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Watching the Valley Blossom


ith this summer issue, I’m thrilled to take on the role of Upstate House’s editor. At this point in the Hudson Valley’s development, with the growing trend toward keeping life as local as possible, the fact is that this region has become decidedly cool. I started writing for Upstate House soon after its launch in 2002. I immediately appreciated the magazine's sophisticated look and content, which were, and are, several notches above its competitors. Contrary to the way the region is often presented in national publications, it isn’t just a series of sleepy towns perched along the river. The Hudson Valley is a landscape of haunting beauty and great variety, peopled with rugged individualists who have chosen quality of life over all else. Writing for Upstate House gave me the chance to explore the region further and more deeply than I ever had before and meet a lot of interesting people I may never have known otherwise. I developed a connection with the magazine that’s never faded throughout my career as a writer and editor in the Hudson Valley. I wrote for Upstate House through the mid-2000s and while the magazine was owned by a New York-based publisher, I was managing editor. After Luminary Publishing relaunched the magazine in 2013, I began writing for it again. Much has changed in the Hudson Valley since Upstate House came into being 13 years ago, and I view its evolution as overwhelmingly positive and exciting. I grew up here, left to start my career, and in the mid-’90s, after spending several years away, I returned, and have stayed put ever since. I’ve raised two sons here, flipped a house and bought another (which I confess I still haven’t quite finished), and by now, know both sides of the Hudson intimately. When I was growing up in the hamlet of Wallkill, the Hudson Valley was a much quieter place. There was an abundance of natural beauty, but not much culture. I reveled in being able to be out in unspoiled wilderness within minutes. I winter-camped on Slide Mountain, hiked and swam at Lake Minnewaska (which then allowed cliff-diving and unrestricted swimming), and learned to drive along the Gunks’ hairpin turns. But the TV shows I watched and the radio programs I heard as a kid all came from New York City, exposing me to what I was missing. Stores were far fewer; indie cinemas, playhouses, bookstores, and fitness and yoga and art studios were rare-to-nonexistent. Italian and Chinese food were about as exotic as the cuisine got. I was a bookish kid, and every Sunday, when I walked to the deli to pick up my family’s pre-ordered copy of the New York Times—the Times still didn’t deliver up here—I’d cradle the newspaper in my arms all the way home, dreaming of someday living in New York and having a whole world of culture right outside my apartment door. After college, I did move to New York, and spent several satisfying years there before leaving my favorite American city to live in Melbourne, my favorite Australian city, before moving back. The Hudson Valley was, and always will be, home. Today, I live happily in up-andcoming Kingston and travel down to New York regularly for work and to Brooklyn to hang out with my son. Living in the Hudson Valley, with easy access to New York City, 8

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Now, thanks to our balance of nature and culture, the Hudson Valley is no longer less stimulating than New York. gives me the best of both worlds. I wouldn’t want to do without either one. Although some Hudson Valley natives and longtime residents are skeptical of the steady, increasing influx of New Yorkers and others, I’m pleased at the newcomers’ impact on the region. As long as land preservation efforts continue to be paramount and development remains sensible, I’m all for welcoming even more world-class artists, musicians, writers, performers, chefs, and entrepreneurs from New York (and elsewhere), along with young, creative people whose dreams may be too fragile for the big city, but can flourish upstate. Life is certainly less fraught here, but now, thanks to our balance of nature and culture, it’s no longer less stimulating than New York. In virtually every childhood memory I have of the Hudson Valley, something is shining: the quartz-laden Gunks; the stars overhead in the wide night sky; the sunlight on fresh-fallen snow; the haze over the Hudson River on a muggy afternoon; the crystalline surfaces of the crater lakes. Now, as the valley blossoms, I’m honored to explore the homes and lives of both newcomers and natives within the pages of Upstate House, as people drive the Hudson Valley toward an even brighter future.


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American Homes: The Landmark Illustrated Encyclopedia of Domestic Architecture LESTER WALKER

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Award-winning Woodstock architect Lester Walker (whose renovated ranch house is profiled in this issue) has revised and expanded his 1990s classic American Shelter, including more than a thousand detailed and graphically satisfying line drawings, elevations, and ground plans. Highlighting significant details, he offers a guided tour of more than 100 styles of American homes, ranging from Pueblo and Tipi through Dutch Colonial, New England saltboxes, the many variations of Victorian gingerbread, midcentury modern ranch houses, and more. Though Walker is even-handed in his treatment of changing styles, he devotes whole chapters to architects who redefined their era's aesthetic. He also pays homage to eccentric structures, including roadside-attraction oddities like Lucy the Margate Elephant, in this delightful, informative guide to the places we live.    

Creating Sustainable Communities: Lessons from the Hudson River Region RIK SCARCE

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Skidmore College professor Rik Scarce provides an overview of “one of the most studied, storied, painted, pampered, and abused landscapes in North America.” He outlines the Hudson Valley's "boom and bust" history from the early decimations of the beaver-pelt trade and tanning trades to the industrial pollution of pulp mills and PCB dumping, before turning his eye to its current resurgence. Scarce interviewed 62 environmentalists and "sustainability entrepreneurs" whose individual efforts are mirrored throughout the region in farm-to-table restaurants, green energy startups, and innovative products such as mushroom-based insulation, providing both inspiration and a larger context for the sustainability movement. He also profiles such watchdog organizations as Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, the Hudson River Watershed Alliance, and, of course, Pete Seeger’s Clearwater. Inspiring reading.    

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Field trips to PFP are so popular that the year gets booked in advance. “There’s a cooking workshop at the end of each tour, so everybody gets to leave having made something they just picked,” says Albritton. “Kids go home and are like, ‘Mom, we have to get kale.’ Parents have called and asked us, ‘Can you tell me what kohlrabi is? My kid is asking for it. Where would I find that?’” The PFP Summer Institute program was founded by Poughkeepsie School District teacher and PFP education manager Jamie Levato in 2012 in partnership with the Cary Institute and funded by the Department of Environmental Conservation. The program trains teachers to incorporate farming and gardening into their curricula, whether it's math, science, English, or nutrition. In a study conducted by Levato in a school cafeteria, where small servings of kale were offered, 63 percent of 100 students who had participated in farm-to-table projects ate the kale in its entirety—further proof that PFP’s education plan is working. PFP itself was founded in 1999 by a group of 15 professors and local residents, led by New Paltz-based climate-change activist Dan Guenther. The farm began with 70 members and only three farmed acres and has grown to more than 500 shareholders and 13 cultivated acres. Ultimately, it’s “people power” that runs PFP, says Albritton, from its handson, 13-member board of directors to its staff and volunteers, each of whom tries to leave the farm in a better state than they found it. Albritton is no less

Opposite: Farm apprentice Julie Keshemberg checks tomato seedlings in Poughkeepsie Farm Project's greenhouse. Above (clockwise from top left): This year's first crops; Very young tomato seedlings; Sprouting flowers and herbs.

ambitious. She hopes to launch a capital campaign to build an education center and a second greenhouse in order to allow the farm to offer more courses and a CSA year-round, doubling its participants, as well as a permanent distribution center so food can be preserved to last longer. “That alone would increase what we offer our members and how much we can donate,” she says. Albritton would also like to get Poughkeepsie’s senior population more involved in the farm. “Getting older people fresh vegetables and fruit is a big part of addressing their health needs,” she says. “They’re on a really tight budget, and this way, they don’t have to go for pre-packaged food.” But most importantly, Albritton wants to ensure that the farm keeps growing food for the future, by expanding PFP’s farm apprenticeship program. “We have a really competitive, conscious program, and we want to extend what the apprentices are learning,” she says. “We’re basically teaching more people how to become farmers—that’s one of the biggest things we can do.”

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Simple Pleasures By Brian PJ Cronin


or many newcomers to the Hudson Valley, the tiny historic village of Cold Spring serves as their introduction. Located in Putnam County at the Hudson Highlands, the river’s narrowest and deepest part, Cold Spring sports one of Metro-North’s most charming railway stops and a riverfront plaza. Main Street runs downhill toward the Hudson, offering spectacular views for walkers. Covering just over half a square mile and well stocked with shops, restaurants, and galleries, Cold Spring makes the perfect weekend getaway for city dwellers without cars. Standing near the waterfront gazebo on a warm summer evening, gazing up at the Crow’s Nest and Storm King Mountains towering overhead as the sun sets upriver, it’s hard not to wish to live there. The fact that the waterfront plaza boasts Moo Moo’s Creamery, arguably one of the best ice cream shops in the region, doesn’t hurt either. As the stars come out, it’s tempting to grab a room at the Hudson House Inn and dream of having a quieter life in Cold Spring. But Cold Spring wasn’t always so quiet. The village took off with a bang when the West Point Foundry opened in 1811, and the valley reverberated with the


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sound of cannons being fired across the river, lodging ordnance deep in the mountainside that were still being discovered as recently as 1999. The site of the foundry was recently converted into a stunning new park by Scenic Hudson. With industry dominating the local economy for years, Cold Spring thrived for a long time as a blue-collar town packed with simple, sturdy homes that have stood the test of time and are now considered historic. Thanks in part to its walkable scale, Cold Spring has transcended its working-class roots to become incredibly desirable for affluent homebuyers drawn to the village’s yesteryear charm. THE SCENE That charm has also worked against Cold Spring, as younger visitors have tended to find it a bit too tame as well as stuck in the past. Although Main Street bustles on Saturday afternoons, it’s deserted after 8 pm. But Cold Spring is slowly getting younger and more diverse, with new businesses popping up that manage to be hip enough to attract newer residents, but classy enough to appeal to older residents who have lived there for years. Three shops in particular—Cold Spring Apothecary,

TRANSPORTATION: Metro-North’s Hudson Line stops at the end of Main Street; the ride to Grand Central takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. The intersection of Route 9D and Route 301 lies at the other end of Main Street beneath the village’s sole traffic light. Stewart International Airport is 17 miles away.

