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RETREAT, BRAY, LOVE A DONKEY PARK OFFERS LIFE LESSONS

By Anne Pyburn Craig, Photos by Roy Gumpel

After taking stock of his life, a former IBMer finds himself opening his home to 13 donkeys. And he could not be happier. 24

A PALET TE OF PALLETS UPCYCLING THE HUMBLE SHIPPING PALLET

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THE ART OF THE VIEW ARTISTS DESIGN THEIR OWN LIVE/WORK SPACE

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COMMUNIT Y SPOTLIGHT: BREWSTER This Putnam County village, packed into a half square mile, is thriving and ever evolving.

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s we face increases in climate change, seed patenting, and the genetic modification of crops, it’s time for a gardening practice that few of us home gardeners actually bother to undertake, but which is actually every bit as important as growing food: seed saving. “We are now experiencing significant climactic extremes, change, and fluctuation,” says Cary Fowler of Rhinebeck, who is the international nonprofit Crop Trust’s senior advisor and the creator of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, aka the “doomsday vault,” which houses samples of nearly 800,000 crop varieties on a remote island located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. “Species, including pests and diseases, are on the move,” Fowler says, “meaning that our crops are or soon will be growing amidst new and historically unprecedented combinations of other species. The effects are difficult to model and impossible to predict, but certainly we will be experiencing surprising effects, often unpleasant.” In the midst of these growing threats to the food supply, Fowler suggests thinking of “the gardener as a researcher, as someone who by design or default is yearly experimenting to see what works and what doesn’t.” He finds the story of the gardener analogous to the story of American agriculture, “of natural selection repeated everywhere every year.” Gardening, he explains, “can reveal important hidden traits in the genetic makeup of our crops. It can reveal chance and potentially valuable mutations and new genetic combinations. Seed banks that supply professional plant breeders are primarily constituted with samples from farmers and gardeners. This is the diversity from which new varieties are created. So small gestures—identifying variation and conserving it—truly come to be the biological foundation of our agricultural systems globally.” Seed saving, says Fowler, “deepens one’s connection to and understanding of gardening and the genetics that underpin it,” as well as “promotes local adaptation.” Seed saving used to be so integral to gardening that nobody talked about it, says Timothy Johnson, preservation director and seed bank manager for 8

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the national nonprofit Seed Savers Exchange (SSE), headquartered in Decorah, Iowa. SSE has conserved seeds from members’ family heirloom varieties and 26,000 endangered traditional varieties from around the world. Since joining the SSE five years ago, Johnson has noticed that seed saving is trending. “A whole rash of books about seed saving have hit the shelves,” he says. “It’s also interesting to see chefs on TV say, ‘I’m cooking with the Detroit Dark Red Beet.’ People’s understanding of vegetables has been elevated. Celebrity chefs have championed farmers and market growers and learned the lexicon of gardening, so people have come to appreciate that not all beets are the same, that ingredients matter.” It’s not essential for all gardeners to be seed savers, says Fowler, but “there is no crop we want to keep growing in the future whose diversity should not be saved”—especially minor varieties of vegetables and fruit, legumes, and root and tuber crops. HOW TO START SEED SAVING So if you’ve gone to the trouble of planting a garden, why not make the small gesture of saving seeds? Johnson suggests starting with easy crops like peas and lettuce, which don’t cross with neighboring plant varieties. For peas, he says, “All you have to do is just not eat some of the crop. Just leave your pods until they’re nice and dry—what we call soup peas—and then you can plant them next year.” With lettuce, he says, “Let it grow and it’ll bolt and flower and seed, and then you just save those seeds and plant it out next year.” But don’t let seed saving stress you out. “Do what’s convenient,” Johnson says. “Maybe it’s just capturing some nasturtium or poppy seeds and sprinkling them back into the garden next year. Whenever you’re curious, just jump in. People can get concerned that there’s a right way and a wrong way to do this, and there isn’t. Gardeners have been experimenting and playing and taking advantage of making mistakes for years. That’s how we’re human, actually.”

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GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES, IT’S BEEN SAID. That philosophy is at the core of the current tiny house movement, whose followers—motivated by economic and environmental concerns and a search for simplicity—are radically downsizing their living spaces. In response, several manufacturers are offering space-efficient prefab homes in a variety of styles and—yes, tiny— sizes. The “tiny” part is no exaggeration: These diminutive structures range from 100 to 400 square feet, as opposed to the average American home, which is about 2,600 square feet. But going small can be a big leap, so perhaps the best way to get a true taste of the tiny-house lifestyle is to spend a night or a weekend in one of these bite-sized buildings. “A lot of people may not be ready to give up their regular-sized home full time, and this place gives them a chance to try out that fantasy of a simpler life,” says Seth Porges, a journalist and TV presenter who divides his time between Beacon and Brooklyn and owns and operates a tiny house as a getaway retreat in the Ulster County hamlet of Marlboro. “But mainly it’s a great way for people who live in the city to relax and recharge in a really beautiful spot. And, at 180 square feet, it’s about the same size as a lot of New York apartments, so that part might not really even be that much of an adjustment for most people who come up from the city.” 10

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The Hudson Valley is home to an uncanny number of suspense writers, and sometimes they bury the bodies on familiar turf. Hammett Prize-winner Goodman, a Dutchess County resident, has set most of her 16 novels locally, including this latest one, which is a delicious brew of Gothic elements and psychological suspense. Jess Martin, a tarnished golden boy, and his wife Clare, a talented underachiever, are writers. When they leave New York City for Riven House, a crumbling mansion with a ghostly past, fiction and life intertwine mysteriously. Imbued with a strong sense of place and characters you’ll swear you’ve met, The Widow’s House proves there’s more to real estate than location, location, location.  

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The riverfront mansion in Spencer’s new novel is not haunted. But the specter of capitalism hangs heavily over Leyden, the fictional stand-in for Rhinebeck that appears in Spencer’s acclaimed novels Man in the Woods and A Ship Made of Paper. Landed gentry, Hollywood-rich newcomers, and working-class locals make a volatile cocktail in this tale full of stiff drinks and bad behavior. Each chapter takes place at a different party, spotlighting two mismatched couples: a hole-in-one screenwriter and his disaffected artist wife, and a caretaker’s son and cop’s daughter. Though Spencer’s characters are each unhappy in their own ways, readers will find ample joy in his masterful, sensuous prose.  

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Rugged cliffs, a salty cement-mining history, and balconied Victorian houses give the town of Rosendale a touch of the Wild West. In this rawwhisky memoir, poet, artist, and Native American storyteller Boggess recalls her hardscrabble childhood in the 1940s and ’50s, including the 1955 flood that sent the Rondout Creek raging down Main Street. While her hard-drinking parents tended the town’s most notorious bar, young Judy found an unusual babysitter at the Rosendale Theater, where the films of Hollywood’s golden era provided a counter-narrative to the neglect and abuses of everyday life. Told through the eyes of a streetwise child who slept over a jukebox, this memoir is a tribute to the redemptive power of story.

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After taking stock of his life, a retired IBMer launches a donkey farm. By Anne Pyburn Craig | Photographs by Roy Gumpel

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teve Stiert found himself at a transition point back in 2010, amicably parting with both his wife and his career at IBM. “I refuse to call it a midlife crisis, because I have no regrets,” he says. “But my fundamental nature was different from how I’d been living my life. If you had told me seven years ago that I’d own 13 donkeys, I would’ve said, ‘What are you smoking? Why donkeys?’” What happened was that Stiert’s daughter was doing pre-veterinary studies and joined a donkey club. “We watched funny donkey videos,” he says, “and I kept coming across information that just connected with me.” After learning that, unlike horses, donkeys don’t require a large pasture for roaming and galloping, Stiert realized that he could easily keep some critters happy on his four-acre property in Ulster Park. “I don’t think my daughter believed [I was serious] until I started picking her brain for stable ideas,” he says. “I have a one-acre paddock and a shelter with four walls and stalls that mostly stay open, and [the donkeys] do fine. They’re a desert animal; rich pasture makes them overweight.” Stiert now shares his life with a cast of 13 characters that includes Stripes, a zonkey (zebra-donkey mix), and Susie, a retired sheep-guarding mini-donkey. He relishes all their quirks. “Susie can back off Stripes and he gives up; she’s a piece of work,” he says. “Blaine will try to climb into your lap even though she’s 250 pounds. When she weighed 150, I used to cradle her in my arms.”

And what began as a hobby has evolved into Hudson Valley Donkey Park, a nonprofit that Stiert operates with a threefold mission. First and foremost are therapeutic activities involving the donkeys, which he regularly takes to visit the Children’s Home of Kingston and residences for seniors and disabled folks. “If I’m ever torn between events, people in institutional settings come first,” he says. But Stiert has expanded the organization’s therapy initiative since discovering that all sorts of people seem to glow after getting some donkey love. “I know it’s not some panacea, and that’s how I settled on the name ‘Little Brays of Sunshine,’” he says. “People leading normal lives can use contact with donkeys to work their own therapy.” Hudson Valley Donkey Park’s second priority is its ambassadorial and educational role. Stiert takes his donkeys on outings to libraries, schools, and nature centers, and teaches Donkey 101 classes at SUNY Ulster and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Last come a Meetup group and public hikes with the donkeys—everything from easy rail-trail strolls to rock scrambles. But you’ll never find these donkeys working for cash. “I don’t ever want people arguing that we should go to this or that because it pays more, so we don’t do weddings, petting zoos, birthday parties, or nativity scenes,” Stiert says. However, he adds, he and his donkeys “did participate in the funeral of a donkey lover, which was an honor.” upstate HOUSE

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“[Donkeys] want to build relationships—it’s their nature to like people.” –Steve Stiert For Stiert, Hudson Valley Donkey Park is not exactly a goodwill project or a farm, even if it does keep a herd of hoofed creatures. He considers the park to be a shared home. “It’s always been my philosophy that when we domesticate animals, they have been stripped of their normal mental and physical stimulation, and it’s our job to try to make up for that,” he says. “So I set out to try to find something for us to to do, and the things we have found to do have been beneficial.” And to say the donkeys are enjoying life would be an understatement. “The best thing is that donkeys don’t seem to attract anything but nice people,” Stiert says. “They span the political, religious, and every other spectrum, but there’s just a shared decency. I feel blessed to own these guys and try to be very generous about sharing them. And the more I get to know them, the more I like to think I am probably a donkey in human form.” Donkeys, Stiert notes, are the equine world's hardest workers: they carry loads and people and guard livestock (unlike a horse, a donkey’s instinct is to fight rather than flee). Around 95 percent of the world’s donkeys are still used as beasts of burden, mostly in developing countries. The denizens of Hudson Valley Donkey Park, however, do brain work, and Stiert finds them enormously apt. “Donkeys have an awareness of the big picture that goes beyond their immediate interests, and very vibrant individual personalities,” he says. “They want to build relationships—it’s their nature to like people. And they rehab really well—you can take in a rescue and end up with a really nice donkey.” Indeed, Stiert seems to feel honored by and grateful for every aspect of his association with the herd. Donkeys, he notes, are more like cats than dogs than you would think, and just as individual. “They have their own take on things,” 18

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he says. “The donkeys offer a nonjudgmental source of affection; there’s no need to keep up pretenses. Kids who feel like they’ve gotta be tough and tease each other, kids with those ingrained defense mechanisms—when we visit with donkeys, we try to provide an environment where they can let go of all that and be themselves. It’s rooted in insecurity, and donkeys give a lot of positive feedback to calmness and confidence. You see these little changes in the kids [who work with them], and hope it builds over time.” Currently, Stiert is looking for a new home for the donkey park, a larger property where he could build a central barn and an indoor arena where guests and donkeys can enjoy one another’s company, even in bad weather. But he wants to keep it intimate, like his current place. “I can look out my bedroom picture window and have a nice view of the front paddock about 30 feet away,” he says. “From my back windows, I can see the back paddocks and front of all the stalls. I designed them to face the house. I’m hoping not to lose that, or to create that in a new property, as it’s so nice to have them that close.” Clockwise from top left: Teenagers guide the donkeys in jumping; a visitor takes a donkey through an agility course; Stiert guides his students; in the paddock, Stiert gathers the donkeys around him for some conversation.


