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’ve never been a fan of aimless driving, but lately it’s become appealing to spontaneously get into the car and roam the Hudson Valley countryside to see what can be found. As I write, it’s the midpoint of the fall season, and if this coming winter is anywhere nearly as frigid and snowy as the last two, I may not be heading out much for the next few months, so it’s great to make the most of the clean roads and clear skies while they last. But there’s also an ever growing list of places to go. Case in point: Spirit Grove Farm in Clermont, also known as Hudson Valley Distillers, LLC. I stopped in for the first time on Sunday afternoon over Halloween weekend. Though the sun was shining like it was July, the air was cool and crisp, and the nearly bare trees looked suitably spooky. That atmosphere made the idea of a distillery tour and an artisanal cocktail all the more alluring. So did meeting Chris Moyer, and his wife, Jennifer, who co-own the distillery with their longtime friends, Tom and Jennifer Yozzo. As Chris tells it, he and Tom met in 1990 as fraternity brothers at Bloomsburg University. After college, Tom returned to his hometown of Newburgh and became a law enforcement officer, while Chris went into software channel sales management, eventually working for a large company in northern Virginia. The two remained close friends, vacationing together with their wives and growing families, and continually finding themselves “sitting around the campfire," says Jennifer, "talking about what we were going to do when we grew up.” What usually came up was the vision of a distillery that would resemble the wineries in northern Virginia. “You can bring a blanket and your kids and your dog, buy a bottle or a glass, listen to music, and hang out,” says Chris. “That was our vision, but with spirits.” Then, in 2007, New York State’s Farm Distillery Act was signed, making it possible for farm distilleries to become viable businesses, and setting the Moyers and the Yozzos off on a new life path together. In late 2012, after Tom retired from Newburgh’s police force after 20 years, the two couples bought a former nursery and small orchard on the west side of Route 9 between Red Hook and Germantown. After renovating the barn to hold the still and kegs and a tasting room, Spirits Grove opened in March 2014. In late 2014, the state’s Craft Beverage Act was a “huge boon to our business,” says Chris, “because it allowed us to sell our spirits by the glass, whereas previously we could only offer 3.25-oz. samplings.” An outbuilding was converted into a cocktail space with a stone patio outside, where Spirits Grove began hosting events last fall. The property has brought some happy discoveries, like a crop of staghorn juniper, which is used to flavor the gin, and some baffling situations, like groundhogs overrunning the messy orchard. “None of us are farmers by any means, but we’re dealing with it and this year we actually got some fruit,” says Chris. But the startup has also brought the Moyers and Yozzos even closer. Along 4
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Spirit Grove epitomizes the sense of optimism that’s overtaking the Hudson Valley and turning Sunday drives into adventures. with meeting the business’s challenges, they juggle their four children, ages 11 to 13, between them. “Someone’s always handing off the baton,” says Jennifer. Less than two years after its opening, Spirit Grove has gone further than the Farm Distillery Act’s requirement for using at least 70 percent New York State raw ingredients by sourcing 100 percent of its materials from a 100-mile radius. The distillery makes two applejacks, gin, vodka, and whiskey, as well as apple cider (and hosts family-friendly make-your-own events), ginger beer, ginger candy garnishes, and all of its own syrups and flavorings. And, judging from my sampling of the cocktails Pear Passion and Not Your Average Appletini, Spirit Grove's seasonally-inspired drinks are sublime. I'll be heading back to try out the hot toddies during the holidays for sure. With Sloop Brewery Company, From the Ground Brewery, Suarez Family Brewery, Clermont Vineyards and Winery, and Tousey Winery all within a five-mile radius, says Jennifer Moyer, “We’re already practically a trail, and we refer our customers to each other and help each other out.” But even more importantly, Spirit Grove epitomizes the sense of optimism that’s overtaking the Hudson Valley and turning Sunday drives into adventures. “Daddy didn’t give us a farm,” says Jennifer. “We left our lives behind and followed a dream. This is all handbuilt. People say, ‘Wow, you really pulled the trigger, and it didn’t cost you millions.’ And they think, ‘If they can do it, I can do it.’”
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he good news about small farming in New York State is that new farmers are settling in areas like the Hudson Valley and taking advantage of direct-access local markets, including farmers’ markets, Community Supported Agriculture, and direct-to-retail sales. But according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, new farmers are entering agriculture at a significantly lower rate than established farmers are retiring. Couple this with the recent recession, rising land prices and property taxes, increasing equipment costs, and severe weather conditions, and it’s not surprising that many older farmers are shutting their farms down. One case in point is Hull-O Farm, 300 acres nestled into the rolling hills of Durham, which has been in Frank Hull’s family since its founding in 1779 as a subsistence farm. In the 20th century, it grew into a dairy farm with 150 cows. In 1976, five years after Frank and his wife, Sherry, married, they made enough profit to begin saving. But the milk industry dwindled in the early 1980s, forcing many dairy farms out of business. When Frank dipped into their savings to feed the cows, Sherry told Frank, “You either have to sell the cows or sell the farm.” Many farmers faced with decreasing revenue leave the farm or get second jobs. (Frank’s mother helped out by working as a nurse.) But the Hulls wanted neither of those options. Instead, they decreased the dairy herd to under a dozen, and launched new businesses.
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hey began a farm vacation T business, allowing tourists to hand-milk cows; feed pigs, rabbits, and calves; and gather eggs. four sons. One son died in 2010. Two live out of state. The youngest lives and works on the farm, but isn’t in a position to maintain it alone. Besides the farm’s 205-year-old main farmhouse, Frank and Sherry own two other “cozy country homes,” where guests stay. They’re willing to sell one, but “that would be a Band-Aid,” says Sherry. In 2007, the Department of Transportation expressed interest in buying the farm’s development rights, which would have allowed the Hulls to get out of debt but still own the property as long as they didn’t sell it to a nonagricultural developer. “They didn’t want the land to be developed because Durham has one of the most designated, scenic highways in New York State,” Frank explains. But the deal fell through in 2008 when the economy crashed. Hull-O Farm went on the market last spring for $3 million. “The land itself is marginal for actual farming, but for an entrepreneur able to upgrade the property and appeal to new clientele, it could be a gold mine,” Sherry says. What will they do after it sells? “I want to travel,” Sherry says. “I want to live in a small place up the road, so I can keep an eye on things,” says Frank. “Not with me!” Sherry laughs. While Sherry calls farm support organizations “great resources,” they haven’t helped the Hulls. “We’re not in a watershed district, and we can’t be seen from the Hudson River, so we feel like we fall within the cracks,” she says. “We had tried to get involved with the Greene County Trust, but the soil isn’t good enough to save. We haven’t found anyone yet who wants to save a scenic historic farm.” If no one buys the farm outright, the Hulls might divide it into smaller parcels. In the meantime, it’s business as usual. “I have to do everything I normally do to make sure it’s in as tip-top shape as possible,” says Sherry. 14
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here exactly is Peekskill? On the map, it’s tucked into a scenic bend on the east side of the Hudson River, 45 miles north of Manhattan. And yet, while Peekskill is officially located within the boundaries of Westchester County, in many ways it’s never fit there at all. Like the Hudson River cities farther north, Peekskill began as a working-class river town, churning out everything from iron to Crayola crayons to baking products. But long after other river towns shuttered their industrial centers and emptied out their downtowns, Peekskill kept on going, thus retaining its ethnic diversity and blue-collar roots, which makes it contrast all the more sharply with the homogenous, white-collar towns to the south. Peekskill’s downtown eventually emptied out too, but the city was ahead of the curve in working out a solution. In the late 1980s, years before the Hudson River town revival kicked off in earnest, Peekskill began luring artists from New York City with cheap live/work spaces, tax breaks, grants, and other economic incentives. Many frustrated artists being priced out of New York have taken the bait, renovating their own spaces or moving into places like Peekskill Art Lofts, built in 2002—and they’ve transformed downtown Peekskill into a vibrant hub.
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That vibrancy remains today. Sure, it still has rough edges, but Peekskill’s continued resurgence—including an explosion of new restaurants, galleries, and music venues—all add up to make it not so much the northernmost city in comparatively straight-laced Westchester, but the southernmost city in the funky Hudson Valley. THE SCENE Peekskill’s downtown hums along 24/7, buoyed by innovative restaurants like Birdsall House and the Hudson Room, thriving cafés like the Peekskill Coffee House and the Bean Runner, and live music venues like the historic Peekskill Paramount Theatre, and 12 Grapes wine bar. Many of the people thronging its streets are tourists. Chances are most of the folks at 12 Grapes have come from Westchester, while the majority of the Saturday afternoon crowd at Peekskill Brewery either just took the train up from Brooklyn or hiked in the Hudson Highlands. So where are the locals? They’re taking advantage of all of the parks, hiking and cycling paths, and entertainment venues within walking distance from their homes. All Peekskill needs is to lure a few more shopping destinations to its downtown, enabling the locals to pick up a cheese grater or a hammer
TRANSPORTATION: Metro North’s Hudson Line stops at the waterfront; the ride to Grand Central takes about an hour. Route 9 passes right through town. Stewart International Airport is 25 miles away; Westchester County Airport is 27 miles away.
NEAREST HOSPITAL: Hudson Valley Hospital Center is two miles away in Cortlandt Manor. SCHOOLS: Schools are the primary stumbling block for Peekskill’s revival, with none of its public schools ranking above a 5 on GreatSchools.org. The school district is aggressively working on improving its system through new
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THE MARKET For such a large city, inventory in Peekskill remains surprisingly low. Prospective buyers expecting a more relaxed real estate environment are in for a surprise, with the majority of homes and even rentals procuring accepted offers within days of their listing. Peekskill doesn’t quite have the architectural heritage of many river communities to the north, so don’t expect to find a cute little Queen Anne or postcolonial that’s move-in ready. Instead, the majority of properties available for purchase are multifamily homes whose landlords are ready to cash out. But bargains can still be had. Finding a three-bedroom apartment or house for under $200,000 is an attainable dream here. Recently on the market were a four-bedroom, 1,686-square-foot Victorian for $149,000; and a three-bedroom, 1,320-square-foot neocolonial from the 1960s for $159,000. Meanwhile, the high end of the market revolves around the artists’ lofts that Peekskill used to kick-start its renaissance. Two such 7,000-squarefoot properties were recently on the market, each priced at $679,000. programs, and superintendent Dr. David Fine has even made himself available for one-on-one meetings with prospective parents who are considering moving there. POINTS OF INTEREST: Appalachian Trail, Edward R. Murrow Memorial Park, Lakeside Park, Farmers Market, McKinney & Doyle, Quaker Hill Country Club, Darryl’s House, Oblong Friends Meeting House, Gunnison Museum of Natural History, Akin Free Library, John Kane House, and the Historical Society of Quaker Hill and Pawling
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Brighter Future By Lynn Woods | Photos by David Morris Cunningham
llenville packs a lot of history into a few square blocks with its hodgepodge of steepled churches, handsome 19th-century storefronts, gracious Victorians, low-income housing developments, and futuristic, abandoned 1960s motels. The village boomed with the opening of the D&H Canal in 1828, and when the canal was later supplanted by the railroad, it thrived as a summer tourist center, with sweltering city folks flocking to its boardinghouses, bungalows, hotels, and resorts. The closing of the village’s two factories, which once employed 5,000 people, in the early 2000s was a big blow, but there are refreshing signs of recovery: Ellenville has several good restaurants and the region’s only professional theater company. It’s also set in a landscape of unsurpassed natural beauty, which includes the southern Shawangunks, the Catskills, and the Rondout Reservoir, with miles of preserved forest. Route 52 runs from the center of town up the mountainside to idyllic Cragsmoor, a scattering of Victorian and craftsman-style homes, that started as an artists’ colony in the late 1800s. Nearly 2,000 feet above sea level, Cragsmoor features spectacular views, a tiny library, post office, and charming, Gothicstyle Stone Church, built in 1897, which still holds Sunday services. To the north, off Route 209, is the modest hamlet of Napanoch, home to the New York Department of Correctional Services and two prisons. Napanoch features a few
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restaurant-bars and the Shanley Hotel, built in 1845, allegedly haunted, now in the latter phases of restoration, and open for business (and ghost tours). THE SCENE Ellenville could serve as a stage set for a drama about broken dreams, but in fact it’s slowly making a resurgence as an entertainment and commercial center. On Canal Street, the restored Art Deco Shadowland Theatre is renowned for its professional productions of award-winning dramas and musicals. Ellenville is also a foodie destination thanks to Gaby’s Café; Aroma Thyme Bistro, which offers live music two nights a week, wine and beer dinners, and other events; and the Italian-style trattoria Tony and Nick’s. The Publik House, located in a former 1960s motel, is another popular hangout spot. Cohen’s Bakery, founded in 1920, still does a lively business on Center Street, while fresh local produce is sold at Barthel’s Farm Market. Nearby, on Route 209, Shoprite, Peter’s Market, a Rite Aid, and a Walmart cater to every need. But it’s Ellenville’s gorgeous surroundings that are luring people to the area. On Berm Street, there’s a trail leading right into the Shawangunks. Sam’s Point, located near Cragsmoor, is the Shawangunks’ highest point, with dramatic cliffs, waterfalls, a sky lake, ice caves, and a rare habitat of dwarf pitch pines. Guided weekend tours of the “wild caves” area in the warm-weather months are solidly booked. A world-
TRANSPORTATION: Shortline Bus Line-Coach USA offers daily service from New York City; the trip takes two hours and 10 minutes. Ulster County Area Transit has daily bus service to and from Kingston, an hour away. Both Amtrak and Metro North stop in Poughkeepsie, an hour’s drive. The nearest airport is Stewart International Airport, 50 minutes away.
