial strength exterior materials, interior whitewashed walls & polished white concrete floors. 2 BR/2.5 BA. Translucent walls, mix of transparent, opaque and glossy whites. Sleek kitchen w/ 20’ island. Malm woodstove, light-filled BRs, vistas from every room.
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$369,000 Warren Street Victorian Townhouse $775,000
Spacious light-filled rooms & energy efficient w/ earth shelter and passive solar design facing the northern Catskills. Formal entry, open living/dining, vaulted ceiling & wall of windows w/ mountain views. 3 BR/1 BA, master w/ private patio & balcony. Original 1969 structure renovated in 2003. Min. to Hunter & Windham ski areas.
❚ Pamela Belfor 917.734.7142
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Elegantly renovated 5 BR/2 BA c.1880 Victorian townhouse w/ original details in Hudson’s Historic District. 3 floors of light-filled rooms, magnificent sky-lit circular staircase. New marble kitchen, private, landscaped, fenced-in backyard. Roof deck to take in the extraordinary historic architecture. City living in the country!
❚ Kathy Duffy 518.822.0800 x11
Sturgeon Point Manor $3,900,000
Stately and elegant, 7800 sf architect-designed 4 BR/4.5 BA home in Rhinebeck on 24 acres on the Hudson River, with stunning 2500 sf indoor pool house with river view. Built in 2002, inspired by the period designs of historic Hudson River estates, it features a winding drive leading to a porte-cochère, an impressive entry hall, and formal rooms with coffered ceilings and commanding views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains beyond. Modern luxuries abound…a gourmet kitchen with Viking wine cellar, 4 fireplaces, sumptuous baths, a steam room, and sophisticated dressing rooms. Tall pines, rolling lawns and manicured gardens complete this Hudson River dream.
❚ Gary DiMauro 845.757.5000 x11
The 85’ waterfall is the focal point of this unique country estate. Private sanctuary, meticulously cared for & updated, built in the 1700s, expanded in the 1800s w/ large dining room & living room, atrium, sunporch, family room w/ fireplace. Newly renovated kitchen, large windows w/ views of the waterfall, 2 acre pond, barn & fields. Private master BR w/ en suite bath and walk-in closet, sitting room, fireplace & private stairway. 6-stall barn w/ artist’s studio overlooking paddock, meadows, fenced fields. 2 private cottages plus caretaker’s cottage. Crum Elbow Creek for fishing on western border. Gunite pool & tennis court.
❚ Adelia Geiger 845.216.0218
Elegant Lady of Rhinebeck Village
C. 1860 4 BR/3 BA Folk Victorian, updated w/ central A/C, new BAs, renovated kitchen. Original moldings, 4 over 4 windows, wide board floors, and plaster walls. Center hall separates 2 large living rooms (that open on to one another) and spacious dining room. 7’ windows, built-in pocket doors, woodburning fireplace, parquet flooring. Large Viking range dominates sunny country kitchen w/ eating nook. 2-car garage plus wide driveway. Village is around the corner.
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Hudson River Panorama
On the crest of Mt. Merino, exquisite home w/ unparalleled views of the Hudson River, Catskills and Berkshires. Approx. 4000 sf, 4 BR post & beam w/ mid-century vibe, solid mahogany trim and 2-story windows framing protected views. Full renovation, perfect design choices, and beautifully landscaped. Peace & privacy, close to Hudson.
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Ancram Modern Retreat
$1,350,000 1810 Federal Cottage
Frank Lloyd Wright inspired 3500 sf 4-5 BR/4 BA home on 53 private acres. Stone walls, specimen trees, English gardens and 1 acre spring-fed swimming pond. 1st floor master suite, east-west exposure for all day light, glass walls, open floor plan, fireplace, conservatory, and screened porch w/ views, Gunite heated pool, hot-tub and croquet court.
❚ Harriet Shur 518.822.0800 x15
3 BR/ 1 BA, 1280 sf cottage in Athens with charm & original details throughout. New windows provide wonderful light. Small garden, new Riello boiler and on-demand hot water heater for economical utility costs. Renovation of the attic would be an easy expansion to the living space. Short stroll to the Hudson River park, marina, library and restaurants.
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❚ David Ludwig 518.943.7533 x11
Claverack Colonial Revival
Stylishly renovated 1910 3 BR/1.5 BA Dutch Colonial Revival on historic row. Generous rooms and natural light. Wood-burning fireplace, kitchen w/ new appliances, birch cabinetry & soapstone countertops. Screened porch off kitchen overlooks lush grounds w/ inground heated pool. Minutes from Hudson.
❚ Gary DiMauro 845.757.5000 x11
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GRAND ESTATE IN THE HEART OF MILLBROOK HUNT COUNTRY-Beautiful Millbrook home on 83 acres of gently rolling land. Elegantly designed house with 4 BRs and 5.5 baths, high ceilings, wide plank floors, stunning moldings, 6 fireplaces, covered porch, stone terraces, balcony and heated swimming pool. Sweeping views east to the distant hills. Lovely carriage house suitable for guest quarters with parking for 3 cars. Perfect land for sporting with trails for exploring and a pond for bird watching or duck hunting. 90 minutes from NYC. Offered at $4,100,000
QUINTESSENTIAL HUNT COUNTRY FARM - Lovely estate property, situated on 79+ acres in Millbrook Hunt Country. Originally built in 1880, this is a rambling home with fabulous early details, including pine flooring, 5 fireplaces & beamed ceilings. Grounds w/stone walls, horse stable, fenced paddocks, riding ring, pool and views to Catskill Mtns. 3 BR guest cottage, 2 BR apt. over barn, garage space for 8 vehicles. One of the finest farmsteads in the Hudson Valley. Offered at $1,995,000
FABULOUS VILLAGE COLONIAL - Absolutely beautiful colonial on a large Village of Millbrook lot. 4 BRs, including a master suite, 2.5 baths, incredible gourmet kitchen w/breakfast nook and access to covered porch, living room with fireplace, formal dining room, library and sunroom. Lovely stone patio that overlooks the big back yard. Within walking distance of Village shops, restaurants, schools and parks. Offered at $585,000
RED HOOK FARM ON 222 ACRES - Shadblo Hill Farm is a fabulous working farm in beautiful Dutchess County, owned by one family for over 97 years. 222 Acres on both sides of a beautiful country lane. Stunning views of the Catskill Mountains, rolling agricultural fields, woodlands, lawns and 5 ponds. Traditional main farmhouse w/3 BRs, guest house/caretaker’s cottage and several period barns. A unique opportunity to own your own farm! Great location, convenient to Rhinebeck and Red Hook. Offered at $1,800,000
DELIGHTFUL MILLBROOK VILLAGE COTTAGE - This property is a great find in the charming Village of Millbrook. A 3 BR colonial style home, on a pretty parcel, with an in-ground swimming pool. An easy walk to all the Village has to offer. Lovely house that features a living room w/FP, first floor master suite w/tray ceiling & walk-in closet, 2 guest BRs, each w/vaulted ceilings, a spacious kitchen that opens to the dining room & a cozy lower level family room. Detached 2 car garage provides a storage loft & workshop. Offered at $449,000
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This one-of-a-kind home is located on 78 acres. The large 2 story living room flows into the kitchen, dining area & outdoor dining space. The large master bedroom has its own fireplace, full bath, walk-in closet and reading nook. First floor artist studio. $1,350,000
Large 4BR/2BA farmhouse with wood floors throughout. Minutes to NYS Thruway, Woodstock, Phoenicia & Belleayre Mountain; a perfect location. Updated stylish kitchen, tons of space, high ceilings & beautiful sun-lit rooms. Plus heated studio space in the attic. $269,000