NEAREST HOSPITAL: St. Luke’s in Newburgh is 12 miles away. SCHOOLS: The Haldane School District is widely considered to be one of the best in the area, ranking between an 8 and a 10 on The recently opened Manitou School, located on the grounds of the former Plumbush

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Cold Spring General Store, and the outdoor goods supplier and fly-fishing hub Old Souls—have an urban rustic aesthetic that heralds the dawn of a vibrant new Cold Spring. While these store’s prices might have caused the town’s traditional working class residents to shake their heads in disbelief, the high quality of the items sold within justifies the costs. In a sense, the stores’ offerings are just like Cold Spring itself: classic, handmade with integrity, and built to last. THE MARKET For such a small village in terms of both population and square mileage, Cold Spring has a surprising number of options available for home-buyers. Although the median and average prices for homes in Cold Spring are on the high side for the Hudson Valley—$433,000 and $704,943, respectively— the cheapest way to find a Cold Spring address is at the two condominium complexes on the opposite sides of town: A condo just under 1,000 square feet runs $100,000 to $240,000. A two-bedroom luxury townhouse right on the riverfront plaza can be had for $900,000. Larger, historic homes, like a four-bedroom Second Empire Victorian, usually cost just under $1 million. There’s plenty available in the middle of the market as well. For $350,000 to $550,000, there is a variety of charming 19th-century homes on offer. Since people who move to Cold Spring tend to stick around awhile, buyers need to be prepared to update the interiors. Inn, is a private school that runs from Pre-K to 5th grade with plans to expand to 8th grade. POINTS OF INTEREST: Hudson House Inn, Bannerman’s Island, Hudson Highlands State Park, Stonecrop Gardens, Warner House, Constitution Island, Putnam History Museum, Hudson House Inn, Cold Spring Depot, and West Point Foundry Preserve.

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Home for Free Spirits By Lynn Woods | Photos by Roy Gumpel


s most people know by now, Woodstock’s eponymous festival was held 50 miles away from the actual town, but that hasn’t prevented a continuing influx of Aquarians. Nearly 50 years later, the legacy of the 1960s counterculture is alive and well in Woodstock, evidenced by a proliferation of peace symbols, store windows filled with tie-dyed clothing, guitar sculptures and Buddha statues on front lawns, and iconic photos of Bob Dylan and The Band decorating local businesses. Musicians drum away on Sunday afternoons on the Village Green. There’s a juice bar in town, along with a vegan restaurant, plenty of art galleries and innovative eateries, exotic gift shops featuring local artisans’ work, several yoga studios, independently-owned bookstores, and even two Buddhist monasteries. Woodstock remains a bastion of liberal activism: Recently, the Woodstock Land Trust successfully helped fight a proposal to build a water bottling plant that threatened the local water supply. Yet the town’s funky streets also have a sheen of wealth. Many renowned artists, designers, musicians, and writers own second homes there, and New York City vacationers are increasingly choosing Woodstock and the Catskills over the Hamptons. The town nonetheless preserves its aura of casual unpretentiousness. Its reputation for contrarian bohemianism started well before the 1960s. Woodstock was just

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a hardscrabble rural village in an isolated valley when Englishman Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead built his Utopian community of furniture makers, Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, on a nearby mountainside in 1902. When the Art Students League of New York founded a summer school in town in 1906, artists of all media flocked to Woodstock, joining one or the other stylistic camps. Some people lived in the primitive shacks of the Maverick Colony, whose annual festivals, held during August’s full moon throughout the 1920s, were a prelude to 1960s hedonism. Maverick founder Hervey White built a lovely rustic concert hall in the woods and started what is now the nation’s oldest summer chamber music series. In the postwar years, subdivisions constructed for IBMers threatened to banish Woodstock’s idiosyncratic charm, but then the festival happened in 1969, bringing an influx of hippies. Physically, Woodstock remains relatively unchanged: several streams meander through town, country lanes loop around fields and forests, and unsullied mountain views abound. THE SCENE Many of Woodstock’s gabled houses, long converted into stores and restaurants, boast bright colors. The town’s art and music scene is flourishing, thanks to an abundance of local talent and the proximity to New York City. The Center for Photography at Woodstock has a modest space but offers provocative exhibitions, while

TRANSPORTATION: Woodstock is accessible by Exit 19 on Interstate 87. Adirondack Trailways buses stop at Woodstock’s Village Green. The nearest Amtrak station is 22 miles away in Rhinecliff. Thirty miles away in Poughkeepsie, both Amtrak and Metro-North stop. Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT) buses run through Woodstock.

NEAREST HOSPITAL: HealthAlliance Hospital is located in Kingston, 11 miles away, with campuses on Broadway and Mary’s Avenue. SCHOOLS: Woodstock Elementary School is part of the Onteora School District; the middle and high schools share a building in nearby Boiceville. Private schools are Woodstock Day

Opposite: The Woodstock Chamber tourist office. Above: A child on a bicycle passes the shops on Tinker Street.

Elena Zang Gallery, overlooking a stunning garden in a forest setting, presents top international artists. Intimate music venues like the Mission-style Colony Café and Bearsville Theater host well-known musicians. In the summer, a weekly farmers market takes place in town, and Bearsville Theater complex, which is undergoing a makeover, recently debuted an indoor farmers’ market. Tickets to rollicking Midnight Ramble concerts, held in the late Levon Helm’s barn, are highly sought after. The Woodstock Film Festival attracts famous filmmakers, actors and musicians every October, while the annual Woodstock Writers Festival brings in the literati (this year’s featured Jane Smiley). The many excellent restaurants include Asian, Indian, Italian, Mexican, seafood, and vegetarian cuisine, and a popular bakery. THE MARKET Woodstock’s housing stock reflects its history, but low inventory can make finding a house challenging. There are cottages, Victorians, A-frames and “green-built” contemporaries. Home sales were exploding this spring, say local real estate agents. The average and median residential prices—$308,000 and $263,000 respectively— are still 15 percent below the peak in 2007, but that could change: In the first three months of 2015, four out of 16 $1 million-plus listings were in binder compared with only two sales of homes over $1 million in 2014 and just seven $1 million-plus sales in 2007. Charming Arts-and-Crafts-style cottages in town sell from $250,000 to $450,000. Modest homes, such as the 1960s-era simple ranch houses clustered in the Bearsville flats, can be found for under $200,000.

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Tailored to Fit A RANCH HOUSE MEETS THE MODERNS By Niva Dorell Smith | Photos by Deborah DeGraffenreid


Top: The former ranch house was converted into a bilevel house that takes advantage of the stunning countryside views. Bottom: Replacing the garage with a steel-columned carport with the tall living room windows above created a candelabra effect.

ouple a young doctor with a financial writer, put them in an apartment near noisy Union Square in New York City, and what do you get? Two busy people who need someplace to get away from it all, but perhaps aren’t quite ready to build their dream house from scratch. So Lou, the doctor, and Howard, the writer, bought a modest, two-bedroom ranch in Millbrook, knowing they would renovate it. But the 1,900-square-foot house, an easy two-hour commute from their apartment, was too small and not situated well—the best view was from the garage—even though it sat on five acres of beautiful countryside, including a private pond. “We knew we could change the house, but not the property,” says Lou. “It was the property that sold us.” Within a few months of moving in, the homeowners began looking for an architect, a process they compare to finding a therapist. “We had to know our house and ourselves very well, how we interacted, what we wanted, and how we lived,” says Howard. While attending the Hudson Valley Green Fair, part of the annual Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck, the couple met Will Johnson, proprietor of William Johnson Constructions Ltd. (also known as Will III, Inc.), a design and construction firm based in uptown Kingston. The homeowners liked the organic quality of Johnson’s work, especially his expert craftsmanship with wood. They also liked him personally—so much so that a week after meeting him, they sent Johnson an eight-page letter, including photographs, detailing their characters, what inspires them, and their likes and dislikes. Johnson recalls the letter fondly. “It was endearing,” he says, “and gave me a really good idea of who they are.” The homeowners are both architecture aficionados, and Howard had studied architecture in college. Johnson, meanwhile, has over 20 years of experience in building houses and a broad, deep knowledge of architecture. For a year, the three met to discuss design ideas and draw up a wish list.

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A juxtaposition of modern with antique is found throughout the house, which also includes an eclectic collection of fine art.

This page: The skylight at the top of the stairs is one of the house’s most beloved features. Opposite (clockwise from top):It was important to the homeowners that the finished house be able to accommodate both modern and antique furnishings, like this Florence Knoll dining room table and a grandfather clock family heirloom; The master bedroom opens onto an open-air deck; A splash of red brightens the new kitchen, which is twice the size of the original.



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The homeowners’ three biggest requirements for the renovation were to enlarge the kitchen since they both love to cook, create more space in general throughout the house, and reconfigure the house in order to maximize the stunning views surrounding it. To take advantage of the views, Johnson replaced the old garage with a steelcolumned carport, which provided a foundation for the new living room above it; the columns’ candelabra effect on the structure added visual interest to the home’s exterior. He connected the carport’s ground-floor entrance to the upper floors via a steel staircase with a continuous banister, illuminated by a skylight at the top. In the living room, Johnson installed floor-to-ceiling windows. He also added a screened-in porch off the dining room, further enhancing the view and the general airiness of the central living space. A second-level master bedroom opens onto an attached open-air deck. To create more guest space, Johnson tore out the wall that divided the original first-floor bedrooms and installed a large built-in shelf unit with sliding doors that separates the new guest room from a private entertainment area. “It’s a very nice guest bedroom suite,” Howard says. To maximize the house’s energy efficiency, Johnson installed radiant floors throughout the house, and a small, on-demand boiler to heat the radiant pipes in the floors, and applied higher R-value spray form insulation within the house’s walls and ceilings. For the kitchen design, the homeowners made drawings of the paths they traveled most often while cooking, which led to creating two workstations that

include three ovens, soapstone countertops, a cement floor, and an additional 200 square feet of space, twice the space of the original kitchen. The homeowners liked the idea of juxtaposing industrial material with warm, organic wood finishing, including locally-milled, spalted maple flooring that Johnson laid throughout the rest of the house. “One of the nicest things about the house is that all the materials feel natural and unfinished, but they work together really well,” Howard says. “[The house] can accommodate a Florence Knoll table as well as my grandfather’s grandfather clock.” That juxtaposition of modern with antique is found throughout the house, which also includes an eclectic collection of fine art. The homeowners couldn’t be happier. Howard loves the large kitchen and the “floating” living room. Lou loves the skylight in the stairwell and the screened-in porch, which is reminiscent of “being in a tree house.” So how does the finished home compare with the homeowners’ original wish list? “We got almost everything we wanted, minus the outdoor shower, which we ended up scrapping because it didn’t really fit,” says Lou. “But that was a really important part of the process,” notes Johnson, “to go through that initial sort of architectural fantasy, and then sit back and take an honest assessment of the pros and cons of how well it would actually function, how much it would actually cost, and how’s the flow of the house going to work? What’s nice is to let the floor plan be the driving factor of what you need.” Johnson says this “inside-out approach” to architecture is “how you get a certain essence of the building.” upstate HOUSE

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THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF WALL TREATMENTS By Shawn Hartley Hancock | Photos by Roy Gumpel

The depth and permanence of a clay finish makes an excellent backdrop for large-scale art and decor;


ach wall of your home is a canvas, but color isn’t the only way to create style and express your personality. The work of three talented Hudson Valley artisans demonstrates how the use of special finishes can add a range of depth and interest to walls, altering the character of a room far more dramatically than simple paint. Contemporary wall finishes include faux painting, plastering with nuanced variations in color, and lavish murals. Most options are as resilient as they are beautiful, and some even have the added bonus of being all natural and healthy for both you and the environment. Angelica Gumpel of Angelica’s Clay Walls, based in Accord, has been hand-plastering walls for nearly a decade. “I love working with clay,” she says. “It’s the oldest surface, and it’s 100 percent natural.” Her colors, too, are all mineral-based pigments. “These walls breathe—they are alive,” she says.