NEAREST HOSPITAL: Ellenville Regional SCHOOLS: Ellenville Central School District includes Ellenville Elementary School, Ellenville Middle School, and Ellenville High School. There are two private schools: Wawarsing Christian Academy (pre-K through 12), 3.6 miles away; and High Meadow School
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renowned rock-climbing destination, the ’Gunks also attract hikers, bicyclists, runners, and hang gliders, with hang-gliding school Mountain Wings located right in the village. Many residents were disappointed when New York State didn’t select the abandoned Nevele resort to redevelop as a casino, but as a consolation prize, the state gave Ellenville $1 million toward improving its hiking trails. THE MARKET Artsy Cragsmoor is the most desirable area. Recent sales include an 1889 cottage for $365,000, and a converted church, complete with bell tower, on two acres for $299,000. Deals can also be found there: A two-story Colonial in foreclosure sold for $121,500, while a 1950s ranch sold for $96,000. In contrast, a six-bedroom Victorian on well-kept Maple Street in Ellenville is listed for $188,000. A bilevel house, built in 1987 on 1.5 acres on Westwood Street, lined mainly with Brady Bunch-style homes, is listed at $225,000. Many weekenders live in Ulster Heights, west of Route 209, where a bi-level ranch with 11 acres, set back from the main road, is listed at $199,000. Napanoch’s housing ranges from modest cottages to handsome Victorians. A four-bedroom foursquare built there in 1920 is listed at $118,000. One of the most unique properties on the market is 155 acres with a private lake and two contemporary homes for $885,000, seven miles west of the village.
(pre-K through 8) in Stone Ridge, 20 miles away. SUNY-Ulster Community College is also in Stone Ridge. POINTS OF INTEREST: Sam’s Point Preserve, Minnewaska State Park, Long Trail, Shadowland Theatre, Hunt’s Memorial Library, Cragsmoor Historic District, Cragsmoor Free Library, Cragsmoor Stone Church, Shawangunk Country Club, Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa, Mountain Wings hang gliding school, and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
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RESTORING A DUTCH COLONIAL UNCOVERS ITS BEAUTY, AND A FEW STORIES, TOO By Janine Stankus | Photos by Karen Pearson
Clockwise from left: The house’s style is Dutch Colonial, with traces of laterperiod English influence. “I just didn’t bring Rina enough flowers so I bought her a house,” says Brittain; In the renovation, Sutherland installed energy-efficient doors and windows, but retained the original moldings; Rina and Brittain Stone were married on the property in 2007, and now spend weekends there with their children, Hazel and Linus.
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ina and Brittain Stone are both visual storytellers: She’s the creative director at InStyle magazine and he’s the strategy consultant for the Ulster County housing community Hudson Woods, and a former photo director. So when the Manhattan-based couple found their ideal weekend retreat in Accord, they were thrilled, Rina says, to have “a new playground, a new palette to work from.” But the old stone farmhouse on Boodle Hole Road, affectionately dubbed “Boodle,” had its own rich stories to tell. Built in 1749 with a mid-1800s addition, the charming Dutch Colonial is signature to Ulster County’s historic architecture. It originally belonged to Dutch farmers, the Krums, who must have been pretty successful, Brittain posits, based on its uncommonly large size, which totals 2,700 square feet. The 16-acre property, which spans both sides of the road, includes walking gardens cultivated in the 1920s and ’30s by former owner Charlotte Ripple Reid. Down
the road, a few twigs the Stones planted upon buying the house in 2005 are now full-grown willows, swaying over a picturesque pond. The Stones looked to architect Kurt Sutherland, an area native with a deep knowledge of local architecture, to exhume the house’s original character. “I look for opportunities to keep with the design of an old house, but fit it to the way people live now,” Sutherland says. Because the Stones entertain frequently, he opened up the galley kitchen to allow flow between the connected living rooms, creating space for guests to mingle. He nixed the 1980s Formica countertops and black refrigerator, recessing a new steel one into a former storage area. Beadboard cabinetry, designed by Sutherland, creates visual continuity with the house’s original wide-plank pine floors and exposed beams, which were all tung-oiled by hand by builder Whitley Cooper, who also built a Dutch door for the home’s entrance, featuring hand-forged hardware. upstate HOUSE
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Opposite: The foyer, like the rest of the house, features Shaker-style furniture. “I just think clean; I love all the things that the Shakers did,” says Rina. Top: The kitchen’s narrowness can be a challenge, but its shades of white and abundance of both natural light and views make it feel open and ample. Below: The house has three living rooms, which Rina says is “kind of funny.” She explains: “When you have guests, everyone kind of just flops in different places.” The central living room, shown here, features a fireplace that was bricked over in the 1950s, and once housed an antler chandelier that mysteriously fell upon the Stones’ guests. (Happily, no one was hurt.)
Rina drew inspiration for the interior design from her travels, but ultimately let the house speak to her. When she spent a weekend steaming away layers of wallpaper in the central living room, she discovered raw beauty beneath. With the help of her Accord neighbor, plaster and cement artist Diane Boisvert, she applied fish glue and linen to the walls to bring them to life. “To me, they look like something from a Tuscan villa or even old ruins in Cuba,” she muses. “The color is incredible—that little bit of blue that just peeks out.” Shaker-style furniture throughout the house reflects Rina’s “uncluttered” aesthetic. Most of the furnishings were sourced from local antiques stores or Rina’s favorite trove for household treasures, Hammertown in Rhinebeck. “One element can really make a room. The walls do it here, so everything else can really take a back seat,” she says. Three multipurpose living spaces connect across the first level. A dim, leather-and-fur clad study (Brittain’s bachelor nook) is nestled in the back corner, adjacent to the kitchen. The fully renovated second story includes two modest bedrooms and a brand new bathroom, featuring a vintage claw-foot tub from Zaborski Emporium in Kingston that is poised on a platform Sutherland devised to hide the new plumbing. The roomy, sky-lit master suite features a tiny door that opens over the house’s right-side addition, revealing thick wood beams—the bones of a former sleeping loft. Although the Stones have successfully captured the house’s original spirit, they also got more than they bargained for. Brittain tells of an antler chandelier in the entryway that spontaneously fell on their guests (none were harmed) and a tree that was set ablaze by lightning. “It was so loud and so scary,” remembers Rina. Once, while strolling the property, the couple was startled to discover a stoic stone angel amidst the brush, guarding the grave of Charlotte Ripple Reid.
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The modestly furnished upstairs bedrooms feature original wooden beams that were hand tung-oiled by the builder during the house’s renovation.
Despite the house’s quirks, the Stones have found harmony there. Rina and Brittain were married on the property in September 2007, and their two children, seven-year-old Hazel and five-year-old Linus, revel in weekend canoe rides on the pond. “I travel a lot for work and do photo shoots—being able to come here and unplug is really important, and really good for the kids too,” says Rina. For the Stones, Boodle has become more than an exciting new set. It’s the inspiration for their best project to date: creating their family’s story in a country home.
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A Barn of One’s Own Writer Sarah Dunn creates a retreat at home in Garrison. By Brian PJ Cronin | Photos by Deborah DeGraffenreid
Opposite: The barn studio, tucked away behind Sarah Dunn’s home, makes the most of natural light. Above: Although Sarah Dunn doesn’t encourage visitors, they do drop in, sometimes with a puppy.
The former Colonial-style barn that Hudson Design Company turned into an office for writer Sarah Dunn in Garrison is almost spartan in its simplicity. But that simplicity belies the whirlwind of activity that takes place inside. “I’m in the middle of two big projects right now, so an hour ago there were papers spread out all over the entire place and it looked like a mental patient lived here,” says Dunn with a laugh. Dunn is both a television writer—she’s currently working on a pilot for ABC titled The Second Fattest Housewife in Newport—and a novelist who’s finishing her third book for Little, Brown and Company. The Arrangement, to be published in 2016, is about a happily married couple who embark on an open relationship for six months. “Which, for the record, I did not do,” Dunn says, laughing again. Dunn’s multiple long-term projects necessitated a space in which she could not only work but also live, if needed. When she and her husband, Peter Stevenson, deputy editor of Men’s Journal, bought the six-acre property, she took one look at the old horse barn out back and knew it could become that separate space she’d dreamed about. The barn, like the house itself, was built 30 years ago, but in First Period Colonial style, with a steeply pitched roof, mimicking the 1680s instead of the 1980s. upstate HOUSE
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“Sarah expressed a predilection for authenticity,” says architect James Copeland, Hudson Design Company’s founder. “But she gave us some latitude as to how we went with that.” Copeland and Hudson Design’s interior designer, Michael Maggio, rehabilitated the parts of the 1,280-square-foot barn that were usable, including the sliding barn door that now reveals Dunn’s office; for the remainder, they salvaged comparable materials from similar local barns, including wood flooring. “Since we’ve been doing this a few years, we’ve come to know some people who have an eye for materials and authenticity,” says Copeland. “And collaboration produces the best product. Sarah trusted us, and so this is what happened.” “I did not make very many demands,” says Dunn. She then turns to Copeland. “Wouldn’t you say I was an undemanding client?” Now it’s Copeland’s turn to laugh. “Sarah,” he says, “it was fun.” Dunn had a few modest requirements: a short counter with two burners and a sink for a makeshift kitchen, and enough room in the bathroom for an enormous bathtub. When she’s stuck on a project, Dunn either takes a long bath, perching her notes on a wooden plank stretched over the tub that acts as a desk-of-last-resort, or pulls out one of the dozens of 300-piece jigsaw puzzles she keeps. She spreads the pieces out on the floor, finishes the puzzle in one sitting, and then goes back to work. The barn’s enormous windows illuminate the space from all angles and offer panoramic views of the woods. Dunn used to keep chickens in the yard until the sight of them getting picked off by foxes and hawks proved too distracting. Random poultry slaughters aside, the space is free from distractions. It has little ornamentation, or even furniture, which is intentional, as Dunn doesn’t want people to view the office as someplace to visit, even though she allows her parents to stay there. “I hosted a fundraiser for my kids’ school here once,” she said, “and all of the other moms were like, ‘How do I get a barn?’” But while the space remains separate enough from Dunn’s home life to allow her to focus on her work, it’s close enough to allow the line separating work and home to become porous when she needs it to be. The office houses only a simple wooden desk, a worn office chair, and a gray couch that’s soft enough for comfortable sitting but too short to sleep on. But when Dunn invites her home life in, the office easily accommodates. “I had to pull an all-nighter to turn in part of my novel,” she recalls. “My fiveyear-old daughter wanted to be in here with me, so I had to have her watch a movie. I blew up the air mattress in here for her, wrote until six in the morning, hit ‘send,’ and then curled up on the couch next to Alice’s mattress. And I thought: This is really nice for a woman writer. First, to have an apartment of one’s own, but also for Alice to see what my work is. It captures why I wanted this, and wanted it near the house.” 28
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hether you want whimsy, a punch of color, pleasing patterns, coverage for uneven walls, or to kick up a room’s energy level, wallpaper is the answer. Wallpaper has been around for centuries, but its patterns, printing methods, and materials are changing dramatically. These days, wallpaper includes grass cloth, metallic finishes, weathered suede, pleats, wood patterns, large-scale art murals, and traditional hand-blocked patterns. Thanks to digital printing processes and contemporary designers’ predilections, wallpaper is experiencing a renaissance. “The quality is so good, I want to introduce every client to wallpaper,” says Charles Farruggio, co-owner of FRED, a home furnishings and design services shop in High Falls. “We use wallpaper on almost every job,” adds his partner, Michael Van Nort. “There are many options today that didn’t exist a decade or so ago.”
