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Gaze from your beautifully sited 4 bedroom 3 ½ bath Painted Lady on 19.60 acres to your terraced inground pool and pond and then beyond to a panoramic view of the Catskills where thousands of acres of state land preserves your views until the end of time. What a wonderful estate this is, offering a gorgeously landscaped property and a Victorian with preserved details, notably the stunning woodwork and inlaid floors. The property comes with two guest cottages currently used as rentals which could also easily be re-imagined as studio or office spaces. Multiple porches and patios drink in the mountain views, lush perennial gardens and expansive park-like vistas. The barn has everything it needs to be a working horse stable or could easily be turned into a studio for either art or recording. Minutes to the winter pleasures of both Hunter and Windham. Don’t just have a ski chalet or log -- have a ski estate! $1,495,000
This is as authentic an Early American home as one is likely to find and one of the very rare ones in Woodstock. The current owner has painstakingly preserved what could be and reconstructed what once was, from the cedar shake roof to the inlaid Delft tiles in the kitchen ceramic floors. Featuring 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, set on a serene manicured acre, and retaining a sense of privacy, the home is oriented away from the road and features a lovely stone patio at the back. This home is especially appealing to the purist who would love to live in genuine Early American style and surroundings, but it can be enjoyed and loved by anyone else as well. $695,000
Totally sweet, low-maintenance, light-filled cottage that is the perfect weekender. Enjoy nature and the seasonal mountain views from the patio deck. Whip up that stunning little country meal in its cunning Italianate kitchen featuring all kinds of nice surprises. Stay cozy by the brandnew wood stove in winter, warmed by the passive solar location. Cottage keeps cool in summer. Upstairs bedrooms both have ample room for desks and at night you can see the stars from the skylights. (Would make an excellent AirBnB rental!) For busy people who just want to slow down and not be busy maintaining their home when they come upstate to relax. $315,000
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Purchase a memorable part of Woodstock’s history, nearly as famous as the Festival itself. Now a retail store called Not Fade Away, the building was, in a previous life, Joyous Lake, an entertainment space and bar where a lot of Rock’s royalty performed: from Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones. Its highest and best use would be to bring back Joyous Lake to being a music venue -- an amazing wraparound bar, a historic stage, and two lighting and music control booths with a green room; but the building, which features unique detailing and woodwork, lends itself to many and varied uses, perhaps as an event space. Situated on Woodstock’s main street with the most visibility possible, the space can hold 269 people and there’s an 1100 square foot deck to handle overflow plus there’s a corner lot with parking. $780,000
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
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ARTISTS AND ARBORISTS A COUPLE EMBR ACES EDIBLE GARDENING
In Stone Ridge, Scott Serrano and Allyson Levy set out to grow materials for their artwork. They wound up with an edible gardening business.
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HISTORIC CHARMERS A FARMHOUSE IS TR ANSFORMED, YET PRESERVED
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Could any of the plants I’d been chopping down and pulling up by the roots actually be edible? Although the wineberry plant is native to China, it’s been in the Hudson Valley for a long time, and now grows wild alongside its native East Coast cousins, the raspberry and blackberry. If a wineberry bush can thrive in my backyard, I thought, so can some other types of berries. And why stop there, when I too can begin experimenting? After checking out Hortus Conclusus, I was soon dreaming of creating my own— albeit smaller—oasis of exotic flowers and fruit trees like persimmons, pawpaws, and currants—all of which, I was surprised to learn, are also natives. As I write, it’s the very start of harvest time. The leaves on the trees are past their deepest flush of green, and my wineberries are mostly picked over by the birds. My backyard garden is replete with cucumbers and the tomatoes are just coming on. In my kitchen, my antique hutch is piled with books on edible gardening—A Northeast Gardener’s Year by New Paltz’s Lee Reich, a few titles by Rosalind Creasy, and of course, "Wildman" Steve Brill’s tome—along with a sketchbook in which I’m listing what I want to buy and drawing where I want to plant all of it. For me, this issue has planted that magical single seed. And what a harvest it will bring.
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Stillness in Motion At Materia Designs in Accord, Megan Sommerville and Matt Ensner’s mission is to create home furnishings that are infused with a kinetic energy suggesting both motion and sense of purpose—with a combined background in choreography, fashion, landscape design, and woodworking, how could they not? Their modular furnishing piece, the Quinze, can be used as a side table or stool, stacked for storage, or placed side to side as a coffee table or bench. The Quinze is available in a left- or right-sided version; in single, double, and quadruple configurations; and in black walnut and Thunderwash ash. For each piece, allow eight to 12 weeks for delivery. M ATERIADESIGNS.COM
Simply Striking These handmade porcelain coffee mugs will lend a modern flair to your morning routine and bring back childhood memories of paint pots and egg dyeing. At a full 14-oz, the mugs feature subtle wood graining on their handles and two large facets. The exterior is glazed in satin white while the interior comes in your choice of glossy color. Fired to 2,200 degrees, the mugs are very durable, dishwasher safe, and easy to clean. L&M Studio’s Lucie Piedra and Meg Oliver became a team in creating beautiful, modern, functional art in 2011 after meeting at the Byrdcliffe Artists Colony in 2001. Today, they work together out of a storefront in Catskill. E TSY.COM/SHOP/LANDMSTUDIO
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Staggering Biarritz-based artist Little Madi searches the French countryside to find exquisite antique plates on which to draw original, modern-style illustrations. The plates can be used as décor or for serving food, but must be handwashed only. This gilded French Porcelain Stag Plate is among the many one-of-a-kind pieces available at Harvey’s Counter in Hudson. The shop, owned by French-English expat Alex Dewez, offers “modern curiosities” from young artisans and indie craftspeople throughout the Hudson Valley, across the U.S., and around the world. H ARVEYS-COUNTER.MYSHOPIFY.COM
A Cut Above At October Design Co. in Hudson, New York City artisan Stephanie Reppas upcycles found industrial and vintage items into chic urbanrustic lighting designs. For this pendant lamp, a vintage barber’s jar is outfitted with dark gray-brown brass hardware, and hangs on an eight-foot plug-in lighting cord set. The jar, cleaned and coated with a subtly frosted finish to emit a soft glow, retains its original paintedon lettering, and reads “BARBICIDE – The Approved GERMICIDE & DISINFECTANT.” O CTOBERDESIGNCOMPANY.COM
Healing Box Behind the Newburgh company Lunatic June, the maker of wooden boxes and trays that are wood-burned with intricate, one-of-a-kind mandalas, is a multimedia artist, known simply as Janine, whose Etsy profile professes “a love for all things natural and spiritual." These bohemian-style pieces are made of pine that’s stained and painted before being wood-burned freehand. No two items are alike, and they’re perfect for holding jewelry, displaying trinkets, or on their own as decorative pieces. E TSY.COM/SHOP/LUNATICJUNE
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A Tea Garden in Tivoli: American Garden Design Inspired by the Japanese Way of Tea BETTINA MUELLER
Tea House Press, 2015
When Zen student and award-winning author Bettina Mueller bought an 1860 farmhouse in the quaint Dutchess County village of Tivoli, its quarteracre lot was a strip of dirt, a blacktop driveway, a metal shed, and cement blocks: “no plantings, no view, no vista, little space for a garden. It was perfect for what I had in mind.” With patience and work, she created a Japaneseinspired tea garden that was recently nominated for Gardenista’s Best Garden Design Award. This beautifully photographed book celebrates an aesthetic of harmonious simplicity, urging others to bring beauty to even the smallest spaces. Its three sections detail the principles and techniques of Zen garden design, the concept of tea, and the art of chabana floral design, arranging flowers “as though growing wild in a field.”
Living Large: Wilna Hervey & Nan Mason JOSEPH P. ECKHARDT
Woodstock Arts, 2015
For centuries, Woodstock has danced to the beat of different drummers, offering a creative haven for many outsize personalities. The 6’3” heiress Wilna Hervey found fame as “Powerful Katrinka” in the 1920s Toonerville Trolley comedies. On the set, she met Nan Mason, an artist nearly her height. Living large in all senses, “the Big Girls” hobnobbed with celebrities and Maverick-era bohemians, throwing legendary “Full Moon” parties and loving each other for 59 years. Silent-film historian Eckhardt’s impeccably researched, ebullient biography celebrates this high-octane union as a pioneering same-sex relationship that was part of a unique arts community. The beautifully produced book includes marvelous period photos and color reproductions of both women’s paintings.
Geo Power: Stay Warm, Keep Cool and Save Money with Geothermal Heating & Cooling DONAL BLAISE LLOYD FOREWORD BY LAWRENCE A. MUHAMMAD
PixyJack Press, 2015
Tote It Sixfold, founded by Beacon- and New York City-based designer Joshua Karl, is dedicated to eco-friendly design and turning users into makers, and recently raised over $25,000 on Kickstarter. Karl’s liquor totes, which accommodate two to six bottles, are made with a fold-and-notch system, rendering both production and assembly easy and sustainable. The totes, made from vegetable- and walnut-stained leather, are laser cut; the patterns arrive flat, then get folded and notched seamlessly together. The totes include adjustable side gussets for accommodating variously shaped bottles and cans. Sixfold’s versatile “Twin” model tote holds two bottles of wine, champagne, or beer. Allow four to six weeks for delivery when preordering. LIGHTEXTURE.COM AND SIXFOLD.NYC 12
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Lloyd’s introduction (“It Is More Efficient to Transfer Than Burn”) begins with an anecdote about a child who’s horrified to learn people once killed whales for lamp oil. The author envisions a time when the notion of burning fossil fuels will be met with the same disbelief: how wasteful, how bad for the planet! The answer to our heating needs, he explains, can be found “a few feet below the ground in our backyard.” A retired electrical engineer and Hudson Valley homeowner, Lloyd is a convincing evangelist for the environmental and financial benefits of geothermal heat pump (GHP) technology. His clearly written, informative manual describes the science behind transferring underground heat stored below the frost line and offers practical how-to solutions for homeowners, builders, and anyone else who aspires to live “where the oil trucks pass by but never stop.”