When experimenting with with clay walls, Gumpel recommends starting in the bedroom. “Clay pampers you,” she says. “Once you have one wall finished this way, you want more.” A wax coating waterproofs the clay, allowing it to be used in bathrooms and kitchens, and brings out nuances in color, making the clay surface more vibrant. On the subject of color, Gumpel notes, “I used to be conservative, but I’ve had a repeat client whose dining room I finished in purple. She was so brave, and she showed me possibilities I never would never have dreamt of.” Diane Boisvert, who undertakes projects all over the United States and Canada through her firm STONEGrey Inc., based in Kerhonkson, has decades of experience applying plaster and cement finishes, starting from when she studied with artists Lucienne Bloch and Stephen Dimitroff, both disciples of the great muralist Diego Rivera.

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The impression is refined, but Boisvert’s materials are tough and hold up to years of hard use. “The materials I use are all natural,” Boisvert says. “My techniques are as close to the old-fashioned ones as possible, too.” This allows her to achieve wall surfaces that look like those of an Italian villa or French country house. One of her specialties is faux limestone block, a painstaking process that she has successfully used on enormous projects—a recent 4,000-square-foot project in Pound Ridge took five of her workers a month to complete. The impression is refined, but Boisvert’s materials are tough and hold up to years of hard use. “My outside corners are always perfect and beautiful,” she says. Kingston artist Kevin Paulsen paints works on oversize canvas, which he applies to entire walls. Though his subjects are fantastical, there’s also a bit of a Colonial American influence in his work—in fact, he lived on the island of Nantucket painting walls in historic homes for 15 years before relocating his studio to uptown Kingston in the late ’90s. Paulsen’s fanciful murals, mostly landscapes, are individually created to enhance each client’s home. “I think about atmosphere and environment,” he says, “and not so much about materials and design. I try to make my murals as beautiful as I can, but my paintings are very conceptual, with shapes and color and form.” Paulsen is currently at work on a decorative wall treatment for which he’s applying a bright red glaze over yellow paint and then adding burlap.


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Artist and plaster expert Diane Boisvert’s natural and organic Italian-style walls are created by hand-troweling plaster over prepared drywall, brick, concrete, or traditional lathe. She specializes in Venetian stucco and limestone-block faux finishes as well as plaster restoration. “Not only are these walls beautiful and long lasting,” she says, “but you never get sick of them.”

Special finishes are more complex, and therefore more costly, than simple paint. The cost for a straightforward paint finish for an average 12-ft.-by-15-ft. room (about 500 square feet of surface) runs $2.50 to $5 per square foot, or $1,250 to $2,500 for the room. The cost to wallpaper that same 12-ft.-by-15-ft. room can range from $4 to $10 per square foot, or $2,000 to $5,000, although that cost can escalate further if high-end specialty wallpaper is used. By comparison, according to the artisans featured here, clay walls start at $6 to $10 per square foot, but the price climbs for more complex finishes such as faux limestone block, which ranges from $25 to $35 per square foot, or even more. Custom-painted and applied finishes such as murals are priced by the space, but expect them to be very costly.

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The back of the Walkers’ modernized ranch house has been replaced with glass.


So last year, they sold their multilevel house, chucked their stuff, and moved into the most unremarkable house on the block. The 1955 California ranch squats in the midst of three acres, flanked by towering conifers. From the outside, it’s almost painfully prototypical, but beyond the eggnog-colored façade are clean lines and spacious, light-filled rooms—all signs of a couple going modern in their golden years. Les, 75, has been designing rustic houses for 30 years at his Woodstock firm, Walker Architecture, including his own former Arts-and-Crafts cottage on Zena Road. He and his wife Karen, 65, a painter and gardener, raised two sons and two dogs there, and cultivated the stream-lined property. Karen, however, didn’t think the woodsy cottage was the right one to grow old in.

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Les and Karen Walker collaborated on all design elements: “I wanted to have red chairs here,” says Les. “She wanted them to be orange, so they’re sort of a combination.”


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Above (clockwise from left): Straightforward style: Through the foyer visitors can peruse the cleanly furnished dining space; The Walkers converted two existing bedrooms into a guest room and office and added this bright, modest 450-squarefoot master suite at the back; A flock of African-made birds perch on the foyer shelves, along with childhood dioramas and figurines.

The modern aesthetic makes the house feel uncluttered, vibrant, and alive. A single-story ranch on nearby Dewitt Lane caught Karen’s eye. “It seemed like the kind of house that, if you wanted to leave, you could just turn the key and go,” she says. The house also appealed to Les, the author of the classic American Shelter, four books on “tiny houses,” and the recently published American Homes: The Landmark Illustrated Encyclopedia of Domestic Architecture (which is reviewed in this issue). “I really like the pop architecture—the pattern-book, all-American icon of this house,” he says, with its “typical two-car garage, living room, dining room, a couple of bathrooms.” The Walkers bought the property in 2012 and rented it out for three years before committing to moving in. Today, from its droll exterior to its Dwell-worthy interior, the house’s aesthetic segue echoes the Walkers’ dramatic lifestyle shift. Its white walls and fixtures create a clean canvas for well-placed bright accents— rust-colored chairs, turquoise sofas, and Karen’s colorful paintings. The modern aesthetic makes the house feel uncluttered, vibrant, and alive. Les decided to renovate the house’s interior while preserving its paradigmatic structure. So he opened up the 1,250-square-foot space, knocking out a wall that bisected the house and demolishing an eyesore fireplace at the back in order to add a 450-square-foot master suite. 36

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He renovated the deteriorated kitchen and two bathrooms and installed an ultra-efficient gas heating-and-cooling system. Although its thin, ’50s-style wood paneling had to go, the screened-in porch behind the garage was a keeper. The rear of the house, once a solid wall with sliding doors, is now mostly glass, drawing in streams of light. The entryway is Les’s tour de force: he likes a welcome area where visitors can assimilate a house’s personality. Here, he replaced the solid wall that sectioned off the entrance with an open shelving grid, creating a semifoyer. The white shelves are sparsely dotted with surviving relics from his former life: tiny dioramas, childhood toy trains, and figurines. The visitor’s eye is drawn into the light-washed kitchen and dining space on the left, toward the pool of color in the central seating area, then out through the back windows, which scan the parklike property. “Outside, through the wall, inside: I really give those three things primary interest and focus,” explains Les. “Then the house can grow like a flower out from the entry. It goes towards the view; it goes towards the contours of the land; it goes towards the way you want to live.” Before leaving their Arts-and-Crafts house, Les and Karen sold or donated their belongings—furniture, antiques, even a moose head—and sought out minimal, modern furnishings online and at Design Within Reach in Soho. Though their friends were mostly skeptical about the extreme downsizing, they’ve been pleasantly surprised by the Walkers’ new place. “They all go home and want to throw out half their furniture,” says Karen. Paring down had practical motivations, for as the couple gets older, mobility and upkeep will become considerations. But for the Walkers, adopting an old ranch house and “making it new,” as the Moderns say, was more than digging in—it was designing a fresh start.

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MASTERS By Shawn Hartley Hancock | Photos by Michiel van Dijk

THERE’S A SAYING, “OLD WAYS WON’T OPEN NEW DOORS,” but that’s not the case with Ham House, a beautifully restored 1850s Hudson River mansion in Tivoli. The mansion’s owners, Michiel and Monique van Dijk, are Dutch nationals with experience rehabbing historic houses in their native Holland. Although they originally found the mansion in sorry shape, its intrinsic beauty led them to take a chance on it. The couple’s heavy lift to save this grand lady was mitigated by its status as one of the great houses along the Hudson River. It is sited on seven acres, perched near the Hudson, surrounded by Tivoli Bays State Park (once part of the property), and within walking distance of the village of Tivoli and Bard College. The van Dijks have filled Ham House with many materials that were sourced in Europe but look right at home. For example, the hand-molded tiles in the kitchen look as old and grand as the house itself. Throughout the house, wood plank floors shine with a rich patina. The custom-made French doors are fitted with glass inserts by Bendheim in New York City that mimic handblown glass. As an Italianate-style Victorian, Ham House features floor-to-ceiling windows, center hallways, and ornate detailing. No easy fixer-upper, the mansion required renovating on a scale that would scare off many buyers. Michiel, the founder of RESTYLE, a Tivoli real estate firm (also featured in this magazine) is a successful model who relocated from Holland to New York City in 1988 with his wife Monique, a design and décor entrepreneur who owns the Rhinebeck clothing boutique No Sugar. While living in New York, the van Dijks frequently headed to Saugerties to visit friends and escape their East Village apartment. The historic Dutch Colonial stone houses upstate reminded them of Holland, and they decided to move to the Hudson Valley. upstate HOUSE

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The landscaping has a Dutchstyle charm that’s perhaps most evident in the knot willows in front of the mansion. In 1996, the couple began hunting for a property to rehab, and their search led them to Ham House. “The 1850s Italianate style was near and dear to our hearts,” Michiel says. “We could see Ham House had lovely bones, and we were excited about the possibilities.” Built in 1854 by gentleman farmer William Ham, the mansion was a children’s camp by the 1920s. Eventually, it became part of Bard College, and was used as student housing, faculty apartments, and a conference center, with precious few resources devoted to its upkeep. When the van Dijks bought the house, it was split up into seven apartments. In 1958, Nobel Prize-winning American writer Saul Bellow bought Ham House for $8,000 and lived there with his family while teaching at Bard. Although he wrote Henderson the Rain King and Herzog there, he found Ham House to be a headache rather than a muse, and called it “this ramshackle old building” in letters to friends. In 1964, he donated the house back to Bard, and once again it languished. When the van Dijks bought Ham House, its plasterwork had deteriorated, there were garden hoses running through the rooms, and it was suffering structurally.