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POPULATION: 2,813 in the village; 8,918 including the outlying hamlets of West Coxsackie, Climax, Surprise, and Earlton MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME: $57,109 PROXIMITY TO MAJOR CITY: Albany is 20 miles north; the Bronx (which incidentally, was named after one of Coxsackie’s original settlers, Pieter Bronck) is 105 miles south. TRANSPORTATION: The Amtrak station in Hudson is seven miles south, and Albany International Airport is 34 miles north. The New York State Thruway is about a mile away. NEAREST HOSPITAL: Columbia Memorial Hospital is eight miles south in Hudson; in Albany, Albany Medical Center Hospital is 24 miles away, Albany Memorial Hospital is 27 miles away, and St. Peter’s Hospital is 25 miles away. SCHOOLS: Coxsackie’s elementary school, middle school, and high school share the same complex in the village. Private schools, all serving kindergarten through grade 12, include Grapeville Christian School in Climax, Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School in Ghent, and Mt. Moriah Christian Academy in Delmar; St. Thomas the Apostle Christian School in Delmar serves preschool through eighth grade. POINTS OF INTEREST: Bronck House Museum, Sleepy Hollow Lake, Hudson Islands State Park, Riverfront Park, Heermance Memorial Library, Reed Street Bottle Shop, the Yellow Deli, Mansion & Reed, Che Figata, Cask and Rasher, Coxsackie Antique Center, Pegasus, and sForestville Commonwealth Owenite Historic Community

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ots of people think they know two things about Coxsackie—and they’re wrong about both of them. The first thing is how to pronounce the name of this village on the banks of the Hudson in Greene County: It’s “Cook-SOCK-ee,” as opposed to the way that many people pronounce it, which sounds vaguely anatomical and vulgar. (The village’s name is actually said to be a Native American term for “owl’s hoot.”) The second thing is that the Coxsackievirus, which spread through Upstate New York in 1947, did not technically originate in Coxsackie. The virus got its name because the samples that scientists in Albany used to isolate and identify the disease happened to come from two children in the village of Coxsackie. The discovery was a scientific breakthrough that deepened the understanding of viruses in general, and the scientists who named the virus after the village considered it an honor. But today it’s the virus, not the breakthrough, that people remember, as you’ll inevitably discover when you tell your friends about the charming village you visited, and in response they wrinkle their noses and reply, “Wait, you mean, like, the virus? Also, is that really how you pronounce it?” At least you now know better, and so will anyone else who visits the village’s waterfront park, situated on the Hudson River at the end of Reed Street. The Hudson Valley has no shortage of charming waterfronts, but the stretch of river near Coxsackie narrows into something more intimate and approachable than the wide, mighty banks the Hudson is known for further downstream. Summer in Coxsackie is tranquil and enchanting,

especially on Wednesday nights, when a farmers’ market operates in the park until dark, and all the new shops on the resurgent Reed Street turn on their lights. THE SCENE Coxsackie has never been known for a particular industry the way nearby Athens was known for shipbuilding or Hudson for whaling. Founded in 1652 as part of New Netherland, Coxsackie has always been primarily a sleepy bedroom community, with people working outside the village—on farms in its early history, and today at the Coxsackie Correctional Facility or by commuting about a half an hour to Hudson across the river, Kingston to the south, or Albany to the north. The village also hasn’t had much of a centralized business district, leaving residents to resort to the ring of shopping centers beyond its borders. That’s helped keep the village itself pretty quiet, with idyllic suburban streets giving way to rolling patches of farmland. But recently, Coxsackie has begun to thrive. Part of its renewal is thanks to the co-located residential community of Sleepy Hollow Lake, situated on 2,200 acres within the municipalities of Coxsackie and nearby Athens. Centered around a 2.5-mile manmade lake, which is also a Class-A reservoir of drinking water for local communities and a popular fishing spot, Sleepy Hollow Lake offers a wide price range of homes for sale or rent, and provides a year-round roster of activities and celebrations for its diverse population of families, singles, and elderly people.


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From left: Following Reed Street Bottle Shop’s successful launch, co-owner Susan Baldasarini recently opened Pilothouse Paper, a stationery and gift shop, down the street; the Yellow Deli on River Street is a popular spot for a quick bite.

Coxsackie is also beginning to boom because of the restoration of Reed Street, the block-long historic district at the center of town. Flanked by colorful brick buildings, Reed Street is easily one of the region’s most striking main streets— and at about a quarter of a mile, is certainly one of the shortest. Over the years, Reed Street has seen many boom-and-bust periods, with periods of activity giving way to shuttered storefronts. But the renewal that’s begun over the past year has vitality, thanks to new businesses like Reed Street Bottle Shop and Mansion & Reed general store, both specializing in local products, and eateries like the casual Italian restaurant and café Che Figata, which are bringing a modern vibe that locals can’t get otherwise. The wares offered are sophisticated, and the new businesses’ owners and staff are down-to-earth and welcoming. THE MARKET Coxsackie may be (literally) a stone’s throw away from Columbia County across the river, but in terms of pricing, the two locations are oceans apart, as many frustrated would-be Hudson homeowners find when they realize how much more bang for their buck they can get here. Three-bedroom farmhouses and cottages in the village, dating back to the 1800s, routinely sell for less than $200,000, while regal four-bedroom hilltop Victorians can be had for under $300,000. Prices don’t get much higher than that, as Coxsackie’s density means that large houses on roomy lots are scarce. But at press time, a six-bedroom mansion from 1811 with a carriage house and in-ground pool, all in impeccable condition, was on the market for $450,000. Meanwhile, in Hudson, $450,000 would only fetch something half the size and in nowhere near as good shape.

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An Ever-Evolving Village By Brian PJ Cronin | Photographs by Roy Gumpel

POPULATION: 2,390 MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME: $47,004 PROXIMITY TO MAJOR CITY: New York City is 40 miles south. TRANSPORTATION: MetroNorth’s Harlem line stops on Main Street. I-84, I-684, and Routes 22 and 6 are a few minutes away. Westchester County Airport is 28 miles south. NEAREST HOSPITAL: Putnam Hospital Center is 3.5 miles west in Carmel. SCHOOLS: Brewster’s wellregarded public school system, focusing on the fine and performing arts, consists of three elementary schools (John F. Kennedy and Garden Street serve kindergarten through third grade and C.V. Starr Intermediate serves fourth through sixth grade), Henry H. Wells Middle School, and Brewster High School. The private Longview School, on Main Street, is a child-centered, experiential, arts-based school serving kindergarten through 12th grade. POINTS OF INTEREST: Fiesta Mexicana, The Arch, Southeast Grille House, Las Mañanitas, Rraci’s, Clock Tower Grill, Bob’s Diner, La Guadalupana, Mezza Luna Pizzeria, the Dining Car, Bull & Barrel Brew Pub, Jaipore Royal Indian Cuisine, Roadhouse Bar & Grill, the Studio Around the Corner, Jack & Jill Q Lounge, Salinger’s Orchard Farm Market & Bakery, Aversano’s Restaurant & Pizza, Red Rooster Drive-in, Joe Borhdrum Field Park, Lake Tonetta, Lake Gleineida, Farrington’s Park, Fred Dill Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Chimneys Farm & Wildlife Center, Wells Park, Clough Preserve, Croton Falls Reservoir, Southeast Museum, and Foster Farm Museum

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he antique train station in Brewster looks perfectly situated because the village sprang up around it, rather than the other way around. In 1849, Walter Brewster, who had just purchased the farmland where Brewster now stands, in Putnam County’s southeastern corner, invited the New York and Harlem Railroad to extend its line from Croton Falls to his new property. Once the station was built, incorporating some outbuildings dating back to 1831, Main Street was laid down so that horse-drawn carriages from Danbury, Connecticut, could come to the new station, and the village of Brewster was born as a transportation hub. It’s still a hub today, with Metro-North bringing commuters to Grand Central Station in an hour and 20 minutes, and the entrance to I-84 and I-684 just minutes away. Located within the 32-square-mile town of Southeast (population 18,070), Brewster has many qualities that train riders and highway drivers miss, including oldfashioned village charm. And Brewster is situated within an important watershed for New York City, with a cluster of reservoirs and waterways on its west side, including the 74.9-acre Lake Tonetta, whose beach attracts visitors from throughout Putnam and Westchester counties. Brewster may be small in scale, but it retains a high density, with its entire population of 2,390 packed into a half square mile. Its density led to a demographic shift

in the 1990s. As the village’s lifelong residents passed away, few newcomers wanted to fix up its grand old Victorians on small plots of land, opting instead to buy into new houses built on larger lots outside of the village, supported by new shopping centers and big box stores. But while this was a common trend, what happened next in Brewster was anything but typical. THE SCENE As the village emptied out, its old houses were converted to rentals and a new population moved in, predominantly immigrants from South and Central America. Today the village’s population is 56 percent Hispanic, and has the highest concentration of Guatemalans in the United States, making Brewster far more diverse than the region’s other villages. Initially, the newcomers were eyed with suspicion, just as Irish immigrants were barred from having businesses on Main Street at the turn of the century, and Italian immigrants a generation later found themselves outcasts. But the Hispanic families founded so many successful businesses—including bodegas, markets, and restaurants—on Main Street that, while other downtowns are just starting to revitalize, Brewster’s has been thriving for years. Downtown is an ever-changing foodie scene,


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but a few holdouts remain: Bob’s Diner has been open since 1955, though it’s no longer open 24/7, and the Jack & Jill Q Lounge, open since 1963, continues to unite old and new Brewster residents in its popular pool hall. These days, the village has lots of positive energy. The village government is supporting the revitalization of downtown’s old houses, and new bike trails are being built. But some things haven’t changed: Brewster continues to draw families with its excellent public school system, manicured Little League field, and plethora of parks, lakes, and reservoirs. When a village grows around a train, change is always coming down the tracks. THE MARKET Brewster’s small size means that new housing stock tends to be scarce, leaving buyers few options. At press time, there were only seven houses on the market, but those seven houses were diverse enough to give a good indication of life in Brewster. On the lower end of the market were old houses that were converted into apartments and multifamily homes with minimal renovation work completed, such as a $165,000 home with five bedrooms and two bathrooms. At the high end of the market was a fully-restored four-bedroom home built in 1900, measuring over 3,000 square feet, priced at $425,000.