Peaceful 18 acres of beautiful forested land with a fresh water quarry pond & gorgeous waterfall just steps from the house & deck. Turn up the heat in the wood-fired sauna or take a dip in the hot tub. A custom built chapel-like studio with its own well has endless possibility! $550,000
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Complete privacy. A gated entrance leads you to the main house and a separate guest house. Great property for family gatherings, Mother/ Daugher, or for rental income. Radiant heat, skylights, camera security system, backup generator and much more. $699,999
THE HEART OF UPTOWN
This stately 5BR/4.5BA Georgian home in Kingston combines old world charm with modern convenience. Walk to everything, and use the apartment downstairs for guests or income. This gem is in impeccable condition, with a gourmet kitchen and backyard oasis. $399,000
100 MILE VIEWS
180 degree views that showcase the beauty of the Catskills, Hudson Valley & beyond! This casual country home sits on over 60 acres of forest w/800 ft of creek frontage in High Falls. A natures lover’s paradise w/a stream, waterfall, swimming hole and trails! $1,695,000
DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH One of the oldest houses in Ashland. Well preserved farm house boasts character & charm. Lots of original details & hardware, wide plank floors, wood fireplace, open floor plan, large rooms and closets. Private backyard with over 1000 feet of creek and waterfalls. $179,000
A clear winner! Each unit has 2 bedroom suites, walk-in closets, & laundry facilities on the 2nd floor, near the bedrooms. Efficiently maintained, and in impeccable condition, this has always been rented. Large & landscaped yard in the Village of Phoenicia. $259,000
HAVE IT ALL
From the beautifully landscaped private gardens, to the views of the Ashokan Reservoir; this 4BR/3.5BA Colonial on over 7 acres w/an inground pool has it all! Bonus room over the garage w/BA & walk-in closet. Property includes 3 level building lots! $1,150,000
1 hour drive from NYC or 2 minutes from Orange County Airport. Secluded, wooded lot set within an intimate, private, bucolic boutique housing complex; Blackburne Farm. Maintenance is included and property is meticulously maintained. Must be seen.... $475,000
Located on beloved Cooper Lake Road, just take a turn into the gated, meandering drive & arrive at this home, an inspiration for artists & seekers throughout its history. Generously proportioned with gorgeous character, arched doorways, wood floors and built-ins. $845,000
3BR/2BA ranch in Saugerties. The flow from the kitchen, to the dining area, and on to the beautiful deck brings you outside to the tree lined backyard. Oversize garage adjoins the kitchen. Set in a low-traffic neighborhood; walk and ride bikes safely. $282,000
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The home has undergone extensive renovations over the years. The grand interior offers period hardware, thick framed stone walls and bold millwork, a wonderful blend of old world detail and modern amenities. There are; 4 bedrooms and 3½ baths, elegant formal areas with high ceilings, original wide board wood ﬂoors, remodeled kitchen and new cabinets, marble countertops, a six burner Garland stove, wet bar and French doors leading out to a patio, made for entertaining. Call Greg Berardi C: 845-389-7895 In Ulster County, NY. $795,000
Nestled just outside of Saugerties NY, on the banks of the Hudson River & tastefully renovated, this riverside gem can be the perfect getaway, or even large enough for full-time enjoyment. The home has 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths, along with high cathedral ceilings & wood beams. An open ﬂoor plan gives an airy ﬂow, the fresh new island kitchen features tall cabinets, a large walk-in pantry & stone counters, the Bamboo ﬂoors ﬂow from the kitchen to the living area, & a wood burning ﬁreplace will warm up those cold winter nights. The Property is meticulously landscaped, level & outside entertaining from the deck is truly one of a kind. Call Greg Berardi Today! Cell: 845-389-7895 In Ulster County, NY. $695,000
Cape Cod or Saugerties?
This executive high ranch, in Saugerties, NY, has stunning views of the Hudson River and it will make you think you’re in Cape Cod. With 4 bedrooms and 2 unique full baths, high end windows, a custom country style kitchen that has all granite counters & lots of cabinets. An amazing cedar shingled exterior w/a new peaked roof, a Stone retained garden & mahogany front steps greet you as you approach the home. A front arched foyer is enhanced with recessed lighting & detailed wood moldings. The Master suite offers 2-rooms, one just off the full tiled bath & the other is a cedar lined observatory with views galore. Call Greg Berardi Cell: 845-389-7895 for more info! In Ulster County, NY. $349,900
Direct Hudson River access from this quaint 2 story getaway. The home is perched on the banks of the Esopus Creek & just a short walk to the Village of Saugerties, NY. 2 bedrooms are complemented with sizable closets & over-sized windows along with 2 full baths. The interior is an open layout; the living/dining room combo overlooks the wrap around deck with great water views. The ﬁrst level family room/or a 3rd bedroom has a wall of windows, a bluestone wood burning ﬁreplace & access to another full bath. A ramp & dock will be installed by the owner in the spring. The roof, heater & A/C are only 3 years old. Call Greg Berardi Cell: 845-389-7895 for more details In Ulster County, NY. $269,900.
Storybook Gardens Watch the quiet sailboats & millionaire yachts pass by while in front of your gazebo, you have an unobstructed view of Wanton Island with a family of Bald Eagles. Then step off your front lawn onto your dock & kayak or paddle board at sunrise for your morning workout. The main house reﬂects the artistic sensibilities of the current owners, 3 bedrooms, 1½ baths, every bedroom including the guesthouse, has a deck with a sumptuous panoramic view of the Hudson River. The carriage house contains an ofﬁce, heated 2-car garage & a greenhouse w/a studio apartment above it complete with sauna and steam shower. Have the appeal of this one-of-a-kind storybook riverfront home. Call Alan Kessler Cell: 310-866-6625 In Ulster County, NY. $1,490,000
Magical! Sophisticated! Private Oasis! In Woodstock, NY, with over 6000 sq ft of handcrafted excellence, 3500 sq ft of private luxury living space. 1st ﬂ. consists of a built-out waiting room with ﬁreplace & service desk, 10 treatment rooms, each with a bay window & cork ﬂooring, skylights & private ofﬁce spaces. The entire property is zoned for a health related venture. There is a full bath, a half bathroom, utility room, exercise room and more! The sumptuous residence has 4-5 bedrooms, 3 ﬁreplaces, formal dining room, ofﬁces & 3 full baths. There is too much to mention, call Richard Miller Cell: 845-389-7286 or Mitch Rapoport Cell: 845-594-2104 for ALL of these AMAZING details. In Ulster County, NY. $1,650,000.
FDR’s Inauguration The only thing we have to fear” is not calling Heather Martin on this new listing! Meander your way up a paved circular driveway to ﬁnd this charming (cir. 1933) Dutch Colonial, on over 50+ fabulous acres of meadow, hardwoods and rock outcroppings. This home has 4 bedrooms & 1½ baths. Inside there is; hardwood and ceramic tiled ﬂoors, cobblestone ﬁreplace, vaulted ceilings, skylights, picture windows, a fenced pasture & a lily pond. From the rocking chair porch, there are lovely mountain & meadow views, & the man of the house will have his choice of a studio/man cave. There are TWO, two car detached garages, a wood shed & an 18x36 in-ground saltwater pool! 2 much 2 mention, call Heather today! Cell: 845-901-6093 In Ulster County. $575,000!