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“We’re happy others get to share the results of all the work we’ve done to the house.” “When we looked at the house,” Michiel says, “we could see the exterior walls actually bowed outward.” The walls bowed due to the slumping of the four massive chimneys, each with three flues, serving a total of 12 fireplaces. It took two years to rehab the structure, starting with the roof. Once Ham House was structurally sound, the van Dijks moved in. They built a porch on its Hudson River side, added a driveway and parking area, built stone walls and terraces, and installed a parterre herb garden, gunite pool, and clay tennis court. Today, the landscaping has a Dutchstyle charm that’s perhaps most evident in the knot willows in front of the mansion. The interior restoration took 10 years and included breaking up the rabbit warren of small rooms, moving the kitchen from the basement to the first floor, turning the receiving room into a casual lounge, and restoring the mansion’s plasterwork, elaborate moldings, and curved staircases. Today, the length of the house facing the Hudson is one room that seats 65 people, with abundant light flowing through its tall windows. Upstairs is a master suite and four bedrooms, accommodating 12 people, a library displaying Bellow first editions, and two bathrooms with freestanding antique tubs repurposed from Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz. Most of the furnishings are large-scale European antiques imported to suit Ham House’s 14-foot ceilings and generous rooms. Neoclassical and modern furniture mixes with traditional Dutch pieces. In the main room, a marble fireplace vies with a painting by Brazilian artist Carlos Araujo as the focal point. In 2013, the van Dijks began offering the mansion to host events. They moved into a whimsical bracket-style cottage on the property, where they still live with their 11-year-old daughter. Although Ham House has endured in many guises, it’s come into its own as an authentically restored antique that functions well in the modern world. “Many people have had the opportunity to enjoy the home,” Michiel says, including Bellow’s three sons, who visited last summer. “We’re happy others get to share the results of all the work we’ve done to the house.” HAM HOUSE 144 Kidd Lane, Tivoli | (845) 757-3424 | |

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Let’s Get Real

Out of the gate and ahead of the pack, RESTYLE takes off. By Shawn Hartley Hancock | Photos by Michiel van Dijk


ince the late 1980s, Michiel van Dijk has been active in the Hudson Valley as a real estate broker and developer, an entirely natural outgrowth of his interest in historic properties and their restoration. (See our cover story on Ham House, a historical home in Tivoli that he restored with his wife, Monique.) Van Dijk’s focus has been on what he calls “the golden triangle, spanning from Hudson to Rhinebeck and Millbrook.” Van Dijk takes a smart-growth approach to development projects. “I had a preservation-driven company in mind when I formed my development group in the late 1990s,” he says. He believes that thoughtful development saves agricultural land, creates jobs, and contributes to a more beautiful environment, all of which, in turn, attracts people to make the Hudson Valley their home. “Development is unavoidable, but preservation is paramount,” says van Dijk. “In Europe, we live in an older culture and we handle our old buildings accordingly. We may totally modernize a building’s interior so it suits our needs, while still preserving the neighborhood feeling and the beautiful old exterior of our buildings.”


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Two of van Dijk’s previous local development projects demonstrate his approach. For Bentley Farms, a 200-acre tract in Stanford, the idea was to put 150 acres in a conservation easement and build smart homes on the remaining 50. And in 2008, when van Dijk’s former development team partnered with a group of investors to convert the defunct Irving School in Catskill into luxury apartments, they included an assisted-living component in the plan, since the building was next door to a nursing home; however, that project fell through when the housing market collapsed. Van Dijk founded RESTYLE, a Tivoli-based real estate brokerage firm with an extensive personalized lifestyle-services component, in 2013. RESTYLE approaches the sale, marketing, and development of all real estate properties in a comprehensive, personalized manner that takes a buyer’s lifestyle into account. “I wanted to move away from the simple transaction of buying and selling homes to encompass more about what people need, what is right for each community, and, ultimately, to contribute to making my community better,” he says.

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“I wanted to move away from the simple transaction of buying and selling homes to encompass more about what people need, what is right for each community, and, ultimately, to contribute to making my community better.” “The focus is on extended services,” van Dijk explains. “Most of our clientele are out-of-towners who want to experience the Hudson Valley but have limited time and know-how when it comes to making improvements to their property.” RESTYLE’s forte is to supplement the buyer’s experience by offering management, design, and concierge services. “We take your worries away,” he says. “If you need a new kitchen or pool, we will take care of that for you.” RESTYLE is dedicated to doing more for clients than “just showing buyers the inventory of houses available in your price range and providing cookiecutter services,” says Larie Pidgeon, the firm’s marketing director. “So much of real estate has become about the commission, not the mission,” she explains. “How many times in your life do you buy a home? It should be a joyful experience. We approach the process by helping to determine your needs and start with finding the right community. We seek a long-term relationship with our clients, and for them to know we’re there for them. We really are building a community.”

RESTYLE’s advertising and branding campaign reflects how the company has pulled away from the pack. The front windows of the firm’s charming office in the hamlet of Tivoli are filled with a colorful row of gerbera daisies, rather than real estate listings. And the company’s billboard campaign on Route 9 in Rhinebeck, featuring a tattooed man holding a baby, stands out in a hip, even edgy way that is meant to appeal to sophisticated refugees from New York City looking to relocate to the Hudson Valley. “It’s a way of showcasing our philosophy and relaying that we are more about the experience of buying real estate than the actual product,” explains van Dijk. “Urbanites appreciate this more personalized approach and, increasingly, buyers are finding their way to our office.” Currently, van Dijk is involved in multiple projects for his clients, like converting a garage into a guesthouse and installing a pool. RESTYLE’s personalized service “could be as simple as installing a back-up generator,” he says. “We’re well connected and know all the high-quality service providers. We want our clients to know that we’re here for life—their life.”

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Frank Lloyd Wright inspired spacious home dramatically situated on 53 private rolling acres in southern Columbia County. Built in 1996, this 3500 sf 4-5 BR home overlooks stone walls, specimen trees, English gardens and 1 acre spring-fed swimming pond fishing, ice-skating, swimming and boating. Spacious 1st floor master suite. East-west exposure for brilliant all day light, walls of glass, open floor plan kitchen/living/dining room with shared fireplace, conservatory, and separate screened porch, all with views to the decks, 20 x 40 Gunite heated pool, 6 person hot-tub and croquet court. Top of the line building materials, windows, mechanicals, and appliances.

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“HENRICK SMIT HOUSE” – Brilliant modern-era restoration of c. 1704 Dutch stone home maintains abundant original charm & detail- wide board floors, hewn beams, leaded glass, 2 masonry fireplaces, wrought iron hardware – accented by up-to-the-minute gourmet kitchen, baths & systems. Outdoors, the lush mature 3.4 acre landscape encloses a spring-fed POND, seasonal stream & freeform Gunite POOL framed by tall grasses. $699,000

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HUGE VIEWS-This custom home breathes in BIG VIEWS through voluminous vaulted spaces while maintaining a homey feel. Perched at an elevation of approx. 1450’ and encompassing 53+ acres, this 5240 SF gem offers perfect sanctuary in pristine privacy including POND, meadows and mountain peaks - 4 BRs, 4 baths, impeccably designed incls 25’ LR, 24’ DR, 840 SF apt. with sep. entrance and much, much more. Just 2 hours from NYC & easy ride to skiing and Woodstock. $1,290,000

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EXQUISITE VICTORIAN- Classic c. 1915 re-imagined with style &

GO GREEN! - Carefully designed passive solar “Green” construction

flair. Gracious 2700 SF floor plan features fabulous open gourmet

on 21 secluded acres. The airy open plan features a delightful country

kitchen+ family/media room with cozy stone fireplace, French doors to

kitchen w/ marble counters & 6 burner range, exposed hand finished

patio w/ hot tub spa, living & dining rooms, 3 BRs incl. ensuite MBR

beams, wide pine & custom cherry floors, bluestone archways, cozy

w/ balcony, 2.5 baths, add’l propane fireplace, HW & marble flooring,

Jotul woodstove, artisanal details abound, large cedar deck, PLUS

PLUS separate charming guest house & detached garage. Lovely 3+

16x20 BARN w/ loft, shed/workshop, coop, large stocked POND &

acres just mins to historic hamlet. $425,000

organic garden! $575,000

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ETCHED INTO A SPECTACULAR RURAL COUNTRYSIDE ... and set against a backdrop of striking vistas, Sky Blue Farm is a gateway to an illustrious lifestyle, unrivaled in its breadth of luxury and amenities. Artfully planned for the socially and recreationally active family, the sprawling estate unfolds to accommodate every desire, offering world-class recreation and elegant surroundings in the ultimate private setting. Revel in the sporting life with champion equestrian facilities including an 8,800 sq.ft. 18-stall barn, a 20,000 sq.ft. indoor sprinklered riding ring with viewing stand, sand and grass outdoor rings, a motorized walker and run-in sheds… all with direct access to miles of breathtaking Hunt riding trails. Outdoor pleasures abound with a terraced pool served by a cabana and outdoor kitchen, brick-walled tennis court with pavilion, sporting clay target shooting range complete with high tower and spectator stand, lighted ice skating rink with warming house and a professionally designed motocross track. Indoors, the luxuries heighten with a resort-style spa, home theater with concession bar and balcony seating, full-press mirrored gym and basketball court. The centerpiece of the estate is a grand Georgian colonial, rendered with exquisite details and showcasing supreme craftsmanship throughout. This is understated elegance at its finest. The main residence is complemented by a two-story 3,200 sq.ft. guest house, a charming carriage barn with staff quarters, a caretaker’s cottage, two workshops/garages and additional outbuildings. In its entirety, this remarkable estate offers 13 bedrooms, 19 baths, 10 woodburning fireplaces and abounding entertaining areas for both formal and casual gatherings. Imagine this and more, all in an arboretum-like setting dotted with majestic maples, towering pines, age-old linden trees, a sprawling multi-tiered stone garden and mature landscape… a beautifully tended manor unique in its scope of possibilities. SKYBLUEFARM.COM MLS#334268/4443599

