Custom Built Contemporary
What They Are about
This is a solid all year Catskills country home, nicely sited on 5.4 acres, bordered by the Emery Brook and just 10 minutes from the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center. Located in a private community at the end of a cul-de-sac, this custom-built home has an interesting layout, is very well maintained and a great location from which to enjoy all the nearby Catskills leisure activities. On entering the entryway with gleaming slate stone, ample closets for outerwear and recreational gear, it is evident that this relaxed, yet well-appointed home is highly suited to comfortable living. The footprint of the home was expanded in the mid-1990s, and the layout reconfigured to allow for more generous living spaces. The large great room is bright and open to the dining area and gourmet kitchen. The sitting area is anchored by a blue stone fireplace for coziness as one enjoys the views of the grounds and beyond.
The home is sensible, practical, and appealing with a good-sized library/den with adjacent full bathroom. This room could also be repurposed as a 5th bedroom on the ground level. It flows into the three-season enclosed porch and onto the expansive wrap around deck, also accessed from the great room and the gourmet kitchen.
On the second floor are two wings each with two bedrooms. The large main bedroom is at the end of one wing with a well-appointed en suite bathroom having a large, jetted tub, shower stall and double vanity.
The formal landscaping around the house is beautifully done and well maintained. From the deck one looks out onto the wooded area of the property and seasonal mountain views beyond. There is an old logging road leading down into the woods and towards the Emory Brook. This is now used as a hiking/ATV trail allowing for nature walks or a bracing ride through the private woods.
The convenient location of this home allows one to hike an extensive network of mountain trails in the Catskill Park, go kayaking or canoeing on the Pepacton Reservoir, spend a relaxing day at the Belleayre Lake Beach, just 10 minutes away, or explore nearby Villages and Hamlets for farm-to-table restaurants, Galleries, and shops. Here is your chance to move right into your own country home and be part of the Catskills renaissance.
There is a storage and workshop space in the large 2 car garage. The refrigerator and freezer in this space will remain with the house. The barn building has an additional garage and workshop area on the ground level. In the barn there is also a second-floor area which could be repurposed as an excellent studio or hobby space. Additional out buildings consist of a boat port, a dedicated woodshed, and a gardening shed and there is a security system with Blink cameras strategically placed.
There are ceramic tiles in the kitchen area which are radiant heated in front of the cabinets as well as around the kitchen island. The house has a 65-gallon hot water tank with UV purification and filter system for water supply to the entire house.