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MAGICAL CROW HILL MANOR / SPENCERTOWN, NY Excl. Waterfalls, waterways. 1929 meets today. A cottage, carriage house, IG pool and pond. $3.75M. Web#14635767 Nancy Felcetto 212.381.6554
MAGICAL VIEWS & HOME / ANCRAM, NY Excl. Private! Cool barn-style. Open natural materials. 2wbfp 70’pool & spa. Prime location. $2.2M. Web11478752 Nancy Felcetto 212.381.6554/Robin Horowitz 917.626.6755
MODERN MASTERPIECE – 10 ACRES / NORTHEAST, NY Excl. David Mann designed home in Dutchess County. Geo-thermal/solar. Warm, refined, w/views. $1.625M. Web#14695581 Jennifer Capala 917.685.6925
1812 MAGNIFICENCE - 200 ACRES / HUDSON VALLEY, NY Excl. Meticulous restoration/reno. Gracious. 9 fplcs. EIK, pool, barn, guest house. Geo-thermal. $1.5M. Web#11218645 Nancy Felcetto 212.381.6554/Robin Horowitz 917.626.6755
HI-TECH MEETS HISTORIC / HUDSON, NY Excl. Kipp Farm- c.1820, 40.9 org. acres. Meticulous home, guest barn, carriage house & heated IG pool & solar. $1.975M. Web#14536961 Maret Halinen 917.691.8757
HIDDEN GEM / KINDERHOOK, NY Excl. Complete privacy & comfort on 8.44 fenced acres. 4 huge BR & baths, chef’s kit, home theater, pool. $1.495M. Web#13280036 Maret Halinen 917.691.8757
PREMIER BUILDING / HUDSON, NY Excl. Retail space and unique loft triplex apartment. Live your dream in this modern masterpiece. $990K. Web#13977159 Jean Stoler 518.755.4298
WATER CHIC – LAKE VILLA / ATHENS, NY Excl. Exquisite 5BR, 3 BA Contemporary w/ glass and balconies galore. Studio, dock, spectacular views. $698K. Web#14658306 Sterling Swann 518.929.7805/Elizabeth Santander 917.318.1000
ARCHITECTURAL GEM / HUDSON, NY Excl. Great possibilities: residence, spa, B&B, offices, conference center, multi-family. Investor or user. $549K. Web#13977874 Jean Stoler 518.755.4298
PRIVACY & MOUNTAIN VIEWS / HUDSON/CLAVERACK, NY Excl. Pristine 4BR/2.5BA. 6 acs,setback off road. Pond, deck & orchard. 2hrs NYC/10mins Amtrak. $495K. Web#14653855 Bruce Pace 917.370.0704
PRTISTINE PRIVATE POND / HILLSDALE, NY Excl. Light, airy, open interior. Cathedral ceilings, picture windows, multi-level deck overlooks spring-fed pond. $495K. Web#1363259 Jennifer Capala 917.685.6925
PRISTINE - WATERFRONT VIEWS / AMCRAMDALE, NY Excl. Desirable end unit at Long Lake. Sublime screened porch, open flr plan, close to train. MT free HOA. $465K. Web#13216432 Jennifer Capala 917.685.6925
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ROUND HILL. Spacious country home located on a hill w/views to the west on 62 plus acres. Features a cathedral great room, large EIK that opens to a terrace, family room w/fireplace, home theatre, gym, four bedrooms and five baths. Two car attached garage & separate carriage barn for 4 cars.
THIS CHARMING, 2 BR, Victorian Farmhouse is located in an idyllic setting on a quiet county road. This c.1910, home has an open living, dining floor plan w/wood floors, antique wood paneling, exposed brick & a Vermont Casting woodstove. Also includes a small barn & garden shed. features include a pool, 3 ponds, a 2-acre fenced orchard, 3 barns, 8 paddocks & a guest house.
THIS 19th CENTURY farmhouse is nicely set on 10+ acres complete w/a charming 1 BR, 1 BA guest cottage & a 2-car barn/garage. Home features an updated EIK w/ stainless steel appliances, updated baths & a large LR w/a large bay window. Perfect country retreat.
THE PERFECT MATCH, vintage charm with modern updates, just minutes from the center of Rhinebeck. Wonderful 3BR home has been renovated with a stylish gourmet kitchen, central air, propane fireplace, 1st floor master suite and an elegant screened porch for entertaining.
CIRCA 1870 5 BR, 2.5 BA Victorian Farmhouse w/9’ ceilings, FLR & FDR, WBF, beamed ceilings, newly updated kitchen & baths. Sited on 13 acres w/pond, salt water mineral pool, teahouse, outdoor FP & a 3-car garage w/ lower barn.
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STANFORD THIS PRIVATELY sited 3 BR, 2 BA home buffers the Audubon Society Preserve property & is close to Hunns Lake. The first floor is sided in old barn siding & the exposed beams are from the 1920 Bangall Grist Mill. The tree top deck, covered porch & wrap around patio create wonderful outdoor living space.
Rhinebeck, NY 845.876.6676
QUINTESSENTIAL EQUESTRIAN facility located on a quiet country lane. Colonial home c. 1850, a 10-stall barn w/tack room, laundry, 2 wash stalls & a half BA. Also features 10 paddocks, 7-w/outdoor lighting, water & electric and an 80’ x 140’ covered lit arena.
MILLBROOK SPACIOUS 3,275 sq. ft. home privately situated on 3.3 acres surrounded by farmland. Living room with fireplace, chef’s kitchen, spacious sunroom, 3 BR & 2 BA. Two-car garage, organic raised beds, flagstone patio.
Millbrook, NY 845.677.0505
BEAUTIFUL two-story contemporary w/3 BR & 3 BA set on 7+ private acres. Totally renovated & move-in ready. Large LR, chef’s KIT & light filled great room w/vaulted ceiling & stone FP. Only 1.2 miles from the Taconic w/easy access to Red Hook, Pine Plains, Tivoli and Bard College.
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HIGH STYLE IN THE SKY
Luxury on top of the mountains. A completely custom Woodstock home! Unique design boasts a total of 90 windows and panoramic views which brings beautiful natural light throughout the home and the airy mountain atmosphere inside. The kitchen is the center of the home, gleaming with brushed nickel finishes. Family room and living room both provide comfort with plenty of room for entertaining and relaxing around fireplaces. Xeriscaped grounds make for a low-maintenance, water-conserving environment. Stone paths lead you through fields of flowers blooming at all different times of the year. This unique home also has a unique plot of land; the plateaus on this property are easily utilized. The land has a pond 8-10 months out of the year AND fruit producing foliage. Serenity and luxury like never before in a home just waiting for your arrival. $1,375,000
COUNTRY COTTAGE CHARMER
Listen to the sounds of the rushing stream across the road at this perfect country getaway, a rustic and charming cottage. Sit on the screened-in porch during the lazy days of summer and then go for a dip in the swimming hole, also across the road in the Rochester Creek, which also happens to be a designated trout stream. The corner-lot property features several outbuildings for a variety of uses, including one that is cedarsided and insulated and could easily be turned into a small working studio. The cottage, with its additional cozy sleeping loft and wood stove insert in the stone fireplace, has a warm, woody feel. This sweetest of cottages with its calming waters has relaxation written all over it. $264,000
WOODSTOCK GETAWAY W/ MOUNTAIN VIEWS
This sophisticated architecturally-unique country getaway, just off desirable Abbey Road in Woodstock, is beautifully and privately sited, with mountain views. There is a touch of whimsy in Les Walker’s design for the house which sports a faux bell tower. It also features a fourseason glass-enclosed porch, a peaceful screened porch off the master bedroom and an inground pool. For those interested in Woodstock lore, the absolutely sweet guest cottage was the first structure to be built in the area. Is there a more appealing Woodstock vacation home? $625,000
ELEGANT AND STUNNING MOUNTAIN RETREAT