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Artists and Arborists
A Stone Ridge couple’s experiment leads them to create an arboretum, an edible gardening business, and a new lifestyle. By Jodi LaMarco | Photos by Roy Gumpel
arried artists Scott Serrano and Allyson Levy began gardening at their Stone Ridge home 15 years ago, and haven’t stopped since. Their assortment of edible trees and flowers blossomed into a three-acre arboretum, an edible landscaping business, and a way of life. Levy’s original aim was to cultivate plants so she could harvest leaves, petals, and seeds for her intricate collages, while Serrano sought to attract native insects for his drawings, which are reminiscent of antique botanical illustrations. “Everything was about form, texture, and color,” says Serrano. Those early efforts to grow art materials eventually gave rise to the creation of a certified arboretum called Hortus Conclusus—Latin for "enclosed garden." Today, the property is brimming with a wild array of edible plants, and Hortus Conclusus serves as both a gardening educational center and the couple’s home base for their edible gardening business. Hortus Conclusus’s cornerstone is its collection of fruiting trees and plants from around the world. The focus on edibles goes back to Serrano’s childhood in California. “Our backyard was always invaded with giant, wild blackberry vines,” he says. “That small taste of the wild is becoming increasingly rare. We started growing fruit because I had not been able to taste any for many years. I was tired of living without it.” 14
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Near the property’s entrance stands a collection of Southwestern cacti. They may look out of place, but surprisingly, cacti can adapt well to cold climates. “It’s actually the snow that damages them, not so much the cold,” Serrano explained during a recent open-house garden tour. To protect the plants in winter, he erects a small tent covering the cactus bed. The shelter prevents snow from accumulating directly on the cacti’s thick skin, and still allows air to circulate. Inspiration for edible gardening is everywhere at Hortus Conclusus: A small cranberry bog supplies an annual harvest for Thanksgiving dinner, while a medlar tree—a popular species in medieval times—bears fruit that looks like massive, earth-colored blueberries but tastes pleasantly like fermented apples. “We have tried to grow as many plants as possible to show the diversity of life on Earth,” says Levy. A surprising abundance of fruit trees can thrive locally year-round, she says, including pawpaws, persimmons, arctic kiwi, currants, gooseberries, and goumi, a noninvasive Asian berry tree. Diversity, Levy emphasizes, is key to good gardening and good eating. “People go out and buy the most common fruit trees available, such as apples and peaches, and do not realize that they are under constant attack from insects,” she says. “If you get a peach in a store that looks great, it has been sprayed with huge doses of chemicals.”
The goal for Hortus is to be “a living textbook.” Opposite: Allyson Levy holds some of this summer's Sun Gold cherry tomato bounty. Above (clockwise from top left): Hydrangea serrata-Veitchii, Allyson Levy's favorite flower; Painted mountain corn; Selections from the cold-hardy cactus bed; The garden complex's greenhouse is at the heart of its educational center. Left: Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano at work.
The goal for Hortus is to be “a living textbook,” says Levy. While training as a master gardener at Cornell Cooperative Extension, she learned primarily through slides and books, but longed for hands-on experience. “Our gardens provide a wonderful opportunity for students to see and touch actual plants, as well as taste whatever fruit happens to be in season,” she says. Serrano and Levy offer six on-site classes per season, with each lesson focusing on cultivating cold-hardy, fruit-bearing trees, plants, and vines. Classes are kept small and coincide with the times of the year during which edibles are ripe and ready to eat. Serrano and Levy’s notable installations include the Colonial Dooryard Garden for the Senate House in Uptown Kingston and a small, public ,edible garden, known as the Victory Garden, in front of Kingston’s City Hall, “to encourage homeowners to replace their front lawns with food gardens,” says Levy. While Serrano and Levy have turned their love of gardening into a profession, their biggest and most difficult client is actually Hortus Conclusus itself. “We spend half our time working at the Hortus gardens, and the other times for clients. All profits from these jobs go directly back into growing the garden,” Levy says. While the couple has ambitions to create a nonprofit, they are so involved in their ever-growing grounds—they’ve acquired an additional eight acres and built a greenhouse—that they’re in no rush to achieve that goal. “That would mean we would have to stop gardening for a while,” says Levy. “Neither one of us is ready to do that.” upstate HOUSE
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or over 270 years, people have been coming to Pawling to seek a quieter life, join a tight-knit community, and forget about the outside world. While other Hudson Valley towns have had uptimes and downtimes throughout the years, Pawling has maintained an even keel out of the spotlight, with its early history setting the template for the village as it stands today. Founded in 1742 by Quakers, who built the historic Oblong Meeting House, Pawling was the first U.S. community to reject slavery, and refused to take sides during the Revolutionary War. Tucked within two square miles is everything needed to feel at home. There’s an abundance of small, family-owned shops; an ample and inviting bookstore; a thriving farmer’s market with its own petting zoo; restaurants serving unpretentious food at reasonable prices; cafés where everyone seems to know each other; and lots of great swimming holes and hiking trails. But even those just passing through will feel welcomed. When hikers traveling north on the Appalachian Trail from Georgia reach the trail shelter near Pawling, they’ll find lodging, showers, and something they haven’t seen for the
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queezed between Rondout Creek and Joppenbergh Mountain, smack in the center of Ulster County, Rosendale resembles a Wild West town, with its hodgepodge of tall storefronts hugging Main Street. Rosendale cement, made from local limestone, was used in the 1820s to build the D&H Canal and, later on, for the Brooklyn Bridge, parts of the U.S. Capital, Hoover Dam, and the New York State Thruway. As a mining town, Rosendale was rough-and-tumble. Prostitutes beckoned from the balconies that still grace many buildings, and Main Street, now lined with restaurants and shops, was crowded with bars. In the 1930s and ’40s, Rosendale was a popular vacationing place, thanks to the Wallkill Valley Railway. Rosendale is an overwhelmingly creative community that combines the best of culture and nature. Every store in town presents a hand-painted wooden sign. The Rosendale Trestle, which soars 150 feet above the creek, is the crown jewel of a popular 22-mile rail trail. To the north, the trail passes by the Binnewater Lakes, where a four-star resort is being constructed on the site of the former Williams Lake Hotel, despite a long fight by local activists against the plan. A mile
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Clockwise from top left: Blurring the distinction between indoors and surrounding nature, large windows encase “the bridge” leading to the guest wing; Picture windows at the top of the stairwell frame a bamboo pendant light from Andrea Clair Studio; A vintage metal bench was sourced from an antiques shop in Hudson, and offers a pop of color amid the clean, natural finishes; In the east-facing master bedroom, ultra-modern Ligne Roset seating is juxtaposed with natural elements like wooden floors and a bluestone chimney; The master bathroom’s freestanding furnishings include an island vanity with sink access from both sides, and a tub sitting atop a tile rug; In the great room, the open floor plan works with the large windows and retractable glass doors to extend out to the decks; As an extension of the house, the pool mimics the horizontal projections of the large exterior decks, while the three-sided vanishing edge enhances the link between the pool and the Hudson River below.
While the living room is Susan’s realm, the cooking area is Rico’s milieu. Half-height ceilings make the sleek kitchen feel more intimate, thanks to an overhead playroom mezzanine added when Rico’s daughter announced she was expecting. The third floor, dubbed “the bird’s nest,” is Rico and Susan’s sanctuary, outfitted with a bedroom, bathroom, and home office. A private deck, flush with the treetops, offers stellar views of the river and sky. Marrying the structure with its surroundings drove the design. The tiered, cantilevered decks, inspired in part by Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, pay homage to the site’s original topography—a cascading mound of trees and bedrock. The rectangular pool, designed in collaboration with the landscape architect Julia Storek Oberhoff, features a three-sided infinity edge that creates a visual segue into the Hudson River. Fauzia used wood to “bring back the humanness to a space—it’s got texture, it’s not hard, it’s not cold.” It also draws the landscape into the design. More than 200 trees were cleared from the site and then milled and kiln-dried at 24
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ANYONE WHO’S CONTEMPLATING BUILDING A TINY HOUSE needs to know two things: First, tiny houses aren’t always legal. Depending on the municipality, the construction of a tiny house, defined as measuring 300 square feet or less, can violate ordinances enacted to prevent slumlords from exploiting tenants. Some enterprising builders skirt the law by constructing tiny houses on trailer beds and classifying them as mobile homes (which have their own set of restrictions). Others cozy up to officials, hoping for a “don’t ask, don’t tell” arrangement, or simply find somewhere remote enough to avoid inspection. Second, living in a tiny house means getting rid of most of what you own. And yet, despite these obstacles, more and more people are designing and building tiny houses, and the number of feeds for them on Instagram indicates a surging popularity. While the tiny house’s charm is obvious—who doesn’t love a miniature portico?—living full-time in one requires no small amount of lifestyle adjustments.
So what’s the big deal with tiny houses? At the top of the list is cost. With a small array of solar panels, tiny houses are easy to run off the grid, eliminating utility costs. According to TheTinyLife.com, a tiny house can be built for roughly $23,000; having one designed and built runs about $50,000. Factoring in financing, a tiny house runs about a tenth of the cost of the average home over 30 years—hence the appeal. Nobody knows the financial aspect of tiny-house living better than Rowan Kunz. For three years, she’s been blogging about the self-sustainable tiny home she made from a 24-foot trailer, “somewhere in Ulster County.” Her decision to build a tiny house, she wrote in 2012, was inspired by a “lack of desire for a mortgage, and the realization that I am a single 32-year-old who has had to move back into my parents’ house to finish grad school, with no real job or financial security. That can definitely have you start thinking of alternatives.”