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pcycling and DIY are more than trends—they’re expressions of environmental caring and, increasingly, components of an aesthetic movement that’s being embraced by designers like Marco Anthony at the Green Palette in Kingston. Anthony’s designs are rooted in what may be the ultimate upcycle move: turning roughhewn shipping pallets into eye-catching cabinetry and furniture that’s as green as it gets. The look resembles reclaimed barn wood, but the price does not. Anthony is a former corporate designer gone rogue. After studying sustainable design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, he worked at Crate & Barrel and Restoration Hardware, but was frustrated by the strategy of planned obsolescence and the use of medium-density fiberboard (MDF)—which he describes as “sawdust bound together with toxic glue made from formaldeyhyde and urea”—in massmarket furniture. MDF is notorious for chipping and breaking down, handling moisture poorly, and off-gassing carcinogenic formaldehyde when improperly sealed. “I just couldn’t swallow the hypocrisy,” Anthony says. “They wanted an appearance of sustainability, but didn’t really care about where anything came from or how it was made. They’d even tell the manufacturer to take pieces out. I’d say, ‘But it’ll fall apart,’ and the response was, ‘We’re not building it to last, we’re building it to sell.’ Eighty percent of what the big stores sell is MDF.” Anthony wanted to make better, more creative products. “I come from an architecture family,” he explains. In fact, he happens to be the grandson of the late, internationally acclaimed architect Raul Campos. “I was eight years old, building a house out of cardboard,” he recalls, “and [my grandfather] came over to me and said, ‘You are going to be an amazing artist one day.’ That stuck with me.”

In 1992, while studying at FIT, and working as a decorator for Harrow’s home goods and maintenance stores, a Christmas decorating gig led Anthony to fall in love with the trash-to-treasure concept. One day he ran out of garland for a restaurant and panicked. “I saw these workers throwing out garbage bags of fake Christmas trees,” he recalls. “I asked to keep them and began cutting all the branches from the trees and making a garland out of it. When the job was done, the owner said he’d never seen a garland as beautiful as that. I smiled and kept the secret to myself. From that day on, garbage and I became best friends.” In 2007, Anthony ditched his corporate career and began designing and importing pieces made from reclaimed teak. But when the economy nosedived, importing his designs— even in reclaimed teak—was no longer a sustainable business model. He found himself drawn to the ubiquitous shipping pallet. “I saw pallets being thrown out and thought, ‘What if I made simple modern designs from this wood?’” he says. “I could sell them at a similar price point to IKEA’s, offer genuine sustainability and better quality. Too often, people are expected to pay a thousand dollars more for something ‘sustainable.’ Who has that?” Shipping pallets, whose standard size is 48”x 48”, are mostly made from southern yellow pine or oak scraps, making pallet wood MDF’s polar opposite. “A lot of people have heard it’s chemically treated because it used to be sprayed with pesticides—that’s illegal now, and any pallet stamped ‘HT’ is heat-treated and chemical free,” Anthony notes. “Pallet wood has enormous character. It’s a stubborn wood, it wants what it wants. No carpenter who needs everything 100 percent square and level wants to bother with it—it breaks every rule, it’s got nails, the depths and thicknesses vary. But the finished look is so beautiful. I think my favorite stuff is the cabinetry—it’s

Opposite: Marco Anthony in the Green Palette at 107 Greenkill Avenue in Kingston. Above: Anthony’s trademark marquee letters adorn the outside of his shop.

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got more variation in tone than the expensive, reclaimed barn siding everybody wants. A bricklay pattern in pallet wood is just so gorgeous.” In 2012, Anthony opened the Green Palette in New Paltz. At first, he only created walls of pallet art. Six months in, he began turning pallets into benches and tables, but not many sold. So he began making marquee letters out of pallets, installing lights in them, and posting them on Etsy. “We started getting sales left and right,” he says. The platform beds sold well too. In the past five years, he’s made everything from cabinetry to outdoor sectional sofas. Before upcycling, pallets must be deconstructed and sanded, a time-intensive process. “The thing about pallet furniture is there is a lot of work in recycling the pallet to use again,” Anthony says. “We typically don’t charge for that service, but when we do large volume it works against us. So we’re scaling back our business to create one-of-a-kind furnishings, like art itself. We can’t do mass production because the labor costs exceed the retail cost of our products.” Now housed in a repurposed brush factory on Kingston’s Greenkill Avenue, the Green Palette offers workshops in creating pallet furniture, birdhouses, signs, or whatever a 26

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-Marco Anthony customer can imagine. “You can bring me a coffee table design you saw on Pinterest or dreamed up or whatever,” Anthony says, “and I’ll give you a price to make it from pallet wood—let’s say $300—or you can come and spend three hours working on it with me. I supply tools, materials, and expertise, and you’ll have your table for $65 and have learned something besides.” For inspiration, and to keep customer’s kids busy, the shop features an indoor treehouse, puppet theater, and DJ booth— all made from pallets, of course. This fall, Anthony is debuting carpentry-based math workshops for kids. “Math is art and art is math,” he says. “You gain a visceral and visual understanding of fractions and geometry from working with wood.” You can find Green Palette products on Etsy and Instagram, where Anthony has over 22,000 followers, and he is in discussions with HGTV producers about a reality show, tentatively titled “The Adventures of Pallet Man,” that would allow him to showcase his methods and philosophy. “I have an old Army uniform covered in peace-loving patches, and the nametag says ‘Pallet Man,’” he says. “It’s all about applying that recycling concept to absolutely everything we do, figuring out new ways to learn from it.”

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rchitect Steve Marchetti doesn’t live in his dream house, but he visits it often. Well-versed in traditional and modern vernaculars, he has enjoyed an easy rapport with clients over his 30-year career. But when one particular Manhattan couple asked him to design a weekend retreat in northern Dutchess County, Marchetti found them so remarkably simpatico with him that the resulting house, situated on a rolling hilltop, ultimately became his masterpiece—and the basis for a flourishing friendship. These days, his clients invite him over regularly for dinner, and ask him for guidance on furnishings or to tweak his original design to support their changing needs. “Their vision corresponded exactly to what I would design for myself,” Marchetti recalls. His clients had just bought a ranch house on 16 acres outside Rhinebeck, but they envisioned creating a minimalist modern rustic house in its place. As a lifelong admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright, Marchetti proposed employing Wright’s horizontally organized façades with a modern glass structure embowered in trees, and his clients loved the idea. “Usually I present six or seven different schemes to clients, but the first plan that came out of my head was exactly what they wanted,” he recalls. “It was bliss.”

Construction began in 2013 with the ranch house torn down and the new house sited in its former location, atop a long, winding driveway on the front third of the property. With the original house gone, Marchetti says, “There was no architectural context except to respond to nature.” The new house’s three interlocking rectangular pavilions create a complex form that sprawls over 150 feet from one end to the other, with the line of its façade flowing forward and back “like Norwegian fjords,” he says. It’s a nonhierarchical design, he explains, with “horizontal planes that don’t quite intersect, but rather lean and rest and pass each other.” Blocks of sandstone, sourced from Pennsylvania, ground the structure and create garden walls. Cedar siding helps the house blend in with the surrounding woods, and abundant glass reflects the greenery. Along the edge of the ballasted pebble roofline, weather-streaked copper trim is complemented by a Japanese rain chain.

Opposite: Architect Steve Marchetti relaxes on the terrace of the northern Dutchess County weekend dream house that he designed for a couple from New York City. Above: The fireplace is the centerpiece of the main section of the house, which Marchetti calls the “papa pavilion.”

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The surrounding lawn slopes toward the woods and a moss-covered hill on one side and a stone terrace and pool in the back. A path of rectangular stones zigzags across the front lawn, past a large oak tree, to the house’s main entrance— simple steps leading to the central pavilion’s glass front door. Multiple alternative entrances create easy flow between indoors and out. Each of the three pavilions in the 4,500-square-foot house has a distinct purpose, and is connected to the next by a gallery. Windows and glass walls let in views of the woods, creating a backdrop for the sleek, modernist interior design. When it came to the house’s interior, Marchetti and his clients discovered once again that they had an affinity. “They wanted a modern, comfortable feel with lots of clean lines,” he says. Rhinebeck’s Hundred Mile design showroom supplied colorful, whimsical furnishings, including a red “bouquet” chair and a metal-and-glass Pig Table by Moooi accompanied by two white plastic Jeanette-style dining chairs, designed by 30

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Edra, sporting backs that remind Marchetti of linguini. At the center is what Marchetti calls the “papa pavilion”— an open-plan space with an 18-foot ceiling that houses the living, dining, and kitchen areas. North- and west-facing windows and glass doors overlook the terrace and pool. The living area centers around a stone fireplace, crafted by Alfredo Masonry, with an exposed smokestack chimney; gray Santa Monica-style swivel armchairs by Poliform and a white couch border a silk-and-wool rug by CC Tapis that’s been faded to look antique. The dining area features a wood-andsteel modern rustic dining table designed by Marchetti and constructed by furniture maker Todd Ossenfort. The kitchen is sleek, with white quartzite countertops, white lacquered cabinetry, and a stainless steel Subzero refrigerator framed by sealed cedar cabinets that match the exterior of the house. Black-and-white Granada tiles form the backsplash for the stainless-steel Wolf stove and the kickplate of the dining counter, which is lined with blue stools.

Above: A moss-covered hill slopes gently away from the house. Opposite, clockwise from top: The sleek white kitchen centers around a Wolf stove and quartzitetopped dining island, both tiled with eye-catching black-and-white Granada tiles; a floating steel staircase leads from the living area in the “papa pavilion” to the library and guest wing; throughout the house are many whimsical touches like this metal-and-glass Pig Table by Moooi.


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On the ground floor of the southernmost pavilion are a mudroom, accessible from the garage and living room, and a three-season porch leading to the terrace. The upstairs guest area is reached from the living area via a floating steel staircase. Marchetti secured the treads with a steel beam extended along the wall of glass doors to make the steps look as if they are “the branches of a steel tree,” he says. At the top is a library leading to three bedrooms and a shared bath with a penny-tile floor. Two of the bedrooms feature picture portholes and gridded rectangular windows. A third, larger bedroom has three walls of windows and is furnished with a ’50s-style leather chair by Room & Board and a low blue dresser. The northernmost pavilion comprises the master wing, which features a study, dressing room, and master bath. The entrance to this wing features a sliding, soundproof panel, providing complete privacy; the entrance opens to a study equipped with a long, built-in desk, which in turn leads to a dressing area and the bedroom. The master bathroom, with a porthole window, is situated on the far side of the bedroom. The bed, also designed by Marchetti and built by Ossenfort, features shelving concealed by panels, and sits beneath a popup roof inset with windows. Because the master bedroom’s windows face in all four directions, Marchetti has dubbed this pavilion “the lighthouse.” From the bedroom, the views of the sky and woods encapsulate the sense of tranquility that his clients wanted—and emulate the vision of Frank Lloyd Wright. “It’s as if we are lifted up from the earth by the forest,” Marchetti says, “on top of a wave of trees.” 32

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Clockwise, from top: The garage sits at the base of the southernmost pavilion; the library at the entrance to the guest wing features a children’s play area; in the master bedroom, known as the “lighthouse,” windows look in every direction.


