Woodstock is a quaint village in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, about two hours from the city.
While it’s always been known for its artsy vibe (one of the first planned Utopian artist colonies in the United States, Byrdcliffe, was located nearby), it’s a mistake to assume Woodstock, N.Y., in the Catskill Mountains about two hours north of New York, is only famous for the eponymous 1969 music festival, especially as it was held 40 miles away. Today, along with tie-dyed t-shirts, healing crystals and other hippy-dippy trinkets, the quaint mountain village offers sophisticated boutiques, great restaurants, and a plethora of picturesque B&Bs and inns.
For those who want to stay more permanently, either year-round or on weekends, this modern single-level house, set on 3.01 acres in the peaceful local woods, is a great choice. At least as you have a few million bucks to spend. The property is available for $3.4 million via Gabrielle Edwards of Berardi Realty.
Perched on a rock outcrop and bordering a creek, with plenty of room for residents and guests, the sleek and glassy 3,100 square-foot house is hardly a rustic cabin in the woods. Three bedrooms and two and half bathrooms are found in the main house, but there’s also a guest suite with full bathroom, an artist’s studio with radiant heat, and a pool house that doubles as a billiards room.
With walls of glass to enjoy the surrounding woods, the main home’s great room features a fireplace and paneled wood ceiling. Design classics keep the look sharp. The living area leads to an open kitchen with large island, while a separate pantry offers a coffee station, kegerator, and stacked laundry machines. There’s also a handy office with plenty of shelving and an exuberantly tiled attached bathroom. Also exuberantly tiled is the primary bedroom’s en-suite, with a glitzy black-glass chandelier over the tub.
But of course, who wants to be inside when there’s so much gorgeousness outside? Indeed, the residence makes the most of its enviable setting with plenty of porches, open and screened (the latter perfect for buggy nights), and best of all, the glass-walled infinity pool. There’s also a spa, plus plenty of decking to enjoy the summer sun.
Up to date with solar panels, a generator, and a large carport, the house is conveniently close to the restaurants, farmers markets and art galleries Woodstock is known for. Plus, it’s within a half hour of several mountains for snow skiing.