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Opposite: Reproductions of historic wallpaper by Adelphi Paper Hangings include, from left to right, Volute (French or American, circa 1840-45), L’Oiseau Moderne (French, circa 1925-1930), and Van Cortlandt Rosette (French, circa 1825). Above: Adelphi creates the Everand Medallion pattern (English, circa 1760) using a technique known as “slipprinting.” Unlike most multicolored papers, which require a separate carved block for each color, this pattern creates a shadow effect by using only one block. First, the block is used to print black, and then, shifting registration slightly, it is reused to print the white foreground image.
Block-printed wallpaper has a “physical presence” because each color is allowed to dry before another is applied.
On the traditional side is Adelphi Paper Hangings LLC, in Sharon Springs, the only American company creating block-printed wallpapers. Adelphi’s hundreds of patterns, culled from historic houses, date from the 1700s through the 1930s. “It’s a niche market,” admits co-owner Steve Larson. “Many of our clients are historic house museums, but we also serve lots of consumers.” Block-printed wallpaper has a “physical presence,” explains Larson, because each color is allowed to dry before another is applied using a different block. The technique’s popularity peaked in the mid-1700s to mid-1800s. “Then roller printing made the process faster and easier,” Larson says. “Silk-screening was used in the 1930s and ’40s. In the last few decades, digital printing has taken over.” Adelphi imports paper from France in 12-mile rolls; its chalk-based paints are made by its creative team. The blocks, which are laser engraved for accurate detailing, are the process’s only high-tech component. Recent projects for Adelphi include a French design for the Van Cortland House Museum in the Bronx and King Caesar’s Strip (in original gray and yellow) for Boscobel Mansion in Garrison.
Wallpaper roll widths and lengths vary, but the standard size is 21 inches wide and 16.5 feet long. While standard wallpapers run from $50 into thousands of dollars per roll, and digital patterns available online begin at around $80 per roll, Adelphi’s block-printed wallpapers start at $380 for an 11-yard roll. The more colors in a paper, the higher the price. A roll of Adelphi’s 10-color Butterfly Chintz costs $945. Digital printing’s versatility and precision is inspiring wallpaper designers to push boundaries. Maya Romanoff, Marcel Wanders, Trove, and Timorous Beasties mix familiar images with unexpected graphics and colors. Companies like Hygge & West, Spoonflower Custom Design, and Walnut Wallpaper print consumers’ designs, including as removable wallpaper tiles, as well as offer surprisingly affordable arrays of quirky designs. At FRED, Farruggio and Van Nort recently created a feature area using British wallpaper company Farrow & Ball’s Lotus pattern. They had fun with the restroom, too, hanging identically framed panels of Great Wave wallpaper by British block-print company Cole & Sons Wallpaper Ltd. (available from Lee Jofa) in close succession to create the overall impact of wallpaper, but making it easier to change.
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Above, from left: Farrow & Ball wallpaper on display at FRED, a home furnishings and lifestyle shop and design studio in High Falls. This particular pattern comes in 14 color variations; Harlem Toile de Jouy by Sheila Bridges. The pattern is produced by Studio Printworks from handmade screenprints on paper.
Residential designers are realizing what hotel designers already know: Wallpaper can evoke emotions, set a mood, or reinforce a brand. RESOURCES Adelphi Paper Hangings LLC: AdelphiPaperHangings.com FRED: FredHighFalls.com Hygge & West: HyggeandWest.com Spoonflower Custom Design: Spoonflower.com Walnut Wallpaper: WalnutWallpaper.com Farrow & Ball: Farrow-Ball.com Lee Jofa: LeeJofa.com Cole & Son (Wallpaper) Ltd.: Cole-and-Son.com Sheila Bridges: SheilaBridges.com/wallpaper
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While wallpaper’s popularity recently waned among homeowners, the hospitality industry has embraced it. But Farruggio says residential designers are realizing what hotel designers already know: Wallpaper can evoke emotions, set a mood, or reinforce a brand. It’s also as durable as it is transformative. Van Nort and Farruggio recently papered an entryway closet with gold metallic vinyl, achieving a gold leaf effect inexpensively with material that will stand up to umbrella pokes and dirty boots better than paint. Small rooms like entryways and bathrooms are ideal places for wallpaper newbies to start, says Van Nort. “You don’t need as much paper, for one thing, and you don’t get sick of a pattern when it’s used in a confined space.” Since wallpaper can be expensive, he suggests consulting a designer before purchasing. “Many of our clients say they know what they want, they just don’t know how to implement it,” he explains. New York City interior designer Sheila Bridges loves wallpaper so much she designs it herself, creating contemporary versions of the French Toile de Jouy, 18th-century fabric printed with landscapes and figures. Harlem Toile de Jouy caused a stir when it debuted. “I wanted the beauty of toile with subjects that actually spoke to me,” she says. “Designers are like any creative person—we make personal and political statements in our work.” Hudson Valley Toile de Jouy followed Bridges’s buying a second home in Rhinebeck. Her latest pattern, Van Doe, was inspired by a trip to the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands, and riffs on Old Master paintings and, yes, deer. “I am deer obsessed since I started to spend time in upstate New York,” she says.
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Opposite: Josh and Aimee Rich at a current Home Enrichment Company project, an 1800s farmhouse renovation in Millbrook. Clockwise from top: One of the farmhouse’s bathrooms gets an update with contemporary wallpaper and an industrial lighting fixture; Carpenter Dave Baker installs exterior trim; A linen cupboard features a traditional mesh door.
While many contemporary home builders value speed above all else when it comes to construction, for one local company, housewrighting is the only way to work. Home Enrichment Company, based in Hopewell Junction, was founded in 1987 when self-taught carpenter Josh Rich advertised in the local Pennysaver. Today, the firm has an unparalleled reputation, employing six carpenters, plus Josh’s wife Aimee as manager. Traditional apprenticeship is the company’s foundation. “Josh sought out the finest candidates and dedicated himself to their training,” says Aimee. “He’s trained each of the team, and now they train new employees as well. An employee who’s willing and able to do this is a rare find, but we’ve been very lucky.” For master carpenter Gregg Wilsea, who’s been with Home Enrichment since 1991, the feeling is mutual. “We’re lucky to get the chance to do these jobs,” he says. “I still get up every morning eager to go to work—six or seven days a week, 10 to 12 hours a day. I’ll wake up in the middle of the night with a new idea about some detail I’m working on.” For each restoration, repair, or building project, Home Enrichment gets to know every stick of timber and block of stone involved. “Our team members are fanatics, precise to a fault,” says Aimee. “They spend a lot of time reviewing each detail. It’s an art form, and the guys are 100 percent dedicated. They put their hearts into it, and all of them are capable of building a complete house by hand.” upstate HOUSE
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“They spend a lot of time reviewing each detail. It’s an art form, and the guys are 100 percent dedicated.”
Opposite: Steve Schnaper, a journeyman carpenter (left), and Chris Hansen, a carpenter and master plumber, install a large window to amplify the farmhouse’s natural light. Above (clockwise from top left): Architectural detailing on the farmhouse’s upper balcony; The interior woodworking is waxed by hand; Gregg Wilsea, master carpenter, works on the baseboard electrical.
In fact, the team created the Riches’ own family home by disassembling an 1800s Greek Revival farmhouse. During its restoration, they sandblasted each beam, whittled each board to a precise fit, and added savvy tweaks like energy-efficient insulation and appliances, handmade cabinetry and flooring, uplighting, and a new, period-style barn/office for Home Enrichment’s operations. Because everything is done by hand, Home Enrichment projects typically involve an architect and a one-to-two-year commitment. Josh is proud of the amount of time his team puts into each project. “I’ll never give up on quality,” he says. “We won’t sell our souls for faster, lower-quality work.” Home Enrichment’s latest project was the $2.5 million restoration and interior updating of a 13,000-square-foot Tuxedo Park home built in 1908 by Lieutenant Governor Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler. “Working on a project of that magnitude presents many challenges,” says journeyman carpenter Steve Schnaper, the project’s manager. “Decades of experience prepared us for the pratfalls and unforeseen challenges that often crop up with older homes. The historical nature of that home required research and diligence in keeping to the original intentions of the architecture—and we love that stuff.” Merrill Mahan, co-owner of the Tuxedo Park property, was so pleased with the 15-month renovation that she threw a thank-you party for the team. “They did a spectacular job, and we’re enormously grateful,” she says. “Everyone was so professional, and our three-year-old twins fell in love with ‘Steve the builder.’” Empathy is as vital to Home Enrichment’s process as the intricacies of wood and stone. “Construction is an emotional roller coaster, and a year or two is a long time, waiting to see the finished effect while you’re looking at rough-ins and mechanicals,” says Aimee. “But we’re a good family. We talk and laugh a lot, and we draw the client into that circle of caring, concern, and communication.” Other recent Home Enrichment projects include building an intergenerational lakeshore retreat in Putnam Valley, featuring a hand-cut timberframe, western red cedar screened porch, retractable hurricane screens, and an upper balcony. In renovating an 1800s farmhouse in Millbrook, the team added a garden room and bedrooms, and redid the kitchen and bathrooms. “Finishing each project is like a wedding day or graduation, or some other big life event—we’re so proud, but we’re going to miss the place,” says Aimee. “We create places that we wish we could just hang out in, enjoy, and admire for a while, but the next one is already calling.” Ultimately, each project carries a legacy that’s both spiritual and structural. “There’s an emotional connection for us,” Josh says. “But the work we do is about longevity. What we do outlasts who we do it for—it’s there for generations.” upstate HOUSE
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PRACTICAL MAGIC A MANOR HOUSE COMBINES MODERN CONVENIENCES WITH A RARE HUDSON RIVER SETTING By Shawn Hartley Hancock | Photos by Deborah DeGraffenreid
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lthough Sturgeon Point Manor, a 24-acre estate located within the Rhinebeck historic district, was built a scant 13 years ago, it appears to have been perched overlooking the Hudson for far longer. “We tried hard to make the house look like it had been here for 100 years,” says Sturgeon Point’s owner, Michael Ostrow, who, with his wife, Cynthia, built the 7,800-square-foot luxury house in 2002. In the last decade or so, the property has lost none of its original luster. Instead, it’s settled naturally into the landscape. The Ostrows knew immediately that the parcel of land they acquired was rare indeed. The property, formerly held by the Catholic Church, is located within the Dutchess County Land Conservancy between Vanderburgh Cove and Rhinecliff Landing, and features 650 feet of Hudson River frontage. It’s a four-mile drive from the center of Rhinebeck and a mere half mile from the Rhinecliff Amtrak station.
“We tried hard to make the house look like it had been here for 100 years.”
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The heated pool and steam room can be used year-round, and multiple electronically operated skylights and sliding doors allow swimmers to feel like they’re outdoors. The manor was named for its geographical location along the Hudson’s eastern bank, where sturgeon, shad, and other species of fish are plentiful. The Ostrows sited the house for optimal river views, drawing inspiration from other large-scale period homes nearby. Sturgeon Point combines elements of classic American-style homes, including shingle style, Colonial, and Georgian. Casual elegance is conveyed through its Palladian windows, clapboard siding, and simple columns (supporting the massive porte cochere and porch). On the first floor, a formal entry hall with bluestone flooring and large rooms with coffered ceilings offer commanding views of the Hudson and the Catskill Mountains on its west side. A gourmet kitchen and Viking wine cellar are tucked away on the wooded side of the house. Upstairs is a master bedroom, featuring an en suite bathroom and his-and-hers dressing rooms, that opens to a roofed deck, along with three guest bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. The house features three fireplaces on the first floor and one in the master bedroom. Radiant-heat flooring throughout the house ensures ample warmth in winter. The Ostrows’ most recent improvement—a stunning 2,500-square-foot indoor pool house with river views—is also their swan song to the property. (The couple plans on downsizing.) The heated pool and steam room can be used year-round, and multiple electronically operated skylights and sliding doors allow swimmers to feel like they’re outdoors.