Custom-built, stunningly sited with distant mountain views, with exquisite landscaping, this gated 8,000 sq ft mini-estate is truly grand and stylish. The jewel in its crown is a 50-foot, 50,000 gallon indoor non-chlorine, non-salt indoor pool. For skiers on nearby Hunter and Windham, imagine a warming winter evening by one of 3 masonry fireplaces or a wood stove; in the other seasons marvel at the changing bursts of color and greenery in what can only be termed English gardens on a mountain scale. There are 2 furnaces with 14 heating zones for the radiant heating (even a radiant snow melt for the driveway) in a handsome mix of stone, brick and solid hardwood flooring. Do not forget the game room, gym, and even a potential wine cellar under the pool, with its perfect humidity. And an up-to-the-minute and inviting kitchen. It is difficult to imagine a more elegant mountain property. $2,790,000
PANORAMIC PARADISE Experience this nature oasis and unplug as you enjoy serenity and nature. This property includes 23 acres, bordering state land, complete with wildlife and many different varieties of healthy and even fruit producing trees! Inside you will be greeted with rustic charm and comfort. The cathedral ceilings and floor to ceiling fieldstone fireplace bring a luxurious atmosphere to this home. Custom L-shaped deck provides panoramic views of the Mohonk, Berkshire and Shawangunk Mountains. Even more, this property includes a large barn, perfect for animals or even a yoga retreat! Don’t miss out on this glorious get away. $697,000
WATERFRONT WONDER Attention boaters and water lovers-don’t miss this rare opportunity! Settle into this spacious, meticulously built and maintained 3-bedroom home right on the Esopus Creek in Saugerties. You’ll enjoy its spacious rooms, well-appointed kitchen, two gas fireplaces, oversized windows, lovely landscaping, an oversized insulated garage, and a 35-foot floating dock in this well-protected deep channel. There’s no better place to access the Hudson River! $687,000
OWN A MAGICAL SPOT IN WOODSTOCK This supercool log home --expanded and updated in contemporary style-- sits in a private spot just a stone’s throw from the village. Gorgeous grounds feature stunning rock outcroppings, a fenced-in flat backyard perfect for pets, and stone steps to a charming gazebo in the woods. Quiet cul-de-sac multi-level home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, cobblestone fireplace, solarium, multiple decks. Renovated lower level creates great rental or guest quarters. $440,000
SENSATION OF NATURE Unrivaled estate encompasses 64 acres of parklike manicured grounds, hiking trails, perennial gardens, fruit orchard, 4 ponds, waterfalls and a stunning 30 foot deep private lake. Restored barn with indoor saline pool, professional art studio and a 1- bedroom yurt. Hike to Minnewaska State Park and Gertrude’s Nose from the property, a piece of the Shawangunk Ridge, famous for its world class rock climbing. Just minutes to Mohonk Preserve, the quaint town of Gardiner and New Paltz. A conservationist dream. $1,395,000 upstate HOUSE | SUMMER 2016 • 5 7
HUDSON RIVER CONDO TRIPLEX
Mint condition architect designed open floor plan triplex with 3300+ sq ft. adjacent to the Hudson River. Two units conjoined & given an ultimate renovation, from the expansive cook’s kitchen with everything a chef could ask for to the very spacious master suite with its own private deck. Top levels have ample decking with 180 degrees of spectacular River views. The lower level is a recreation room, currently used as a gym, steamroom & an endless lap swimming pool, with views of the Hudson. Enjoy all the amenities of carefree, low maintenance condo living , the tennis courts, outdoor pool ,club house and an amazing home that needs only your presence. Deeded view shed and easement right along the riverfront. $975,000
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Newly-built, contemporary farmhouse nestled in the trees. Private and pure, this home glistens with natural light and crisply defined architectural details. Vaulted ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, and 4 large decks are just some of the home’s handsome features. Bordering Wilson State Park and featuring its own stream, this is a nature-studded piece of property. Scenic and turn-key, this is nothing short of a must-see property! $487,000
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RHINEBECK V on DEAD END ST.
This impeccable & stylish 2341 SF brick one story has it all: CA, 2 FPLs, 26 ft. LR w/a bay window, DR, FR, MBR suite, oak floors, & a gorgeous .69 acre lot. $425,000.
SETTING NEW STANDARD FOR LUXURY
This 5928 SF Tuscan Farmhouse has huge rooms, vaulted ceilings, 5 FPLS, 4.5 baths, a gunite pool, 7 stall barn & 71 totally private acres. Expert craftsmanship. Magnificent! $1,799,000.
THIS PERFECT COUNTRY RETREAT
is designed w/comfort in mind. The 5 BR, 2.5 bath home has CA, 2 FPLs, is back on 6.36 acres, has a fenced organic garden, orchard, & a stunning 45 ft. heated gunite pool. WOW! $495,000.
PAUL HALLENBECK R E A L E S TAT E , I N C . IN A PRESTIGE RHINEBECK LOCATION
overlooking the Catskills & Hudson, this Circa 1837 Colonial is surrounded by huge trees & amazing plantings. 1 mile to Amtrak & V center. Ready for your restoration. $430,000.
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ARCHITECT DESIGNED this very special country home has dramatic Catskill views, overlooks a deep pond, & is surrounded by 7+ acres. Vaulted ceilings, walls of glass, dog runs. Modern, stylish & warm. $465,000.
CONDO LIVING IS STRESS FREE A SEARS HOME & this 1495 SF unit at the Gardens in this 2556 SF COLONIAL has abundant Rhinebeck is light filled, has CA, a FPL, light, oak floors up & down, beautiful, oak floors, & is privately sited close to the original details, a huge LR w/FPL & a 28 clubhouse where there is a private gym & ft. MBR, office, sunroom, & a gorgeous lot inground pool. $399,900. w/huge shade trees. $279,900.
This 4 BR, 3.5 bath Colonial has stunning details & style w/a huge dream K, 2 MBR suites, DR, Den, 10 & 20 ft. ceilings, CA, a 3 car garage, & 11 scenic acres. $599,000.
RELOCATE YOUR BUSINESS to this 7850 SF Class A Commercial bldg. which will project the most positive image to your customers. 7 zone CA, 5 baths, deluxe K, open office spaces, parking for 40+ cars, 50,000 watt generator. $999,000.
A LIGHT FILLED MODERN HOME this 3 BR, 3 bath country home has a great room, vaulted ceilings, CA, a FPL, a huge M BR suite, great K, 27 ft. FR, & a separate office. 8.4 acres ensures complete privacy. $349,900.
SPACES FOR A LARGE FAMILY make this 4 BR, 2 bath Cape different from the rest. There are oak floors up & down, CA, a formal DR, nice K, glassed porch, deck, garage/studio & 2.7 private acres close to BARD. $249,000.
A REMARKABLE PROPERTY w/34 ACRES w/open pastures & panoramic views, there are incredible sites here for your dream home. Two homes on the property are perfect for family & guests. A special place! $699,900.
A SPECIAL PLACE TO BUILD this BOHA 7.07 acre lot in the country has open pastures for your animals & a dramatic home site overlooking a large pond. Additional, adjacent 4 acre lot also available. $149,900.
ON A DEAD END STREET of executive homes, this 4.33 acre parcel is high, open, easy to build on, & overlooks the Berkshires & a large park. 1.2 miles from Rhinebeck Village, it is quiet & beautiful here! $310,000.
THIS 60 ACRE PARCEL has level, open, & wooded land, a rushing stream, & high building sites w/dramatic Catskill MT. views. A wonderful place for animals. Close to Red Hook V & easy access to the TSP. $209,000.