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rtists Neville Bean and Harris Diamant fell in love with the Rondout Creek Bridge in Kingston’s Rondout Historic District during the winter of 2015. They were standing before the large windows of 50 Abeel Street, looking out at Kingston’s waterfront. The old brick building was raw and gutted at the time. Bean remembers viewing the dramatic sweep of the 1921 steel suspension bridge, which connects Kingston with Port Ewen, and thinking, “Whatever they do in here, that view of the bridge is the thing.” Thus began a collaboration between the artists and the building’s developer and architect on a tailored live/work space for two. Bean is a designer whose work encompasses jewelry and graphic design, product development, trends presentations, and advertising props construction; Diamant is a sculptor, builder, and pioneering American folk art dealer. He discovered an important collection of drawings by outsider artist Edward Deen, and the couple collaborated on a monograph and mini-documentary, The Electric Pencil, about Deen’s life and work. Bean and Diamant were among the first tenants to contract

for an apartment at 50 Abeel Street, renamed Rondout Mews. “We were on the verge of losing our studio space in Chelsea,” Diamant explains. “We began investigating towns, mostly in the Hudson Valley, because we have friends here.” Moving from their railroad apartment in New York City’s West Village and shared studio in Chelsea, the couple combined their home and workspace in Kingston. Like many buildings in its neighborhood, Rondout Mews has led many lives. Built in 1892 with bricks made at the nearby Hutton Brickyards, the building was home to Temple Emmanuel until 1958. A circular stained-glass window was removed in the 1990s and steel beams were installed to create a dance floor for a bar. Eventually, the building sat empty for about a decade until Kingston developer Mike Piazza bought it for an adaptive-reuse project. Piazza retrofitted the building into seven apartments, three of which feature outdoor areas. “We tried to work with the building structure as much as possible,” says project architect Paul Jankovitz. “Every unit is unique because of the original layout of the building.”

Opposite: Rondout Mews, a recently renovated residential building in downtown Kingston, was adapted from a former synagogue; the Tables of the Law, numbering the Ten Commandments, remain on the façade. Clockwise from top: Artists Neville Bean and Harris Diamant at home in their kitchen at Rondout Mews, with historic postcards of the Rondout Creek Bridge displayed on the wall behind them; a birdfeeder enhances the view of the bridge; children play outside of the abandoned Temple Emmanuel in 2014, prior to its redevelopment as Rondout Mews.

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While exploring the idea of Bean and Diamant renting two apartments at Rondout Mews, Piazza offered them the option of creating a duplex or conjoining two side-by-side, mirrorimage apartments. The couple liked the latter idea, which meant eliminating stairs from their lives and having the deck outside the two apartments all to themselves. During the year it took to build Rondout Mews, Bean and Diamant frequently took the bus upstate to offer suggestions, including tile colors for the radiant-heat flooring and a deep tub for one bathroom. They also requested shower rails, and Piazza provided a fully American Disabilities Act-compliant second bathroom. To combine the two apartments, open space was left between the two living rooms, and a reinforced wall was built around one area, with additional power and specialty lighting installed, to create Diamant’s studio. Bean’s studio is located in place of one apartment’s kitchen—it has all of the necessary plumbing installed, but a studio sink is the only appliance hooked up. The live/work space could easily be converted back into two apartments. The space’s main entrance, on the deck’s southern end, leads to a foyer and open-plan kitchen with an island overlooking the dining area. Two large windows—lined with folk art, plants, and one of Diamant’s handmade lamps— 36

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provide views of the bridge. The dining area opens into the living space, created by the two apartments’ conjoined living rooms. Work stations line two walls, with deep window ledges showcasing Diamant’s sculptures. The third wall is outfitted with a table showcasing one of Diamant’s large sculptural heads, and a photo light and backdrop allow him to create a photography studio when needed. The remaining space features two vintage theater chairs and a table made by Diamant. Twin hallways lead into two bathrooms and two bedrooms. Bean’s workspace completes the circle back to the front deck, and another picture window, also looking toward the bridge, displays her line of handmade jewelry, One. Throughout the apartment are displayed vintage postcards of the bridge, Bean’s pottery, folk art, and Diamant’s sculptures, carefully lit with track lighting. Diamant designed and built much of the furniture himself, and there are artful displays of vintage functional collectibles throughout, including cast-iron pans in the kitchen and hats in the bedroom. With curated objects at every turn, the space feels as much like an art gallery as it does an art studio. “My goal here was to show Harris’s work,” says Bean. Jankovitz “did such a beautiful job creating this fresh space with touches of the original exposed brick and beams,” she adds. The exposed steel beams offer extra exhibition space.

Clockwise from top left: Bean and Diamant are especially fond of their deck, which fronts onto historic Company Hill Path and spans the width of their double entrances; the dining room features modernist furniture, Diamant’s artwork, and some of Diamant’s collected folk art; Diamant’s studio was added to the original apartment design concept and outfitted with an added wall, specialty lighting, and extra power capabilities; deep window ledges throughout the apartment serve as additional exhibition space for Diamant’s work.


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As a developer, Piazza specializes in adaptive-reuse projects, often gearing his properties toward housing for artists and makers: He’s created live/work facilities at the Shirt Factory, the Pajama Factory, and the Kingston Brush Factory in Kingston’s Midtown Arts District; currently, he is converting a former factory in the Rondout into Bridgewater Apartments for artists and their families. “Lately we’ve been focused on more upscale tenants, with a good portion who are downsizing, or others coming out of urban areas to appreciate what Kingston has to offer,” Piazza says. Jankovitz frequently designs Piazza’s projects. “The nice thing about working with artists is that they’re willing to take chances,” he says. “Once a couple of artists come into the building, they work together, and there’s synergy there. It’s a great environment to work in—lively, energetic.” Yet there’s plenty of privacy at Rondout Mews. With separate entrances into each apartment, the building’s atmosphere feels small scale. “There’s a real sense of history here,” says Bean. Diamant and Bean are especially fond of their deck, which is enclosed by a stockade-style fence. Bean established a garden on one side of the building, and she and Diamant planted trees on the other side to define the green space and decrease its exposure to the historic Company Hill Path, which runs alongside the building; in the process, they’ve created a miniature park. “Having a garden is such a cool thing for us city dwellers,” says Diamant. “In New York, we were 50 feet in the air.” People regularly use the path for exercise, dog walking, or as a shortcut to waterfront restaurants, and they’re often curious about Rondout Mews, having known the building in 38

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one its previous lifetimes or watched its renovation. Since Diamant and Bean spend a lot of time on their deck, grilling dinner and relaxing, they frequently chat with passersby, sharing the building’s history. Occasionally, the couple is even asked for permission to walk down the path by visitors who don’t realize it’s a public area, and Diamant, who has a wry sense of humor, jokes that he always grants it. “There’s community here like none I’ve ever experienced,” he says. “People are so much easier to engage in Kingston.”

From top: Diamant chats with a Rondout Mews neighbor from his deck; the apartment’s dining area is bathed in light from the tall, deep-set windows, which provide views of the artists’ beloved historic Rondout Creek Bridge.


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A spacious, open kitchen, complete with granite countertops, provides space for family gatherings and entertaining.

The gourmet kitchen continues the Adirondack theme with cherry Brookwood cabinets and a whimsical copper backdrop depicting a mountain scene. Granite countertops, an island surrounded by bar stools, a copper sink, and a built-in microwave drawer are among the kitchen’s luxurious touches. A hallway from the kitchen leads to a cozy dining room looking out onto the mountains, followed by a laundry room featuring high-energy GE Profile washer/dryer and a laundry chute from the second-floor hallway, a spare bedroom, a half-bathroom, and a mudroom with two large closets. A staircase with custom-made timber railing leads along the far wall of the great room to a second-floor loft space. With its 11-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the mountain views, the loft is a great gathering space. The space features a custom-built wet bar, which seats five, as well as a second half-bathroom. upstate HOUSE

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Down the wide upstairs hallway is the 1,500-squarefoot master suite, featuring a pointed ceiling, windows looking toward the mountains, a generous walk-in closet, and a space suitable for an office or wardrobe. The master bathroom features a 10-jet Jacuzzi, standing tile shower, and towel warmer. The walkout basement includes the third bedroom, a billiard room (which could be converted into a fourth bedroom), and the ultimate den: a custom-built movie theater with remote-controlled lighting and surround sound, and furnished with seven reclining leather chairs. The McLaughlins added wall lamps that resemble theater balcony lights, blue floor lights for accessibility, and a velvet rope that greets visitors. “This is where we spend about 90 percent of our time,” says McLaughlin. “It takes your ordinary TV show and makes it a movie.” Adjacent to the theater is a second custom-built wet bar with two pub tables, designed for post-movie snack time. Outside, the slate picnic table on the bluestone patio below the back deck provides the perfect spot for playing cards and board games, relaxing with friends, or retreating with a book. Surrounding the property are plenty of trails for hiking and biking in the warmer seasons as well as slopes for skiing and snowboarding in the winter. But you won’t need to leave this house to experience paradise.

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This 5,000-square-foot Adirondack-style home is an impressive sight, as are panoramic views that serve as its perfect complement. Immaculate and in almost brand-new condition, the home is sited on five manicured acres on a peaceful country road. Heightened rustic details, lush materials, and unexpected artistic touches raise this getaway far above expectations. Create your meals in a kitchen that’s sure to please any cook, with beautiful cherry cabinetry and an island that easily seats five. The American Cherry hardwood flooring throughout adds natural beauty and warmth to every room. Off the kitchen is a comfortable and expansive great room with a cathedral

ceiling; this central space is lit up with mountain light which streams through beautiful divided-pane windows. Enjoy your culinary creations in the formal dining room. The entire second floor is a luxurious bedroom suite, with 1,500 square feet of space dedicated to rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. The suite includes a lounge with views, a bar, an office, and two bathrooms. The master bath is equipped with a soaking tub situated beneath windows whose views will inspire long soaks. For outdoor relaxation, kick back on the huge deck and marvel at the views or enjoy the two ponds, whether swimming or fishing, as one pond is stocked with Koi and the other with trout. A screened gazebo, an out-building with electricity, and a handcrafted stone patio on the lower level top off the exterior amenities. The lower level is designed for some serious indoor fun. A gorgeous wet bar, a lounge area that walks out to a custom stone patio, a six-seat movie theater, and a billiards room ensure that you and your guests will never run out of things to do. Stay connected to everyone when you are home with an intercom system that covers the entire interior; and when you’re not at home, monitor what’s happening with the state of the art surveillance system. This property is minutes outside of the trendy village of Roxbury and close to some of the area’s best golf and skiing. If you are looking for a home of the highest quality, with jaw-dropping views, and located perfectly for four seasons of activity, then this property should be at the top of your list. upstate HOUSE

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Private retreat of 61 acres on high elevation in Ancram. Dramatic 1/2 mile driveway, in forest w/ old stone walls. 10-room classic modern luxury 4 BR/3.5 BA w/ high ceilings, heart pine floors, clerestory-windowed monitor over the hall staircase. Views go on for miles. Book-lined salon w/gas-log FP, 2 porches, screened summer room, heated Gunite pool.