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For Kunz, the tiny house “was a logical choice,” which is literally paying off: She became debt-free this summer. Yet, despite this obvious benefit, tinyhouse living necessitated some big adjustments. “I gave away a bunch of stuff,” she says, and now lives in rhythm with manually operating the utilities she depends on, like heating. Nonetheless, Kunz says, she’s adapted over time. “You change your lifestyle and just be,” she says. Annette Lindbergh, co-owner with her husband, L.R., of Tiny Houses, Inc., a Putnam Valley-based design-and-build firm, says there are many benefits to “downscaling.” She built her first tiny house in 1998, long before the phenomenon blew up on social media. Since then, her firm has designed and constructed more than 25 high-end, energy-efficient tiny houses for clients as outbuildings, extra spaces, or full-time quarter. Tiny Houses, Inc., installs green amenities like composting toilets, solar panels, and structural insulated panels. Tiny houses can be made so efficient, Lindbergh says, “you can heat them with a light bulb.” For Lindbergh, working on a smaller scale also affords a higher level of detail and quality. Her company uses aesthetically pleasing recycled materials like reclaimed wood and antique multipaned windows as well as rich colors to create houses that are whimsical and often reminiscent of storybooks. Berkshire Shepherd Huts in Sheffield, Massachusetts, uses reclaimed wood and local lumber to build mobile wooden cabins whose designs are drawn from
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history: Pastoralists favored shepherd huts throughout the 18th century because they allowed shepherds to follow their sheep in relative comfort across large swaths of property. Today, company co-owner Robin Berthet notes, the huts serve a similar function. “If you have a lot of property, you can experience different parts of it,” he says—including picturesque places where “obtaining a building permit might not be possible.” Berthet and his partner, Betty Grindrod, make artfully crafted huts that are modern in style yet evocative of old-fashioned gypsy carriages, for use as outbuildings, guest rooms, and retail spaces, and can include every amenity needed for full-time, environmentally-conscious living, including solar panels, wood-burning stoves, and outdoor showers. Tiny houses are also gaining traction in caring for the elderly. At ECHO (Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity) Cottages Ltd. in Hopewell Junction, Bob Novak and his father, Bill, see tiny houses as a viable nursing home alternative. They sell or lease built-to-order colonial-style mobile tiny houses, transporting and installing the homes to loved one’s properties, allowing aged relatives to stay close to their families and maintain their independence. Granted, Bob Novak notes, obtaining installation permits can be challenging because the trailer-mounted cottages are subject to municipal regulations about where mobile homes can be sited. So far, convincing
municipalities to change their laws in this regard has been an uphill battle. “I just don’t understand the mindset of the towns that say no,” Novak says. Meanwhile, his client list is growing. The tiny house, he says, is “the most compassionate way to take care of your loved one so they don’t have to feel like they’re imposing on you.” Tiny houses can offer spiritual benefits, too. Aldo Lavaggi built a tiny house as part of his senior project at Goddard College. Today, his passivesolar, 105-square-foot, trailer-mounted tiny house, which he’s named “the Gold Thread,” is parked in Harlemville, and Lavaggi lives off the grid thanks to help from Chatham-based Sundog Solar. On his blog, Lavaggi writes: “I start to feel the parameters of everything that I own, need, and use … Living here seems to be developing a sense in me for what is essential and non-essential in my life, in a given day or even a given hour.” But the tiny house’s biggest benefit, says Annette Lindbergh, is that it affords a simpler life—something she’s experienced by making her home in a 1,000-square-foot house with three other people. “Materialism gets scaled back, just because there isn’t a place to put anything,” she says. “It forces you to simplify your life, which can lead to a sense of contentment.” Robin Berthet agrees. “So you won’t have a big-screen TV,” he says. “You learn to take what you need and live without what you don’t.”
Left: Living in a tiny house means constantly ensuring the availability of the utilities most people take for granted. “You sort of have to be in tune with where everything is coming from,” Kunz says, including heat, electricity, and water. But her home is so energy efficient that even when winter temperatures drop below zero, its temperature never falls below 60 degrees. “That’s better than some apartments I’ve lived in,” she says. Above (top to bottom): Chopping wood and keeping the woodstove going sets Kunz’s daily rhythm; Kunz’s tiny house is tucked away at the edge of her parents’ property, overlooking the vegetable garden.
SOURCES Berkshire Shepherd Huts BerkshireShepherdHuts.com, 413-229-2243 ECHO (Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity) Cottages Ltd. EchoCottages.com, (877)949-3246 Rowan Kunz RowansTinyHome.blogspot.com Aldo Lavaggi GoldThreadTinyHouse.blogspot.com Tiny Houses, Inc TinyHousesInc.com, (845) 526-4753
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ine years ago, New Yorkers Andrew Arrick and Michael Hofemann bought a 4,000-square-foot wooden farmhouse and former inn in Tivoli dating back to the late 1700s. Ironically, they had absolutely no furniture to put in it. They were living in a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, loft (featured in Elle Décor in November 2007), and their mostly midcentury modern furniture wasn’t appropriate for a farmhouse. Arrick recalls walking through the empty farmhouse, thinking, “This is kind of insane. We don’t have anything.” To their credit, Arrick and Hofemann are known for having impeccable taste. Arrick was head of sales for Yves Saint Laurent, Carolina Herrera, and Vera Wang. Hofemann, a former marketing company COO, buys and sources handcrafted items from Copenhagen, Stockholm, and the Hudson Valley for FINCH Life Curated, the lifestyle design store he and Arrick opened in Hudson two years ago. The couple had been visiting friends in Catskill and Kinderhook and shopping in Hudson for years, all the time checking out the area. Once they decided to buy their own place, they did exactly what people tell buyers not
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Opposite (top to bottom): Andrew Arrick (left) and Michael Hofemann in front of one of their barns; The house is a typical Federal Colonial. This page: The front entrance hall opens to the “keeping room,” where guests like to congregate.
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They transformed the Federal Colonial farmhouse into a cozy and eclectic home. But it’s easy to understand why. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home, nicknamed “Tivoli Farmhouse,” was once the Locust Rest & Tea Room and part of the 150-acre Clum Farm. While the second floor has a traditional center hall structure with the master bedroom and a guest room located on either side of the stairway, the first floor is uncharacteristically open. Arrick and Hofemann call the spacious ground-floor room the “keeping room,” since guests congregate there while they cook and entertain in the nearby kitchen and dining areas. Off the communal area are a formal living room and small library. Often when buying a new house, people make a list of things they want to change about it. Arrick and Hofemann were no different. “But what we thought needed to happen initially, actually didn’t,” Arrick says. “By taking our time, things happened organically.” Gradually, he and Hofemann transformed the Federal Colonial farmhouse into a cozy and eclectic home that no doubt would’ve pleased its former owners. In fact, the grandson of the innkeeper so appreciated Arrick and Hofemann’s preserving the house’s original character that he gave them a sign from the inn that reads: “Blue Plate Dinner 60 Cents, Served Anytime.” Above: Painting the dining room’s dark wainscotting light gray makes it look more spacious. Right: When Hofemann chose a leather and green velvet chair for the reading/TV area, Arrick initially didn’t like it, but now it’s his favorite place to relax. Opposite: The guest room features a mantlepiece decorated with flowers from Hofemann’s garden. 38
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“We buy here the way we buy for the store— we buy what we love.” Within the first few years of homeownership, the couple made necessary structural repairs: strengthening the foundation, replacing the furnace, and installing new wiring, plumbing, and windowsills. Eventually, they also made cosmetic changes: converting a small upstairs bedroom into a walk-in closet; opening the wall between the dining room and kitchen; painting the first floor’s dark wainscotting light gray; and updating the kitchen with French doors, vintage marble counters, an old sink, new shelving, vintage-style cabinets, and a Viking stove. The kitchen hadn’t been renovated since the 1970s, Arrick says, joking, “I think there was some avocado involved.” Vintage furniture and artwork, mostly found at antique stores, added pops of color. Initially, the couple remained in Williamsburg and traveled to Tivoli on weekends, but, as Arrick puts it, “Going back on Sundays becomes going back on Monday mornings.” Three years ago, they moved full-time to Tivoli. “It was about a five-year process to get to where things are today, with constantly evolving décor,” says Arrick. That décor is a combination of vintage styles so harmonious that the incongruence of a midcentury modern coffee table, French deco chairs, 1900s farm table, and 1930s French leather-top desk is unapparent. Some of the house’s pieces came from FINCH, and vice versa. “We buy here the way we buy for the store—we buy what we love,” Arrick says. Today, Arrick and Hofemann juggle running FINCH and managing the farmhouse and its four acres and five outbuildings: a former chicken coop they plan to turn into an outdoor dining room and potting shed, and four barns used as a garden shed, carpentry workroom, firewood storage, and hay storage for a neighbor farmer. Although Arrick and Hofemann furnished the house together, they split its operation: Hofemann does the landscaping and keeps a vegetable garden, while Arrick does the cooking and decorating. “It’s a very good balance,” Hofemann says. Tivoli Farmhouse will be included in a book on country interiors and entertaining, to be published by Rizzoli in 2017, by Joan Osofsky, author of Love Where You Live (Rizzoli, 2013) and owner of Hammertown home décor stores in Rhinebeck, Pine Plains, and Great Barrington, Massachusetts. 40
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Above (top to bottom): The gated entrance to Hofemann’s garden is located near a former livestock barn; The kitchen workbench showcases the bounty of Hofemann’s garden. Opposite: The kitchen was returned to its original glory with an antique sink.
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he architectural masterpiece that is the Abraham Becker House sets the bar when it comes to unexpected aesthetic appeal. The Greek Revival-style house, built in 1795, stands surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland in Charlotte Valley in Delaware and Otsego Counties. Sited at the center of a thriving farm area, the houseâ€™s character has as much to do with the 21st century as with the 18th century. Charlotte Valley, a tiny settlement located 13 miles from Oneonta and a little over three hours drive from Manhattan, was burned to the ground during the Revolution, but bounced back as an agricultural community with a handful of early Federal- and Greek Revival-style houses. Bypassed by major
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The property features an abundance of natural stone, including parts of the buildings’ exteriors, its fencing, the great room’s fireplace, and the end wall in the pool room.
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Copper, wood, glass, and other textures are used in complementary and unifying ways. transportation, Charlotte Valley remains largely untouched today. Allen and Judy Freedman bought the Abraham Becker House in 1974 as a retreat from Manhattan and a place to indulge their interests in the arts, music, horses, and yoga. “It’s been a haven,” Allen Freedman says. “We do the work of the world and the work of the spirit here.” The farmhouse was in rough shape, so the couple carefully restored it to its original ambiance while adding modern conveniences. In the early 1990s, architect John Blackburn added a breeding and training center for their beloved Paso Fino horses. The equestrian complex includes stalls, indoor and outdoor riding rings, wash stalls, tack and hay storage, an office, and a lounge. Architect Peter Gluck (principal of GLUCK+), conceived of a complementary contemporary addition, doubling the house’s size to 5,873 square feet. The 18th-century part of the house features original plank floors, and houses a library/reading room, yoga studio (Judy Freedman is an internationally-known Iyengar yoga instructor), family room, and full bath on the first floor, with four bedrooms and a half bath upstairs. The Gluck addition includes two master suites with arch-vaulted ceilings and views of the surrounding pastureland. The master bathroom features a glass-enclosed shower and a Japanese soaking tub. The entire complex revolves around an open living, dining, and kitchen space. Glass walls and skylights allow lots of natural light. Exposed beams, arranged in a sunburst pattern, accentuate the
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Clockwise from top left: The room enclosing the 75-foot indoor lap pool features an arched ceiling and huge beech trunks as supporting columns. “If the pool were rated on the proverbial scale of one to 10, it would be a 10 or 11,” says Allen Freedman; The addition is fully air-conditioned and equipped with humidifiers and electronic air purifiers. It features a state-of-the-art kitchen, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, and a natural stone fireplace; The pool looks out onto an outdoor patio made of natural stone; An aerial view of the farm showcases the house, equestrian center, paddocks, and out-buildings, as well as some of the property’s fields and woodlands and a meandering stream.