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$2,725,000 | Garrison | Mountaintop Retreat Panoramic views of the scenic Hudson River & historic river valley w/exceptionally private home only 1 hr from NYC. Sprawling 4266 sq.ft., 4BR, 2.5BTH custom-built contemporary ranch w/retro-flair draws you in w/walls-of-glass & 180° awe-inspiring views. 92 acres w/unique architectural features invite the natural landscape inside. Come witness the essence of true beauty. MLS#347584 Lynn Angelo | o. 845.244.2172 | m. 845.597.6504
$1,745,000 | Pleasant Valley | Spectacular Hudson Valley Views Custom-built home on over 47 acres w/mountain views features an open floor plan that flows from the FLR & dining area into the spectacular kitchen/great room w/gas FPL, 12 sets of French doors & cherry HDWD throughout. 1st floor MBR offers vaulted ceiling, gas FPL, patio & MBTH w/stone floors & spa tub. Outside pool & cottage w/accessory apartment. MLS#349361 Brian Woolsey | o: 845.905.8744 | m: 845.797.6720
$1,295,000 | Hyde Park | Builder’s Custom Home Spectacular views of the Hudson River to the west, north & south! Upgrades include radiant & hydro-air heat throughout, 1st floor master BR, steam shower, custom cabinetry, high-end s/s appliances, including wet bar w/ice maker. Elevator accessible to all 3 floors. Whole-house generator & security system. Professionally landscaped. MLS#348303 Brian Woolsey | o: 845.905.8744 | m: 845.797.6720
$899,000 | East Fishkill | The Legends Community 4BR, 4.5BTH, better than new, 2-story FR w/floor-to-ceiling stone gas FPL that opens to gourmet kitchen w/granite & high-end s/s appliances, game room, MBR w/sitting room, spa MBTH, princess suite & 3-car garage. Walk-out finished basement w/custom wet bar. Professionally landscaped yard w/outdoor stone gas FPL & kitchen w/golf course & sunset views. One mile to TSP. MLS #350341 Nancy DiMuria | m. 845.797.3610 | o. 845.223.0683
$899,000 | Newburgh | Magnificent Home Awaits Looking over Hudson River Valley to Bannerman Island. Large windows w/views at every turn. Oversized contemporary sitting on 4.1 acres of mature landscaping offers open & airy floor plan w/rooms for everyone. Large kitchen, FLR & DR, 4BRs, 3BTH, den, great room, office & loft. Patios & balconies for enjoyment. 3-car tandem garage. Take a look at something wonderful! MLS#339988 Kimberlee Markarian | m. 845.505.9174 | o. 845.244.2188
$650,000 | Hopewell Junction | Taconic Oaks Community Magnificent home w/grand 2-story entry foyer, curved staircase, HDWD, EIK w/center island, GE Profile appliances, FLR & FDR, 2-story FR w/wall-of-windows, gas FPL, media room w/soundproofing, private study on 1st floor, play room & ensuite, MBR suite w/sitting room, FPL, tray ceiling & double WIC’s. Energy-efficient 5-zone heating. Convenient location to NYC & Westchester. MLS#347443 Tina Townsend | m. 914.456.4097 | o. 845.244.2183
$539,900 | Beacon | Stately Colonial A piece of Beacon’s history. Past home of Mayor J. Lewis Bolton. Kept in its original form w/modern day updates. 3BR, 2.5BTH w/Hudson River views, close to Main St & Metro-North. Hand-crafted copper bay roof & flashing, cedar siding & shutters. Multiple sheds & workshop-style additional shed w/electric, phone & cable, heated IGP w/patio. C/A, security system. MLS#350319 Michele Rios | o. 845.244.2164 | m. 845.242.5762
$525,000 | LaGrange | Gentleman’s Farm Sitting on 7+ bucolic acres and just mins to the TSP. Two large ponds, pool, gardens, open fields & barn. Perfect for year-round living or weekend retreat! Many original details, wide floor boards, detailed mantels & C/A. Well-maintained & updated, light & bright antique home. Close to the Village of Millbrook. MLS#349295 Karla Rauch | o. 845.905.8785 | m. 914.475.5920
$475,000 | Pawling | Nature Lover’s Paradise Beautiful views of Whaley Lake & breathtaking vistas form the wraparound deck! Boat launching access w/your own dock & beach. Manicured front w/fire pit. Home features open floor plan, center island kitchen, LR w/pellet stove & HDWD. Expansive windows, 2BR plus den & study for possible guest rooms & 2BTH. MLS#349481 Daniel Axtmann | o. 845.905.8789 | m. 845.702.7060
$304,900 | Stanford | Home Sweet Home! Well-maintained & tastefully decorated, 4BR home w/lake rights. Custom kitchen w/maple cabinets, s/s appliances, silestone counters & pantry. Newer birch floors in DR & spacious MBR w/updated en-suite. Efficient Schuco windows w/custom window treatments in heated sunroom w/vaulted ceilings. Enjoy a backyard barbecue on you unilock patio! MLS#349866 Karla Rauch m. 914.475.5920 | Debbie Allan m. 845.705.5441
$235,000 | Montgomery | Charming Village Home! 60 miles to NYC! Beautiful historic home w/19th century charm & updated w/modern conveniences. Municipal water & sewer, 3-zone heating, updated EIK & BTHs, FR w/built-in shelving & Vermont Castings gas stove, Jotul woodburning stove, hand-hewn beamed ceilings & wideboard pine floors, screened-in porch & exterior patio. Oversized homesite w/potential to subdivide. MLS#347903 Tina Townsend | m. 914.456.4097 | o. 845.244.2183
$229,000 | Highland | Panoramic River Views & Access Build your dream home on this stunning property located on the banks of the Hudson River w/easy commute to NYC. 4-acre tiered property w/rock croppings & direct access to the river. Previous BOHA for 4BR home. Driveway path cut & electric service available. Close to boat launch, parks, Walkway-over-the-Hudson, Rail Trail, Lake Minnewaska, Metro-North & I-87. MLS#339132 Tina Townsend | m. 914.456.4097 | o. 845.244.2183
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$5,950,000 | Stanford | Box Turtle Farm Wonderfully located with views over Millbrook's Hunt Country, this beautifully constructed center hall colonial features exquisite historic details, all set on 239 acres. Riding trails, hard tennis court, gym, lap pool & picnic cabin, on the edge of the woods. MLS#344493 George Langa | m. 845.242.6314 | o. 845.677.3525
$14,500,000 | Millbrook | Sky Blue Farm Set against a backdrop of striking vistas and majestic landscape with a grand Georgian colonial as its centerpiece, this sprawling 13-bedroom estate is unrivaled in luxury. World-class equestrian facilities include 18-stall barn, 20,000 sq.ft. indoor sprinklered ring, outdoor rings and direct access to riding trails. Amenities abound with terraced pool, tennis, target shooting range, motocross track, ice skating rink, resort-style spa, home theater, gym, indoor basketball court. Guest house, staff quarters, caretaker’s cottage, workshop/garages. Spectacular! Maxwell Goodwin | m. 914.489.9090 | o. 845.677.3525 Eliot Clarke | m. 914.456.5437 | o. 845.677.3525
$3,500,000 | Pine Plains | The Goose Chase A traditonal country house of 5500 sq.ft. in a sought-after Smithfield Valley location, with horse barn, run-in sheds & fenced paddocks & lovely views. Two contiguous cottages also available for sale. Maxwell Goodwin | m. 914.489.9090 | o. 845.677.3525
$1,595,000 | Stanford | Alamilo Farm Circa 1800’s home recently renovated to include the latest geothermal HVAC technology for heating & cooling. 4700 sq.ft. with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, on 76 protected acres with ponds, stream & pretty barns. Exceptional further building site with Catskill views. MLS#349949 George Langa | m. 845.242.6314 | o. 845.677.3525
$1,495,000 | Amenia | Historic Separate House A Cape Cod-style farmhouse on 26 acres with garage, pool house & pool. A great home for year-round entertaining. Convenient to Millbrook, Hunt Country horse farms & the Mashomack Polo Club. The quintessential country residence. MLS#344956 George Langa | m. 845.242.6314 | o. 845.677.3525
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You know it when you feel it…At home in Rhinebeck
OPEN CONCEPT CONTEMPORARY
Privately sited on 5.74 acres close to Rhinebeck Village, this 4,504 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 3 bath house features an open ﬂoor plan that is sunﬁlled in each and every room. Wonderful details include cathedral ceiling, hardwood ﬂoors, Palladian windows, 2-story entry foyer, sweeping staircase, private ﬁrst ﬂoor master/guest suite. A perfect home for entertaining! $884,500
COUNTRY TUDOR WITH STUDIO
Quality construction stone, brick and wood home on a beautiful 3-acre site. Features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, library, 3 ﬁreplaces, bonus room and screened porch. Rear of property opens to forest woodland, offering privacy, beauty and contact with nature. Very special 320 sq ft outbuilding can function as a studio or ofﬁce. A unique property in a great Rhinebeck location! $697,000
RHINEBECK VILLAGE VICTORIAN
Renovated, light-ﬁlled 5-bedroom home in move-in condition. Sited on a .83 acre lot with lovely landscaped perennial gardens, in-ground swimming pool, private back deck and rocking chair front porch. Legal 1-bedroom ﬁrst ﬂoor apartment with a large living room, bedroom, full bathroom and kitchen. One of the nicest homes in Rhinebeck Village! $857,000
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Unique Energy Efficient 21,306 sq ft industrial building, located in Chatham, inspires many uses besides manufacturing warehouse. Ideal for an artist with large scale work, or for an art collector’s private museum, this solar heated/ cooled structure is ready to occupy. $1,200,000.
1850 Farmhouse on 1.3 acres in the hamlet of Livingston, minutes to Hudson, convenient to Bard. 3BR/3BA. Flowing floorplan, spacious, light filled rooms, wideboard and hardwood floors, pressed tin ceiling, fireplace, artisan built stone patio, old red barn, perennial plantings, raised bed garden. $349,000
1930’s Cape overlooking the Hudson River on 1.89 acres. This recently renovated 3 Bedroom home features a new kitchen with custom made cabinets, LR with river views & a fplc/wood stove, DR, 3 BRs, a den/studio & a bath. Hardwood floors, new double hung windows. Large, private back deck. Walk-out basement with high ceilings perfect for workshop/studio space. Updated mechanicals. $349,000.