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Hyper-contemporary home in Taghkanic, 3 BR/2.5 BA, 2500 sf, sited on 15 acres of open, rolling meadows w/ dramatic valley & mountain views. Enigmatic & practical w/ raw concrete floor & walls, & sustainably-sourced Accoya wood. Both ends of the home have glass walls for maximal views. Roof-top deck w/ water & electric.

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Call Richard Vizzini 845-389-7879 Sited on 5 acres, this 5000 sqft., custom built, Adirondack style home w/panoramic views that are AweInspiring, is a sight to behold. This grand beauty features a 2nd floor main suite, 6 seat movie theater, custom stone patio, billiards room & so much more! Roxbury $1,400,000

CHARMING COLONIAL

Call Nancy Brenner 845-481-0630 This well-maintained and easy to care for cedar-sided contemporary colonial offers everything one needs for a country retreat, whether full time resident or weekender. A large screened-in porch overlooking the totally private backyard is perfect for entertaining. Olive $525,000

ADORABLE COTTAGE

Call Richard Vizzini 845-389-7879 This home was premiered in Swedish Country Interiors & is the product of many years of research that inspired features like wide plank floors, and ship lap ceilings, that reflects the Swedish aesthetic and country side. Woodstock $469,000

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Call Richard Vizzini 845-389-7879 Experience privacy, serenity & luxury like never before. This completely custom-built 3BR/3.5BA home, that sits atop a mountain w/absolutely gorgeous panoramic views, was created by its owners’ dreams and award-winning architect, Andrew Wright. Woodstock $1,190,000

MOUNTAIN CONTEMPO

Call Heidi Maloney 845-399-2527 Set on 3.5 peaceful and serene acres, this is the perfect home for those who love the great outdoors. The spacious floor plan offers 3 bedrooms, including the main bedroom with private balcony. Lots of windows to let in all the beautiful, natural light. West Shokan $529,900

TRANQUIL RETREAT

Call Amy Lonas 845-321-0451 Only 10 minutes to Woodstock or Saugerties but you may never want to leave! Cook’s kitchen w/new s/s appliances & butcher block island. Abundant light throughout. Doubleheight LR w/fireplace. Beautifully landscaped. Saugerties $619,000

LIVE THE EASY LIFE

Call Mary Ann Miller 845-389-1092 This beautiful townhouse w/1st floor en-suite includes a large main BA. All you need is on the 1st floor; Kitchen, DR, LR, BR and full BA. 2nd floor offers a full bath, bedroom, loft & storage closet. Full finished basement & seasonal views of the Rondout Creek! Port Ewen $285,000

SPRAWLING RANCH

Call Mary Ann Miller 845-389-1092 Tucked away on 2.75 park like acres, you feel like you are away from everything but in reality you’re only minutes from shopping, parks, & Downtown Kingston. The house is wheelchair accessible. Kitchen and dining area is all open for family gatherings. Ulster Park $310,000

WOODSTOCK RETREAT

Call Amy Lonas 845-321-0451 Beautifully sited on 20 protected acres, yet only 10 minutes to town. The property offer a variety of living and creative spaces for all artistic or spiritual endeavors-whether it’s music, visual or performing arts, yoga & meditation. Totally private w/mountain views. Woodstock $1,250,000

BREATHTAKING VIEWS

Call Richard Vizzini 845-389-7879 Get lost in the panoramic 180 degree views of the Ashokan Reservoir, incredible sunrises & sunsets against the Catskill Mountains. You will be blown away by the breathtaking views this 3BR home offers from any of the tiered terraces, patios or decks. Glenford $950,000

EXQUISITE 2 FAMILY HOME GORGEOUS COLONIAL Call Mary McKinney 845-399-7136 Three level home with a main floor apartment w/gourmet kitchen, high ceilings, crown moldings, gleaming floors & fenced tea garden. Handsome, bi-level second apartment w/2BR/2BA and private, fenced roof garden. Hudson $850,000

Call Timothy Hurley 845-616-5268 This stately home sits on 3 acres, surrounded by lush landscaped gardens, a perfectly manicured lawn, w/woodlands beyond. This inviting space is full of warmth, and you will feel right at home the moment you step inside. Rhinebeck $849,999

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GREEK REVIVAL WITH CATSKILL VIEWS AND GLORIOUS SUNSETS Historic Claverack 1846 home on 2.5 acres has spacious living room opening to dining room, both with matching period moldings, marble mantels and cast iron gas fireplaces. First floor includes updated kitchen with soapstone counters, cozy study, half bath and wonderful bright sunroom. Elegant staircase leads to upstairs master bedroom suite and three more bedrooms and bath. Finished lower level has great potential for guests, family, or Airbnb… $715,000

POST AND BEAM HOUSE WITH CATSKILL VIEWS High on a hill on ten private acres, this Timberpeg “green” home has spectacular Catskill views and splendid sunsets. Open interior has exposed solid timbers, soaring vaulted ceiling and impressive stone fireplace. A comfortable energy efficient home; solar panels and ultra-high efficiency boiler keep costs low. Heated, walkout basement has 10' ceilings. Rural setting just ten minutes to Hudson… $625,000

QUIET COUNTRY RETREAT WITH POOL AND TENNIS COURT Charming and eclectic, this 19th century farmhouse grew over the years to nearly 3,000 sf. Now has a beautiful new gourmet kitchen, three and a half baths, and four bedrooms, including huge master suite. Set on gated 10 acres with heated gunite pool and tennis court, off a lovely, winding rural lane in southern Columbia County… $695,000

TUDOR COTTAGE 1912 eclectic home has front facing gable, steeply pitched roof, and decorative half timbering. High ceilings, wood floors, original windows and doors grace this charming three bedroom home near the heart of Hudson… $485,000

ITALIANATE COUNTRY FARMHOUSE Has large front porch, original wood siding and roof brackets, tall windows, light-filled rooms including family room addition with woodstove, and rear patio. Victorian children’s playhouse and nice red barn complete the open, level property of an acre and a half, backed by open farmland… $299,000

HUDSON AREA MINI-FARM Cozy 1920s three bedroom bungalow has original details, hardwood floors, newer roof and boiler, and is set way back from the road on 47.7 acres, about 2/3 of which is productive open farmland, just minutes to Hudson… $350,000

CREEKSIDE COUNTRY RETREAT Facing the rushing waters of the Tsatsawassa Creek, this rambling 1800s home has stone fireplace, wide board floors, exposed beams, enclosed dining porch, three bedrooms, studio, and separate garage. Landscaped perennial gardens border the creek. Just ten minutes to Old Chatham… $239,000

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ENCHANTING EARLY HOME Renovated by architect owner, every space, nook, and cranny, has been carefully designed. Includes private gardens with fruit trees, berries, hedges, fountains, deck, and early barn in historic Kinderhook… $285,000

TEN ACRES WITH CABIN Hidden 300 ft back from the road in southern Columbia is this seasonal cabin with electric and well. Camp out or build on site… $137,900

OVERLOOKS STREAM Charming two bedroom, two bath 19th century house with traditional living and dining rooms, huge newer family room with gas fireplace, screened porch and open deck to view the stream… $189,000

TWENTY ONE ACRES OF OPEN LAND Well-drained farmland with valley and Catskill mountain views. Ideal for residence and/or small farm – perfect for animals or vegetables. Central location near Hudson and Parkway… $195,000


Exclusive Hudson Valley Mountain Estate

Superlative modern 10,000 sq ft 7-bedroom, 7-bathroom brilliantly updated country estate on 155 acres of private, gated, Catskill Mountain seclusion, surrounded by forever-wild state land with miles of hiking trails and unparalleled mountain and reservoir views. Spacious and luxuriously renovated 3-level main house features a brand new top floor master suite, a 16-seat screening room, chef ’s kitchen, floor to ceiling windows, state of the art systems, whole house generator, high speed cable internet, radiant heat, central A/C, Rumford fireplaces, high-end fixtures, metal roofs, a separate teak spa sauna, new 20x40 in-ground gunite pool and security system. An entirely refurbished 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom guest house has an open plan kitchen and living room, fireplace, with 2nd floor loft. This spectacular private estate also features a renovated heated 3-bay garage, workshop, stocked pond, a raised Scandinavian design orchard, and bluestone patios. Located in Mt. Tremper, New York just minutes from the towns of Phoenicia and Woodstock, and 2 hours from New York City. Offered at $3,950,00 SOTHEBY’S ID: LMGYL5

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ladY oF the lake| PutNam ValleY, NY Excl. Spectacular history. Rare & elegant 30 acre lakefront setting. Privacy. Guest house. $3.9M. Web#15507834 Nancy Felcetto 917.626.6755 | Fred Waring III 845.464.5263

historiC iNN siNCe 1865 | PurliNg, NY Excl. 100 spellbound acres. Victorian with 18 en-suite rooms, 16 apts. Restaurant, views, lake. Solar! $2.5M. Web#16877717 Nancy Felcetto 917.626.6755

Excl. 117 acres w/ 3 natural springs. Cultivate crops; revive water bottling plant or develop. Many options. $1.6M. Web#14061407 Sterling Swann 518.929.7805

Water Farm | Catskill, NY

easY CouNtrY liViNg | gheNt, NY Excl. Living sculpture. 3BR/4.5BA, 3,300SF, open plan, pond, solar, arches & glass + mesmerizing Catskill views. $1.585. Web#14881528 Maret Halinen 917.691.8757

WaterFroNt aCres – VaCaNt laNd | atheNs, NY Excl. 16 acres directly on Hudson River waterfront. Private. Prime residential /commercial development. $1,399,999. Web#14938156 Sterling Swann 518.929.7805

174 aCres oF ProteCted FarmlaNd | hudsoN, NY Excl. Magnificent Catskill Mountain views. 6 barns, 3 silos, chicken coup & additional Cape style home. $1.5M. Web#15897603 Jean Stoler 518.755.4298

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Excl. Stunning Contemporary with a small vineyard and the best views in Columbia County! 3BR, 3BA. $899K. Web#16546170 Stephan Delventhal 646.761.3366

Excl. Sprawling compound at the foothills of the Catskill’s high peaks.10 BR, 12 BA. Mins to Hudson/Amtrak. $769K Web#16914534 Sterling Swann 518.929.7805

Excl. Mead Farm. 1850 Colonial gem, incredible details, 6.93 acres of magical and natural gardens. Barn. $695K. Web#17009941 Nancy Felcetto 917.626.6755

historiC gem & guest house | atheNs, NY Excl. Incredible details, 1 acre, Separate lot, grt income. Above the “West Bank” of the Hudson River. $665K. Web#1678403 Nancy Felcetto 917.626.6755

PriVate CouNtrY Paradise | CoPake, NY Excl. 4BR, 3.5BA on 5 stunning acres. Open plan w/grand stone wbfp, brilliant light, serene pond. $629K. Web#16706875 Nancy Felcetto 917.626.6755 | Holly Lynn Smith 248.250.4107

1920 urbaN Farmhouse | hudsoN, NY Excl. Renovated to perfection. Super close to Warren & Hudson Beach. Bright open plan, wbfpl. $332K. Web#16894076 Nancy Felcetto 917.626.6755

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PERFECT COUNTRY ESTATE

w/everything for weekend bliss: stylish 6 BR, 4 bath Farmhouse, 2 BR guest house, inground pool, barn, & 119 acres w/trails, paddocks, & a huge pond. Total privacy & quiet. Red Hook Schools. Easy access to the TSP. Exclusive. $1,150,000.