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Top to bottom: Sturgeon Point’s new indoor pool house features a heated pool and steam room that can be used year-round and can be open or closed to the elements via electronic skylights and sliding doors; The formal living room and dining room offer back-to-back fireplaces and abundant authentic period details.
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Amazing 6 BR/3 BA home in Greenport with lots of room and even more view— stunning, far-reaching, protected views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. Enjoy 2 levels of spacious living in this sprawling contemporary on 5.8 acres located on Mt. Merino, one of the most desirable areas of the Hudson Valley. Open floor plan kitchen/ dining/living room with fireplace, walls of glass and French doors leading to expansive stone deck with outdoor kitchen for grilling, dining and watching the magical sunsets. Master BR with en suite bath and fireplace. The full basement includes an entertainment/playroom with a pool table. All of this in an unequaled location, 5 min. from the City of Hudson and River Front Park, art galleries, cafés, restaurants, music clubs and Amtrak.
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On the crest of Mt. Merino, this exquisite home has unparalleled views of the Hudson River and Catskills as well as gorgeous Berkshire views. Stunning. Breathtaking. Stylish. Built in 1989 with plans and materials from Deck House, approx. 4000 sf, 4 BR post & beam beauty with distinct mid-century vibe, solid mahogany trim and 2-story windows framing the amazing, protected views. Top-to-bottom renovation, perfect design choices. Modern, sleek and sophisticated, with rustic elements complementing the fine wood details. Beautifully landscaped with sitting areas to enjoy the ever-changing vistas. There’s plenty of peace and privacy, yet close to Hudson and Amtrak.
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Set on 41+ acres in Marbletown spanning both shores of the Esopus creek, sits this magical compound with its own waterfall. The original stone house was built in the early 1700s, and rebuilt in 1832. Spending time on this property is a rejuvenating experience. 3 BR/1.5 BA renovated main house with eat-in kitchen w/ marble countertops & Viking range. Living room and center hall dining room both with fireplace. Stone-floored 4-season porch w/ wood stove. Open & airy 1300 sf, 2 BR/ 1 BA guesthouse with back deck overlooking the Esopus, for entertaining. Across the waterfall, a private & serene log cabin and 3-stall horse barn. ❚ Tracy Dober 845.757.5000 x13
Blinkbonnie, “Good to the Eyes” in Scottish, is truly that and more with its elegantly proportioned rooms, high ceilings, original barns and ice house, built circa 1850. A significant example of an early Rensselaer County residence. Remodelled in 1918 in the fashionable Colonial Revival Style. Through the years, the Federal style elements of the house, as well as the Italianate influences, have been blended into the original Greek Revival character. House and barn are lovingly restored, beautiful gardens and magnificent Catskill Mountain views. Gracious, comfortable home, privately situated 5 BR/3.5 BA miniestate in Schodack.
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The American Foursquare is known for its handsome design, sturdy construction and spacious rooms. It has 4 BRs over 4 oversized main-floor rooms with wide entry hall and stairway. Fully updated interior w/ radiant heated floors, oak flooring, gas fireplace, pocket doors, mudroom & laundry. Feel-good, comfy home w/ high ceilings & large sun filled windows. New roof on house and garage. 1/3 of an acre, this corner lot is bordered by lovely flower and vegetable gardens. Located in a quiet neighborhood of beautifully maintained vintage homes. A short walk to the Hudson River and Main Street’s cafes and shops.
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This historic circa 1800 cottage is the most stylish, sophisticated, turnkey country property you will ever be introduced to, no matter how far and wide your search may take you. It’s the perfect blend and combination of high-end fixtures and appliances with authentic period details and rustic finishes. Just the right size for the perfect weekend house BR/1.5 BAs, living room with a wood burning fireplace, a separate formal dining room, and a glorious eat-in-kitchen. The property is beautifully planted, has a sweet detached garden shed, and is bordered by perfectly laid dry stone walls. We call it pretty special. You can call it home.
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Clockwise from top: The cozy family room centers around a natural, stone fireplace; A large stone patio stretches between the house and the pool house; The master bedroom features the house’s fourth fireplace.
Sturgeon Point is protected by a conservation easement that would still allow for another structure—perhaps a guest house, home office, or studio—to be built on the property. The house features a large screened porch that opens to a stone patio deck from which to enjoy the abundance of nature surrounding the manor. “We didn’t cut down any mature trees when we built,” says Ostrow. Across the wide lawns, easy-care flower beds transition to flourishing evergreens and hardwood trees as the land undulates gently down to the water, 80 feet below. The house is a mere 200 feet from the shoreline, allowing observation of the river’s ecosystem in action, including the fish that inspired its name. “There’s so much wild activity here all the time,” says Ostrow, that “it’s majestic to see this side of nature.” For instance, there are three bald eagle nests on the property, and the predatory birds can be seen hunting on the river for food. During winter, Ostrow adds, Coast Guard ice-cutting boats pass the manor every day as they travel up and down the Hudson to keep the channel open for ships. “The sound of the ice crushing is unlike anything else you’ll ever hear,” he says. “It’s such a magical place to be on a winter’s day.”
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RESPECTING THE RIVER Preservation motivates one real estate agent.
“I believe in progressive development,” says real-estate broker Gary DiMauro, who established his business, Gary DiMauro Real Estate, in the mid-Hudson Valley in 1993. Although people often tell him they are surprised to find him speaking out against development at town meetings, DiMauro says that not supporting preservation of local space would be “antithetical” to his approach to real estate. “I want to preserve what is most attractive about our area, which is its rural nature, recreational offerings, and traffic-free roads,” he explains. “I cultivate that like-mindedness because my buyers want privacy, serenity, and tranquility.” The company has offices in Rhinebeck, Tivoli, Hudson, and Catskill, which cover Dutchess, Columbia, Greene, and Ulster counties. “All four counties are destinations for second-homeowners,” he says. “I don’t use the word ‘weekender’ anymore because we’ve progressed from there. Many people telecommute or have a flexible schedule. The Hudson Valley has so much to offer and is so convenient to New York City. Real estate, either as a first or second home, is a good value here, too.” DiMauro is a Hudson River aficionado, so when he isn’t studying land-use issues and waterfront development plans or reading local history, he enjoys the river’s environs—whether he’s using his 20-foot Stingray for water-skiing or hiking the shoreline and watching the sunset. “I’m always in awe of the response I get from the guests I bring out in my boat,” he says. “There’s just nothing like being out on the Hudson on a beautiful day.”—Shawn Hartley Hancock
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Office: 845.757.5000 x11 | Mobile: 518.755.3973 firstname.lastname@example.org | garydimauro.com Stately and elegant, this 7,800-square-foot architect-designed home presides over 24 acres on the Hudson River, with a stunning 2,500-square-foot indoor pool house with a river view. Built in 2002, it’s named for its geographical location along the eastern banks of the river between Rhinecliff Landing and Vanderburgh Cove, within the prestigious Hudson River National Historic Landmark District. Inspired by the period designs of historic Hudson River estates, it features a winding drive leading to a porte cochère, an impressive entry hall, and formal rooms with coffered ceilings and commanding views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains beyond. Modern luxuries abound…a gourmet kitchen with Viking wine cellar, four fireplaces, sumptuous baths, a steam room, and sophisticated dressing rooms. Tall pines, rolling lawns ,and manicured gardens complete this Hudson River dream.
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Antique Lover’s Dream | Wallkill | $479,000
This charming home, full of history, is beautifully maintained with park-like grounds. The roomy interior has great flow for entertaining. Features include: chefs kitchen with high-end appliances and handcrafted cabinets, original wide board floors and woodwork. Two story barn ideal for artist, workshop or hobbyist. All conveniently located for weekenders and a short ride to all local amenities including Lake Minnewaska , Mohonk Preserve and outdoor activities!
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This five bedroom home is the ultimate mountain retreat. Perfect for entertaining with its large dining area, media/ game room and sauna. Relax in the outdoor hot tub and watch the sun set. The great room is particularly impressive with a stone fireplace and floor to ceiling windows that look out on a panoramic view of the Catskill Mountains. Come and enjoy!
Bucolic Family Farm | Gardiner | $1,325,000
Priceless mountain views with 92 acres of rolling meadows, paddocks, barns and pature, perfect for the horse lover. This 4 bd, 2.5 ba colonial has recently refinished hardwood floors, screened porch, large living room, fireplace with a woodstove insert, and has just been freshly painted. A two story 50X34 barn has multiple stalls, tack room and a large finished second floor office/studio/workshop that has any number of uses.
Dreamy Woodland Cottage | Olivebridge | $250,000
Surrounded by an open grassy lawn with perrenial plantings and a bank of ferns, this property is bounded by mature forest and offers nice privacy. Charm abounds in the cozy home with an eclectic mix of rustic and modern finishes. Open backyard deck, charming dining room and a brilliant entry/foyer that merges into an office area. Seperate garage with potential as a studio or workshop. This is the country home of your dreams at a great price.
Your Future Dream Home | Kerhonkson | $515,000
One of the areas leading Premier Builders, Catskill Farms, will work with you to customize the details and make this home all your own. Design features like a vaulted 2 story living room, front mudroom with bluestone floor, stone fireplace, wide pine floors, shaker kitchen cabinets, a screened porch and an open deck are just some of the elements that make this home perfect.
Heavenly Home | Woodstock | $658,000
This jewel has been recently renovated and sits on more than 7 acres! Only 1.5 miles to the village with views of Overlook Mountain from every room. The doorstep is a 1500 foot deck with an integrated saline pool. Luxurious hot tub, sauna/steam room, a marble eat-in kitchen, a pebbled courtyard, and windows, windows everywhere, are just a few of the features. A pond and two charming outbuildings add to the fun and value.
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Renovated Contemporary | Windham | $575,000
This beautiful home has hit the market just in time for ski season. Brand new grand spiral staircase in main entry. Living room with vaulted ceiling, wood burning fireplace and bar. Upgraded kitchen offers granite counters and stainless steel appliances There’s also a huge bonus room through one of the upstairs bedrooms that could be used as a den, office, or additional sleeping area.
Move-In Perfect | Hurley | $350,000
Set back on one of the Hudson Valley’s most scenic roads is this perfect contempo in the historic town of Hurley, New York. This home sits on over 6 acres of private Catskills land, with magnificent views outside every window. The interior is open and great for entertaining. Enjoy barbecues on the large deck and patio just outside the kitchen and great times by the “bonfire pit”.