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1890’s Arts & Crafts style home with wonderful Catskill Mountain views on 3.5 acres. This light filled home features a LR with fplc, an open Kit/Dr, sunroom, 2 BRs, a den & 1.5 baths on the 1st flr. MBR suite on 2nd flr. Two story barn with finished studio Access to private lake. $349,000.
Clermont Contemporary on 7 acres with Catskill Mountain & country views. This one story home has 2,900 sq ft of living area & features an open floor plan that includes the foyer, LR with WS, Kit, DR & FR. this light filled home also includes a spacious MBR suite, 3 guest BRs, 3 baths, central air, vaulted ceilings, skylights, private back deck & 2 car attached garage. Landscaped grounds. $439,000.
Rhinebeck Along the hudson RiVeR Breathtaking views from every floor...every room
This grand, handsome residence located in the historic area of Rhinebeck is sited high above the Hudson River with unobstructed Catskill Mountain views. Secluded on 12 curated and landscaped acres, the house is approached via a lighted halfmile drive over a stone bridge into the private courtyard. Architect Michael Oxman designed this modern home with pitched copper roofs as a tribute to the Country French style. Open concept living integrated with private rooms makes this 3-story sun-filled home welcoming and comfortable. The expansive Great Room features a stunning gourmet kitchen, living room with floor-to-ceiling windows and bluestone fireplace, a glass-enclosed breakfast room with deck access and panoramic western views from every angle. The first floor master bedroom suite includes a spacious bedroom, luxurious bath and a private library. The second floor with private balcony and loft offers a family room and two bedrooms en suite each with an alcove giving you a breathtaking view of the river and mountains. In addition, this home boasts an 1,800 sq ft ground floor comprising a spacious living room with fireplace, a media/guest room, a gym with kitchenette, full bath and a beautiful bluestone patio with views of the Esopus Lighthouse. The private guest/caretaker legal apartment and house elevator enhance the ease of this grand residence. At the property’s edge, within established Japanese gardens, is a replica of a bamboo Tea House. Extensive decking embraces the pool and offers yet another breathtaking panoramic view. A Rhinebeck Hudson River Estate with scenic views and sunsets from every floor and every room! Offered at $3,700,000
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4 Enterprise Dr., Rhinebeck, NY • (845) 876-2630 • legrandrealty.com • email@example.com RHINEBECK—NEW TO MARKET! Estate quality home on 17+ acres. 3 bedrooms, 4 baths and 3450 feet of living space hand crafted by renowned craftsman Robert Bump! Custom cabinetry throughout, outstanding Chestnut floors, master has duel bathrooms, 4 fire places. Landscaping and stone walls second to none. Set back and buffered from road offers extreme privacy. Large 2+ acre pond great for swimming, fishing or kayaking, built in generator and unattached barn/garage/studio. Minutes to Village of Rhinebeck, 5 miles from Taconic. Offered at $1,135,000. GERMANTOWN—NEW TO MARKET! 180 acre working farm with 1800’s vintage colonial with all original detail retained. This is a working farm that has been in this family for 60 years. Fields are cleared and drained and are mostly in hay. Several barns and a 2 family rental. Land is in several parcels and some have Catskill views. Quiet location in the heart of farm country. Development rights intact. Call Tom for details about this wonderful property ! Will subdivide. Offered at $1,895,000.
RHINEBECK VILLAGE—NEW CONSTRUCTION Exceptional 3 bedroom , 3 bath cape ,master on first floor 2 car attached garage large village lot , wood floors and large wrap around porch 2 car attached garage ! Walk to schools and downtown shops and restaurants . Under construction now ! Priced right at $625,000.
MILAN—Charming 5 bedroom farmhouse with all of the original detail situated on 20 pastoral acres. Home is in excellent condition with many updates. Far set back from road and the approach to the house has an estate quality, original wood floors, fire place in living room. Small pond and unattached barn /garage and a tennis court. Priced to sell at $695,000. Additional 130 acres available.
RED HOOK—NEW TO MARKET 4500 foot, 4 bedroom custom colonial on 8 private acres within walking distance to village! Handcrafted home has a wonderful layout for entertaining and large master with walk in closet and bath. Granite counters and top quality kitchen cabinetry , wood floors and grand entry, large front porch. In ground pool and 2 barns. Home is like new! Priced to sell at $775,000.
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SECLUDED FARM ESTATE NEAR HUDSON Greek Revival era farmhouse surrounded by 60 acres on both sides of a quiet dead-end country lane, overlooks bucolic views of open, rolling, fertile fields, ancient maple trees, two ponds, and mature woods. Only 10 minutes to Hudson, yet no neighbors in sight… $850,000
CA. 1820 HISTORIC FEDERAL HOME Adam Colonial has wide side hall entrance with fan light; elegant formal parlor, keeping room and master bedroom all have fireplaces. Double village lot with lush gardens, garage, and screened room… $439,000
1840 GREEK REVIVAL AND SIX ACRE LAKE A beautiful property that includes almost 50 acres is on both sides of a quiet lane, yet only 10 minutes to Hudson. Spacious farmhouse with classic Greek Revival details overlooks pond while across the road is a six-acre lake encircled by a mowed path with secluded house sites… $845,000
COUNTRY EYEBROW FARMHOUSE Creatively renovated early home has large open kitchen/dining area, living room with exposed beams, two bedrooms, two baths, and updated systems, on 3.5 acres… $295,000
SECLUDED CENTER HALL Spacious four bedroom, three bath classic colonial style home has two fireplaces, generous rooms, and two porches. It is totally private up a long driveway on over six acres with barn/garage with finished studio space… $499,000
STUNNING STREAMSIDE HOME Sleek and stylish country retreat has spacious light-filled living area, open to a fabulous kitchen with vaulted ceiling, marble counters, stainless cabinets and high-end appliances, overlooking creek… $450,000
HISTORIC KINDERHOOK COMPOUND Light-filled 19th century 3500 sf three-bedroom, three-bath loft-style home plus renowned Feed and Seed building, (ideal for private office or studio) and two-car garage are on a large landscaped lot. Walk to library, Village Square, Jack Shainman Gallery, and restaurants… $395,000
CREEKSIDE COUNTRY RETREAT Facing the rushing creek, this rambling 1800’s home has stone fireplace, wide board floors, exposed beams, three bedrooms, and studio in former blacksmith shop. Includes landscaped gardens and garage... $250,000
HUDSON RIVER AND CATSKILL VIEWS Modern renovation of four-bedroom, three-bath, mid-century home has top quality finishes and systems. Spectacular 8-acre hillside setting has stunning views through windows and doors that open across the living area, backed by a dramatic fireplace penetrating a vaulted, beamed ceiling. Minutes to Hudson and Amtrak… $895,000
HISTORIC HOME OVERLOOKS CREEK Country home with 18th century origins is high above the rushing Stockport Creek on a dead-end lane. A charming blend of old and new with exposed beams, wideboard floors, fireplace, and newer master bedroom wing. French doors lead to porch, lawns, and water views. Set on over two acres with a red barn.… $445,000
19TH CENTURY HAMLET Charming three bedroom, two bath house has light-filled rooms, wood floors, cozy wood stove in dining room, screened porch, and two-car garage… $149,000
CHEERFUL COTTAGE Immaculate three bedroom 1920s house on quiet village street, has natural gas, town water/sewer. Close to shopping and Hudson… $145,000
TWO PROTECTED ANCRAMDALE FARMS 212 acres: prime farm soils, two stunning building sites, two farmhouses, barns, views of Mt. Alander… $2,400,000 103 acres: long creek front, prime farm soils, farmhouse to restore, private building site with views… $995,000
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Take a lovingly restored 1790’s Colonial and add a contemporary great room overlooking 66 acres of pastures and paddocks, and you’ve got pure country pleasure. Park your vehicles in the 3-car barn and your guests upstairs in the separate apartment overlooking the pool. $995,000 (with all acreage) or $879,000 (with 14 acres)