12-foot ceiling. The art gallery, together with adjacent living, pool, and porch areas, can comfortably accommodate up to 150 people for the Freedmans’ annual art show and opera, jazz, and klezmer music events. The crystalline 75foot indoor lap pool, with its arched ceiling supported by enormous beech tree trunks, has been copied by architects, says Freedman, but never duplicated. The addition was meticulously sited and scaled to be nearly invisible from the front view of the house. Yet when you round the corner and see the addition, it is harmonious with the original house. Copper, wood, glass, and other durable textures are used in complementary and unifying ways, and the influence of the Japanese pavilion style can be seen throughout. It’s a spare structure whose modern lines match the antique house. The Freedmans have made a considerable financial investment in the property, above and beyond urbane architecture and creature comforts. “The streambeds are all fortified with rip wrap for erosion control,” Freedman says. Most farmers share the desire to address issues like conservation and erosion, but few of them have the time and resources for such preemptive measures. Freedman founded two computer software firms and the insurance company Assurant, Inc., retiring as its chairman and CEO in 2000, and his business acumen contributes to his successful relationships with the farmers who work the land. For the past 20 yars, the Freedmans have partnered with local farmers to run the property’s 464 certified-organic acres for dairy and beef production. “I look out on the property and see cows grazing—I see them, but I don’t have to deal with them,” he says. “We’re left with this incredible feeling of being part of this farm life and farm process without much of the worry.” And that, he notes, will be true for the next owners as well. upstate HOUSE
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1812 MAGNIFICENCE / HUDSON VALLEY, NY Excl. Meticulous! 200 acres, 9 fplcs, pool, barn, stable guest house. Geo-thermal. $1.9M. Web#11218645 Nancy Felcetto 212.381.6554/Robin Horowitz 917.626.6755
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HAVING IT ALL! / CLAVERACK, NY Excl. Pvt farmhouse 4BR, 3BA, wrap around deck, wd stove, barn, gsthse, IG pool, plus 26+ acres. $849K. Web#12602335 Mary Stapleton 518.929.7783
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BOUTIQUE STYLE LIVING / CHATHAM, NY Excl. A step above the rest. 16 private, silent acres. Expansive views, Cathedral ceilings and elevator. $639K. Web#12559623 Jennifer Capala 917.685.6925
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This circa 1795 Federal Farmhouse is listed on the New York State & National Historic Register is known as Charlotte Valley Farms, a 464-acre certified organic farm equestrian facility. A contemporary addition, added in 1992 by nationally acclaimed architect Peter Gluck, was featured in Architectural Digest and the Wall Street Journal. The barns were designed by premier equestrian structures architect John Blackburn. The buildingsâ€™ interior and exterior colors and patterns were designed by Donald Kaufman Color New York. Landscaping was designed by Michael VanValkenberg of the Harvard School of Landscape Design. The property is located in the western Catskills near outstanding amenities.
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$4,300,000 | Highland | Own Your Own Private Retreat 300 bucolic acres w/9.5 acre fish stocked pond w/sandy beach. Partly zoned for resort w/18,000 sq.ft. building that includes catering hall & storage facilities. Includes 1,800 sq.ft single-family home & building lots. Designated Class A shooting reserve. Ideal spot to build your own residence w/ valley views. Waterfall, apple orchard, gardens & area for livestock. Can also purchase just the land for $3,000,000. Tina Townsend | o. 845.244.2183 | m. 914.456.4097
$1,999,999 | LaGrange | Zero-Net-Energy Estate 100% solar- & wind-powered stately brick colonial w/portecochere & gated entrance. 50+ hilltop acres, 2 mi from TSP, convenient to Westchester & NYC. Built in 2004, 7368+sq.ft., marble entry, 10 ft. ceilings on 1st floor, 6FPL, 4BR, 4.5BTH, top-of-the-line kitchen/great room, mahogany & chestnut floors. Heated gunite pool, hot tub, 48x32 barn w/apt. MLS#341408 Co-List/Blake Michaud Team | m. 845.797.3627 | o. 845.905.8743
$1,499,000 | Pleasant Valley | Country Living at Its Best! Magnificent home & guest house w/every amenity for weekend retreat or year-round living. Main house showcases a LR w/handpainted mural by Oscar-winning set designer overlooking multi-tiered patio & pool, FR w/cathedrals, large DR, elegant master suite w/spa bath. Professional chef kitchen. Lower level w/travertine floors & storage. Mins to TSP. MLS#341279 Maria Daly | m. 914.489.4468 | o. 845.223.0657
$1,499,000 | Mahopac | Silent & Secluded & Luxurious 5BR, 5BTH contemporary-style home on 2.29 acres. Gunite pool/hot tub, heated slide, full cabana w/bar/grill & woodburning pizza oven. Outdoor stone FPL. Heated driveway & pathway, detached 3-stall garage w/heated rec room above. Kitchen w/Viking stainless, double ovens. 2 full en-suite BR on first floor. Pub room; theatre w/70 inch surround system. MLS#339673 Geraldine "Geri" Brucale | m. 845.797.0148 | o. 845.244.2102
$1,295,000 | Hyde Park | Builder’s Custom Home Spectacular views of the Hudson River to the west, north & south! Upgrades include radiant & hydro-air heat throughout, first floor master bedroom, steam shower, custom cabinetry, high-end s/s appliances including wet bar w/ice maker. Elevator accessible to all 3 floors. Whole house generator & security system. Professionally landscaped. MLS#335708 Brian Woolsey | m. 845.797.6720 | o. 845.905.8744
$1,200,000 | Pawling | Beautiful 1900 Colonial Updated in 2005: windows, siding, roof, plumbing, chef’s kitchen, BTHs, electric, 3-car garage & paddocks. Main home w/attached cottage for guests, family or caretaker. Backyard w/deck & IGP. 16+ acres w/8- & 4-stall barn w/wash stall, hayloft & tack room, 2 pens, 80x160 covered arena, 8 paddocks, running shed, pond. Access to Oblong Trail, Rte 22, train, I-684. MLS#340135 Phillip Messina | m. 845.224.8344 | o. 845.905.8732
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$1,100,000 | Pawling | Modern Luxuries & Old World Charm On 8+ acres. Kitchen is chef's dream... Wolf stove, Sub-Zero fridge, Miele dishwasher, large center island, vaulted ceilings & tile floor all w/view of your private oasis. LR w/cozy area to sit by a fire. Master suite occupies 2nd story w/sitting area, beamed ceilings, WICs, BTH w/Jacuzzi & shower, laundry room. Many gardens, IGP, patios, deck & 2-car garage. MLS#340097 Brian J. McGrath | m. 845.721.0940 | o. 845.855.8500
$995,000 | Rhinebeck | Parklike Setting & Gardens Beautiful grounds provide the backdrop for this spacious & well built contemporary home. Custom designed & built by master commercial contractor to exacting standards w/soaring ceilings, lots of glass for natural light & an open floor plan. Gourmet kitchen, hardwoods, huge master suite, decks, gorgeous heated IGP & hot tub. Truly impressive! MLS#341737 Jeff Ackerly | m. 845.532.8847 | o. 845.876.8600
$949,000 | Wappingers | Live the Lifestyle You Deserve Breathtaking 5,822+sq.ft. brick home w/$300k+ in custom upgrades. Grand entry w/sweeping wrought-iron & mahogany staircase welcomes you to sun-filled rooms. Intricate moldings, wall medallions, columns & custom built-ins. Chef's kitchen, 2-story great room w/FPL & 2nd staircase, media room. Premier So. Dutchess commuter location mins from TSP. MLS#342059 Susan Todd | m. 845.416.8616 | o. 845.244.2147
$900,000 | Fishkill | Mountaintop Contemporary 22-acre mountaintop retreat w/round contemporary home w/360° views of Hudson Valley. Cedar exterior & wraparound deck, enormous great room w/vaulted ceilings & granite FPL. Home features 3,097 sq.ft., 3BR, 4 full BTHs, 2-car garage, full basement & elevator. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from 3rd level “Eagle’s Nest.” Near hiking, antiquing, local eateries & more. MLS#342581 Karla Rauch m. 914.475.5920 | Debbie Allan m. 845.705.5441
$875,000 | Rhinebeck | 3 Incredible Buildings Superb Gothic Revival colonial main house; completely restored 1-2BR cottage, and brand new, rebuilt barn/studio that is state-of-the-art. Live in main house; use the cottage for guests, extended family or as a rental, and let the studio serve as your work/exercise space or stir your creative imagination! Cottage has full kitchen & luxurious bath. MLS#339688 Kevin Battistoni | m. 914.489.2536 | o. 845.876.8600
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Perched on a knoll on 8 acres in Ancram, overlooking the bucolic farmland of S. Columbia County, an exquisite example of minimalist modern architecture. 2BRs, 2.5 BAs. Striking black/white combination, built of industrial strength materials on the outside, whitewashed walls and polished white concrete floors on the inside. Translucent polycarbonate paneled walls, mix of transparent/opaque/ glossy whites, makes the home feel like you’re living in a cloud. Super-sleek kitchen w/ 20’ island. Malm woodstove and open stairwell, peaceful, light-filled bedrooms. The muted interior is a perfect frame for the gorgeous vistas, seen from every room and painterly in every season.