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COLONIAL WITH OPEN FLOOR PLAN & 20+ ACRES Tucked away on 20+ acres, perfectly sited on a knoll to capture views of meadows below, this colonial style home has an incredible open floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 4 full baths. Soaring ceilings, an abundance of natural light, exceptional landscaping, stonewalls, patios and decks. 3 car detached garage with finished 2nd floor, perfect for office or guests. Quiet, country road, minutes to Millbrook, Orvis, Mashomack, and TSP. Extensive frontage on the Wappingers Creek. Offered at $875,000

Lovely Colonial Beautifully situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, a warm & welcoming home with a charming front porch. Built in 2011, it features, 4 BRs and 2.5 baths, 2900 sq. ft. of living space, a country kitchen, living room w/fireplace, master BR suite w/walk-in closet, formal dining room, walk-out basement and attractive property. Private rear deck. Millbrook Schools. Convenient to Village of Millbrook. 10 minute drive to TSP. Offered at $489,000

Millbrook Country Contemporary This immaculate home sits completely privately on 5.35 acres in Millbrook. It boasts 4 bedrooms and 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

Sprawling Country Ranch Private two acre parcel with attractive 3 BR home. Very well maintained and move-in ready. Dining room that opens to sunken living room, family room with vaulted beamed ceilings and stone fireplace w/woodstove. Spacious eat-in-kitchen w/picture window for lots of light. Central A/C. Convenient location to TSP. Offered at $319,000

Stunning Hilltop Residence Privately situated on 15.41 acres on a scenic country road, just minutes to the Village of Millbrook. Beautifully designed and built in 2005 w/high ceilings, detailed moldings and lots of light. LR w/stone fireplace & gourmet kitchen w/breakfast nook. 3 full BRs, including a 1st floor BR & bath w/Jacuzzi tub, as well as a 2nd floor master suite w/soaring ceiling and deck. Bluestone patio and outside fireplace. Catskill Mtn. views in the fall/winter and potential for more with additional clearing. All the comforts of a full time home with all the appeal of a weekend retreat. Offered at $865,000.

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EASY CREEK FARM ESTATE / GALLATIN, NY Excl. Contemporary 3,400SF, 4 BR, 4 BA. Major view, 131 acres w/lake and 3 barns. $4.875M. Web#11970020 Mary Stapleton 518.929.7783

JEFFERSON GLEN / CHATHAM, NY Excl. Historic hill top complex. 8 barns, 3BR, 2BA apt, IG pool & 5 ponds. $3.6M. Web#9468139 Fred Waring III 845.464.5263

CATSKILLS VISTA / GHENT, NY Excl. Airy, light-filled contemporary. 3 BR. 2 BA, huge porches. 8.5 rolling acres. $490K. Web#11216870 DeWayne Powell 212.381.2337

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT USONIAN / WARWICK, NY Excl. Contemporary on 15 acres. 3 acre spring pond, 16x20 workshop. $679K. Web#12019094 Fred Waring III 845.464.5263

PRISTINE LAKEFRONT / ANCRAMDALE, NY Excl. Modern, luxury 4 BR, BA fully furnished – like new. Maintenance free living. $395K. Web#11129243 Jennifer Capala 917.685.6925

LADY OF THE LAKE (420FT) LAKEFRONT / STANFORDVILLE, NY Excl. 3 bldg complex. Main house -8 BR, 2.5 BA. 2 BR guest cottage w/kit, & studio bldg. $695K. Web#12255395 Paul M. Barrett 518.755.3296

VILLAGE GRANDEUR / CLAVERACK, NY Excl. Private 4.5 acres, kit w/family rm, 4-5 BR, 3.5 BA and Mill carriage. $675K. Web#10807802 Jean Stoler 518.755.4298

5 ACRES OF PARADISE / NEW BALTIMORE, NY Excl. Custom built log home. Spacious 2+ BR, 2BA, fplc, decks. 2hrs NYC. $269.9K. Web#11901988 Bruce Pace 917.370.0704

HISTORIC 1897 FIREHOUSE / ATHENS, NY Excl. Hudson River views, 2,000+SF, loft-like 1 BR w/loads of studio space. Live/work. $225K. Web#12407950 Carolyn Lawrence 518.929.6199

PERFECT HISTORIC DELIGHT / HILLSDALE, NY Excl. 1800’s restored jewel on 4 magical acres. Antique barn. 3 BR, 2 BA. $425K. Web#12033373 Nancy Felcetto 212.381.6554/Robin Horowitz 917.626.6755

POOL, DECK & CENTRAL A/C / CLAVERACK, NY Excl. Sweet 3 BR, 2 BA. Move-in cond. Wd flrs. 2hrs NYC, 20mins Hudson Amtrak. $199.9K. Web#12161648 Bruce Pace 917.370.0704

CHARMING FARMHOUSE W/ TWO BARNS / STEPHENTOWN, NY Excl. Old world charm 3 BR, 2BA, office, loft/family room extension and pond. $198.5K. Web#12021489 Sarah H. Sterling 917.699.5688 Halstead Property, LLC We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. All information is from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, prior sale or withdrawal without notice. No representation is made as to the accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate and all information should be confirmed by customer. All rights to content, photographs and graphics reserved to Broker.


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AMAZING VIEWS-MAGICAL HOME / ANCRAM, NY Excl. Special barn style. Open, timeless on 66 serene acres. 70’ in-ground pool. $2.485M. Web#11478752

MODERNIST MASTERPIECE / GHENT, NY Excl. Published. Private. Perfection.12.7 acre for the Architectural aficionado. $1.95M. Web#12314175

1812 MAGNIFIGANT RESTORATION / CASTLE ON HUDSON, NY Excl. Meticulous! 200 acres, 9 fplcs, pool, barn, stable, guest house. Geo thermal. $1.9M. Web#11218645

BREATHTAKING VIEWS / COPAKE, NY Excl. Modern magic. Walls of glass. Eco. 26 acres. 2 car garage. Decked. Stunning. $1.395M. Web#12368163

48 ACRES OF HIP COUNTRY CHIC / GERMANTOWN, NY Excl. Bright 4BR, 3 BA, country EIK. Porch, barns, pond and garage. $984K. Web#11547576

INCREDIBLE HUDSON RIVER VIEWS / GERMANTOWN, NY Excl. Make this 1900 riverfront property your own. Stream. barn. 5.4 acres Rare opportunity! $747K. Web#124017807

10 ACRE STORYBOOK DREAM / CLAVERACK, NY Excl. Early 1800’s Sidehall, ready for your touch! Pond, barn and in-ground pool! $695K. Web#11459792

PICTURE PERFECT HISTORIC / HILLSDALE, NY Excl. Early 1800’s restored jewel on 36 magical acres. Antique barn. $698K. Web#12051804

DELIGHTFUL CREEKSIDE COTTAGE / GHENT, NY Excl. A fairytale of tranquility on 6.7 peaceful acres. A perfect country respite. $226K. Web#12355654

Nancy Felcetto and Robin Horowitz are seasoned NYC real estate veterans who brought Halstead to the Hudson Valley, and is entering its 10th year. They offer a wealth of experience, are diligent, knowledgeable, always vailable, and eager to make sure you have an enjoyable experience through the process to achieve optimal results.

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MAGICAL VIEW / GHENT, NY Excl. 3 BR, 2 BA with views. Open design w/decks, immaculate downsizing, entertain. $339K. Web#10036362


HISTORIC AND ELEGANT / HUDSON, NY Excl. Historic Kipp Farm- c.1820, 40.9 acres. This meticulous house, guest barn, gym, studio barn, carriage house and heated IG pool will amaze! The 3,400SF, 4BR, 6BA mainhouse has been reinvented with a casual elegance keeping with the aesthetics of the old farmhouse. State of the art systems through-out all the buildings including Solar Photovolactic metering system covers majority if not all electricity. $2.65M. WeB#12350655

LIVE LIFE AT THE TOP / SPENCERTOWN, NY Excl. Magnificent hill-top log home. 10 acres, 3BR, 3 BA, Fireplace, views & privacy. $799K. Web#11294344

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MODERN HOMESTEADER / AUSTERLITZ, NY Excl. Valley view. 28.45 surveyed acres, road is in and septic approval done. $225K. Web#10292333

LAKEFRONT LIVING / CATSKILL, NY Excl. Custom 4 BR, 4.5 BA, gourmet kitchen, European flair, 3 heated garages. $875K. Web#9911615



This 2668 SF Rhinebeck Contemporary enjoys complete privacy

This Rhinebeck cottage has an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, walls

on 4.5 acres, has walls of glass in every room, a dream granite K

of glass, a deluxe chef ’s K, wood & stone floors, a 92 ft. wraparound

w/an island, & 1000 SF of outside living spaces. WOW! $475,000.

IN THE HEART OF RHINEBECK VILLAGE This 7 BR, 5.5 bath Circa 1889 Victorian has the perfect set up for a B & B w/separate owner’s quarters. Period details, WB floors, moldings,

deck, & is located in a quiet are close to the V & Amtrak. $279,900.


This 3423 SF charmer is sited back on 6 open & rolling acres for unusual quiet & privacy, has a garage/barn/studio, 5 outdoor living areas, & a beautiful light filled interior w/9ft ceilings & CA. $675,000.

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bay windows, modern K, wonderful light, double lot. $850,000.

THIS EXECU TIVE CAPE COD With 2950 SF, has grand spaces & custom amenities w/quality rarely seen w/inlaid floors, vaulted ceilings, beautiful K & baths, CA, & vaulted great rm. $495,000.



This one story is in perfect condition w/2.94 private acres on a dead-end rd. Great room, FPL, CA, open floor plan, K w/quartz counters. $399,000.

4+acres, stone terrace & walls, 2500 SF one story w/an open floor plan, FPL, huge MBR suite w/ walk in closet, DR, FR, lovely K w/walk in pantry, superb light. $295,000.




Are unmatched at this 114 Acre farm in Red Hook. Dead end rd. Period colonial home, 6 outbuildings, 4 ponds, solar electric, profitable farm business, Conservation easement in place. $1,345,000.


Red Hook, this quality built, beautifully maintained, updated & decorated home has CA, a FPL, a double sized MBR, 3 season room, huge deck & private yard. $272,500.