RHINEBECK RETREAT

Architect designed in 2011 w/every luxury & comfort, this light filled home has a 900 SF great rm, a wonderful K, a vaulted studio w/23 windows, CA, a 4 car garage, & a private 3 acre setting 2 miles from the V. Exclusive. $899,000.

VILLAGE LIVING IS CONVENIENT

& special & this 2900 SF, 4 BR, 2.5 bath Cape Cod home is lovely!

There’s the open floor plan, 9 ft. ceilings, granite K, oak floors, & the 1st floor MBR suite w/a 5 piece bath. 55 ft. veranda & a private deck too. Exclusive. $529,900.

PAUL H A LLENBE CK R E A L E S TAT E , I N C . A PRIVATE LAP POOL

which is heated makes this 4 BR, 2 bath, 2900 SF Rhinebeck Colonial the perfect country destination. Enjoy complete privacy here, a new granite K, & the spectacular, vaulted 24 ft. great room w/built ins & a fireplace. 3.1 acres. Exclusive. $549,900.

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LUXURY @ A BARGAIN price, this Rhinebeck Condo has CA, a FPL, DR, MBR suite, den, great K, 1.5 baths & the private pool & clubhouse are just a short walk away. No more yard work or shoveling. Walk to Rhinebeck V. Exclusive. $249,000.

A SUPERB INVESTMENT property in Red Hook. Great schools, close to BARD & the bridge. 4.7 lovely acres. Two homes here w/a great rental history. Live in one, rent the other, or rent both. Turnkey, charming, & move in ready. Exclusive. $259,900.

THIS CLASSIC HOME has 2949 SF, 5 BRs, 2 baths, a huge EIK, DR, & a 26 ft. LR. Charming features, modern amenities, 2.9 acres w/fenced paddock. Quiet, beautiful country area. Exclusive. $320,000.

w/rushing water & a waterfall is the focal point @ this renovated early colonial. There’s the stream side tea house, a private guest suite, 2 FPLs, & special, original features. 5.17 acres ensures total privacy. Exclusive. $529,000. THIS LIKE NEW colonial is perfection! There’s an open floor plan, great K, huge LR w/FPL, CA, MBR suite, & the DR w/tray ceiling + a 60’ porch, 27’ deck, stone patio, & amazing plantings. Large garage & bonus room you can finish. Exclusive. $385,000.

THIS EXPANDED ONE STORY

is sited back on 3.5 totally private acres. There are 4 BRs, 5 baths, 3 MBR suites, CA, an auto generator, granite K, vaulted LR w/ FPL, skylights & huge windows. Close to Omega. One-of-akind! Exclusive. $529,000.

ON A DEAD END STREET, this 3 BR, A LUXURY COUNTRY home, this 3200 2 bath split is family friendly w/a huge colonial is in the best area & has an open EIK where everyone can gather. Also a floor plan, CA, a FPL, & the most amazing DR, FR, office + a screened porch, deck, & private yard for outdoor living. Pride of media room. There’s a 1st floor office, DR, a granite K, 3 car garage, huge porch & ownership shines through here. Exclusive. more! Perfection! Exclusive. $524,000. $299,000.

BUILDING A NEW HOME, you want IN RED HOOK V, this 3 BR, 1.5 bath one story is a lovely family home. to find the perfect land parcel. This Red Hook parcel is 6.2 acres, open & wooded, There’s a redone K, beautiful wood floors, DR, partially finished basement, plus a has a driveway & BOHA in place, is marvelous fenced yard that is private & totally private, & has dramatic views beautiful. Walk to everything. Exclusive. of the Catskill Mountains. Exclusive. $224,900. $198,000.

WITH 95 WINDOWS & skylights, this artist’s retreat is set back on 4.8 private acres, has an inground pool & huge pond. There’s a stylish interior w/ CA, a FPL, huge BRs, a gallery, new kitchen, & a 20 x 20 LR. WOW! Exclusive. $367,000.

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THE MILLBROOK INN Country inn, located on 3.2 acres minutes to the Village of Millbrook. 8 luxury suites, bar room w/FP and built-in bookshelves, DR w/stone FP and approved seating for 30 ppl, lovely patio w/underground wine cellar. Recently renovated and fully operational. Proximity to Village shops & restaurants make it a perfect location for an inn. Offered at $1,150,000

CLASSIC COLONIAL HOME Grand home privately set on 5 acres. Built it 2006, it features 4 BR, 2.5 baths, wrap-around porch, stone patios, heated in-ground pool, cabana & built-in grill. 42’ x 63 barn’ with separate driveway, perfect for studio, workshop or storage. Minutes to Village of Millbrook, TSP or Metro North Station. Offered at $795,000

COUNTRY HOME WITH CAPTIVATING VIEWS Well designed and beautifully sited log home with spectacular views. Expansive deck overlooks 19+ acres of picturesque farmland and has far reaching mountain views. Horse stable, storage barns, fenced paddocks and riding trails. Minutes to Pine Plains & Millerton. Offered at $745,000

COUNTRY CONTEMPORARY RANCH Stylishly updated home in Millbrook Hunt Country. Sunken LR w/stone FP, soaring windows & vaulted ceiling; master suite; light filled FR; eat-in-kit, playroom, 2 guest BRs and 4 baths. 10 acres, screened in cabana house, in-ground pool & outdoor BBQ. Minutes to the Village of Millbrook or TSP. Offered at $675,000

BEAUTIFUL CAPE COD WITH IN-GROUND POOL Spacious home on 1.56 acres in the Village of Millbrook. Perfect full time or weekend home. LR w/FP and French doors to patio, overlooking expansive back yard and beautiful pool. 4 BRs and 2 full baths, including 1st floor master. Hardwood floors throughout. A must see! Offered at $485,000

BEAUTIFUL MILLBROOK RANCH Attractive home, set back from the road, on the outskirts of the Village. Inviting floor plan w/9’ ceilings, hardwood floors, master w/tray ceiling, large country kitchen, central a/c and fireplace. Charming one BR apartment w/private entrance for extended family or guests. Covered front porch and enjoyable rear deck. One level living! Offered at $435,000

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Quality and tasteful touches are reflected throughout this 18 Room, 1840 Colonial with updated amenities. Ponds, 5 stall horse stable, 70x40 newer building with many possible uses. Living Room and Sun Room separated by 2 sided fireplace. Country kitchen with excellent flow to Formal Dining Room and Family Room with custom built-ins, fireplace and back stairwell. Front stairwell with original banister leads to 3 additional bedrooms, and a Master Bedroom suite plus 24x33 game room. House and grounds are simply perfect for entertaining. 3 miles to TSP making for an easy commute to Westchester and NYC. $1,599,000. MLS# 363700.

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$5,950,000 | Pine Plains | Prospect Hill Farm Unique farm w/large land parcel offering ultimate privacy. High on a hilltop w/incredible Hudson Valley & Catskill views! Newly renovated & constructed traditional barns w/special features & entertaining spaces. Could be a working farm or a country retreat. Minutes from Pine Plains & Millerton w/access to Hudson Valley's incredible skiing, fly fishing, entertainment & award-winning restaurants. MLS#362444 George Langa | m: 845.242.6314 | o: 845.677.3525

$2,995,000 | Clinton | Quintessential Farmstead Secluded & serene 92-acre compound w/5-acre lake & anchored by 5BR, 3 full BTH antique farmhouse. Wide plank floors, exposed beams & vintage trim. Converted barn w/6BR, 5BTH, LR, DR, kitchen & deck overlooking water. Garage w/2BR apartment & other outbuildings. Open pasture, mature woodlands, walking trails & beautiful stone walls. Near Rhinebeck & Millbrook. MLS#363054 Sean C. Eidle | m: 845.546.6077 | o: 845.223.0731

$1,795,000 | Clinton Corners | Perfect for the Sporting Crowd Equestrian devotees, shooting sports enthusiasts, outdoors activists or anyone who envisions a rough & tumble country retreat to compliment their energetic lifestyle. Bright, airy, lodge-type structure on 27 impeccable acres. 6100 sq.ft. w/6BR, 4 full & 3 half BTH, oak floors throughout, fully finished recreation room, 3-car garage for autos & state-of-the-art heating & cooling. MLS#363444 Kevin Battistoni | m: 914.489.2536 | o: 845.677.3525

$1,135,000 | Highland | Elegant Hudson River Custom Home Designed by Jon Senhauser & built by John Gates! Adirondack-style home on 3.2 acres w/8 mile Hudson River views. Meticulously cared-for w/1st floor MBR w/Jacuzzi, 3BR, 3.5BTH, cathedral ceilings, loft office, library, LR w/marble gas FPL, DR, kitchen, 3 porches, mahogany deck, 2500 sq.ft. unfinished walkout basement w/large windows & roughed-in plumbing. MLS#363547 Karla Rauch m: 914.475.5920 | Debbie Allan m: 845.705.5441

$1,098,000 | Hopewell Junction | Crescent Brook Farm Professional-quality horse facility w/14 stalls, 7 well-designed paddocks w/easy access to T-shaped barn w/office & tack room, 2160 sq.ft. of hay storage, 125’x185’ sand ring. Great floor plan to entertain. Home offers 7BR, 5BTH & hot tub. Minutes to I-84 & the Taconic State Parkway. 1.25 hours to New York City. MLS#361227 Elizabeth “Liz” Hofweber | m: 914.760.9418 | o: 845.855.8500

$999,900 | Cold Spring | On Scenic Cold Spring Reservoir Custom-built 3BR, 3.5BTH contemporary Mediterranean-style home on 4.14 acres w/extraordinary views overlooking Cold Spring reservoir. Open floor plan & 19’ ceilings w/custom built-ins in LR & DR. Double FPL & 3 sets of French doors to sunroom & deck. MBR suite w/luxury BTH, cathedral ceiling, FPL, WIC & French doors to deck. 2BR w/double closets & full BTH. MLS#361532 Kelly Brunetti | m: 845.518.0335 | o: 845.244.2128

$979,000 | Red Hook | A Modern, Well-Dressed Home Spacious 5BR, 4.5BTH home w/open floor plan, vaulted great room & impressive kitchen. Brazilian cherry floors, beautiful moldings & built-ins. 1st floor MBR suite & 4 generous sized bedrooms (all w/WICs), 2BTH & media/play room upstairs. Large, finished basement, perfect for guests or au pair. Close to Rhinebeck/Red Hook villages. MLS#362242 Sean C. Eidle | m: 845.546.6077 | o: 845.223.0731

$925,000 | Washington| The Marquis House Architect Robert Marquis described this 1977 riverside home as a Californian’s take on a New England farmhouse. Open floor plan, lots of glass & light in a magical setting. 4BR, 3BTH & 4FPL including one outside, w/large mahogany deck overlooking the creek. Private w/30 acres, small pond & another stream. Located just outside the village of Millbrook. MLS#355240 Maxwell Goodwin | m: 914.489.9090 | o: 845.677.3525