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❚ Gary DiMauro 845.757.5000 x11
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Haas Hill Estate on 148 Acres $1,850,000
Light-filled contemporary, perfectly positioned on 148+ secluded acres w/ spectacular views of the Berkshire Mountains. Sophisticated 4 BR, 3 BA home in New Baltimore, w/ 2 guest houses, rambling stone walls, inground pool, outdoor shower, pond, and sculpture garden. Architecturally reconfigured from mid-century structure into an expansive light-filled home. Great room w/ soaring 20’ vaulted ceiling, chef’s kitchen w/ porcelain limestone tile floor. New master suite w/ views. A dream of a country retreat.
❚ Kathy Duffy 518.822.0800 x11
Historic Athens Queen Anne
This fine Queen Anne 4 BR, 2.25 BAs home calls you back to the late 19th century with its truly American architectural style. Vigorous ornamental detailing and handsome visual treats throughout—all too numerous to mention. Fastidiously maintained & turn key with 4 bedrooms, 2.25 baths, all new appliances, storage garage and perennial garden beds—plus a welcoming front porch to greet your strolling neighbors. Positioned on South Franklin Street, which has the most impressive homes in the Athens Historic District. A very walkable and social community, two streets from the Hudson River Park, restaurants and marina. 15 mins to Hudson; 2 hours from NYC.
❚ David Ludwig 518.943.7533 x11
Rhinecliff Folk Victorian
Lovely, restored and updated Victorian farmhouse in the Hamlet of Rhinecliff. A bright and gracious home with clean lines and original details. First level has an open floor plan with many french doors and large windows plus a wood burning fireplace. Watch the sunset over the Catskills from your front porch. Set back from the road on a large landscaped lot, it is a short walk to the Hudson River and Amtrak train station. Three minutes to Rhinebeck. The best of quiet country living and convenience to NYC.
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Rhinebeck Modern Country
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Lovely & private 3 BR, 2.5 BA modern-day country farmhouse. Vaulted ceiling living room w/ wood fireplace, formal dining room, gracious country kitchen w/ custom cabinets & a 6-burner Thermador stove. Casual dining space leads to screened-in porch. Main BA features UK made Barbour Wilson fixtures. Lower level finished bonus room w/ built-in shelves and radiant floor heat, play room w/ porcelain tile floors and mechanical area with main laundry. New roof, high efficiency central A/C and heat exchange system, no-maintenance trex deck, fenced yard and outbuildings for your own hobby farm.
Athens Second Empire
Magnificent example of the French Second Empire style, w/ Mansard slate and cooper roof and a rectangular tower. 2 grand porch entrances. Living and dining w/ fireplaces plus den/office. Kitchen w/ eat-in area and large butler’s pantry that exits to the back pool and patio area. 7 BRs, 2.5 BAs. Side porch entrance and stairs w/ private access to the 3rd floor. Tower w/ surround windows offers far-reaching Hudson River views. The property includes an in-ground pool with patio and barn/ garage, lovely perennial gardens, lush lawn, and mature trees. Many original details, such as plaster walls, ceiling medallions, wide board floors, and library moldings.
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ELEGANT COUNTRY COLONIAL- Custom built country home crafted with the finest materials on a 10.25 acre lot in the Millbrook Estate area. Stylish design and spacious, light-filled rooms. 5 BR and 6.5 bath home with Incredible details including 10’ ceilings, wood flooring, brick fireplaces, fine moldings, French doors to courtyard, Gunite pool, tennis court, waterfall, elevator, wine cellar. 4 car garage plus fabulous new barn w/4 bays. Beautiful landscaping and stonework. Offered at $2,395,000.
A VIEW FROM EVERY ROOM- Modern Colonial on 6 acres w/pastoral views of lawn and meadows. 2660 sq. ft. of living space w/3 BRs, 2.5 baths, LR w/stone fireplace, spacious kitchen, FR w/stone FP, DR w/door to deck and master suite w/whirlpool tub. 2 car attached garage, w/unfinished bonus space above. Beautiful home in great Millbrook Hunt Country location. Offered at $685,000.
ELEGANT MILLBROOK COLONIAL- Fantastic home nestled into 5+ beautiful, park-like acres. Bright & spacious w/comfortable, inviting interior for gatherings. Impeccably maintained w/ well appointed kitchen, family room w/soaring ceiling, fireplace & spiral staircase, formal LR w/ fireplace, 4 BRs & 2.5 baths. Serene and private, but minutes to the Village of Millbrook. Offered at $599,000.
CLASSIC DUTCHESS COUNTY FARMHOUSE- A charming and unique home featuring original details with recent renovations. Beautiful 6.5 acres in Millbrook Hunt Country, surrounded by large estate quality land. LR w/stone fireplace, spacious DR, galley kitchen and FR w/slider to deck overlooking rolling views. 2 car barn w/workshop. Splendid country retreat! Offered at $595,000.
SPRAWLING MILLBROOK COUNTRY HOUSE- Light & airy country contemporary in beautifully landscaped setting. Grand oak staircase, eat-in-kitchen that opens to cozy FR, DR w/Brazilian cherry flooring, LR w/cathedral ceiling. 3 BRs on 1st floor, including an en suite. Master suite and exercise room on 2nd floor. Basement w/workshop. Large deck overlooking private back yard. Breezeway to 25x30 garage. Minutes to Village of Millbrook. Offered at $495,000.
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$597,000 | T/Poughkeepsie | Majestic Home Quality custom brick, 4BR home w/3 full baths & 2 half baths, on secluded 5 acre wooded homesite. Exquisite first floor master suite, 3 woodburning FPLs, sunken LR w/inlaid wood floors & tasteful marble floors. An EIK, C/A & security system are just some of the features. Convenient location, just mins to Vassar College. Make this house your home! MLS#342326 Karla Rauch m. 914.475.5920 | Debbie Allan m. 845.705.5441
$575,000 | Millbrook | Loads of Charm & Character 3,835 sq.ft. 2-family home for weekenders, mother/daughter or investors. Main home w/2 floors, ceramic tile & open layout. LR to FDR & views of huge backyard. Kitchen w/lots of cabinets, tiled countertop & s/s appliances. Back door to large deck. 1-level, 2BR apartment w/utilities & laundry. 400 sq.ft. barn w/19’ ceilings, loft & unfinished apartment. On 6.39 acres w/mountain views & pond. MLS#340483 Debra Allan | m. 845.705.5441 | o. 845.905.8788
$450,000 | C/ Poughkeepsie | Southside Charm Located on an oversized parcel giving you a parklike setting. Two fireplaces on the first floor and one on the second. Master suite offers two pairs of French doors leading to the veranda. Recent updates include state-of-the-art security/fire alarm, gas furnace less than a year old. This home must be seen to appreciate its gracious space. MLS#341274 Karla Rauch | m. 914.475.5920 | o. 845.905.8785
$439,000 | LaGrange | Welcome To Sleight Farm! Model home shown: 4BR, 2.5BTH, gourmet kitchen, 9 ft. ceilings, master suite w/luxurious bath, hardwoods throughout first floor, gas FPL. New construction starting at $339,000; other models available. Convenient location to schools, shopping & hospitals. Municipal sewer/water & natural gas. Open Saturdays & Sundays, 12-4 p.m. or by appointment. Stacey Messina | m: 845.242.0882 | o: 845.337.3393
$419,000 | Putnam Valley | Custom Cape Dressed to Impress! Secluded & tranquil setting in the woods. Open floor plan w/spacious dining area, sunlit kitchen w/windowed views of patio. Upgrades include BR suites on 1st & 2nd level, HDWD, skylights, alarm system, custom kitchen cabinets. Landscaped garden & patio area w/local stone work & bluestone highlights. MLS#341685 John Derevjanik | m. 845.702.4390 | o. 845.905.8718
$389,900 | Pleasant Valley | Enjoy Beautiful Sunsets On your pretty front porch! Meticulously maintained home on 1.64 beautifully landscaped acres. Secluded yard on serene cul-de-sac. Energy-efficient geothermal heating! 4 bedrooms, spacious kitchen with center island & breakfast area, LR with FPL & FDR for entertaining. This home sparkles! MLS#341892 Laurie Webber | m: 845.797.5434 | o: 845.905.8795
$385,000 | Pine Plains | Seller’s Sacrifice Enjoy this wonderful 5BR, 3.5BTH estate just mins from town surrounded by 5 acres of countryside w/additional 1BR guest cottage or use for rental income. Many updates including 50-year roof. Enjoy cozy FR w/stone FPL w/wood stove. Heated sunroom overlooks the wildlife from glass windows. HDWD, zoned C/A & much more. MLS#340653 Geraldine “Geri” Brucale | m: 845.797.0148 | o: 845.244.2102
$369,000 | C/Poughkeepsie | Mission-Style Home With additional property! You have admired this mission style home for years and now you can call it home. 1921 home with many original details. Possible mother/daughter with separate entrance. Amazing light-filled rooms & newer gas furnace. A unique home with endless possibilities! MLS#339063 Karla Rauch | m. 914.475.5920 | o. 845.905.8785
$300,000 | T/Poughkeepsie | House Beautiful Custom-built tasteful Cape Cod on level landscaped .6 acre will not disappoint. 1st floor MBR w/BTH w/double vanity, granite & tiled shower. LR w/FPL & wood stove insert offers HDWD & opens to large DR. EIK w/s/s appliances & breakfast nook. Great room over garage w/full BTH could be 4th BR. Huge maintenance-free deck, A/C, 7-zone heating & much more! MLS#342361 Geraldine “Geri” Brucale | m: 845.797.0148 | o: 845.244.2102
$279,900 | Hyde Park | Retreat & Relax Your refuge from the city hassles but love of the conveniences, come see this 3BR, 2.5BTH home on 4.84 acres. Sit on the front deck overlooking a peaceful pond view. Features a bright & light LR, DR & kitchen. HDWD, 2-car garage & freshly painted with newer appliances. MLS#342062 Geraldine “Geri” Brucale | m: 845.797.0148 | o: 845.244.2102
$269,900 | Hyde Park | Restored 1870’s Farmhouse Charm & character on 1.18 acres & overlooks horse farm! Sun-filled rooms, HDWD, vaulted ceilings, oversized windows. Kitchen w/loads of cabinets, quartz counters, gas cooktop, wall oven & French doors. Possible mother/daughter w/private entrance. Updated windows, roof, furnace, kitchen & insulated walk-up attic. MLS#341244 Laurie Webber | m: 845.797.5434 | o: 845.905.8795