3500 SF, 4 BRs, 3.5 baths, wood & ceramic floors, vaulted LR, amazing first floor MBR suite, huge, superb chef ’s K w/a island & upscale appliances. CA, 3 car garage, RHBK schools. $749,000.


this 2350 SF, 3 BR, 2 bath Rhinebeck Cape has a large K, DR, 29 foot LR, FR, loft, & office. Charming, bright, & interesting floor plan. $269,900.

This 1800s Farmhouse has been renovated & This unique & beautiful 3 BR, 2.5 bath home has modernized for today’s lifestyle. 1774 SF, FPL, vaulted ceilings, an open floor plan, DR & FR, Catskill private yard, open, charming floor plan, easily views, & a 20 x 40 heated inground pool. $339,999. expanded. $239,900.


in Red Hook has 4 BRs, 4 baths, a guest suite, inground pool, open K/DR/FR, CA, a FPL, 2 offices, & 4.64 private acres on a dead-end rd. Amazing! $569,999.


& at the end of a dead-end rd., this 5 BR, 3 bath, Contemporary Colonial has oak floor throughout, 2 FPLs, CA, & a beautiful, stylish interior. $735,000.

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We have the highest average selling price in Ulster County*

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 ultra-modern 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. $1,195 ,000

Meticulously restored country house on a quiet, dead-end road.This stylish retreat has an architectdesigned open floor plan featuring dramatic double-height living room with massive stone fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, gourmet kitchen with quartz counters and Sub Zero, JennAir and Bosch appliances. Completely renovated with original details and high-end designer finishes rarely found in this price range. Large deck and screened porch overlooking rushing stream and lush, professionally landscaped property. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy! $575,000

Gracious rustic living in spacious hilltop home Over 3,000 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 2 full and two half baths set on a private hilltop

in beautiful rural Accord. Large wing recently added to the home creating a dramatic two story

foyer and living/dining/entertaining space. Stone

fireplace, Chef ’s kitchen, deck, 2 bedrooms with balconies on second floor, 2nd floor laundry

room, all new mechanicals, central air. Move right in. $549,000

Framed with Douglas Fir and built as solidly as a rock, this 4-bedroom, 4-bath Woodstock area colonial has everything a discriminating buyer would want, including an inground pool with an Ashokan reservoir view. This is its first appearance on the market since it was built in 1987 and its owner has taken great care to get it ready for its new owner, first and foremost putting on a brand-new roof. The 4,100 sq ft house has expansive spaces, including an atrium-like living area to drink in both the view and the light. Kitchen is open to living spaces and there’s a separate wing for guests. Landscaping is lovely and the property is available on 1.65 acres at $795,000 or with 3 additional lots ready to build, adding it up to over 7 acres for $1,095,000. 58

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Dare to be different and live adventurously, yet rapturously, in what may well be the Hudson Valley’s most unique home. Designed by William Massie as an all-season 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. $995,000

It would be like owning a house in Provence that just happens to be in the Hudson Valley. This historic 3-bedroom 1 ½ bath farmhouse, which will feature a tax abatement because of its designation, is just plain drop-dead gorgeous, with a sophisticated palette second to none. The current owner designs dinners from her restaurant-quality range and serves them, in warmer weather, on the open back porch that looks out onto park-like acreage which, incidentally, is near the Mohonk Preserve. Plaster has been stripped away from the kitchen and dining area to reveal the brick and the rustic floors tell of much happy traffic. Upstairs bedrooms feature white painted floors, lending airiness to the second floor area which features a landing suitable for a small office. Few properties are as magical as this one. $335,000

This sophisticated 3 bedroom 2 bath Woodstockarea log home enjoys complete seclusion on 3.40 acres and, especially, Hurley low taxes, conveniently located as well to the Thruway. Current relocating owners have maintained it beautifully and renovated both bathrooms as well as adding central air. Enjoy the stone fireplace in the great room and chat back and forth to the cook’s kitchen. In the warm weather have complete privacy on the generous decking. Full basement can easily be finished and already has a wood stove. Master suite on the second floor is separated from the downstairs bedrooms. Would make a sensational second home, which it has been, or a full-time residence. $399,000

Private New Paltz oasis, stunning contemporary, excellent floor plan, beautiful light. Gorgeous lines. Impressive chef ’s kitchen, granite counters, teakwood marble floor, custom cabinetry and state of the art appliances. River rock double sided fireplace to warm the kitchen and den, private deck off kitchen overlooking heated saltwater pool. Formal dining room, sunken living room, attention to detail throughout. Sunbathed master suite, with spa area, walk- in cedar closet and private balcony. This is a gem! $995,000 *According to MLS statistics to date for offices with 8 transactions or more in 2015.

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This well-loved 1853 farmhouse on the road between Woodstock and Saugerties is a kind of landmark over the years for drivers between the two towns. Beautifully sited with its three barns and the mountains cradling it in the background, this 102-acre parcel lends itself to a variety of uses beyond simply owning what could become one of the Woodstock area’s most desirable estates, particularly farming as the land is arable, bordered by the Plattekill Creek, and stretches in a fine flat line to the surrounding woods. The solid farmhouse features some lovely old detail and the antique barns could easily be transformed into other structures such as guest houses or studios. But it is the gorgeous land that beckons first and foremost. $1,050,000

This big and beautiful 6 bedroom, 4 bath 1911 home is smartly renovated, with plenty of room for family and guests to sprawl out in comfort and style. The house has also proved to be a vacation rental moneymaker. The open concept look and flow of the house lends itself to entertaining. This great find is tucked away atop a hill on seven rolling acres with bucolic country views and yet the entirely rural feel is minutes to the Thruway and Saugerties village. This can also be the perfect ski house with 20-30 minute drives to both Hunter and Windham Mountains. Lovingly maintained, it is a must see! This is a home that truly can be many things to many different people. $459,000

Stunning, top-of-the-world Aspen- or Vail-like lodge offering complete seclusion and glorious mountain views. The craftsmanship in this massive yet welcoming home, using much reclaimed wood, features everything a sophisticated mountain retreat should offer: a media room, a games room, a sauna, an outdoor fireplace, and a separate wing for guests. The hot-tub is perfectly placed on the deck which sweeps around the house and wraps those views into its arms. The seclusion, too, is real: the property is virtually surrounded by thousands of acres of state land. With soaring ceilings and plenty of light, grandeur shakes hands with warmth. Other features include high-end appliances; 7 heating zones, 3 of them air-conditioning; marble bathrooms; a water -treatment system; back-up generator; and lifelong architectural shingles. A completely successful meeting of drama and the very best in design. Additional acreage (approx. 20) available. $1,494,500

This lovingly restored stone house welcomes

Charming 19th Century Farmhouse and Barn

you. Three bedrooms, large country kitchen with

with Artists Studio. Right next to the Woodstock

nook, hardwood floors and beautiful fireplace

School of Art, with just shy of a level acre and

in the living room. High ceilings, lots of light,

mountain views. Across the road from Big Deep,

wonderful flow. Gorgeous stone enclosed front

and close to town. Three + bedrooms, large living

porch, perfect for dinners or just relaxing. Private

room with wood burning stove, recently built

back deck. Separate two car garage with water

heated artist’s studio attached to fabulous barn.

and electricity. Located on a quiet road but

Handmade doors and details, rich artist history.

convenient to everything. $275,000


A true mid-century modern in the heart of Woodstock, an easy walk to the village and the Millstream, featuring the long lines and spaciousness of mid -century design. With its two additional fully-equipped buildings serving as living quarters (or studio or business space if you prefer), this is the perfect extended family compound or at-home business hub. The main house is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom with mostly one-level living and the upstairs master suite boasts mountain views and 1 ,000 square feet of boudoir. Relax around the saline gunnite pool. Have guests or family stay in the 450 sq. ft. pool house, or else in the 800 sq ft. guest house that could easily convert to studio or office space. Enjoy the entire 3,625 square feet of the main house for yourself. Though it has never been used as such, it does have extraordinary VRBO or Air BnB income potential. Property is on compact acreage and yet still enjoys enough privacy. If it is sleek mid -century you want, this is one of the very few on the market currently in the Hudson Valley. $960,000


For the connoisseur of historical homes who desire convenience, The Osterhoudt House is a stunning 1691 Dutch colonial nestled in a quiet suburban Kingston neighborhood. Considerable time, care and expense has gone into fully restoring this beauty, which retains all the features lovers of old Dutch stone houses want such as massive beams, wideboard flooring, deep-set windows, a summer kitchen and original fireplaces. As much scrupulous effort has been given over to completely updating this 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath home for completely comfortable living. Few other homes offer the pleasures of historicity with the worry-free enjoyment of the new, and the ultimate in convenience. $348,000

Just take a short stroll to Tillson Lake and paddle your own canoe or enjoy the 21,000 acres of Minnewaska State Park from your lovely circa-1860 eyebrow colonial on 25+ acres. Listen to the property’s stream and most of all enjoy the privacy in this well-maintained, move-in-condition beauty. This 5-bedroom, 2-bath home is warm and welcoming, and completely unpretentious, without the fussiness you often find in older houses of the period. The original floors are among the most stunning you’ll see. Great NewPaltz/Gardiner location. $699,000 upstate HOUSE | SUMMER 2015 • 59 *According to MLS statistics to date for offices with 8 transactions or more in 2015.





CIRCA 1870 5 BR, 2.5 BA Victorian Farmhouse w/9’ ceilings, FLR & FDR, WBF, beamed ceilings, newly updated kitchen & baths. Sited on 13 acres w/pond, salt water mineral pool, tea house, outdoor FP & a 3-car garage w/lower barn.


PRIVATE MODERN farmhouse located on a hilltop with views and convenient to Rhinebeck and the TSP. Move into this spacious turnkey home and change your lifestyle. Large enough to have your own gym in the lower level and home office upstairs!

$595,000 MILLBROOK

THIS 1920 TRADITIONAL home on 10 acres is on one of Millbrook’s most picturesque roads. Enter a welcoming foyer & step down into a large light-filled LR w/exposed wood beams, a FP & a view of the pond. Off the kitchen is a sunroom w/a canted ceiling & skylights. Barn w/an apartment above for rental income/caretaker.