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With natural light flooding its voluminous spaces, this Woodstock area bunker-style architectural masterpiece is unlike any other. Green-built and solar-powered, this 4,300 sq.ft. blend of antique wood and concrete forms is as aesthetically pleasing to ultramodern eye as can be. A wall of tall windows looks out from the mammoth main living space to the most pleasing view of Overlook Mountain. The 13+ acre property, lovingly landscaped and lined with bluestone walls and walkways, offers the privacy all discriminating buyers’ desire. But it is the geometrical play and strong presence of the home’s design that easily takes the breath away. $875,000
Privately-set 122 acre property at the top of the mountain is for those seeking serenity, seclusion and, most of all, solidity. Great care and craftsmanship has gone into the construction of this compound: standing on solid rock, on top of four feet of concrete, with a double-beamed roof, this 4 bedroom home is built to stand the test of time. From the stunning woodwork to the finely detailed finish work of European craftsmen, this is a home that offers both quality and security. In addition there is a 3-bedroom guest house, a tree house for kids (or nimble adults), large work shop, ample wood storage buildings, and even a mini-observatory to look at the stars! $995,000
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Eloquent and rustic 1840’S barn conversion in the hills above Woodstock. This tastefully renovated historic structure is now an amazing place for you to entertain. Roughhewn clapboard and original architectural details are integrated into modern amenities and high end appliances to create a dynamic environment, rich with “Old World” charm. Enjoy its expansive deck and gardens with a sauna, hot tub & guest house, rolling lawns and a saline pool with a view. Moments to the Mill Stream or the shops and restaurants of Woodstock. $595,000
Hear the soothing sounds of a waterfall at this extraordinarily peaceful property on a dead-end road minutes from Woodstock. Gorgeous 1930’s stone house with character and vintage details. The waterfall flows from a natural bluestone swimming pool fed by a spring; the constantly moving water creates a no-maintenance pool for those who want one and an inviting water feature for those who don’t. There is a heated studio/office cottage, a stone woodshed, and remains of an earlier foundation of Stone Hill Farm. The masonry at this property carries through into the interior featuring exposed stone. This is quite simply, a stunning home and property. $635,000
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Designed by William Massie as an allseason celebration of geometric diversity, this imaginative confluence of glass, steel, concrete & plywood is more than a house: it’s a sculpture set within a wooded glade where inside and outside merge so beautifully. Some might say they are in a ship, surrounded by rock-outcroppings for waves. Rigorous but flowing; contemplative yet exciting. $750,000
Beautifully maintained Colonial in a highly desirable area just minutes to the bustling Village of New Paltz and Mohonk Preserve. New hardwood floors throughout, updated baths with granite counters, new kitchen appliances, resurfaced driveway and newly created patio area with fire pit and pergola. There is a huge bonus room on the third floor which would make a great office or media room. There are distant mountain views from some of the rooms and plenty of room to garden. This house is truly in move in condition. $549,900
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Representing fine properties in the Hudson River Valley for over three decades. DUNDEE FARM — Elegant early 18th Century stone house, beautifully restored, 3 BR, 3 BA, updated with wide-board floors & hand hewn beams, 5 fireplaces, cedar shingle roof, copper gutters & cedar closets. Paddocks & corrals surround the impressive circular post & beam horse barn with cupola, hayloft, cobblestone yard, 12 horse stalls, 1 birthing stall, 3 wash stalls, 2 bathrooms, an office, & an observatory deck for the 75’x150’ indoor riding arena. Also features a separate guest cottage, a studio, 3 bay garage, & historic restored barn, all on 330 incomparable wooded & landscaped acres that include a lake, meadows, a stream, waterfall, ponds, fenced raised vegetable garden, a cedar grove, miles of trails & mountain views. Just 2 hrs from NY City & 20 mins to Rhinebeck & Amtrak. Offered at $3,900,000. ULSTER COUNTY MLS #20153132 | SOTHEBY’S ID #9BE5SB
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Artfully planned for connoisseur and socially active family. This sprawling 8,000 sq ft, true mid century modern home, features long lines and spaciousness, accommodates every desire, offering elegance. Surrounded in the ultimate private setting on 4.3 landscaped acres. This well thought design offers views from many vantage points. House features 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 half baths with many additional rooms to relax or entertain. Two fireplaces, vaulted beams, marble and ceramic floors, handmade cabinetry all built with the best materials. Great windows and French doors for all day light and views overlooking pool and mountains. Entertain at large pool house that is equipped with full kitchen, bathrooms, changing rooms and wood fire pit/bbq. Beautiful Japanese garden with stone bridges going over landscaped pond and waterfalls designed to be filled with water. Located 1.5 hrs from NYC, in desirable Westwood neighborhood. MLS#4536906 $895,000
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PLEASANT VALLEY 1870 CENTER HALL COLONIAL WITH GUEST HOUSE The integrity of an 1800s home with all the conveniences of the 21st century. This beautiful center hall colonial reﬂects the period in which it was built. Main house is 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Guest or rental house is 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Lovely pastoral setting on 3.4 acres. Great location near to Vassar, Culinary Institute, MetroNorth and more! $720,800
STAATSBURG CIRCA 1850 FARMHOUSE WITH STUDIO AND GUEST HOUSE Elegant farmhouse on 8 park-like acres. Main house features 5 bedrooms, 3 ﬁreplaces, formal dining room, library, study, wood ﬂoors. Many of the original details throughout! Set on open land with meandering ﬁelds, mature trees and perennials. A one-of-a-kind home and property with plenty of charm, comfort and creativity. $579,000
RHINEBECK CONTEMPORARY IN PRIVATE SETTING NEAR VILLAGE Open, free-ﬂowing ﬂoor plan is sun-ﬁlled in each and every room. Dramatic beautifully detailed large rooms with oversized windows. Striking Great Room with cathedral ceiling and Palladian windows. Private ﬁrst ﬂoor guest room. On 5.74 park-like acres, this 4 bedroom/3 bath 4500sf home is just 5 minutes to Village Center and the Kingston Bridge. $925,000
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$4,300,000 | Highland | Majestic 300 bucolic acres w/9.5-acre fish stocked pond w/sandy beach. Partly zoned for resort w/18,000 sq.ft. building that includes catering hall & storage facilities. Includes 1,800 sq.ft single-family home & building lots. Designated Class A shooting reserve. Waterfall, apple orchard, gardens & area for livestock. Ideal spot to build your home at the peak of the property w/stunning views. MLS#4536141 Tina Townsend | m. 914.456.4097 | o. 845.244.2183
$3,700,000 | Garrison | Mountaintop Retreat Panoramic views of scenic Hudson River & historic river valley w/exceptionally private home only 1 hr from NYC. Sprawling 4,266 sq.ft., 4BR, 2.5BTH custom-built contemporary ranch w/retro-flair, walls-of-glass & 180° awe-inspiring views. 122 acres w/unique architectural features of home set the stage to invite the natural landscape inside. Come see the true beauty for yourself. Lynn Angelo | m. 845.597.6504 | o. 845.244.2172
$1,499,000 | Pleasant Valley | Country Living At Its Best! Magnificent home & 2BR guest house perfect for weekend retreat or year-round living. LR w/hand painted mural by Oscar-winning set designer overlooking tiered patio & pool, FR w/cathedrals, large DR, MBR suite w/spa MBTH. Kitchen w/professional appliances. Travertine floors & ample storage. Easy commute to NYC & mins to Millbrook, Rhinebeck & TSP. Too much to list! MLS#341279 Maria Daly | m. 914.489.4468 | o. 845.223.0657
$795,000 | Fishkill | Own Your Very Own Mountain Top! 22-acre retreat w/round contemporary home w/360° views of Hudson Valley. Cedar exterior & wraparound deck, enormous great room w/vaulted ceilings & granite FPL. Home features 3,097 sq.ft., 3BR, 4 full BTHs, 2-car garage, full basement & elevator. Enjoy breathtaking Hudson River valley sunsets. Near hiking, antiquing, local eateries & more. MLS#342581 Karla Rauch m. 914.475.5920 | Debbie Allan m. 845.705.5441
$597,000 | T/Poughkeepsie | Timeless Elegance Quality custom brick, 4BR, majestic home sits on secluded 5-acre, wooded property. 4,746 sq.ft. w/spacious, open layout, high ceiling & loads of custom features. Exquisite 1st floor master suite, 3 woodburning fireplaces, sunken LR, inlaid wood floors & tasteful marble floors. Convenient location, minutes to shopping, colleges & hospitals. MLS#342326 Karla Rauch m. 914.475.5920 | Debbie Allan m. 845.705.5441
$475,000 | Pawling | Nature Lover’s Paradise Beautiful views of Whaley Lake & breathtaking vistas form the wraparound deck! Boat launching access w/your own dock & beach. Manicured frontage w/fire pit. Home features open floor plan, center island kitchen, LR w/pellet stove & HDWD. Expansive windows, 2BR plus den & study for possible guest rooms & 2BTH. MLS#342173 Daniel Axtmann | m. 845.702.7060 | o. 845.905.8789
$389,000 | Union Vale | Picture Perfect! Cozy Cape Cod w/huge front porch on 1 level acre. 1st floor MBR suite, HDWD on main level & open floor plan. Custom kitchen w/maple cabinets, center island, s/s appliances & sunny breakfast nook. Spacious LR w/FPL, den/sunroom w/French doors & SGD to deck. 2nd level has 2BR w/WICs & Jack & Jill BTH. Unfinished bonus room over garage w/electric & plumbing. MLS#342995 Debra Allan | m: 845.705.5441 | o: 845.905.8788
$359,000 | LaGrange | Nothing To Do But Move Into! Immaculate split-level built by original owner! Every room offers tons of natural light. Gleaming red oak floors, large country kitchen w/Gen-air stove top, double ovens, 4 generously sized BRs. Many updates include BTHs, new septic, water system, security system, furnace & much more! Gorgeous level property. Prime commuter location to Taconic. MLS#341279 Maria Daly | m. 914.489.4468 | o. 845.223.0657
$330,900 | T/Poughkeepsie | Nature Lover’s Retreat Situated on Cedar Pond at end of cul-de-sac. Features include EIK w/granite counters, FR w/FPL, wet bar & SGD to deck. MBR suite w/stunning MBTH. Updates include Duro-Last roof w/lifetime warranty, windows & fresh paint. Enjoy the conveniences of natural gas, C/A & municipal, water & sewer in Spackenkill area. MLS#339651 Daniel Axtmann | m. 845.702.7060 | o. 845.905.8789
$249,000 | Highland | River Views & Access On the banks of the Hudson River w/panoramic views. 4 acres w/rock croppings & private river access by trail & boat. Previously had BOHA for 4BR home. Driveway path cut & electric service available. Close to Highland Landing boat launch & Waterfront Park, Walkway-OverThe-Hudson, Rail Trail, Lake Minnewaska, trains & I-87. MLS#339132 Tina Townsend | m. 914.456.4097 | o. 845.244.2183
$244,900 | C/Poughkeepsie | Room for Everyone The possibilities are endless in this oversized custom cape. Features include 5BR, 2.5BTH, HDWD, newer windows, stainless appliances, custom built-ins & tons of closet space. This is a great place to entertain w/large DR that leads to a FR w/FPL, SGD to sunroom overlooks the backyard. Come take a look. MLS#345227 Lynn Angelo | m. 845.597.6504 | o. 845.244.2172
$210,000 | Millbrook | Converted One-Room Schoolhouse 1816 schoolhouse just minutes to the Village of Millbrook is over 700 sq.ft. Great room, kitchen, BTH & BR are ready for your weekend getaway in the country. Property also has a 2-story pole bar w/heat & electricity. Perfect for studio or entertaining! MLS#344803 Karla Rauch | m. 914.475.5920 | o. 845.905.8785
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A LOVELY COUNTRY HOUSE — Well designed and beautifully sited on 24 acres, minutes to the Village of Millbrook. Spacious rooms, high ceilings & floor plan conducive to gathering family & friends. 6 BRs, 4.5 baths, lovely gardens & brick patio. Oversized 2 car garage w/nanny quarters above. Sweeping lawn overlooking barn & 2 fenced paddocks. A very peaceful retreat! Offered at $1,295,000
CHARMING MILLBROOK COLONIAL — Just south of the Village, this house offers a warm & comfortable interior. Cozy LR w/FP, KIT, den/1st floor BR, updated baths & stunning wood floors. Fabulous outside space, beautiful deck, wonderful gardens and fruit trees. Freshly painted interior and many more recent improvements throughout. Perfect for a weekend getaway or full time residence. Offered at $295,000
QUINTESSENTIAL HUNT COUNTRY FARM — Lovely estate property, situated on 79+ acres in Millbrook Hunt Country. Originally built in 1880, this is a rambling home with fabulous early details, including pine flooring, 5 fireplaces & beamed ceilings. Grounds w/stone walls, horse stable, fenced paddocks, riding ring, pool and views to Catskill Mtns. 3 BR guest cottage, 2 BR apt. over barn, garage space for 8 vehicles. One of the finest farmsteads in the Hudson Valley. Offered at $2,200,000
MILLBROOK COUNTRY CONTEMPORARY — This immaculate home sits completely privately on 5.35 acres in Millbrook. It boasts 4 BRs & 3.5 baths. New, custom kitchen w/granite opens to fabulous family room with soaring ceiling and stone fireplace. Large light filled rooms, gleaming hardwood floors and walls of windows. Master suite with new bath and private balcony. Detached three car garage. Offered at $595,000
MILLBROOK MANOR CONDOMINIUM — Two story condo in the Village of Millbrook. 1st floor w/ entry foyer, kitchen w/tiled floors and Corian counters, living room w/fireplace and sliding glass doors to private patio, 1/2 bath & laundry. 2 BRs on 2nd floor, each w/private bath and great closet space. One car garage. Offered at $219,000
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w/4 BRs & 2 baths has vintage charm, incredible light, & the 4.9 acres in the center of Village of Tivoli is magical w/frontage on Stony Creek. 9 ft. ceilings, huge K, library, sunroom. $429,900.