$249,000 | Highland | River Views & Access On the banks of the Hudson River w/panoramic views. 4 acres w/rock croppings & private river access by trail & boat. Previously had BOHA for 4BR home. Driveway path cut & electric service available. Close to Highland Landing boat launch & Waterfront Park, Walkway-OverThe-Hudson, Rail Trail, Lake Minnewaska, trains & I-87. MLS#339132 Tina Townsend | m. 914.456.4097 | o. 845.244.2183
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TEXT M411361 to 85377 TEXT M404152 to 85377 MID-CENTURY SENSATION - Fabulous midcentury jewel, freshly renovated and landscaped, on 12+ acres of Woodstock privacy adj. to Byrdcliffe Colony. Updated to the highest standards and featuring an airy open plan on one level, custom walnut kitchen w/ high end appliances, 29’ LR with stone fireplace, MBR wing with luxe bath, PLUS completely remodeled guest house/STUDIO and heated IG POOL. Glorious mountain VIEWS, too! $1,050,000
MID-CENTURY CHARM - The clean crisp style of Mid-Century design accents this circa 1956 ranch style home on 1.3 acres with very private pet & play friendly yard. Featuring spacious 20’ living room with stone fireplace, dining room, eat-in kitchen, 3 generous bedrooms, hardwood floors throughout PLUS full finished lower level with family/media room, fireplace & wet bar. Deck, patio and garage complete the picture. $229,000
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TEXT M505898 to 85377 NEW PALTZ GEM - Impressive Dutch Colonial set high on 10.7 acres with “Gunks“ views! Gracious 3000 SF features 20’ living room w/ stone fireplace, French doors, formal dining room, all hardwood floors, spacious den/office, 4 generous BRs, 2 full & 2 half baths, country style kitchen & det. garage w/ workshop. Gorgeous rolling lawns, stone patio, graceful circular drive PLUS add’l. 4 BR house for INCOME or extended family. $619,900 Call Judy Mcclintock, RE Salesperson, 845-399-2223 mobile
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TEXT M500739 to 85377 FOREVER VIEWS! - Extraordinary views across the Hudson Valley to the Berkshires from ultra-PRIVATE 5.7 acres high above Woodstock. Casually elegant 3800 SF contemporary home has it ALL - main level 23’ ensuite MBR w/ luxe bath, fireplace & pvt. den/office, LR w/ fireplace, top notch eat-in kitchen, dining room, central AC, hardwood floors, 25’ family/media room, sunroom o’looks impressive fire pit and breathtaking views. SINGULAR! $1,225,000
THINK NEW! - Perfectly mint NEW 2000 SF modern farmhouse with glorious views atop a lush 2.5 acre country meadow. Smartly designed open floor plan features radiant heat, vaulted Great Room, kitchen with custom cabs and granite counters, 3 generous bedrooms, 2 full baths, energy efficient systems, windows everywhere, “rocking chair” porch & breezy screen porch PLUS significant barn-style garage w/ elec & water for studio/workshop. $445,000
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TEXT M495886 to 85377 KINGSTON CLASSIC - Impressive 2200+ SF C. 1850 2 story in AAA uptown location. Abundant vintage charm & detail- 10’ ceilings, pocket doors, cozy brick fireplace ( w/ insert) in LR, formal DR, Cathedral country style kitchen, 3 or more bedrooms, 2 full baths, hardwood & wideboard floors, den or home office, walk-up finished attic, PLUS skylit garage converted to lovely 1 BR guest house/STUDIO w/ full bath. $349,000 Call Jasmine Jordaan Grady, Assoc. RE Broker, 845-661-4808 mobile
TEXT M509499 to 85377 WOODLAND VALLEY MAGIC - Impressive & lovingly restored c. 1915 stone & shake sided “Arts & Crafts” gem on 5+ acres opp. stream. Expansive 3800 SF with abundant original charm and detail - double sided creek stone fireplace, original woodwork, beamed ceilings, all wood floors, 23’ LR, FDR, custom kitchen, 5-7 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, deep shaded veranda, masterful craftsmanship and updated systems throughout. RARE FIND! $549,000 Call Melissa Mayes, RE Salesperson, 646-246-7310 mobile
TEXT 3138 to 85377 STORYBOOK STONE - Enchanting 5.7 acre horse friendly New Paltz setting encloses romantic ivy covered c. 1941 stone & cedar Cape. Super charming interior features 20’ LR with brick fireplace, formal DR, quintessential country kitchen, 4 BRs, lovely wood floors, French doors open to breezy screen porch, att. stone garage PLUS 31’ 2 story barn with fab STUDIO/workshop and 3 car garage space. POSTCARD PERFECT! $450,000 Call Debra Dooley, RE Salesperson, 845-475-4248 mobile
JAW DROPPING VIEWS! - Completely astounding 180 degrees across the valley to the Catskills and beyond grace this 21 acre (3 deeds!) site of this cedar sided contemporary in historic Cragsmoor. Features include 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3 fireplaces, cathedral ceilings, hardwood & ceramic floors, full basement, bluestone patio, att. garage + det. garage with loft apartment for guests /office and POND, too! VIEWS FOR MILES & MILES. $925,000. Call Mary Ellen Flemming, Assoc. RE Broker, 845-399-5762 mobile
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This 4 BR, 4 bath, 4149 SF Red Hook Colonial is wonderfully sited at the end of a dead-end rd. 1 mile from the Village. There’s a granite K, open floor plan, CA, guest suite, & inground pool! $569,999.
THIS VICTORIAN FARMHOUSE has it all; 4123 SF of living spaces w/4 BRS, 3.5 baths, 9 ft. ceilings, 54 windows for superb light, CA, a 22 ft. granite K, & 2 offices. 28 x38
LIVE IN RHINBECK VILLAGE
in this 7 BR, 5.5 bath Vintage Victorian which is flooded w/light. New K, board floors throughout, moldings, pocket doors, bay windows, modern mechanicals & preserved period style. $799,000.
WALLS OF GLASS
vaulted ceilings, open rooms, & stylish décor make this colonial on the golf course in Red Hook very special. 2 MBR suites, CA, FPL, an office, Catskill views, 2 outdoor living areas. Quiet, luxury living. $479,900.
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heated garage/studio, 6 private, scenic acres. $629,900.
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& this 2 BR, 2.5 bath condo in Rhinebeck is surrounded by green space, has a den, CA, a FPL, a huge MBR suite, & is a short walk from the private pool & gym. Freshly painted & move in ready. $339,900
THE AMAZING FENCED YARD
is totally private & like a park @ this 3 BR home in Rhinebeck Village. Enjoy large, gracious rooms, wonderful light, beautiful wood floors, 9 ft. ceilings & archways. Ready for your improvements. $345,0000.
A HUGE IMPRESSIVE GRANITE KITCHEN
w/an island, soaring ceilings, walls of glass, AC, 2 FPLs, 4 terraces w/1000 ft. of decking, a wonderful MBR suite, & 4.5 totally private acres make this Rhinebeck Contemp a winner! $449,900.
in Red Hook has a period colonial home down a long tree lined drive, 6 outbldgs including a 100 year old barn, 4 ponds, solar electric, panoramic Catskill views, & is protected by conservation easements. $1,345,000.
THIS RHINEBECK 1 STORY
w/2232 SF is at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, has beautiful open land, wood & tile floors, an amazing new granite K, 2 new tiled baths, a DR, vaulted LR, FR w/FPL & is shining & ready for you. $332,900.
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This fully rented & easy to manage 8 unit income property has been maintained & updated & has a gross of $82,290! Sited back on 2.1 acres & across the road from BARD, this is the perfect location for commuters. $595,000.
& maintained, this 1846 SF, 3 BR, 1 full & 2 half bath home has a huge MBR, open K & dining, a LR, FR, a glassed 3 season room, CA, a FPL, & a lovely lot with large trees & gardens. $249,900.
IN POPULAR LINDEN ACRES
this 3 BR, 2.5 bath, 3252 SF colonial, built in 2000, is perfect for your family w/ open K & dining, 27 ft. LR w/FPL, MBR suite, 25 x 29 FR, 3 car garage, & 2.75 private acres. Close to Rec Park w/pool. $429,000.
1.2 MILES FROM RHINEBECK V
this 4975 SF Grand Contemporary has huge open spaces, a FPL, a 16 x 20 K, DR, FR, spa room, a huge MBR suite, a sauna, inground pool, glassed porch, & 3.5 beautiful acres. Priced to sell @ $460,000.
IN RHINEBECK VILLAGE
with a totally fenced & private yard, this 3 BR, 2.5 bath, 3000 SF Cape is very custom & lovely w/a superb K, open dining & living, first floor MBR suite, CA, FR, & a huge office. WOW! $425,000.
CLOSE TO THE TSP
but on a quiet dead end street, this amazing 2950 SF custom built Cape has the best of everything w/ CA, a stone FPL, dream granite K, vaulted FR, 1st floor MBR suite. Quality & style rarely seen! $495,000.
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CHARMING FARMHOUSE on a quiet scenic road. Built in 1803 with 3 BR, 2.5 BA, renovated kitchen and new windows. On 23.92 acres with a barn and pool and surrounded by a horse farm.
TRULY PRIVATE, this 3 BR home offers full enjoyment of nature, from wetlands to woods. Exterior highlights include wrap around porch, mahogany deck, heated pool and 3 bay garage. House interior offers open kitchen, dining, LR w/ stone fireplace and 1st floor master.
RECENTLY UPGRADED 4 BR, 3 BA home with an oversized living/dining room and a spacious eat-in kitchen. Amazing views, charming stonewalls, split rail fencing, bluestone patios, perennial beds and a cozy fire pit. Move-in ready.
$725,000 RED HOOK
ON ALMOST 20 ACRES overlooking beautiful fields & the Catskill Mts. this 5 BR, 4 BA home offers a great room, a chef’s kitchen, sun room, 2 offices & 1st FL master suite. Includes oak flooring, central air, generator, enclosed breezeway, 700+ sq. ft. multi-level deck, & bluestone dining courtyard.
THIS 4 BR, 3600 sq. ft. home on 4.58 acres features Catskill mountain and sunset views. Home has LR w/ cathedral ceiling, FP, master suite w/porch, guest suite, walled terrace, small barn, and fenced garden.
CEDAR SHINGLED 4 BR Cape on 5.8 acres w/pond. Chef’s kitchen, wood stove insert, large deck, screened porch, 2007 new septic system, well tank & pump, boiler.