Offered for the first time in 30 years, this cherished property offers a magical weekend retreat, with scintillating views, enormous swimming pond, in-ground pool with pool-house, and a separate 3-bedroom guest quarters. Located on desirable Tory Hill Road in Hillsdale, an easy commute from the city, just minutes from Great Barrington and the Taconic Parkway. $1,150,000
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Perhaps the “Prettiest” 3 bedroom home on 6 acres near the village with 2 apartments. Woodstock. MLS#20153955 | $589,000
Classic villa on 24 acres overlooking central Catskills with panoramic views near Hunter Ski Area in Elka Park. MLS#107874 | $2,549,000
Butternut Pond in Shokan, NY on 49 acres next to State’s “forever wild” mountain with protected stream near Woodstock.Agentowned.MLS#20152649|$799,000
Renovated completely, farmhouse with cathederal ceilings, Endless Pool, 4 bedrooms on Ouleout Stream near Delhi/ Oneonta. MLS #20154629 | $349,000
View of the Catskill’s high peaks across the Ashokan. Away from it all, close to Woodstock. Marbletown. MLS #20154563 | $979,000
Custom hand crafted stone mansion and pond, 46.5 acres, panorama of Catskills and Shawngunks, In Marbletown. MLS #20153808 | $2.4 million
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Historic 1910 Cottage – perfect combination of the vintage modern mix. Unique and sometimes mod light fixtures blend perfectly with authentic period details and finishes. A true paradise. WEB# PJ1333459 | WASHINGTON | $425,000
You’ll love how much charm this house has. From the front porch to the fireplace and wood beams. The house is move-in ready. Large deck. Useable level back-yard with a large shed. WEB# PJ1323336 | EAST FISHKILL | $269,900
This New England-style Cape located in a quaint peaceful neighborhood is convenient to everything. Move-in ready. Kitchen, fitted with steel appliances, is open to a light-filled breeze. WEB# PJ1333670 | POUGHKEEPSIE | $269,900
Meticulously restored five-bedroom home. Living room with fireplace, formal dining room leads to a porch. New granite kitchen, ceramic bathrooms. Perfect for large or extended family. WEB# PJ1329010 | POUGHKEEPSIE | $215,000
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LAGRANGEVILLE BROKERAGE | 1325 ROUTE 55 | HOULIHANLAWRENCE.COM
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18th Century tradition and fine contemporary design on 51 graceful Arcadian acres. Renovated 1750 stone colonial with a spectacular antique Dutch barn addition. 4216 sq ft. 6 bedrooms. 3.5 bathrooms. Fireplace. Great room w/ 35ft ceilings. Sauna. Central A/C. Radiant heat. 7 stall stable. Paddocks. Greenhouse. Post & beam garage. Cabin in the woods. Treehouse. Meadows. Fruit orchards. Vineyard. Stream. Pond. Miles of trails. Mountain views. Conveniently located minutes to the Hudson River, Kingston, New Paltz, & Poughkeepsie Metro North trains to New York City. ULSTER COUNTY MLS #20161634 | SOTHEBY’S ID #SFTT6C
Elegant country residence. Approached by a beautiful country road. Designed by Charles Coolidge Haight in 1890. 5600 sq ft. 7 bedrooms. 5 bathrooms. 8 fireplaces. Wrap-around porch. Vintage details. Exceptional craftsmanship. 11 acres. Estate area. Stone Ridge ULSTER COUNTY MLS #20151886 SOTHEBY’S ID #5W7FCT
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845.246.9555 PO Box 88, Route 9W, Barclay Hgts., Saugerties www.helsmoortel.com
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This home offers something for everyone! Too much to list. 5.2 Acres of level land directly across the street from beautiful lazy swan golf course. Over 3,000 sq. Ft. Not including large finished basement. 9’ Ceilings in entire lower level. Huge open kitchen with cherry cabinets, stainless, granite, breakfast bar and a separate sitting area looking out to yard. Kitchen and dining area are one open area with windows everywhere to look out to the expansive mountain views. Den with office space and access to enclosed porch. House is made for entertaining! Master bedroom is enormous with birch hardwood floors, walk-in, balcony. Attached master bath with steam shower, jet tub. Master bedroom also includes 20x11 office / study with huge windows, again, looking out to the catskills.. Full finished basement with 4th bedroom / craft room, family room, gym, & game room. Large landscaped front yard with paved drive. 2-Car attached garage with high ceilings. Rear of home is amazing! Large in-ground heated pool, extensive decking, hot tub, large garden area, dog fence, deep rear lawn with pond. Home has “owned” 16x32 solar panel display in rear lawn which keeps electric usage very low. Standby generator. Home is over-insulated above and beyond industry standards. High efficiency oil burner. Pellet stove in living room. Home has 4 slimline ac / heat units throughout home. AT&T digital life alarm system. Lots of natural light with windows and skylights everywhere. Asking - $525,000
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ENCHANTING COMPOUND ON 41 ACRES IN MARBLETOWN
The crown jewel here is an 1800’s stone house featuring: 2 fireplaces, original wide-board floors, deep window wells & a glass enclosed addition w/stone floor over-looking the Esopus. A short distance from the house, along a blue stone path is a 1500 sf guest house w/bedroom, bath, kitchen, huge living area & a deck that fronts the creek. Meander over to the barn to investigate its potential, then follow the path along the creek to a fully restored rustic log cabin studio w/stone fireplace, kitchen & bath facing a stunning waterfall. A rare natural setting for a magical home. $1,299,000. FIND YOURSELF...
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845-876-4400 “THE VIEW” RHINECLIFF, NY RIVERFRONT: Crisp & clean C. 2009 Carpenter’s Gothic sits on the edge of a Hudson Riverfront bluff. Full year round waterfalls. An amazing 4 season sun room leads to a wrap-around deck. Commanding 180° panoramic views of the Hudson River & the majestic Catskill Mountains are unmatched. Every room in this 3/4 BR, 4.5 BA home offers tremendous views!! Savor total privacy when you need it, but enjoy a short walk to restaurants & the train to Manhattan, Montreal or anywhere beyond. Three masonry fireplaces set a most soothing atmosphere. A chef’s gourmet kit. features Viking appliances & center island. Proudly offered at: $2,495,000! “ACORN HILL” RHINEBECK, NY Private courtyard beckons you to this relaxed American shingle contemporary. Enjoy the summer sun in total seclusion! Property opens up to a conservation area, stream, & virgin forest. Soaring 20’ entryway, stone fireplace, & Great Room gracefully welcome guests. Your chef’s kitchen is the perfect place to prepare & entertain. Refresh from the breeze on your full length covered porch. Master bedroom suite on main level. Gleaming hardwood, radiant & Tuscan style flooring supply comfort & style. Oversized 3 car garage, state-of-theart energy system, automatic generator + many more upgrades than can be listed! All this on 11+ acres, yet only minutes from Rhinebeck Village. Proudly offered at: $1,395,000. CautelaRealty.com
Willow Realty Hudson Valley Real Estate - Ulster County Real Estate
Elegant, Cozy, yet Spacious Contemporary on the Wallkill River in Gardiner
Property in Marlboro, New York: 5 building lots, 10.25 acres 3.9 acres, panoramic river view
6.5 acres, riverfront
2.5 acres, river view
Town of Poughkeepsie, New York: Available to show June 1, 2016 Price: $1,300,000
6,000+ sq. feet 7 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 bedroom guest/nanny apartment 2 1/2 car garage, 4 stall barn with fenced paddock Privately set way back from the road, on the Wallkill River Extensive decking, bright sun room, master suite
6 estate lots, 1-3 acres each
All Lots Board of Health Approved For more information, 845-462-1206
33 Gibbons Lane, New Paltz, NY Laurie@WillowRealEstate.com
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R E STOR E D CH U RCH I N FU LTONVI LLE! Artists, Restaurant, Musicians or keep as private residence! Lots of new to enjoy. New 2BR/1BA apartment. New kitchen and dining room, radiant heat. Huge pocket doors open to the Main hall perfect for all kinds of activities. Easy access to NYS Thruway exit 27. $150,000
ADI RON DACK R ETR EAT! 1+ Acre of private waterfront on peaceful Peck Lake. Wrap around ‘trex’ deck to enjoy the lake & Mt. Views. Enjoy radiant heat, AC. & maple floors thru-out. Chef’s kitchen, Formal Dining Room, Soaring Great Room. 3 Bedrooms (2 en-suite) & 3.5 Baths. Full finished basement. Attached 2 car garage. Landscaped grounds add to the easy living you will have at this deluxe custom designed home. The dock & pontoon boat stay!