$879,900 | Stanford | Sprawling Ranch in Private Setting Escape to this private setting w/20 stunning acres & beautiful sprawling ranch home. Offering 4BR, 2 full BTH, large bright LR w/large stone FPL. Large kitchen w/dining area & stone FPL. French doors to 30x12 screened patio. FR w/lots of windows & French doors. Pond on property. Detached 40x30 garage that can be used for many purposes. Property is also sub-dividable. MLS#364249 Diane Spiak-Pisanelli | m: 845.656.3879 | o: 845.244.2122

$620,000 | LaGrange | Relaxed Sophistication Fabulous custom-built cedar & stone contemporary w/light-filled open floor plan. Gourmet kitchen w/top-of-the-line stainless appliances, butler's pantry & walk-in pantry. Main floor MBR suite including den. Upper level w/2BR plus 2 large guest rooms, walk-in attic. IGP w/lush landscaping, cabana. TSP commuter convenient for year-round or weekender. Don’t miss! MLS#359407 Evelyn Weiss | m: 914.474.2523 | o: 845.905.8798

$500,000 | Cortlandt Manor | Mid-Century Modern Home Well-built, corner property on quiet cul-de-sac. Classic w/clean lines. High-end stainless & granite kitchen & updated BTHs. HDWD throughout, vaulted ceilings, FPL & open floor plan for entertaining. LR w/cozy FPL opens to kitchen & DR. FR opens onto deck & IGP. 3BR & 2BTH w/possible nanny/in-law/office on lower level. Near the lake! Close to Metro-North trains. Come see! MLS#363620 Catherine Cole | m: 845.489.5688 | o: 845.244.2132

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$8,650,000 | Taghkanic | Glenco Mills Farm Thomas Phifer modernist masterpiece amongst 415 acres of stunning countryside w/gardens & landscaping by Dan Kelley, hovers serenely in the landscape. 8500 sq.ft. award-winning house of glass, steel & wood, surrounded w/manicured, symmetrical lawns, flagstones & Linden trees. Indoor & outdoor pools, tennis court, pond, guest house, cottage. Former Rockefeller estate. MLS#362055 Maxwell Goodwin m: 914.489.9090 | George Langa m: 845.242.6314

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Route 209, 3670 Main Street Stone Ridge, New York 12484

(845) 687-4451 www.flemmingrealty.com

HISTORIC STONE ESTATE. Located on one of the most desired and sought after roads in the charming Town of Stone Ridge. This fine historic home with graciously proportioned high ceilinged rooms and filled with period detail is the essence of elegant simplicity. Beautiful six over six windows allow for gorgeous views and bright sun filled interior. The Living Room with built in library case, fireplace and window seats is the perfect place to gather before entering the large Dining Room perfect for holiday gatherings. Large eat in Kitchen with “bee hive” oven fireplace with woodstove lends itself to cozy fireside meals. Expansive Den with French doors leads to bluestone patios overlooking graceful park like grounds. The 13.5 acres, with land on both sides of the road, includes established gardens, mature plantings, sweeping lawns, fruit and nut orchard, outbuildings and gives the feeling of a gentlemen’s farm. To complete this picturesque setting is a truly beautiful, significant and historic red barn, tree house and huge pond. A modern touch is added with solar panels. Separate cottage is perfect for the writer or artist. This stately property, which will include most furnishings, is in such an excellent location that it is not to be missed. $1,900,000.

RARE, MAGNIFICENT AND ABSOLUTELY PRIVATE 144 ACRE FARM ESTATE PROPERTY IN THE HEART OF MARBLETOWN WITH PANORAMIC MOUNTAIN VIEWS. A long meandering stone walled drive leads to this exceptional property with unheard of acreage in the heart of Marbletown. Peace and quiet await as one enters this idyllic property with total privacy and seclusion. This enchanting pastoral farm setting includes main house, caretakers’ residence, historic barns and outbuildings. Breathtaking vistas of farm buildings, meadows, and staggering mountains views await in a stunning wide open field perfect for a grand residence or simple escape. Many possible uses include a private estate, working farm, multi-home residential development, sanctuary or vineyard. Exceptional property with peace and quiet in excellent location. $1,200,000.

GLORIOUSLY SITED WITH STAGGERING PANORAMIC MOHONK MOUNTAIN AND EQUESTRIAN FARM VIEWS. 4BR,4B. Set Amongst Lush Rolling Open Fields and Meadows and Surrounded by Protected Land is this Stunning Contemporary Farmhouse. Warm and Inviting Interior where Every Room has a Stunning View and where Attention to Detail and Quality Craftsmanship is Evident. Spacious Living Room with Soaring Ceiling and Massive Stone Fireplace. Sun Filled Reading Nook with French Doors. Private Bluestone Terrace. Well Appointed and Perfectly Designed Cooks Kitchen with AGA Stove, Custom Cabinetry, Abundant Counter Space, and Opens through French Doors to Huge Screened Dining Room. Bright Bay Windowed Dining Room. First Floor Office/Library with Built-In Book Cases and Half Bath. Walls of French Doors Leading Rocking Chair Porch. Beautifully Designed Bedrooms each has its Own Private Exquisitely Tiled Bath and Special Details such as Balcony, Walk in Dormer or Porch. MBR with French doors, Gorgeous Tiled Spa Shower and Walk-In Closet/Dressing Room is Located on the First Floor . Second Floor Overlooking Living Room has its Own Sitting Fourth Bedroom has its own separate entrance and would also make a lovely artists studio. Gleaming Wood Floors Throughout. Huge 3 Car Garage. Every Window with a Stunning View. Seconds to Shops, Restaurants and Galleries and in a Much desired Location between High Falls and Stone Ridge. Horse Boarding and Equestrian Facilities are Available. This is that Special Property where Perfection and Location Come Together. $705,000.

GRACIOUS c1824 EYEBROW COLONIAL. HIGH FALLS. Majestically sited in the Historic Hamlet of High Falls with a sense of privacy. This Grand property has retained it’s rare period details while combining a sleek modern interior in the Barn. Enter the Main House through the magnificent front door with divided light and into spacious rooms with high ceilings, Large windows, period mouldings and wood floors. Special dining/sitting room retains its’ massive period fireplace. Sweet ante room is perfect for a home office. Huge remodeled eat in kitchen which is perfect for entertaining or gatherings. Walk in pantry. Charming coat closet. Unique bathrooms. Wraparound stair leads to spacious library landing and 4 bedrooms with 2 being ensuite. Back staircase. Windowed sunporch. Separate Studio Barn is entered from the house by a bluestone walkway. This approximately 2700 square foot barn has soaring wide open spaces on 2 levels and has been used in the past as pottery studio, retail, art gallery and meeting space. The Barn has its own separate entrance from the road with parking and lovely outdoor area with gardens. A very special and unique property steeped in History and Opportunity. $499,900.

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w w w. l a w r e n c e o t o o l e r e a l t y. c o m 30 John Street (Corner of Fair Street) Kingston, NY 12401

845-338-5832

Lawrence O’Toole Realty is the fastest growing boutique company in the area and we service listings of distinctive and unusual quality in all price ranges. We are proud to announce that our average sale price is among the very highest. We are about quality and not volume. Our buyers’ agents are the top in the business: experienced, professional, savvy. We are also the only boutique company with an office in New York City which positions us strategically to bring city buyers to the country.

Stunning setting on the Hudson with a long lawn view of the Vanderbilt Mansion on the other side of the River. The circa 1830 Frothingham House, also known as Aberdeen, is without a doubt one of the finest Greek Revival houses in Ulster County. Completely restored as closely as possible to its original state – nearly all original details survive – the rooms feature large volumes of space and beautiful moldings, original flooring and fireplaces, with multiple views of the Hudson from its many river-facing windows. An addition features a newly-renovated kitchen cook’s kitchen with French doors opening and looking out onto the long lawn with views. The home was previously owned by John Walker, an English painter and print maker considered by some to be one of the finest abstract painters in the last 50 years. $1,750,000

Fantastic opportunity in the heart of Kingston’s historic Stockade District, the Hudson Valley’s new goto investment destination, with its hip and fast-growing culinary, retail and business locations, now fondly nicknamed “Brooklyn North.” Two handsome turn-of-the-century structures have been converted into an expansive and stylish office complex. Recently renovated, with care to preserve character and original details, including six fireplaces, this three-floor corner-lot building is a professional environment that creates a healthy cash flow. Fully rented with stable and mostly long-term tenants. The property also offers a large private parking lot, rare for Uptown Kingston, emerging on a fast track as a very desirable address, rich in history and increasing commercial activity. $1,825,000

This beautiful contemporary log home is situated

Unique opportunity to own a restored 200-year-old

on a quiet country road in the town of Gardiner. Beautifully sited on 2.2 acres with the Shawangunk

Ridge in the distance offering beautiful sunset views! Lovely master suite on the first floor and two

bedrooms on the second floor share a full bath and sun drenched loft area overlooking the view. Two car garage is over-sized and has plenty of room for

toys, a workshop or a studio. Large hand cut cedar beams add to the decor and add such warmth to this

charming oasis. Come explore the local restaurants, farm stands, wineries and antique shops, all just a short distance away! $449,000

This quintessential country home is located on a quiet country road and offers all the warmth and charm you have been dreaming of. Built in 1881 and beautifully restored, privately sited and surrounded by mature trees and perennial gardens, this is a true oasis. The property offers expansive lawn, walking trails, restored barn with heat and electric and a potting shed. Wonderful flagstone patio with a fireplace, private back deck and screened in porch. Eat in country kitchen, hardwood floors and spacious dining room with access to screened in porch for outdoor dining. Upstairs are three charming bedrooms with bath and walk up attic. Heated basement has a new concrete floor, workshop area, wine cellar and access to the outside. $525,000

This gorgeous property is located at the end of a country road and is completely surrounded by the Shandaken Wild Forest. Cross a private bridge over the Peck Hollow Creek and you are home. This 87 acre parcel is a mixture of woods and open meadows with panoramic mountain views and a stream that runs in front of the house and throughout the property. What fun to explore the many waterfalls, natural pools and fishing spots in your own backyard! The house, built in 1850 is Adirondack in style. Cedar log railings, intricate twig work, indigenous stone patio with massive outdoor fireplace covered with a wonderful pergola. Every room in this house has access to the outside! There are three restored barns on the property, one is a finished studio and the second barn is an old horse stable in excellent condition. The heated inground pool with a pergola overlooks the stream and is surrounded by mature landscaping. If you are looking for a place to truly get away from it all, this is it! $1,800,000

barn! You would have to travel far and wide, perhaps into fiction, to find a house as individual as this one. A grown-up ‘hobbit’ house, if you will. Private and close to both High Falls and New Paltz, with easy maintenance, the home has fairy-tale features -rustic beamed ceilings and stair railings, two sweet stone fireplaces, nooks and crannies, stained-glass windows, old wooden barn flooring, and inimitable decorative touches. Seeking bohemian, artisticminded souls who can make it their own. $525,000