PRIVATELY SITED on 9 acres in the middle of the meadow yet surrounded by trees this 1988 3 BR, 3 BA Cape Cod home was renovated & updated in 2009 including new roof, furnace, oil tank, all new kitchen & baths and was painted. All this plus 48 solar panels.
$345,000 RED HOOK
COMFORTABLE & CHARMING cottage offers a country THIS TRULY TURN-KEY 3 BR home underwent a stylish home or the perfect live/work situation. A detached renovation in 2011. Updates include new appliances, structure has been fully renovated and has operated as a electric, plumbing, boiler, kitchen and baths. successful retail store. It can easily be converted to an office or studio or can continue as retail.
Millbrook, NY 845.677.0505
Rhinebeck, NY 845.876.6676
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PAULA REDMOND R E A L E S TAT E I N C O R P O R AT E D
Luxury Estate Overlooking 119 plus acres of rolling hills, fenced paddocks and stonewalls this property offers an ideal setting for the perfect country lifestyle. The main house, with 7,617 square feet, has been fully customized with generously sized rooms, crown moldings, beautiful flooring throughout, seven bedrooms, all with en suite baths, two half baths, media room, game room, exercise room and mahogany wine cellar. Outdoor entertaining features include a large bluestone terrace, screened porch, heated gunite swimming pool, outdoor fireplace, dining loggia and outdoor kitchen. The 1890 guesthouse, with 2,350 square feet, has three bedrooms and two and one half bathrooms and has been recently renovated. In addition, there are three ponds and a 2-acre fenced orchard. And for the equestrian enthusiast there are three barns with 22 horse stalls and 8 paddocks and a 10-minute drive to Mashomack. The entire property has been meticulously maintained and is ready for your immediate enjoyment. An intelligent investment. Offered at $3,947,000.
Millbrook, NY 845.677.0505
Rhinebeck, NY 845.876.6676
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Airy Ranch with walkout lower level • Situated on .88 of acres • Master Bedroom Suite w/ full bath • Cul-de-sac in Town of Marlboro • Valley Views • Hardwood Floors Throughout • $215,000
Working Gentlemen’s Farm on 16 acres • Additional land available • 1800’s Eyebrow Colonial • Barns, Machine Shop, Granary, Milk House, Farm Stand & Pond • Spectacular Mountain Views • On Rail Trail in Town of Gardiner • 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, New kitchen • $800,000
Antique Charmer with Village Convenience • 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths • Apartment w/ private entrance • Original vintage accents throughout • Oversized lot w/privacy • Town of Shawangunk • $225,000
Majestic Mountain Views • Spacious Ranch on 5+ acres • Accessible 1 bedroom apt w/kitchen & bath • Bluestone Breezeway & Fireplace • Solar Hot Water • Minutes to New Paltz • $489,000
Stunning Unique Contemporary • Amazing location, a stroll to Mohonk Preserve, quiet cul-de-sac of fine homes • Expansive cook’s kitchen • Master Bedroom Suite w/bath • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 acres • Minutes to village of New Paltz • $525,000
Bordering Rail Trail • Charming New Paltz Village location off Huguenot St. • Situated on .42 of acre in town • Bright & airy floor plan • Totally Renovated • $275,000
Immaculate Raised Ranch atop a hill • Surrounded by Picturesque Blue Chip Farms • Open Floorplan w/cathedral ceilings • Florida Sun Room • Custom built stone firepit • Master Suite w/walkin soaking tub • Town of Shawangunk • $339,900
Classic Saltbox pristinely situated on 2.6 acres high on a hill in Town of Gardiner • Open floor plan w/long roof line • Newly remodeled kitchen • Screen & glass porch • Separate 2 car garage & 1 car under • 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath • $348,000
Spacious Colonial...to be built on 3 acres • 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths • Gourmet kitchen • High efficiency Propane heat • Master Bedroom Suite; Full bath and walkin • Will Build to your plans • Town of Gardiner • $425,000
Stone & Cedar Arts & Crafts Contemporary • 5009 Sq. ft, 4+Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths • 6.2 Private Acres in New Paltz • Open floor plan w/cathedral ceilings • In-ground gunite saline pool w/spa, hot tub, indoor pool with sauna & gym • Cook’s kitchen w/subzero & granite • 3 fireplaces, 3 car garage • $1,500,000
New Construction-Cape Cod • Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac • Hardy Bamboo Flooring w/radiant heat , throughout • Efficient propane heat • 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1878 sq. ft • Privacy with easy access to Wallkill Valley Rail Trail • Town of Gardiner • $400,000
Stunning Sweeping Mountain Views • Sits on 4 acres bordering the Shawangunk Kill • Expansive back deck • Detached Barn w/unfinished studio • Large family room • Double sided fireplace in LR/DR/kitchen • Town of Gardiner 58 • • online at upstatehouse.com $400,000
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Quaint village home with lots of potential for growth. Oﬀering updated kitchen with granite counters, renovated bath and new heating system. Original center hall stairs, rocking chair front porch and hardwood ﬂoors throughout. Nice sized 1 acre backyard for play and attached garage for all your storage needs.
Handsome Brick Victorian | Saugerties | $208,000
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Originally a large 4 bedroom, currently separated into 2 living spaces and running as a successful Air B&B location. Each space has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen & bathroom. There’s also a fabulous barn/loft on the property which can be used as studio space, garage or extra storage.
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The perfect estate for indoor and outdoor lavish living. Completely private setting atop Blackhead Mountain on 99 acres. Incredible interior with details sourced from all over the globe. Stunning views, streams, ponds, dramatic lawns w/landscaping, screened-in tree house and walking trails. Separate 4 bed/2 bath guest house wonderfully restored to its original beauty.
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Lovely home, set on a quiet country road, borders the Rondout Creek & rail trail and is only 6 miles to Minnewaska State Park. Large eat in kitchen is light and open. Formal dining room has french doors leading to the living room w/stone ﬁreplace. New wood ﬂoors. Family Room. Upstairs is a master, a bathroom and 3 more bedrooms.
Country Compound | Stone Ridge | $1,199,000
This 35 acre setting is just minutes to town. A long private drive showcases the sweeping lawn, large main home, 3-car garage, guest house, and barn. This home is perfect for entertaining, with large inviting rooms, a wet bar, inviting patio, screened in porch, and an easy ﬂow with lovely custom detail at every turn. For horse lovers, there’s a barn with six stalls, wash area, tack room, overhead hay storage, water and electric.
Mountain Chalet | Jewett | $449,500
Nestled on 18 beautiful acres with gorgeous expansive views. Enormous master suite, large eat in kitchen, and enclosed porch. Sip coﬀee from your front deck and drink in the views while you look over your personal refuge backed by NYS lands. Centrally located between Hunter & Windham Golf & Ski Resorts.
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Adorable Ranch | Highland| $189,900
Cute, compact, cottage-y, and convenient for those looking for a quiet home in the country. The Bell Drive Loop can be walked or biked for traﬃc free exercise, or drive over to the Walkway Over the Hudson just a few minutes away. All the updates have been done for you - new siding, windows, furnace, kitchen, carpet, water pump and garage door opener.
Modern Colonial | Saugerties | $299,000
Bishops Gate Center Hall Colonial! Just 10 mins to Kingston, Saugerties Village, the Hudson River or just 15 mins to Woodstock. This home is in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the area. Open ﬂoor plan on ﬁrst ﬂoor w/modern conveniences. Home features: spacious 4BRs, a master suite, deck & pool w/a BBQ area. upstate HOUSE | SUMMER 2015 • 59
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1790’s Eyebrow Colonial on 3.5 acres with a Palatine Era stone summer kitchen, a 2 story early 1800’s Barn & a shop/studio. This wonderful Centerhall features fabulous wideboard floors, spacious kit, light filled DR & LReach with a fplc, 3 BR/2 baths, central air, & covered porch. Beautifully landscaped grounds. $525,000
Germantown Farmhouse with breathtaking Catskill Mountain views. This 1885 home features 9 ft ceilings, country kit, formal DR, LR with baywindows, 3 BRs/1.5 Baths, wood floors, period moldings & hardware, stained glass window, & central air. On 1.9 acres with 2 ponds. Large garage/workshop. 2 story barn. $465,000
Late 1800s farmhouse situated in the charming hamlet of Livingston on 3 acres with a large barn perfect for studio/ workshop. House features tin ceilings, wide-plank and parquet floors and other period details throughout, 3 BR/3 baths, country kit, formal DR, foyer with bay windows. $420,000
Custom Country Home on 3.9 private acres with wonderful landscaped grounds, barn with studio, pool, pond & stream located in North Germantown. House features 5 BR/2.5 Baths, vaulted ceilings, wood floors throughout, exposed beams, familyroom with hot tub & a media room/theater. $599,000
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This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own 50+ acres with one of the most magnificent views our area has to offer and still have incredible convenience to all major highways, shopping and health care. The breathtaking views encompass mountain ranges up to 100 miles away, valley, fields, city lights, really spectacular. Main house is a contemporary style taking advantage of the enormous windows to let the view shine in. Gourmet kitchen with center island and dining room fit for any Thanksgiving. Huge living room, fireplace, vaulted ceilings. 1st floor Master en-suite, stairs open to a second floor loft area/office plus 2 more graciously sized bedrooms. Guest cottage built in 1900 with stone and frame construction is as charming and quaint as you might expect, complete with special decking off of the master bedroom. But, that’s not all 40 x 60 radiant heated garage for the car enthusiast or maybe barn, or whatever your interests are! 50 acres are complete with trails, fresh air, come up and spread your wings! $1,495,000
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Privately-sited contemporary/cape-style 4 BR home on over 3 acres offers an open floor plan with plenty of indoor & outdoor space. The gourmet kitchen offers a gigantic pantry, counter space, window seat & is open to the spacious dining area. The living room has hardwood floors & a double sided fireplace for viewing pleasure in the 1st floor master BR as well. Master BR suite has a walk in closet and its own full bath. 2 BRs upstairs share a full bath between them. The flexible 4th BR can be used a playroom or as office space with an attached den. The family room has soaring ceilings & a free standing stove. The rear yard is fully fenced, there is a full basement, central vac & 2 car attached garage. $429,000
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Nicely sited on 12.5 partially wooded acres, 2554 sq ft +/- Custom home complete with barn, hay barn & fencing. This home features hardwood flooring throughout, a spacious Kitchen with hickory cabinetry, and French doors that lead to the ample blue stone patio! The first floor has great flow from the kitchen, to DR to LR complete with stone fireplace. Den area can be completely private with pocket and French doors. The utility room, and 1/2 bath are nicely located just inside 3 bay garage. Upstairs features a Master en-suite and 2 more BRs and full bath, storage galore this home has a full basement and full walk in attic space both could be finished for additional living space. $559,000
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Stunning views of the Blue Mountains in Saugerties overlooking a man-made pond, this 4 BR, 6,000 sq. ft. home offers a Grand open floor plan with forever high vaulted ceilings, multiple wood burning fireplaces and a hand ball court. Gorgeous blue stone walls that wrap around the base of the structure just compliment the lit in-ground heated saline pool complete with waterfall. Located just minutes to the village of Woodstock and Saugerties, this home is perfect weekend retreat that will fully allow you to enjoy all that the Catskills has to offer, and a true delight to show. $939,000
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YOU DESERVE TO LIVE & ENTERTAIN IN STYLE! This architect designed contemporary on 9.5 hilltop acres has 4500 SF of living space on 3 levels plus a heated 4-car garage, which can be converted to additional living space. Owned by a former Culinary Institute instructor, the kitchen showcases professional equipment including 2 wine captains, 3 dishwashers (including Paykel – natch). Dramatic cathedral ceiling in great room maximizes the wall of glass views of the Catskills which are also evident from MBR & DR. Double sided gas fireplace provides warmth in winter while you listen to your Bose surround systems. The lower level is a walk out self-contained I BR suite for in-laws, au pair… Two of the borders are deeded green. $929,000
