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Perch Cottages in Boiceville, NY

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115 miles from New York City, tucked between the Espous Creek and the high peaks of the Catskills, Perch Cottages offers a laid-back mountain retreat in Boiceville, New York. The setting conjures up memories of vacation rentals of the not-so-distant past: a cluster of cottages gathered around a semi-circle drive, each with picnic tables and grills. In the middle, a central courtyard has lawn games, Adirondack chairs and bonfires, with the backdrop of the mountains. Nostalgic yet modern, Perch Cottages is reminiscent of a time when family travel was easy, fun and accessible – minus the 50's cottage decor. Each cottage was (very) recently gut renovated to include totally new bathrooms and well-stocked, well-equipped kitchens. Cooking meals on-site is a breeze. Bedrooms and living spaces are cozy and inviting: entertainment inside the cottages include Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker, board games, and record players with a small vinyl selection. Outside, Perch Cottages' many amenities makes staying on-site for vacation easy: spend days fishing or taking dips in the river, find a hammock to catch up on a book, or grab the family for lawn games. At night, three central gas bonfires are accessible to guests, for evening socializing, s'mores making, and stargazing. Given its communal vibe, Perch Cottages is perfect for traveling families, friends, anglers, and work retreats. Perch Cottages are family and pet friendly; whole property rentals are welcome. Though it'd be easy to spend your entire vacation at Perch Cottages, its central location in the Catskills make it a perfect home base to explore the greater region. Below, we're sharing a few highlights to add to your itinerary. Explore the Outdoors: the Best Hikes Around Boiceville, NY (and Other Outdoor Adventures) The steep trails at Overlook Mountain lead hikers to the ruins of an old hotel in Woodstock, NY. Perch Cottages is centrally located to Phoenicia, Woodstock, Stone Ridge, and Kingston – all with shopping, restaurants, and more. (Check those links for individual guides.) For those seeking outdoor adventure, there's no shortage of hikes and outdoor recreation in the area. One of our all-time favorite hikes is the nearby Overlook Mountain in Woodstock. About ten minutes from Main Street Woodstock, this 4.5 mile loop takes about three hours round-trip, with some time added in at the top for sight-seeing at the top. Features include a fire tower with 360º views (one of six in the region), and ruins from a grand mountaintop hotel that burned down (several times) to explore. Heads up: this popular trail is pretty well known; adjust your expectations and schedule accordingly, getting there early for parking and avoiding the crowds. Also, come prepared: it's no short stroll in the woods! Come prepared with proper footwear, and bring plenty of water. A lesser known trail with similar views is Mt. Tremper Fire Tower, whose six-mile trek also offers stunning 360º views from its own fire tower. Also nearby is ...

A Guide to Enjoying the Great Outdoors in Harriman State Park

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Did you know: New York’s second largest park is just 30 miles from NYC? Harriman State Park is a haven for hikers, cyclists, and lovers of the outdoors. Known for its 31 lakes, it also features 200+ miles of hiking trails, along streams, woods, and beautiful vistas of the Hudson Valley and NYC. Sound overwhelming? Let us help!