A MAGNIFICENT LUXURY HOME 3984 SF, cathedral ceilings to 20 ft., deluxe chef ’s K, library, 2 MBR suites, bonus room, stone terrace, 3 car garage, & 9 open acres. RHBK
HUDSON & CATSKILL VIEWS
are dramatic at this 4070 SF Executive Colonial. Walls of glass, 2 MBR suites, lovely K, 26 ft. LR, 2 FPLs, & 3000 SF of stone terraces surround the 38ft inground pool. WOW! $679,999.
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at this amazing country home. Vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, FPL, CA, 24 x 27 FR, office, private 400 SF MBR suite, oak floors, wonderful K. Move in & enjoy. $364,900.
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A 20 X 40 INGROUND POOL
is perfect for summer fun at this Reproduction Farmhouse. WB floors, 2 FPLs, 2 MBR suites, DR, Gathering Rm, 54 ft. deck. Warm & inviting & full of light. $389.500.
THIS RED HOOK V ONE STORY
is perfect for your family. 3 BRs, 2 baths, MBR suite, large LR, DR, nice K, 22 x 25 FR, 2 car garage, & the village lot backs up to woods. Move in ready. $240,000.
RHIINEBECK VILLAGE CONDO
Park your car & walk to restaurants & shopping. First floor has open living, dining, & lovely K. Upstairs, 2 complete BRs. 1.5 baths, balcony, CA, FPL, low fees. $229,900.
T H I S 1889 V I C TO RI A N
is in the best RHBK village setting, has 7 BRs, 5.5 baths, pocket doors, 4 bay windows, WB floors, crown moldings, a redone K, updated mechanicals, & a double lot. One of a kind! $769,000.
this legal 2 family w/2515 SF in the V of Tivoli offers a 3 BR, 1.5 bath for you & a separate 1 BR, 1 bath for family or tenants. Central W & sewer, 1.3 acre site. $215,900.
1.2 M I LES FRO M RH B K V I LLAG E this 4975 SF, 4 BR, 3.5 bath Contemporary home has large, large rooms, a stone FPL, AC, a huge MBR suite, spa room, FR, a 16 x 20 EIK, & 3.5 acres w/an inground pool. $460,000.
AT THE GARDENS IN RHINEBECK
this 2 BR, 2 bath one story end unit condo has the most serene setting overlooking a huge pond. CA, FPL, oak floors, MBR suite, club house w/gym & pool. $339,900.
A CLASSIC SEARS HOME
this 3 BR two story has wood floors up & down, a wonderful stairway, a beautiful interior. There a formal DR, office, glassed porch & 1.58 acres w/ huge trees. $219,900.
IN RED HOOK V
this 2400 SF Cape has large, open spaces, is on a quiet dead-end street yet V amenities are just a short walk away. First floor MBR, CA, FPL, DR, lovely lot w/huge trees. $289.900.
IN A QUIET COUNTRY LOCATION
this 4 BR, 2 bath Cape has wood floors up & down, a nice K, formal DR, huge deck & 2.7 open & wooded acres. Close to amenities. Nice! $269,000.
or investment home, this 3 BR Red Hook 1 story has vaulted ceilings, an open K/DR/LR, & a fabulous fully fenced yard. Close to the elementary school & recreation park. $150,000.
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STORYBOOK MODERN - Adorable, custom built 6 year old contemporary cottage near Stone Ridge & High Falls. This ready for move-in home features a fabulous eat-in kitchen with Jenn-Aire appliances and granite island; dining room, cathedral living room with 2 skylights, oak hardwood floors, French doors, 2 large bedrooms, 1.5 baths, whirlpool tub, full finished basement, patio and split AC to keep you cool. $259,900
HISTORIC DISTRICT VICTORIAN - Much admired classic in designated Kingston Historic District! Meticulously maintained & updated. Charm & character abound- handsome woodwork, intricate parquet floors, pocket doors, coved ceilings, wainscoting, beamed ceilings, and beveled windows. Gracious LR & DR, library with fireplace, modern custom EI kitchen, 4 BRs, den/office, lovely veranda and a pretty secret garden out back. SUPERB! $374,900
MOHONK MAGNIFICENCE - Superb historic stone c. 1782 w/ significant frame addition surrounded by “forever wild” Mohonk Trust lands. Gracious 4000 SF seamlessly blends authentic detail & modern convenience - 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, stone fireplace, wide plank floors, beams, gourmet country kitchen, 23’ family/media room, den, office, classic red barn & beautiful vistas across sweeping meadows. STUNNING! $1,400,000 Call Amy Levine, Assoc. RE Bkr., 914-388-7393 mobile
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TEXT M508311 to 85377 KINGSTON LANDMARK! -This extraordinary Kingston landmark pays you to live in it! Impressive center-hall stone estate home c. 1820 beautifully situated on one of Kingston’s oldest streets and home to “The Antique Stone House,” a successful B&B generating significant revenue! The ultra-gracious 3900 + SF Main house w/ 5 fplcs, intact vintage detail and CAC o’looks pool & patios. Separate bldg. w/ 2 one BR units, massive garage & greenhouse, too! $699,000
DUTCHESS ESTATE PARCEL - 16+ tranquil acres on one of the most beautiful & quiet roads in Dutchess County, home to many charming period farms and unspoiled beauty. Just minutes to bustling Rhinebeck village and Taconic Parkway. Wooded and rolling terrain with stone fences and old growth trees. Possible 3 lot subdivision or prime for secluded estate setting. CALL FOR DETAILS. $225,000
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LOCATION, LOCATION! - First offering in 45 years! Significant New Paltz 9.5 acre estate parcel adj. to 8000 acre Mohonk Preserve. Winding drive thru dramatic natural wonderland to complete PRIVACY on a serene plateau. Rambling 2500 SF split with appealing Mid-Century vibe , 27’ Great Room w/ brick fplc, 3 BRs, 2 full baths, breezy stone floored screen porch PLUS sep. 1 BR guest/rental space. Det garage+ carport. Minutes to town! ONE-OFKIND! $599,000 Call William S. Kimmig, Assoc. RE Bkr., 914-466-8398 mobile
JAW DROPPING VIEWS! - Completely astounding 180 degrees across the valley to the Catskills and beyond grace this 21 acre (3 deeds!) site of this cedar sided contemporary in historic Cragsmoor. Features include 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3 fireplaces, cathedral ceilings, hardwood & ceramic floors, full basement, bluestone patio, att. garage + det. garage with loft apartment for guests /office and POND, too! VIEWS FOR MILES & MILES. $799,000. Call Mary Ellen Flemming, Assoc. RE Broker, 845-687-0932
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HISTORIC AND ELEGANT KIPP FARM / HUDSON, NY Excl. c 1820, 4 BR house, guest barn, full gym, studio, carriage house, heated IG pool. $2.495M. Web#12350655 Maret Halinen 917.691.8757
ITS MAGICAL AT THE TOP / ANCRAM, NY Excl Spectacular views & setting, barn style house, open spaces, timeless natural finishes. 70’IG pool. superb location. $2.2M Web#11478752 Nancy Felcetto 212.381.6554/Robin Horowitz 917.626.6755
PRIVACY & FOREVER VIEWS / AUSTERLITZ, NY Excl. 33.5 heavenly acres. Green features, low maintenance gracious home, open kitchen, wbfpl’s, 5 BR, 6 baths $1.545M. Web#13080705 Nancy Felcetto 212.381.6554
COUNTRY PERFECTION / CHATHAM, NY Excl. Stunning views. Gracious 4 BR, 4.5 baths. Wood-burning fireplaces pond. A pristine retreat on 28 heavenly acres. $1.175M. Web#13216471 Nancy Felcetto 212.381.6554/Robin Horowitz 917.626.6755
INSPIRING & STYLISH / KINDERHOOK, NY Excl. Complete privacy & comfort on 8.44 acres. 4 huge BR & baths w/ walk-in’s. Chef’s kitchen, home theater, pool. $1.495M. Web#13280036 Maret Halinen 917.691.8757
EXQUISITE LAKE VILLA / ATHENS, NY Excl. Architect designed in pvt lake community. 4 BR, 3 BA, wbfpl, huge artist studio at waters’ edge & pvt dock. $724,900. Web#11177429 Sterling Swann 518.929-7805/Elizabeth Santander 914.318.1000
MODERN SENSIBILITY / COPAKE, NY Excl. Light filled, western mountain views, pond, 7+ acres, 2 minutes to skiing. $615K. Web#13257586 Jennifer Capala 917.685.6925
COUNTY SPLENDOR / CLAVERACK-HUDSON, NY Excl. 4 BR, 2.5 bath on 5.75 acres with mountain views. Pond. Pristine. NYC - 2 Hrs. Hudson Amtrak – 5 minutes. $529.9K. Web#13123804 Bruce Pace 917.370.0704
UNWIND IN THE COUNTRY / STAATSBURGH, NY Excl. 1850 farmhouse. Complete stylish renov. Open. Spacious. 4 acres. Barn. Minutes to Rhinebeck & Culinary Institute. $449K. Web#13249542 Nancy Felcetto 212.381.6554/Robin Horowitz 518.821.5509
MAGICAL & MODERN Excl. European Flair on 8.4 private acres. 4BR, open kitchen, stone fireplace, high ceilings, 4 baths and stone patio. $1.497M. Web#12152252 Barb Conkling 518.929.3177
SWEET COUNTRY GEM / CLAVERACK-HUDSON, NY Excl. 3+BR, 2 BA, 2 acres, 2 barns (studio/guest hse). Upgraded & movein ready. NYC/2 Hrs. Hudson Amtrak/5 mins. $275K. Web#13230411 Bruce Pace 917.370.0704
RARE OPPORTUNITY / HUDSON, NY Excl. Historic building on double lot with restaurant. Residential or hotel ready for re-hab. $950K. Web#13013923 Nancy Felcetto 212.381.6554
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CIRCA 1850 COLONIAL beautifully renovated and restored with 4 BR, 3.5 BA, WBF, 9’ ceilings & classic moldings. Also, 2 BR guesthouse, potting shed, heated gunite pool with pool house, 2 car detached garage and 3 period barns on 27 acres.
THIS STATELY Greek revival home features 4 BR & 5.5 BA. Also a heated pool, library, 3-car detached garage. Situated on 83+ acres, conveniently located on a country road & close to all area amenities. 90 min. from NYC. Co-Exclusive.
$597,000 CLINTON CORNERS
GORGEOUS Catskill Mountain views, and a short walk to the Hudson River from this beautifully renovated 1888, 4 bedroom, 2 bath beauty. The screened in porch opens to a private fenced in back yard with mature plantings throughout.
COUNTRY CAPE w/3 BR & 2 BA on 6+ acres of meadow & mature trees. Lots of windows offer streaming light & beautiful views from each. The setting is very private & the property is surrounded by horse farms. Close to Pine Plains & only two hours from New York City.
BEAUTIFUL two-story contemporary w/3 BR & 3 BA set on 7+ private acres. Totally renovated & move-in ready. Large LR, chef’s KIT & light filled great room w/vaulted ceiling & stone FP. Only 1.2 miles from the Taconic w/ easy access to Red Hook, Pine Plains, Tivoli and Bard College.
THIS c.1872 GREEK revival home offers views, a breezy porch & privacy. Light filled rooms, plaster walls, pocket doors, hardwood floors are all intact. The house offers 3 BR, 2 BA. With good bones well maintained by the current owners, the canvas is ready for your personal updates.
Millbrook, NY 845.677.0505
BRILLIANTLY RENOVATED 5 BR 3.5 BA circa 1880’s home on 4.12 bucolic acres just a short distance from the Village of Rhinebeck. Each room is light filled & delightful. The detached 3 bay garage offers glass garage doors, and a second floor. In-ground pool, stream, pond & rolling meadow. Permit in place for barn to be renovated; 2 BR, 2100-finished sq. ft.
QUINTESSENTIAL EQUESTRIAN facility located on a quiet country lane. Colonial home c 1850, a 10-stall barn w/tack room, laundry, 2 wash stalls & a half BA. Also features 10 paddocks, 7-w/outdoor lighting, water & electric and an 80 x 140 covered lit arena.
QUINTESSENTIAL MILLBROOK stucco home c. 1896. Just one block from Franklin Avenue and all that this lovely village has to offer. Home features, LR, DR, Kit, 3 BR and 1.5 BA. Vintage 2-story barn with 2 garages. Beautifully planted small yard.