CROSS THE BRIDGE to this renovated shingled home located between 2 streams & a waterfall. Features a large great room, kitchen, DR & LR w/FP that opens to a glass 3-season porch. Listen & view the waterfall while dining on the brick terrace. Private setting surrounded by lovely gardens & woodlands.

LOVELY, SPACIOUS Colonial home sited on 3+ AC is ideally & privately located for easy access to the Villages of Red Hook & Rhinebeck. A great floor plan on the main level includes a wonderful all season sunroom near the back of the house, which opens to the private back yard.

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COUNTRY CAPE located in Millbrook hunt country. Nestled on 2.1 acres with a park-like setting. 4 BR, 2 BA, LR with FP, sunny EIK, MBR with laundry, detached 2-car garage with workshop. Perfect for both weekend and year round country living.

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THIS TURNKEY CAPE Cod home on 12 acres is nicely set back from a quiet rural road for privacy. Features HWF, large LR w/vaulted ceilings & stone FP, a cook’s kitchen & 1st FL MBR & BA. Exterior has expansive decks, a hot tub and an in-ground salt-water pool. Close to Red Hook and Rhinebeck.

$368,000 MILLBROOK

THIS SPACIOUS 4 BR home is nestled in a quiet setting. Offers an open floor plan with family room w/FP, a FDR & LR, as well as a kitchen that would make most chefs jealous. Also features HWF, vault ceilings & skylights throughout. Convenient to the Village of Millbrook.


THIS CONTEMPORARY farmhouse captures the feel of both a wonderful country home and modern open space living. Over 4,000 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths plus a game room, loft space, 12 stall barn and 7 paddocks.

$550,000 MILAN

$379,000 MILLBOOK


$698,000 UNION VALE

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STUNNING STREAMSIDE HOME Stylish retreat has light-filled living area, kitchen with high-end appliances and marble counters plus wonderful views of the Indian Brook… $495,000

HISTORIC WISWALL HOUSE ON MT. MERINO Outstanding Greek Revival brick home has spectacular views of the Hudson River, Hudson-Athens lighthouse, and Catskills. Oliver Wiswall, an early Hudson mayor, Assemblyman, and cofounder of Greenport, built the 5000 sf mansion in 1836 to impress, with high ceilings, marble mantles, grand hallway, stairs, and formal parlors. On nearly 40 acres, the National Register property is only minutes to Hudson… $1,425,000

HIDDEN GEM IN THE CITY Splendid renovation of 19th cent. carriage house with high ceilings, French doors, wideboard floors, stunning kitchen and superb systems. Private courtyard garden in the center of Hudson… $565,000

18TH CENTURY DUTCH 1770 brick house has original split doors, huge beams, wide hall, stair, paneling and mantels. Updated with new kitchen, bath, and mechanicals… $349,000

HUDSON RIVER AND CATSKILL VIEWS Sleek modern renovation of four-bedroom, three-bath, midcentury home has top quality finishes and systems. Taking full advantage of the spectacular 8-acre hillside setting, there are stunning views through windows and glass doors that open all across the living area backed by a dramatic fireplace penetrating a vaulted beamed ceiling. Minutes to Hudson… $995,000

BEAUTIFUL TIMELESS STYLE AND SPACES Superbly designed country house has wonderful light, a huge wrap-around porch, two fireplaces, and multiple French doors. Renovated with new systems including HVAC. Across the street and overlooking the creek is a solid shelter, with wall of glass doors, ready for your ideas. Minutes to Hudson… $495,000

1815 HISTORIC GEM Lots of original detail including four fireplaces. Walk to restaurants, near organic farm store and Steiner school… $249,000

HUDSON 1869 ITALIANATE Side hall home on extra large lot with two-story carriage barn, has spacious rooms, original details, and great potential… $299,000

1780 CENTRAL CHIMNEY CAPE Reassembled on five private acres with rushing stream and small waterfall. Features three fireplaces, three-season porch, modern mechanicals… $425,000

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… $439,000

ROE JAN MEADOWS, ANCRAM 103 protected acres on the Roe Jan Kill include a farmhouse to restore and a private building site with views of the valley and the Berkshires… $995,000

FOX HILL FARM, ANCRAM 212 acres with two spectacular building sites, two farmhouses, barns, Berkshire views; adjoins 2000 more acres of protected farmland… $2,400,000

BRICK ITALIANATE Beautifully restored side-hall townhouse has three floors of stylish spacious living spaces, all with grand views of the Catskills, the Hudson River and Mt. Merino. Two-level rear deck with brick patio and gardens. On lower Allen Street, a short walk to the river and Amtrak… $595,000

EASY LIVING HIDEAWAY Country contemporary with sunny dining area that opens to decks and inground pool. Set on 1.7 acres on a private dead-end road… $275,000

PICTURESQUE TUDOR Quality built 1938 brick home has living room with fireplace, four bedrooms, two baths, HVAC, new roof, and 2-car garage… $250,000

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Nestled in the hamlet of Malden Bridge is this handsome and spacious 18th century village landmark. A large rear screened porch overlooks the sparkling Kinderhook Creek and a mesmerizing 2+ acre setting of stone walls and ancient trees. Large eat-in kitchen with wood burning stove. Includes a library/studio and restored barn. $649,000

A pristine, completely turn-key horse breeding and boarding farm set on 140 rolling acres with stunning views, 3 ponds, an owner/ manger’s home and additional home with 2 apartments for staff. On the farm are numerous barns including two well-equipped 12-stall horse barns, a hay barn, a foaling, office, and grain barn, and 2 runin barns. The 8 fenced paddocks and pastures feature automated heated water systems, and 40 acres of hay fields. $1.149 Mil

The legendary and iconic Berkshire property known as Santarella currently operating as a well-known and successful wedding and resort destination. Current owners have completed many significant upgrades. Comprised of 4 separate buildings on 4 very private acres with a pond and stream and spectacular views of the magical Tyringham Valley. $1.995 Mil

A very private 110-acre estate with spacious contemporary home and wonderful views. Indoor pool and spa room off kitchen and great room. Property includes an additional home/office building not visible from main house. $1.2 Million (Property may also be purchased with 50 acres for $949,000)


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GOLF COMMUNITY HOME! Warmth and charm abound from the minute you step on the porch. This home is a beautifully appointed classic log cabin with all of the modern amenities which include a Jacuzzi tub, hardwood floors and all updated appliances.  The wrap around deck gives expansive views of a 9 hole golf course.   You will feel a combined sense of privacy and community as you are only minutes from High Falls dining, shopping, antiques and the flea market.  Perfect home for the person who enjoys easy living.  $245,000

SOLAR POWERED! At this price you just can’t find a home that sits at the edge of the Village of New Paltz with 4 bedrooms in a walkable rolling hills community of beautiful homes. In 2010 SOLAR was introduced into this home taking care of electric and hot water.  Stepping inside you are welcomed into the sun filled, open floor plan which affords you a substantial area for entertaining inside and out with an oversized screened porch coming off the dining & family room area then opens into the large level back ball field size yard.  The second level you find your master bedroom suite with a recently renovated full bath along with 3 additional bedrooms.  Your lower level is already finished with a 1/2 bath and large open space for you to chose the type of use you want it to be. Ready for you to move right in.    $450,000

ENERGY STAR CERTIFIED!!!! This magnificent new construction was designed specifically to embrace the sweeping views of the dancing sunrises and sunsets over the massive Minnewaska and Mohonk mountain range. Some of the custom features include soaring ceilings, 10’ wide pine floors, custom painted kitchen and bathroom cabinets, a master suite w/stone tile bathroom, separate shower and soaking tub, double sink vanity and dressing room/walk-in closet.  This home will boast an Energy star certification cutting your expenses by 50%.  The setting is spectacular and the features are all top of the line.  $755,000

CALMNESS AND SERENITY are two ways to describe how you feel at this property. The rail trail is inviting you to come take a stroll, birds are singing and the seasonal views are magnificent across the open farm meadows.  This 2 bedroom cottage home was built in the early 1900’s and sits on 3 acres just outside the hamlet of Gardiner.  The home has the original wood floors and wood trim.  Separate outside shed can be used as a potting shed or studio along with a separate two car garage with shed roof for extra storage. All of the pressures of your daily schedule will be released when you drive down your road and enter the tranquil setting. $275,000

DREAM SPACE! This property gives you the opportunity to spread out in the super spacious 5 bedroom and 4 bath Cape style home just steps from the Village of New Paltz.  The home has been completely renovated including all new windows.  The main living area has glistening hardwood floors, and lots of natural sunlight coming in every room.  Three of the bedrooms are on the main level  including the master bedroom with its own full bath.  The second level offers 2 more generous sized bedrooms with another full bath.  The lower level is a full walk out and has been completely redone and awaits your creative mind on the use you may wish for it, maybe a billiard room, maybe an office space, maybe a recreation room.  It’s your dream, you decide.  With the Village of New Paltz being just steps away you feel the ease of enjoying the restaurants, shopping, theatre and yet far enough where you feel like you are in the country.  A SUPER location.  $479,999

SLEEK AND STYLISH! This mid century sleekly styled ranch offers a number of enviable curb appeal details including the Shawangunk mountain stone front, cedar shake shingles and front patio for seasonal mountain views. The low slung profile is an efficient step saver with uninteruptive movement directing traffic to flow freely thru the house. The kitchen offers a large pantry and breakfast nook.  The living room is complimented by a stone fireplace and a large picture window for you to view the western sunsets.  From your home you can exit onto your level back yard which embraces your screened gazebo and above ground pool.  The home is beautifully maintained and has many upgrades.  COME JOIN THE SUMMER FUN! $250,000 

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Working Artist’s dream compound: 6,800 sq. ft. creative oasis on 4.4 acres. Main home has 4BR, 2 baths, central LR w/soaring ceilings & FP. Huge sculpture studio plus office & BR. 2 hrs from NYC..........$995,000

Renovated 4/3 farmhouse with panoramic mountain views. Great room, vaulted DR, decks & sauna. Master suite on own floor. Low-maintenance, high enjoyment home offers the best of country life.....................$699,000

Walk to Woodstock! Renovated 3/2 Craftsman Farmhouse on 2 acres. EIK w/custom cabs, granite counters, farm sink, euro appliances. 3rd floor could be studio. Deck, stream, landscaped & fenced yard......................$599,000

Dramatic, light filled home w/2 story cathedral ceilings, hw floors, tall glass doors, private 15 acres. Spacious deck, hot tub. Updated kitchen, remodeled master bath. Close to town yet private....$550,000