Turn-of-the-century, recently renovated 4-family house in dynamic Uptown Kingston offers elegance, low maintenance and excellent cash flow. Just on the edge of the Stockade District, four blocks to the historic Senate House and standing at the gateway of the new Midtown Arts District. A public park to the front and a spacious backyard, balconies and bay windows are just a few of the amenities that makes this property special and keeps tenants happy. A short walk to enjoy a variety of restaurants and shops, galleries and music venues. The 3rd floor hosts a classic mid-century loft with great character and mountain views. Fully rented with stable tenants -and rents are bound to improve in the heart of this newly hip historic town! $399,000

Osterhoudt Black Angus Farm is not only an extremely viable livestock and farming business but also an historic property, having been in the same family for many generations. Protected by an Open Space Institute conservancy, which means it will always remain a farm, the 100-acre property with its 1790 farmhouse, barns and multiple outbuildings, including a USDA-registered harvest house for beef and pork, which is one of the few privately owned in the Northeast. The additional 120 acres is NOT protected by any easement or conservancy and can be developed as either 3-acre-minimum residential or remain as part of the farm. $3,995,000 upstate HOUSE

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A tasteful and chic renovation has transformed this older 1980’s contemporary home into a state-of-the-art living space reflecting today’s technology and design sensibility. Tucked away on a quiet country road in the hills of Old Chatham, the property enjoys complete privacy and far-reaching Catskill mountain views. One enters into an open first floor living/dining/kitchen anchored by a central stone fireplace, with sliding doors leading to a deck overlooking the hills. Below is a spacious and luxurious master suite with a glamorous bath and doors to the outside patio. On the top floor are the guest bedrooms, one a master suite with large loft space above for extra sleeping quarter, and the other with its own bathroom in the hall. Separate 3-story barn great for a studio/workshop or guest house, with additional 2 garage spaces. $549,000

A stunning architect-designed contemporary tucked away on 7+ forested acres in Canaan, NY with a clear and far-reaching view to Queechy Lake and the mountain ranges beyond. Enjoy the views from the open and airy living/dining/ kitchen rooms, featuring soaring ceilings and large windows, leading to a deck perfectly placed for quiet enjoyment. Oak floors throughout. Two wood-burning fireplaces, one in living room, and one in den/office. Large screened porch off the kitchen. Fabulous kitchen with Aga designer stove/ovens. Three bedrooms with master suite on first level. An inconspicuous Sedgwick elevator makes it easy to move from 2-car garage to first and second levels. $575,000

For a private tour, call Lisa Bouchard Hoe: (413) 329-1162 or email: lisa@tkgre.com

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Rhinebeck’s sepascoT home FaRm An historically significant organic farm on 96 sprawling, fertile acres with an Italianate Victorian and a vintage barn complex. Offered at $1,875,000

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ALTON B. PARKER HOUSE, ESOPUS Featuring majestic Hudson River views and access from the Esopus Landing, the Alton B. Parker House is architecturally significant as a distinctive example of a Hudson Valley mid-19th century country house. The Italianate picturesque villa is a stuccoed mansion completed ca. 1860 and is sited on a terrace high above the Hudson, with sweeping views from the 1,600-square-foot porch and the interior. The 7,900-square-foot residence has been renovated and restored with careful attention to its historic character while fulfilling modern day

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priorities. Contributing buildings are a 3-bedroom vintage farmhouse, an ice house, stone incubator

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and a smoke house. This estate is on the New York State Register of Historic Places.

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5 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths. Guest house features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Offered at $4,200,000, MLS 20173434

Le Grand Real Estate, Inc.

4 Enterprise Dr., Rhinebeck, NY • (845) 876-2630 • legrandrealty.com • legrandinc@aol.com STANFORDVILLE: New to market. Nice splitlevel 3-bedroom, in quiet country location on 2+ acres, large deck on rear nicely landscaped, unattached 2-car garage, large work shop, studio, small stream flows at rear of property, wood floors, and nice sized rooms. Offered at $269,000

RED HOOK: New to market. Freshly painted 4-bedroom cape in nice family neighborhood, wood floors, large yard, and attached 2-car garage. Red Hook Schools. Offered at $220,000.

RED HOOK COLONIAL: 4500-square-foot 4-bedroom colonial on 8 acres just out side of village. Large, open layout with gourmet kitchen, wood floors, and grand entrance. Home is like new, built by one of areas premier builders. In -ground pool and 2 large barn studios. Just reduced to $650,000.

CLINTON CORNERS: Charming cape on 5+ acres in a quiet country location close to Taconic and Rhinebeck schools. Bedroom on first floor needs some TLC but a charming home with a stone fireplace in living area. Land is flat and dry and could be cleared for horses. Just reduced to $225,000.

LeGrand Real Estate, Inc. is a full service brokerage firm with thirty years of expertise in residential properties, commercial development, subdivision of land, site preparation, and individual construction needs

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Willow Realty

Almost Columbia County

Spacious Elegance with Amazing river views in Gardiner, NY

7 bedrooms, 4 baths which includes a 2 bedroom guest/nanny apartment 2 1/2 car garage, 4 stall barn with fenced paddock Private: set way back from a dead end road, with river frontage master suite, extensive decking, bright sun room. MLS 20172923 $995,000

1 mile to Columbia County. Close to Old Chatham and more. Every season offers beauty. Unique contemporary. Year round residence or weekend escape. Deeded lake rights. Summer evenings at the fire pit, Nearby ski slopes in Winter. Impeccably redesigned. Beautiful craftsmanship throughout. Open floor plan. Views from every window, 3 levels of glass. Great flowing floor plan. 3 Fireplaces! New mechanicals! $399,900.00

Carmella Crisafulli Richards 518-928-6486 carmella@carmellarichards.com

Willow Realty: Laurie@WillowRealEstate.com

845-255-7666

overlooks scenic pond rhinebeck , ny

Property in Marlboro, New York: 5 building lots, 10.25 acres 3.9 acres, panoramic river view

Privately sited, this finely crafted 5500 s.f. residence on almost 10 acres is located minutes to the village on a scenic road. Main level features gourmet kitchen; gracious living room with fireplace and deck overlooking the water; formal parlor and dining room; study and 1.5 baths. Upper level has master en suite, three additional bedrooms, bath and laundry. There is a spacious family room on the lower level and a heated four-car garage. Offers 1.5 acre pond, pool and beautiful gardens planted with perennials, blooming ornamental shrubs and specimen trees. Asking $1,795,000.

H.H. HILL REALTY SERVICES, INC. 845.876.8888 • HILLRHINEBECK.COM

6408 MONTGOMERY ST., RHINEBECK, NY 12572

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6.5 acres, riverfront

$350,000

2.5 acres, river view

$150,000

Town of Poughkeepsie, New York: 6 estate lots, 1-3 acres each

$900,000

All Lots Board of Health Approved For more information, 845-462-1206


INDEX OF ADVER TISER S IN D EX O F A DV E R T I S E R S Adirondack Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Foxx Pools by Charles Burger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Murphy Realty Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Alfandre Architecture, PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Gary DiMauro Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Niche Modern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Associated Lightning Rod Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Gentech LTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Northern Dutchess Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Atlantic Custom Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . back cover

George Cole Auctioneers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Augustine Landscaping & Nursery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

George T. Whalen Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Bare Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Ghent Wood Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Nutshell Realty . . . . 61

Glenn’s Wood Sheds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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Halstead Property Hudson Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Paragon Building Group LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Paragon Roofing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Paul Hallenbeck Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Paula Redmond Real Estate Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Pedatella Realty Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Hudson Valley Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Halter Associates Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Bialecki Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Herzogs True Value Home Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Peggy Lampman Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Bloom Fine Gardening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

HH Hill Realty Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Phinney Design Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

C & H Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Houlihan Lawrence/Lagrangeville Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Quatrefoil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Cabinet Designers, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Hudson River Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 23

Red Hook Community Arts Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Carmella Richards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Hudson Valley Chimney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Rhinebeck Kitchen & Bath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Catskill Farms Builders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Hudson Valley Sunrooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Stone Ridge Electric Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . 47, 60

Hunt Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Sun Up Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Cord King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Ice Forge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Counter EV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Janson Goldstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

TH Remodeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 19

DC Studios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Jesse Cunningham Landscapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

DeSantis Plumbing & Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Kinderhook Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Dutchess County Fairgrounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Kniffen Builders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Elizabeth Berin Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Lawrence O’Toole Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Equis Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Le Grand Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Westwood Metes & Bounds Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44, 45

Finch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Luminary Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

William Wallace Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Flemming Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Marigold Home Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . inside back cover

Williams Lumber & Home Center . . . . . . inside front cover

Foster Flooring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Metz Wood Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Willow Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Traditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Ulster County Office of Economic Development . . . . . . . 3 Victoria Wilkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 WCW Kitchens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

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“I never start a piece with a conscious design,” says woodworker and restorationist Jack Decker of Vernacular Design. “I just let it surprise me.” A Woodstock native, Decker opened his studio in a former hat factory in midtown Kingston in 2010, drawn to the district by its abundance of raw space and the growing community of artists there. He began his career in historic restoration in 2004 when his mother bought a circa-1790 home in Kingston. “I just stepped in, started doing it,” he recalls. “I love learning about how these old houses are constructed, the engineering methods they used back then.” Inspired by the period furniture he encountered in his research, Decker apprenticed with Kingston woodworker and sculptor Johnny Poux, and began making his own chairs, tables, and other furnishings. The Hudson Valley region’s rich supply of native wood also influenced his decision to build a career here. In all of his furnishings—including chairs, tables, benches, and beds—Decker uses native materials.

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“There’s a much larger variety of species of soft and hard woods here than many people realize,” he says. “The Hudson Valley is actually more forested now than it has been in 150 years. Some of that is from conservation, but a lot of it is the positive side to the decline of local agriculture—fewer farmers are clear-cutting timber for planting or livestock.” Decker often codesigns prototype pieces with individual clients, allowing the clients to “test” the pieces in their intended settings, and refining them as needed. The Colonialand Shaker-influenced aesthetics of his furniture dovetail with many of his clients’ restoration projects, while his cleanlined, utilitarian pieces also hint at modern minimalist design. “Well-executed simplicity inspires me, design that speaks volumes without being excessive,” he says. “Whether it’s Colonial or Danish Modern, there’s a universality there that makes these things timeless.”—Peter Aaron VERNACULARDESIGNCO.COM

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ATLANTIC CUSTOM HOMES At Lindal we are very proud that for over 70 years we have been producing homes that are modern in spirit and warm in nature. At the heart of the Lindal Experience lives progress and tradition, inspiration and predictability – the cutting-edge architecture is delivered through the time-honored building systems of Lindal Cedar homes and backed by a lifetime structural warranty. Lindal Cedar Homes has designed and produced over 50,000 homes, built throughout the world in every climate, on every type of terrain, and in every regulatory environment. Since the introduction of its modern design program in 2008, Lindal has been the modern systems-built ‘prefab’ home of choice for our clients. We will be happy to speak with you about the services we offer, including free site evaluations and site visits, and our free Design Program.

Atlantic Custom Homes, Inc. Stop by our Classic Lindal model at: 2785 Route 9 • Cold Spring, NY 10516 888.558.2636 • 845.265.2636 Info@LindalNY.com www.HudsonValleyCedarHomes.com

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