Rhinebeck, NY 845.876.6676
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Private 4,000+ sf contempo post & beam, mtn views. Gourmet K, ground floor master, finished LL, media room, guest apt, hot tub, studio w/AC/heat, barn & stable…$1.119m
3- unit converted factory w/hw floors, all new windows, systems. Income from PO, huge 4 bed loft w/new K. Storefront, 1200 sf yoga studio, gardens & waterfall!..$469k
Elegant & spacious 4 bed/3.5 bath, over 2966 sqft. comtempo/colonial on one acre at the end of private road! Large master suite, x-large kitc w/ss appliances....$449k
Great location-close to New Paltz, Stone Ridge, Mohonk & Minnewaska. Completely private 3Br/2Ba contempo on 5 ac w/incredible architectural details…$315k
Woodstock contempo w/views, 5+ ac, 4 bed/2 bath w/double ht great room, gourmet K, ground floor master, heated 2car gar, generator, 6-zone heat…$389k
Quiet country lane leads you to a cedar sided Contempo with windows all around to enjoy the pond & mature landscaping that gives you a sense of privacy...$347.5k
Solid 3Br/2Ba Saugerties home with privacy & mtn views-country living at its best. 2.4 acres w/pond, gazebo, vegetable garden, chicken coop & garage...$259k
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Stylish post modern home built in 2013 in desirable Taconic Oaks. Lovely property on over an acre with cul-desac location. Two-story foyer. Nine foot ceilings and open great room. WEB# PJ1165007 EAST FISHKILL $699,000 Jill Rose Real Estate Salesperson Mobile: 914.204.0124
Meticulously maintained Germantown Contemporary home with breathtaking views of the Catskill Mountain. Walls of glass, built for entertaining – cozied up to the two-sided ﬁreplace. Pool. WEB# PJ1173742 GERMANTOWN $660,000 Michael James Tellerday Real Estate Salesperson Mobile: 845.797.6891
Beautiful streamlined home on one of Lagrange’s most desirable streets. Completely private property. Located just one minute to Taconic Parkway. This home is a must see. WEB# PJ1179843 LAGRANGEVILLE $575,000 Nicole Porter Asociate Real Estate Broker Mobile: 845.797.5300
A rare ﬁnd – Contemporary Ranch – a short walk to the FDR Nature Preserve and Hudson River Front. One-level ﬂoor plan separated by just three steps is a pleasure at every turn. WEB# PJ1180284 HIGHLAND $425,000 Richard Thomas Honovic Real Estate Salesperson Mobile: 917.407.5562
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SPECTACULAR WATERFALL SETTING 1840 house on a remarkable site with over 1,000 feet on the Kinderhook Creek. Frontage starts below the Stuyvesant Falls massive stone dam and extends to the calm reservoir waters and island. Although in need of restoration, much of the original fabric of the Greek Revival home is intact. Property includes a 1971 Acorn house and numerous outbuildings and structures. Five minutes to historic Kinderhook; under 15 minutes to Hudson; a long driveway leads to the private property… $695,000
PEACEFUL VALLEY FARM Quiet oasis of meadows and woodlands on a dead-end road. Spacious renovated farmhouse has stone fireplace, four bedrooms and three baths, open and screened porches. 21 acre property includes party/horse barn, paddocks, trails, pond, stone walls, pool, and pool house… $795,000
1780 CENTER CHIMNEY CAPE Hidden on five idyllic acres with stream and waterfall. Features three fireplaces, three bedrooms, threeseason porch, original details, and modern mechanicals... $389,000
18TH CENTURY “MAPLECREEK” Hidden gem is set above a wide creek on a quiet dead end lane, just north of Hudson. A charming blend of old and new, with beams, wideboard floors, fireplace, and new master bedroom wing… $420,000
AMERICAN SALTBOX 19th century home, renovated and expanded in the 1960s. Spacious home has board floors, beams, woodstove, three bedrooms and bathrooms, garage… $199,000
SECLUDED FARM ESTATE NEAR HUDSON Greek Revival era farmhouse, renovated in the 1960s, surrounded by 60 acres on both sides of a dead-end country lane, overlooks bucolic views of open fertile fields, ancient maple trees, pond, and large pondsite. Only 10 minutes Hudson, yet no neighbors in sight. Outstanding secluded rural investment property in the heart of Columbia County… $850,000
1840 GREEK REVIVAL AND SIX ACRE LAKE A beautiful propery includes almost 50 acres on both sides of a quiet country lane, yet is only 10 minutes to Hudson. The spacious charming farmhouse, overlooking a large pond and fountain, has classic Greek Revival staircase, windows, and doors, while across the road is a stocked six-acre lake encircled by a mowed path with secluded house sites… $845,000 HUDSON MERCHANT HOUSE 18th century ship captain’s home, fully renovated with classic designer finishes and modern conveniences. Six bedrooms, five baths, river and mountain views… $950,000
19TH CENTURY REVISITED Architect renovated country home has open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, stunning kitchen and bath, open vistas. Big old barn on a quiet road… $295,000
STUNNING STREAMSIDE HOME Sleek and stylish country retreat has spacious light-filled living area, open to a fabulous kitchen with vaulted ceiling, stainless cabinets, high-end appliances, and marble counters… $475,000
SECLUDED CENTER HALL Spacious four bedroom, three bath colonial has two fireplaces, two porches, and is totally private up a long drive on over six acres. Barn has studio with heat and AC… $499,000
HUDSON 1869 ITALIANATE Side hall home has original details, wood floors and great potential. Set on an extra large lot with two-story carriage barn in upper Hudson… $289,000
19TH CENTURY COMPOUND Light-filled 3500 sf open loft-style home plus a separate private studio or office space with original restored signage. Widely photographed, admired, featured in travel writings… $395,000
HUDSON RIVER AND CATSKILL VIEWS Modern renovation of four-bedroom, three-bath, midcentury home has top quality finishes and systems. The spectacular 8-acre hillside setting has stunning views. Windows and glass doors open across the living area backed by a dramatic fireplace penetrating a vaulted beamed ceiling. Minutes to Hudson… $995,000
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602 Route 23B
PO Box 360
Claverack, New York www.peggylampman.com
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19 Church Ave, Germantown, NY (518) 537-4888 www.hinkeinrealty.com • email@example.com
Hudson River Retreat. Located at the end of a long driveway this totally private Federal style house features a wall of French doors overlooking the Hudson River and Catskill Mountain views, a gourmet kitchen, living room with fireplace, wonderful master bedroom suite with large balcony and covered porch. Fabulous guesthouse & gunite lap pool both with river views. Landscaped grounds. Gatehouse converted to a two family. On 11 acres in Germantown. $2,500,000. Otto’s Market, a thriving Hudson Valley business in Germantown. This turnkey operation includes a 2500 square foot building, inventory, fixtures & a strong track record. This 1927 Grocery story underwent a total renovation in 2008 & offers a mix of everyday groceries with specialty, natural & local foods. $995,000.
Rhinebeck Country Contemporary Privately situated on approximately 15 acres, only minutes to historic Rhinebeck Village, this light-ﬁlled cedar contemporary offers a well-designed ﬂoor plan suitable for full time or weekend living. Five bedrooms (three en suite), four full baths, two ﬁreplaces, three car attached garage, C/A, security system, horse barn.
Linda J. Page, Broker
Rhinebeck, New York 58
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Germantown Variety is a modern day reincarnation of the much missed American Five & Dime. The store features antique fixtures & a carefully thought out mix of products from hardware to houseware. The 1930’s building includes 2 fabulous loft apartments, a 1st floor office suite & a full walkout basement. $995,000
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PRESTIGIOUS KINGSTON CONTEMPORARY
When quality, location, privacy, and distance for the busy New Yorker counts, this is the one. This 4 BR, 3.5 bath brick and cedar 3,300 sq. ft. home is situated on 1.7 park like acres. Featuring Brazilian Tiger wood floors, a spacious kitchen with custom made cabinets, granite counter tops and backsplash, a beautiful sun room with a wood vaulted ceiling, 7 skylights, unpolished tumble marble terracotta color flooring & granite fireplace. Outside offers professionally landscaped grounds, brick patios, stone walls, side deck, large back patio, and 8 person hot tub, and a partially fenced in back yard! $569,000
1700’S STONE HOUSE & BARN ON 25+ ACRES Country living at its best!! This outstanding Ulster Park property consists of a beautiful 1700’s 3 BR stone home that offers original charm & details throughout, along with wide-board flooring, 3 fireplaces, original stone walls, and a cozy enclosed porch. There’s also a 4 stall barn + grain shed, all situated on 25+ acres complete with lush landscaping, meadows, pond, stream & mountain views! Too much to list, call for an appointment today! $499,900
STATELY BUILT GEORGIAN STYLE HOME
The luxury of this home is apparent in every room of this Grand Stately built Georgian Style home. Visually pleasing from the moment you enter, the 4’ wide front door into the gracious entry foyer. Lovely library complete with hidden wet bar & fireplace, flowing into 1st floor Master ensuite & dressing room. Living room has its own fireplace & has an elegant feel with 10’ ceilings & crown molding! Dining room perfect for formal dinners divided by butlers door from the kitchen. 4 more BRs 3 more baths, kitchenette & family room with built-ins & 3rd fireplace! Spectacular construction, call for more details! $595,000
WOODSTOCK FARMHOUSE, COTTAGE & STUDIO
Beautifully landscaped, with an oversized bi-level deck that looks out to gorgeous gardens & wooded area full of wildlife. The Main house features 3 BRs, wide planked hardwood floors & a beautiful sun room. Property includes a completely renovated cottage & a large studio, both currently rented. Plus there’s an oversized 2 car heated finished garage with 9 foot ceilings, radiant heat and multiple outlets. Ideal for many businesses with a circular drive with ample parking. This is a must see! $649,000
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Spacious executive brick ranch home on almost two acres. This 4 BR, 3 bath stunner features a gracious entry foyer with sunken formal living room, open to the formal dining room. The spacious kitchen has numerous wood cabinets, pantry, breakfast bar, double oven, cooktop and an informal eating area. The family room offers a beautiful brick wood-burning fireplace. The screened porch is a favorite leading to the landscaped, inground pool area. Way too much to list, call today! $450,000
Sherret E. Chase’s specialty is locating rural recreational properties in the Catskill Mountain region and southern New York state. Large properties and unique homes are his greatest interest and complex projects including land development are his favorite.
Perhaps the “Prettiest” 3 bedroom home on 6 acres near the village with 2 apartments. Woodstock. MLS#20153955 | $625,000
Butternut Pond in Shokan, NY on 49 acres next to State’s “forever wild” mountain with protected stream near Woodstock.Agentowned.MLS#20152649|$799,000
View of the Catskill’s high peaks across the Ashokan. Away from it all, close to Woodstock. Marbletown. MLS #20154563 | $979,000
Copperhood Retreat and Spa on the Esopus Creek, 31 acres next to the state “forever wild” forest. In Shandaken. MLS #20154716 | $2.5 million
Renovated completely, farmhouse with cathederal ceilings, Endless Pool, 4 bedrooms on Ouleout Stream near Delhi/ Oneonta. MLS #20154629 | $419,000
Custom hand crafted stone mansion and pond, 43 acres, panorama of Catskills and Shawngunks, In Marbletown. MLS #20153808 | $2.4 million
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Greek Revival Beauty
Mountaintop retreat w/endless views! Updated 1850 Colonial on 41 acres Immaculate 2400+ sf home with Private 3000+ sf cedar contempo, 40 with panoramic mountain views. reservoir views & heated pool. Mins ac, 4 ponds, orchard, close to skiing. Private, with 2-story barn and quarry. to Woodstock & skiing, w/ greatroom, FPs, gourmet kitchen, Stone & IpeThis deck, bygone vaulted greatbeauty room, Beamed formal overlooking DR, huge library,atwobeautifully sitsLRonwithaFP,knoll beamed ceilings, chef ’s kitchen, screen porch. Ideal for organic gardens master suite, finished LL. Central AC landscaped meadow in the cool, hip town of Saugerties, close $799,000 master suite, 3000 sf LL...$1,675,000 & equestrian pursuits...........$899,000 & 3-car garage w/workshop.
to HITS and Woodstock, and a short drive to skiing and boarding at Hunter and Windham. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 4 fireplaces, a renovated kitchen, high ceilings, wide board floors, a marble bath and fabulous studio above the 2 car garage.