Newly renovated contempo in upscale Grog Kill, mins from Woodstock/ Phoenicia. Bright & sunny, featuring vaulted great room w/stone FP, beamed ceilings, new kitchen & baths. Seasonal views......................$534,000

Ultimate location for a mountaintop getaway, this private Abbey Rd contempo has seasonal mtn views, decks, huge screened porch, great room w/vaulted ceilings, south facing windows & 2 woodstoves....$500,000

Chic, renovated contempo w/mtn views. Mins to town. Great room w/wall of windows. New kitchen w/SS appliances. Master suite. Baths have Resto Hardware cabinetry. Bluestone patio, all new Pella windows, generator.............$485,000

This rustic cabin/contempo home offers a true Woodstock experience with roughcut siding, views of Overlook Mtn, tranquil wooded setting. Successful rental studio too! Convenient location-walking distance to Woodstock Village.....$399,900

This privately sited turnkey contempo has all the features of the perfect country home. A soaring cathedral ceiling with an open living/dining space, updated kitchen feat. custom maple cabinetry, granite counters & SS appliances......................$395,900

Updated farmhouse less than a mile from the Hudson River, convenient to Kingston. Open kitchen with nice maple cabinetry, peninsula & island. 5 full bedrooms, 2 baths plus office/ den & family room. A great residence for the lucky buyers!...........$295,000

This charming Woodstock cottage is a short stroll to NYC bus. 3.58 acres w/barn, old studio & seasonal views. Mature gardens, stone walls, deck, bluestone patio. New roof, septic & appliances. Woodstove. Livable but needs some updating..….$239,000

This Rosendale home is seven years young & priced to sell! Located in a quaint area of historic homes. Gourmet kitchen, wood floors, AC, decks, custom oak staircase. Close to marinas & restaurants on the Rondout Creek..............$229,000

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CONTACT LISTING AGENT: Private well maintained home on quiet street with other high end Marlboro: Live for free or make additional income with this 3 bedroom homes. Large eat-in kitchen w/granite and s/s appliances. Formal Victoria Wilkinson house with separate efficiency and 2 bedroom mobile home. 5.24 acres $59,900 dining room with french doors to large deck. Living room All units currently rented at below market and owner is still ASSOCIATE BROKER w/fireplace. Huge family room w/vaulted ceilings. Master making money!! No major issues just needs updating. 845 688 7685 5.71 acres with well $63,900 bedroom suite with whirlpool tub. Legal 2 room office suite and half Hardwood flooring, mudroom w/laundry, deck. In a great Email: bath with private entrance. Generator. Central air. Perfect for home 304• Main Street Beacon, NY 12508 • PHONE: 845-222-2488 • FAX: 845-440-7026 • • • 36 acres $179,900 neighborhood. A rare opportunity!!! office or extended family! Must see to appreciate all this home has International Realty and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered Beds, 2 Full Baths, 1,614 sqft | MLSSotheby’s #325298 PHONE: 845-222-2488 • FAX: 845-440-7026 • • 4 service marks used with permission. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated. to offer!! 3 Beds, 2 Full Baths, 2,564 sqft | MLS #328906 $299,999 $229,000 $289,900 $299,999 $229,000


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Stunning unobstructed panoramic Hudson River Views with substantial river frontage sets the stage for your own private compound or retreat. Your mini estate offers two homes, lush established landscaping & room for expansion. A well thought out ranch style home has been designed to offer views from many vantage points. Spacious guesthouse is a charming two story home which sits on a knoll & positioned to enjoy more incredible river & Rondout Lighthouse views. Too much to list, call for more details today! $1,298,000


Beautifully landscaped 5 BR, 4 full bath home on 1.4 +/- acres and situated on a quiet dead-end road. Featuring an impressive entry foyer with a soaring ceiling, gorgeous Brazilian cherry hardwood floors with oak and walnut inlay, an incredible gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, a beautiful grand living room with vaulted ceilings, and a finished lower level complete with media room, and family / game room. Additional amenities include central vac, skylights, stone patio, aboveground pool, hot tub, walkways and flower beds, and generator. Truly a must see, call today! $599,900



Above the historic village of Woodstock, amid the pristine wilderness of the Catskill Mountain State Park, this 17 + acre, hillside retreat embodies the secluded quietude and rarified beauty of its magnificent, natural surroundings. Featuring a gourmet kitchen; bluestone fireplaces; vaulted beams; hardwood and stone floors; skylights; great windows; French doors; a discreetly placed solar array; and a rooftop ‘moon-viewing’ deck. Wrap-around walkways tying together front entry way, decks, Studio/Office /Guest House, and garage. $1,100,000


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This turn of the century attractive Arts & Crafts style house sits on a knoll overlooking the Hudson River & Catskill Mountains on 8.6 acres. One of the few properties to offer river views to the west & north. Also includes a 3-story early 1900’s barn. $2,500,000.

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The perfect 3 bed / 2 bath get-a-way or full time residence. Enough yard to entertain, paved patio, over sized shed to store your winter and summer toys. Beautiful country interior, with laminate floors that will never scratch & always a shine. Open floor plan, granite and stainless kitchen, large windows, guest bedroom on first floor w/ full bath and laundry close by. Second floor offers 2 bedrooms and & 2nd bath, sky lights, cathedral ceiling. This home offers lots of character and easy living. Short walk to hiking and natural swimming holes. Asking $229,000


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1720’S Dutch Colonial is a walk through local Hudson Valley history. Home has over 4,500 square feet sited on 10 idyllic acres. Lush perennial gardens abound. Original details in place. Home features large rooms and wide board floors, exposed beams. Fireplaces in living room & master. Whole house generator in place. Detached 2.5 car garage with plenty of storage space. 2 bed / 1 bath attached apartment with separate entrance and separate utilities. Private in-ground pool. Large screened in porch. Property includes pond, streams, meadow & mature trees. This property must be seen to be appreciated! Call for more details, too many to list!! Asking $777,000

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Spacious colonial tucked away off a long driveway with 4 acres in a very desirable area. Easy walk or bike ride into the village of Woodstock and Woodstock golf course. This has been a family home for many years, one owner. Hardwood floors throughout. Fireplace in the den/family room, 4 bedrooms / 2 bath with the Master having attached bath. Large eat-in kitchen with glass sliders, along with a spacious living room and dining room with large windows and sliding glass doors to the deck. Lightly wooded acres making it a delight to see so many species of birds and wildlife. 2 Car garage is attached to the circular driveway. Asking $425,000

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ON FRINGE OF VILLAGE - RHINEBECK, NEW YORK Just listed - 2.7+ private acres on cul-de-sac. Circa 2005 custom contemporary colonial located on the outskirts of Rhinebeck Village. This sensational value includes a 2 story 3-4 BR, 3 1/2 bath floor plan with top line features such as California Closets, large Chef’s kitchen with butler sink, center island, Wolfe & Sub Zero appliances, gleaming wide board flooring, vaulted ceilings with oversized crown moldings, whole house generator, and so much more. Extra large heated 3 car garage. Your meandering drive opens to ancient oaks, maples, and flowering trees. Thoughtfully placed stone wall accents and professional gardens complete this enchanting setting. For the discriminating buyer, value priced at $779,000.

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Adirondack Design Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Alfandre Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Ashleigh’s Hearth & Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Associated Lightning Rod Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Atlantic Custom Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . back cover Augustine Landscaping & Nursery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 52 Boudoir Baby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Building Logic,Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Cabinet Designers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 The Carpet Store & Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Catskill Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Cembra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Christopher Coleman Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Coldwell Banker, Timberland Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Coldwell Banker, Village Green Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Colucci Shand Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 David Murray Architect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Equis Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Ethan Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Evolve Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Experienced Bricks, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Federal Cabinet Company, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Finch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 First Choice Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Franklin Ruttan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Gary DiMauro Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Gentech LTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 George Cole Auctioneers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 George T. Whalen Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Ghent Wood Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Halstead Property Hudson Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-56 Halter Associates Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Ham House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . front cover, 39 Harney & Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Hawthorne Valley Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Helsmoortel Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Herrington’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Herzog’s Home Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 32 HNI Builders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Houlihan Lawrence, Lagrangeville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 HOUSE Hudson Valley Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Hudson Valley Sunrooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Hunt Country Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Integrated Building Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 The Kinderhook Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Lawrence O’Toole Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59 Mari Kirwood’s Design Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Marigold Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 MarkJames & Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Marshall & Sterling Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Martell Home Builders, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Mary Mullane Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Mercer Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Millbrook Cabinetry & Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Murphy Realty Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 N&S Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 NeJame Pool Specialists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Nest Realty Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 New York Designer Fabric Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Nina Styling & Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Northern Dutchess Agricultural Contracting . . . . . . . . . 5 Northern Dutchess Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Oakwood Friends School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Patricia A. Hinkein Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Paul Hallenbeck Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Paula Redmond Real Estate Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Peggy Lampman Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Phinney Design Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Poison Ivy Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Potter Brothers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Prudential Nutshell Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 RE Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 44 Richard Miller Architect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 River Ridge at Hyde Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 R. P. Cautela Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Savor the Taste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 See By Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 SKJ Contracting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Snorkel Hot Tubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Southeast Kitchen & Bath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Traditions Linen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Ulster Savings Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Ulster Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Valley Variety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Victoria Wilkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Vivian Mandala Home Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Westchester Modular Homes . . . . . . . . . inside back cover Westwood Metes & Bounds Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-49 William Wallace Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Williams Lumber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . inside front cover Willow Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Win Morrison Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9


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Back in the ’70s, when DIY was just coming into vogue, David Morton taught himself the art of woodworking to supplement the modest salary he earned as a professional “agitator” during the Vietnam War. Forty-five years later, the former draftee is an expert in his field. “I learned by studying the language of other woodworkers,” says Morton. Though originally inspired by Arts-and-Crafts gurus like Gustav Stickley, Morton now creates windows, doors, furniture, and art pieces in a range of styles that are as idiosynchratic as they are exquisite. “I’ve always been obsessed with quality,” he says, and judging by the masterful execution of his pieces, Morton’s skill and design savvy are immediately apparent. His Kingston-based company, Big Tree, fabricates custom originals and undertakes restoration projects that span the atlas of woodworking possibilities. Morton’s credits include boat interiors, a pair of original doors by 18th-century architect Robert Adam, antique furniture— even pipe organs and a Woody station wagon. Available at —Jodi LaMarco

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1995 879-6001 Route 22 • Brewster, NY (800)

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