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DUNDEE FARM- Elegant early 18th Century stone house, beautifully restored, 3 BR, 3 BA, updated with wide-board floors & hand hewn beams, 5 fireplaces, cedar shingle roof, copper gutters & cedar closets. Paddocks & corrals surround the impressive circular post & beam horse barn w/ cupola, hayloft, cobblestone yard, w/ 12 horse stalls, 1 birthing stall, 3 wash stalls, 2 bathrooms, an office, & an observatory deck for the 75’x150’ indoor riding arena. Also features a separate guest cottage, a studio, 3 bay garage, & historic restored barn, all on 330 incomparable wooded & landscaped acres that include a lake, meadows, a stream, waterfall, ponds, fenced raised vegetable garden, a cedar grove, miles of trails & mountain views. Offered at $3,900,000. Just 2 hrs from N.Y. City & 20 mins to Rhinebeck, & Amtrak. ULSTER COUNTY MLS #20153132 | SOTHEBY’S ID #9BE5SB
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THE VIEW RHINECLIFF, NY - RIVERFRONT c. 2009 Carpenter’s Gothic sits on the edge of a Hudson Riverfront ravine feat. full-fledged year round waterfalls. An amazing 4 season sun room leads to a wrap-around porch. Commanding 180° panoramic views of the Hudson River & the majestic Catskill Mountains are unmatched. Spend free time gazing at gorgeous summer sunsets, colorful sailboats passing by, & the natural beauty of the surrounding backdrop. Every room in this 3/4 BR, 4.5 BA home offers tremendous views! Savor total privacy when you need it, but enjoy a short walk to restaurants & the train to Manhattan, Montreal, or anywhere in between or beyond. Inside this super energy efficient home, 3 masonry fireplaces set a most soothing atmosphere. A chef’s gourmet kit. feat. Viking appliances & spacious center island for any meal you & your partner can dream up. Call for price! ACORN HILL - RHINEBECK, NY Private courtyard appeal beckons you to this relaxed American shingle contemporary. Enjoy the summer sun in total seclusion! Property opens up to a conservation area, stream, & virgin forest. Soaring 20’ entryway, stone fireplace, & Great Room gracefully welcome guests. Your chef’s kitchen is the perfect place to prepare & entertain. Easy access to the refreshing breeze on your full length covered rear deck. Master bedroom suite on main level. Gleaming hardwood, radiant heat, & Tuscan style flooring supply comfort & style. Oversized 3 car garage, state-of-the-art energy system, automatic generator, central vacuum, more upgrades than can be listed! All this on 11+ Acres, yet only 3 minutes from Rhinebeck Village. Call for price!
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Purportedly the oldest Dutch Colonial stone house in Woodstock, with significant mention and photographs in Alf Evers’ book ‘Woodstock’, the Newkerk House is one of the most admired in our area. Grand in scale this four bedroom, 2 bath home on 10+ acres was built in stages, the original part constructed of stone, and with later but still antique, beautiful wooden additions. The grounds include: lush formal perennial gardens, charming, private in-ground pool area. Wonderful pond, stream, meadow, mature trees, two car garage, patios, barn, and rambling lawns. The house! Circa 1720, the original home has very high ceilings for its age, large rooms, perfect layout and flow, kitchen with working 17th century cast iron stove, newer Marvin windows throughout, older french windows with custom storms, wide board floors, beamed ceilings, wide and elegant front staircase and hallways, fireplaces in living room and master bedroom, screened porch, access apartment. This home has been restored and is a true antique gem, while also being tight and efficient with all new and newer systems, whole house automatic generator, new metal roof. The gorgeous attic which shows off ancient timbers, and wide board floors, has been thoroughly insulated and sheet rocked, and could easily become a playroom, study, or studio. There is an older tennis court on the property also which is in need of a bit of renovation, but for the right buyer could be a distinct added bonus. The access apartment is charming with kitchen, living room, two bedrooms, and one bath. It can be accessed from the screened in porch as well as having its own separate entrance in front, this makes it perfect for guests to be separate,. This apartment could also be suitable for a nanny or other live in help or family. It also has separate heat and electric. Call for a showing today! Asking - $775,000
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One of the most elegant homes in the area, magnificent 3,500+ square foot ranch situated on almost one half park like acre. This home has 6 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, master suite with walk in closets & master full bath, formal dining room, study, family room, sun rooms with skylights, cathedral ceilings, wet bar, 2 sided fireplace in living room and great room, tile floors, hardwood & carpet throughout, recessed lighting, central air, 2 car attached garage, beautiful sprawling private deck. Very close to all amenities. $495,000
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This is an absolutely amazing property located 2 hrs from New York City. Over 5 acres bordered by hundreds of acres of state land on 3 sides. The other side of the property borders Greenville Road, which is quiet and traveled by very few cars a day. Private bridge leads you to house that sits next to the Sundown Stream which flows to the Rondout Reservoir. You can walk in the woods with the deer, swim in the water with fish or admire your own waterfalls. Country skiing and antiquing nearby. Located in rural Denning in the hamlet of Sundown in Ulster County, this little piece of heaven, one of a kind can be yours. $249,000
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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Adirondack Design Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Alfandre Architecture, PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Apuzzo Kitchens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Ashleigh’s Hearth & Home, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Associated Lightning Rod Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Atlantic Custom Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . back cover Barn Star Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 52 Berkshire Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 BuildingLogic, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Cabinet Designers, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Carpet Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Catskill Farms Builders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Cembra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Christopher Coleman Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Classic Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Colucci Shand Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Columbia County Real Estate Specialists . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Cord King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 David Borenstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 65 Equis Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Ethan Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 EvolveD Interiors & Design Showroom LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Experienced Bricks, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Federal Cabinet Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Gary DiMauro Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Gentech LTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 George Cole Auctioneers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 George T. Whalen Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Ghent Wood Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Halstead Property Hudson Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Halter Associates Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Harney & Sons Fine Teas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Hawthorne Valley Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Helsmoortel Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Herrington’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Herzogs True Value Home Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 35 HNI Builders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Houlihan Lawrence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 HOUSE Hudson Valley Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Hudson Valley Home Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Hudson Valley Sunrooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Hunt Country Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 irealty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Janson Goldstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 LAD Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Lawrence O’Toole Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Le Grand Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 The Lofts at Beacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Mari Kirwood’s Design Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Marigold Home Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Mark Kelly Interior Design, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 MarkJames & Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Marshall & Sterling Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Mary Mullane Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Marybeth Majestic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Maureen Diana Fantini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 McCaffrey Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Mercer Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Millbrook Cabinetry & Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Murphy Realty Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 N & S Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Nest Realty Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Northern Dutchess Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Oakwood Friends School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Outdated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Patricia A. Hinkein Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Paul Hallenbeck Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Paula Redmond Real Estate Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55, 56 Peggy Lampman Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Phinney Design Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 R P Cautela Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 RE Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Rhinebeck Kitchen & Bath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Rudolf Steiner School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Savor the Taste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Sherwood Tile & Granite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Snorkel Hot Tubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Sothebys in Saratoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Southeast Kitchen & Bath LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Traditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Ulster Savings Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Upstate Mansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . front cover Valley Variety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Victoria Wilkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Westwood Metes & Bounds Realty . . . 53, inside back cover WHS Homes, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 William Wallace Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Williams Lumber & Home Center . . . . . . . inside front cover Willow Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Win Morrison Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Wolcott Builders, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
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Renaissance Man In 2011, Jerry Teters found himself at a career crossroads. West Park Union Free School District, where he had taught art since 1998, closed down. “Who’s going to hire a mid-career art teacher?” he recalls thinking. Fortunately, Teters’ professional uncertainty didn’t last. A longtime abstract painter who utilizes both palette knife and brush, he sometimes worked on commission for an interior designer friend. He and his wife, Betty Marton, decided to build on that experience. “We thought, ‘Let’s do art because that’s what feels good,’” Marton says. Marton began traveling from their New Paltz home to New York to meet designers, “letting them get to know me,” she says. “They called me ‘the art lady.’” Today, Teters Art is in full swing, with Marton liaising between her husband and his clients.
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Teters creates custom art for the clients of New York City-based interior designers Arlene Angard, Robin Baron, and James Rixner. His diverse client list includes New York real estate broker Ryan Serhant of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing” and Alice B. Fogel, New Hampshire’s poet laureate. Teters admits that in the past he might have resisted this path. “I probably would’ve said, ‘I’m not going to work with somebody else’s palette,’” he says. “But it turns out it’s just a different structure, working with new color palettes I’ve never used before. The crux of the matter is, is it still art? Yes! In the Renaissance, Rafael, Michelangelo—they were commissioned artists.” Available at TetersArt.org. —Susan Piperato
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