$335,800 Chic country getaway with sweeping ASKING Cedar-sided Woodstocker w/pond. Updated Farmhouse on 3 ac, new mountain views. Great room, vaulted appliances, LR w/FP plus 800 s/f LR w/Soapstone woodstove. Big DR, decks & sauna. Master suite on guesthouse, workshop w/electric, country kitchen. Master suite with Call Marcia F. Avery Licensed R.E. Salesperson own floor. Low-maintenance, high beamed cathedral ceilings, Jacuzzi. storage sheds, mini barn & hobbit enjoyment, and featured as a “dream cabin in woods. Koi pond, gardens, Greenhouse, heated garage and home” on HGTV!..............$599,000 10 mins to Woodstock.....$495,000 workshop area….................$347,500
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Winding Road Farm, Milan, NY
A mid-century farm and house, architect redesigned and reimagined. Now an open-plan, entertainment-centric 6 bedroom, 4 bath home. Gourmet kitchen, FP, 2 ponds, barn. 17.5 acres. Sub-dividable, but you probably won’t want to… you may want to keep all those mountain views and horse trails to yourself. $595,000
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Location, location! This is it! 4 Bedroom/2bath home directly on the Esopus creek!! Boat, swim, kayak, & fish! Home sits directly across from the Esopus bend conservancy which is forever wild. Municipal water and natural gas. A very short walk (or paddle) to the village.. Eat in country kitchen. Hardwood floors throughout. One bedroom on first floor, three on second. Open patio on water to watch the boaters and eagles. Dock included. Almost 2000 square feet. Outdoor brick fireplace for the summer s’mores. This property is a summer paradise, and don’t forget ice fishing and ice skating in the winter! With a bit of tlc, you’ll have your waterfront masterpiece! Asking - $245,000
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along a stream with breathtaking falls. Relax on your large deck while listening to the calming sound of the rushing water. Walk down and dip your feet in on a warm summer day! Or watch a few cars go by on your rocking chair front porch. Walk to town for shopping or a meal! Inside totally renovated by a local high-end builder! Features wide plank flooring and exposed brick. Large eat-in kitchen with Dennis Road, Newburgh 129 N Elm Street, Beacon stainless steel appliances, high-end cabinets,5and Move in ready home in quiet family neighbor Perfect mother/daughter. Great for extended family. Built tops. by well granite counter Separate sunny breakfast area. known quality builder Jimmy Lynch. Owner had dinning pre-inspection Formal room. Charming!landscaped $229,999 yard. Formal dining room with new to deck overlooking private backyard. Features and house is now move in ready. Upgrades included electrical, room with half bath and fireplace! Hardwood flo plumbing, and gas piping. Wall unit a/c’s252 and ceiling fans. OakRd, Marlboro Lattintown - Builder’s $279,999 Central air. Huge two car garage. Lar kitchen upstairs with sub-zero fridge. Fenced in level yardEnglish with Tudor on closets. own customized private hilltop shed. A lot of home for the money! slate patio and shed. Great neighborhood. with mountain views and seasonal river views. 3 Beds, 1 Full Bath, 1 Half Bath, 1,562 sqft | M 5 Beds, 2 Full Baths, 1,962 sqft Deck | MLSwith #328514 hot tub. Exposed beams, hardwood and ceramic tile flooring. Central air. Wood burning $349,000 stove. Main bath features double sinks, whirlpool tub and separate shower. Office can also be an extra bedroom. Perfect for in-home office or extended family! $279,999
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P R I VAT E G E TAWAY Saugerties
Private home on 10 acres! This is an easy living 3 bed/ 2 bath ranch in a fabulous location! Beautiful country setting. Sit on your deck or relax in the hot tub taking in the view of the large pond & colorful trees. Fireplace in the living room. Open floor plan, hardwood floors, finished basement, one car garage. Long blacktop driveway so easy to maintain. This is the perfect get-a-way house for all seasons, 20 minutes to hunter mountain, 15 minutes to Woodstock, 10 minutes to the village of Saugerties. So easy to leave in if you’re a snowbird or a weekender. Asking - $330,000.
Hampton Hills, Marlboro - 32 acres. Build your dream home or family compound CO U N T R Y R O A D S Saugerties
on the end of this quiet cul de sac with high-end homes in the neighborhood. Can be subdividable. Mountain views and seasonal river views. On a clear day you can see all the way to Connecticut! Some owner financing available. Town road no longer needed. Just add your driveway off of existing town road. $129,000
Country living! What a delightful get-a-way or full time retreat! Set back off a country road sits this charming 3+ bed / 2 bath Private well maintained home on quiet street with other high end Live for free or make additional income with th farmhouse. Three bedrooms upstairs, with an office or 4th homes. Large eat-in kitchen w/granite and s/s appliances. Formal bedroom, and a full bath. Main level has original hardwood and new house with separate efficiency and 2 bedroom tiles in the kitchen w/ another full bath. Beautiful stone fireplace, dining room with french doors to large deck. Living room All units currently rented at below market and also built to heat this home (along with oil hot air) making the winter w/fireplace. Huge family room w/vaulted ceilings. Master making money!! No major issues just needs months not only cozy but affordable! Central air. Beautiful grounds bedroom suite with whirlpool tub. Legal 2 room office suite and half Hardwood flooring, mudroom w/laundry, dec offering perennial gardens & shrubs that bloom until snowfall. Quite bath304 with private entrance. Central Perfect •for home StreetGenerator. Beacon, NY air. 12508 PHONE: 845-222-2488 • FAX: 845-440-7026 304 Main Street Beacon, NY 12508 • PHONE • www.firstchoicebeacon.com • Main email@example.com neighborhood. A rare opportunity!!• but: 845-222-2488 convenient location• toFAX all: 845-440-7026 that Saugerties/Woodstock and office or extended family! Must see to appreciate all this home has Hunter/Catskill has to offer. This is the perfect place to “Air B&B”. Beds, 2 Full Baths, 1,614 sqft | MLS # 304 Main Street Beacon, NY 12508 • PHONE: 845-222-2488 • FAX: 845-440-7026 • www.firstchoicebeacon.com • 4 firstname.lastname@example.org
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to offer!! 3 Beds, 2 Full Baths, 2,564 sqft | MLS #328906 $299,999 $289,900
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JUST COMPLETED & READY FOR OCCUPANCY $739,000
NEW PALTZ VILLAGE LIVING W/O VILLAGE TAXES $319,000
EXQUISITE COUNTRY RETREAT ON BUCOLIC WOODED ROAD $449,900
BORDERING 240 ACRES OF PRESERVE LAND & 1000’S MORE $698,000
ABUNDANCE OF NATURAL LIGHT! $700,000
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Energy Star Certified & quality craftsmanship Craftsman’s style home in Vista Point community Sweeping views of sunrises and sunsets over Mohonk 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths situated on 2.24 acres, bonus room above garage Double oven, farm sink & granite countertops Southern pine flooring on first floor Master suite w/bath, dressing room & walk-in closet
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Quick stroll to markets, movie theater, shops, restaurants & NYC bus depot Spacious split level brick home Sunny porch overlooking gardens 3 bedrooms on first level and finished lower level with study/den w/fireplace, family room and additional kitchen • Automatic whole house generator
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Meticulous Colonial on private landscaped 2.77 acres 3/4 BR, 2.5 Baths, Breakfast room & Family room w/woodburning fireplace Rear deck w/retractable awning & outdoor shower Apuzzo kitchen w/granite countertops & SS appliances Mud room w/half bath & storage Master suite w/ bath & walk-in closets Spectacular expansive builder finished great room
www.10whiteoakslane.com Stunning 2 bedroom Contemporary Dead ends at Awosting Preserve Oversized windows Custom cabinets & soap stone countertops Town of Gardiner
Privacy on 3 acres with mountain and pastoral views 4 BR, 3 Bath & living room with wood fireplace Bright airy open floor plan, glistening wood floors Master suite w/fireplace Just west of the Village of New Paltz
HISTORIC STONE HOME ON THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 30+ YEARS Reminiscent of an English Manor this circa 1770 Stone Ridge property captivates with a charming simplicity and graceful flow.
Sited on 10 acres with frontage on 2 quiet rural roads, offering a sweet sense of privacy with bucolic views in every direction
7 private acres, peaceful community, near end of Cul-de-Sac Luxury kitchen & extensive upgraded completed Master BR suite w/library & luxury bath plus dressing room Conservatory offers many opportunities to fulfill your passion 4500 sq.ft, 4/5 BR, 3.5 Baths, 3 car garage-Gardiner
Willow Realty Hudson Valley Real Estate - Ulster County Real Estate
2 Bedrooms | 1 Full Bath | $110,000 This house is in a condo community of 8 homes that share 8 acres as a Home Owners Association. Own your own house and the land under it, and share the rest including the beautifully maintained common grounds. $1,165 per month includes all utilities and payment on a $90,000 mortgage. This is an excellent opportunity to live in your own house in a small community while building your equity instead of paying rent. Only 20 minutes from New Paltz, Kingston and Stone Ridge. 4 bedroom, 2.5 baths, 2 stone fireplaces, original detail, and a delightful collection of outbuildings.
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George T. Whalen Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Ghent Wood Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Glenn’s Wood Sheds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Halstead Property Hudson Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Halter Associates Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Halter Associates Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Harney & Sons Fine Teas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Hawthorne Valley Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Helsmoortel Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Herzogs True Value Home Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Herzogs True Value Home Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 HNI Builders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Home Enrichment Company, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Houlihan Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 HOUSE Hudson Valley Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Hudson Valley Home Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Hudson Valley Sunrooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Hunt Country Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 irealty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 LAD Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Lawrence O’Toole Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 The Lofts at Beacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Luminary Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Marigold Home Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 MarkJames & Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Marshall & Sterling Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Mary Collins Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
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Reclamation as Its Own Reward “I’ve always had a love for trees,” says Megan Offner as to why she left New York City and a successful career as an advertising set-designer to start a sawmill. For years, she had watched wood materials being used to construct photo shoots, only to be tossed out at the end of the day. “It didn’t honor the life of these trees,” she says. So in 2010 she moved upstate and founded New York Heartwoods, a Warwick- and Kingston-based mill and lumberprocessing center with a mission to reclaim wood and ensure that trees weren’t cut down in vain. “The Northeast has an incredible quality and diversity” of wood, says Offner. But regulations preventing interstate transport and a lack of facilities mean local lumber is ground
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into wood chips, chopped into firewood, or landfilled. New York Heartwoods allows discarded lumber and trees that were felled by weather or disease or removed during property development to begin a second life, via its carpentry studio or sale to architects, designers, and woodworkers, as building materials or bespoke furniture and artfully crafted products. Offner is also launching a new line of wood paneling and mantelpieces. Every log, she says, “tells a story. You see the growth rings, where insects have made their homes, where lightning has struck. It’s this unveiling of the tree’s history, and it’s great to be able to share that with others.” Available at NewYorkHeartwoods.com. —Peter D. Martin
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37-43 River Road, Malden-on-Hudson, Saugerties $1,710,000 main home with boathouse $1,185,000 without boathouse Newly rebuilt above the flood plain, unobstructed river views. Deep water dock, in-ground pool. Visit website for complete details and photo gallery: www.37riverrdsaugerties.com
69 River Road, Port Ewen (Esopus) $1,000,000 Unobstructed river views, deep water dock. Master suite with private river balcony. One bedroom apartment over garage, think AirB&B. Visit website for complete details and photo gallery: www.spinnakerhillonhudson.com
8 Hopeview Court, Town of Newburgh $625,000 Gorgeous home shows like new with river views. 4700 SF; luxurious 1000 SF master suite. Finished lower level walkout with with kitchen, bedroom, bath. Visit website for complete details and photo gallery: www.8hopeview.com
126 Hudson Pointe Drive, Poughkeepsie $535,000 Gorgeous river views. Condo living at itâ€™s best. Luxurious master suite with gorgeous river views. Finished lower level; two decks overlooking Hudson. Visit website for complete details and photo gallery: www.126hudsonpointedr.com
Many of our river view properties sold this past summer; inventory is low. If you are considering selling, please give us a call. A MAJOR SALE IN CORNWALL 12-16 Mountain Brook Drive
This property was listed for $1,850,000 within 60 days it closed for $1,750,000 Dianne Minogue, listing and selling broker. Sellers: We reach your target buyers.
DianneMinogue.com Huds onR iver V iewHom es .com 1989 Route 52, East Fishkill, NY 12533
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