Contact: MaryEllen Charles, Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner 2144 State Hwy 10, Caroga Lake, NY Office: 518-835-2357 Cell: 518-705-5616 www.ADKSrealty.com
10 DIANE DR, ELLENVILLE Artfully planned for connoisseur and socially active family. This sprawling 8,000 sq ft, true mid century modern home, features long lines, spaciousness and elegance. Surrounded in the ultimate private setting on 4.3 landscaped acres. This well thought design offers views from many vantage points. House features 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 half baths with many additional rooms to relax or entertain. Two fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, marble and ceramic floors, handmade cabinetry all built with the best materials. Great windows and French doors for all day light and views overlooking pool and mountains. Entertain at large pool house that is equipped with full kitchen, bathrooms, changing rooms and wood fire pit/bbq. Beautiful Japanese garden with stone bridges going over landscaped pond and waterfalls designed to be filled with water. Located 1.5 hrs from NYC, in desirable Westwood neighborhood. IRealty will offer free consultation with architect and general contractor for serious buyer. MLS#4536906 $850,000 228 GREENVILLE RD, SUNDOWN This is an absolutely amazing property located 2 hrs from New York City. Over 5 acres bordered by hundreds of acres of state land on 3 sides. The other side of the property borders Greenville Road, which is quiet and traveled by very few cars a day. Private bridge leads you to house that sits next to the Sundown Stream which flows to the Rondout Reservoir. You can walk in the woods with the deer, swim in the water with fish or admire your own waterfalls. Country skiing and antiquing nearby. Located in rural Denning in the hamlet of Sundown in Ulster County, this little piece of heaven, one of a kind can be yours. $229,000
Irena Elbaum, Lic. Real Estate Agent
110 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY • 845-313-4290 www.irealtywestchester.com email@example.com
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1857 Brick Federal Farmhouse on 54 acres Overlooking the Wallkill River in Gardiner
Available to show in June, 2016 Price: $1,850,000
Impeccably and honestly restored and furnished to its era 11 foot ceilings, elaborate and true moldings and trim 3,350 Sq Ft. - 3rd floor studio Privately set way back from the road, on the Wallkill River Horse barn and fenced paddocks Completely renovated guest house 33 Gibbons Lane, New Paltz, NY Laurie@WillowRealEstate.com
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Ghent Wood Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Glenn’s Wood Sheds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Halstead Property Hudson Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55, 68 Halter Associates Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 47 Helsmoortel Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Herrington’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Herzogs True Value Home Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 HNI Builders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Honeybee Rescue & Relocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Houlihan Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Houlihan Lawrence, Dianne Minogue . . . . inside back cover HOUSE Hudson Valley Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Hudson Solar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Hudson Valley Chimney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Hudson Valley Home Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Hudson Valley Sunrooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Hunt Country Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 irealty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Janson Goldstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 The Kinderhook Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 LAD Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Lawrence O’Toole Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Le Grand Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 The Lofts at Beacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Luminary Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Mary Collins Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Millbrook Cabinetry & Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Murphy Realty Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 N and S Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 New Leaf Treehouse Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Northern Dutchess Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62, 63 Patricia A. Hinkein Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Paul Hallenbeck Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Paula Redmond Real Estate Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Peggy Lampman Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Phinney Design Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Poison Ivy Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Quatrefoil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 R.P. Cautela Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Red Hook Community Arts Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Robert G. Baum Commercial Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Rudolf Steiner School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Select Sotheby’s International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Sherwood Tile & Granite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Southeast Kitchen & Bath LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Steve Morris Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Stone Ridge Electric Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Sun Up Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Tiny Houses of the Hudson Valley, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Traditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Tuxedo Hudson Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44, 45, 66 Upstater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Ulster Savings Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Valley Variety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Victoria Wilkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Walden Savings Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 WCW Kitchens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Westwood Metes & Bounds Realty . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 42, 43 WHS Homes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 William Wallace Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Williams Lumber & Home Center . . . . . . inside front cover Willow Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69, 70 Win Morrison Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
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BAC K P O RCH
Bob Barry likes chaos. A noted ceramicist, artist, and professor at Long Island University, he knows how to make a piece of clay bend to his will, but for his recent work he prefers to let nature take its course. His mantra lately has been “Whatever happens, happens.” Spare, simplistic structures wander the expanse between vessel and sculpture in a body of work shaped more by feel than deliberate design. The pieces’ distinctive, ghostly coloration comes from being smoked after kiln drying, a technique Barry picked up from Native Americans while growing up in Southern California. The process produces patterns that “can’t really be predicted or controlled. All the markings are random,” he explains.
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Although Barry had wanted to try the smoking technique for years, he wasn’t able to explore it fully until moving from Brooklyn to a secluded house in High Falls. “If I had a lot of neighbors, they’d say, ‘What’s that burning over there? There’s a lot of flames,’” he says. But the change in atmosphere has produced other effects, too. Barry says his most recent pieces are “starting to resemble the woods around my house,” which he claims is a byproduct of approaching the design process without a plan. “I do some other work where I’m controlling,” he admits. “With this work, I’ve abandoned all hope. I want it that way.” —Peter D. Martin
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California style contemporary beauty with panoramic river views. Four fireplaces, master suite with private balcony overlooking Hudson River. Built in 2002, custom kitchen with granite, wet bar, more. Wonderful home for entertaining and everyday enjoyment. Cornwall-on-Hudson, $775,000, MLS#346170
Stunning Hudson Pointe riverfront condo shows like a model. Luxurious master suite, guest suite, beautifully finished basement, loft, two decks overlooking Hudson River. Pool, clubhouse. Minutes to train, walk to restaurants, waterfront, marina. 126 Hudson Pointe, Poughkeepsie, MLS#337755, $519,000
Panoramic Hudson River views from this amazing 2700 SF Pier Loun condo; two units combined into one. Top floor corner unit offers complete privacy, open floor plan, gorgeous updated gourmet kitchen. Luxurious master bedroom suite with sitting area overlooking the river, new master bath. Guest suite. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Totally unique, incredible river vistas. Your guests will say “Wow!” Pool, tennis, boat slip. Two heated garage spaces plus two assigned outdoor spaces. Minutes to Metro North, great restaurants and movie theater on Newburgh’s waterfront, Stewart Airport, I84, I87. Newburgh, $649,000
River views from this bright and open end unit in Hudson Pointe. Many upgrades. Three bedrooms, 4 baths. Luxurious master suite, lovely finished basement with bath, two-car garage, private patio. Shows like new. Pool, clubhouse. Take a walk down to Shadows for an evening drink on the terrace. Minutes to train, walk to marina. Poughkeepsie, MLS#348403, $450,000
1845 Farmhouse, renovated, old world charm with new amenities. Wideboard floors, country kitchen with fireplace, three car garage with apartment, in-ground pool, six acres. Great location with easy access to New Paltz, Gardiner. Town of Newburgh, $675,000, MLS#349697
Esopus river front cottage….this property is “on the river.” Existing cottage has two bedrooms and is in good condition, very livable as is, with new roof. Launch small watercraft, enjoy spacious river front yard with firepit. Ground work has been laid for expansion with plans for a two or three level residence. Extensive foundation, retaining walls and drainage system are in place. Marina nearby. Boat to great restaurants in Kingston. Use as is or expand. Port Ewen/Esopus, $449,000
Upstate Eden…stunning architect-designed contemporary on over 30 acres. Fabulous custom kitchen, 19’ great room with exposed beams, floor-toceiling stone fireplace; first floor master suite, deck with hot tub and views, screened porch. Pond, stream, over two miles of trails. Pleasant Valley/Salt Point, MLS#350298, $625,000
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