A Guide to the Whiteface Region in the Adirondack Mountains, NY

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In the heart of the High Peaks, the Adirondacks' Whiteface Region is a four-seasons destination – but one that shines brightest in winter. Towering mountains, pristine lakes and dense forest characterize this area that was home to not one, but two, Winter Olympics. From the tranquil forest blanketed in snowfall, perfect for hiking — to its famous white-capped peaks that beckon skiers and snowboarders from around the globe — this winter wonderland offers endless adventure. Four towns make up the Whiteface Region: Au Sable Forks, Jay, Upper Jay and Wilmington. Whiteface Mountain is the region's crown jewel, whose 3,166 foot vertical drop is the highest in the East. The mountain is one of five Winter Olympics sites in the area, and the only location on the East Coast to host the winter games. In summer, the mountain remains a tourist attraction, with scenic gondola rides and hiking. NYC residents may be reluctant to book a trip thinking the Adirondacks are too far for a weekend; but the park begins just 215 miles from NYC, easily reached in under four hours. (Or catch the daily flight from JFK to SLK!) From there, we’re heading about an hour deeper into the park, down its scenic roads through idyllic mountain towns, and into the Whiteface Region. Check out our guide below for the best places to hike and explore – plus where to stay, eat and drink during your stay in the area. Where to Stay Around Whiteface: NewVida in Wilmington, NY NewVida Preserve in Wilmington, NY has striking architecture, a bar and restaurant, plus 14 cozy rooms to choose from. Onsite amenities also include a gym and wellness center and 35+ miles of trails. There's no shortage of lodging in the Whiteface Region – but we love an authentic Adirondack lodge with staff and services, especially in the otherwise pretty isolated landscape. Our lodging pick is NewVida Preserve, who's just reopened to the public after years of private ownership. This classic Adirondack lodge hosts 14 beautiful rooms, a restaurant, bar, and bistro – plus a wellness center with yoga, gym, and massage. Located on a 2,000 mountainous preserve, it also features 35+ miles of hiking trails. Throughout the hotel, guests will spot vintage items alluding to Paleface Mountain; this is NewVida's previous life. For three decades, the property operated as a ski mountain with five lifts and 44 runs. While there are plans to restore and reopen some of the runs, for now, guests may explore on foot. While doing so, be on the lookout for Paleface's former bull wheels, ski warming huts, lean to’s and cabins. A King View Room (no. 10) at NewVida Preserve. Photo c/o NewVida Preserve. Back inside NewVida, its new owners have carefully restored and renovated the lodge, preserving its vintage charm while updating the necessities. The dining room ...

Pet-Friendly Getaways in the Catskills

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Are you yearning for a pet-friendly getaway in the Catskills where you can explore the great outdoors with your best pal? Look no further: below, we've compiled a list of the pet-friendliest getaways in the Catskills. This bunch of hotels and Airbnbs go a step further than allowing pets – they welcome them, with perks like no pet fees, treats and bowls, bandanas and belly rub vouchers. As you plan your next escape, consider our pet-friendliest stays – ensuring that your getaway is not just a vacation, but a shared experience with your beloved companions. It's a true retreat for the whole family, paws and all! Scribner's Lodge in Hunter, NY Photo: Magrino PR Scribner's Lodge is your year-round escape for city dwellers and their furry friends, nestled among towering mountains, waterfalls, and peaceful swimming holes – with very close proximity to Hunter Mountain. Recognizing the great outdoors is best shared with man's best friend, Scribner's Lodge welcomes dogs through its Pupstater Program, providing toys, treats, a custom bandana and dog tag allowing owners and pets to take a small piece of the Catskills home. They also provide bowls for their stay. Don't forget to inquire about "pup-up" events! Plan your next visit with the Escape Brooklyn feature on Scribner's Lodge. Location: 125 Miles from NYC in Hunter, NY Perk: Guests can spend the entire weekend on the 20-acre property without having to leave for food or entertainment. Its on-site restaurant, Prospect, is fantastic for dinners or cocktails, and breakfast is included in the price of your room. Pet Policy: The Pupstater Program is a $50 nightly non-refundable fee for up to two dogs. Any additional dogs will incur an additional $50 nightly fee. Audrey's Farmhouse in Wallkill, NY Photo: Winnie Au Nestled in historic charm, Audrey's Farmhouse is equal parts rustic elegance with modern luxury. Both their Old Mill and Greenhouses locations pet-fee-free. Open year-round, owners Sally and Doug welcome your furry companions as cherished family members. Known for their impeccable service, they provide a bowl and treat at check-in and can arrange pet-sitting. For any extra doggie essentials such as bowls, waste bags, pup towels, or treats, simply reach out to Guest Services and they ensure these items are placed in your rooms for your convenience. Location: 85 Miles from NYC in Wallkill, NY Of note: Novice hikers, including those with pets, will delight in the brief journey to Awosting Falls: a 60-foot waterfall cascading into a pristine, expansive pool that transforms into a gentle stream. The trek to the falls is a pet-friendly, easy 40-minute round trip from the parking lot, featuring a predominantly flat carriage road. Pet Policy: Bring em if you got em! There is a maximum of two dogs per room; please ensure pets are updated on vaccinations and protected from fleas and ticks. When your pups are enjoying ...

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Dawson Farmhouse in Kerhonkson, NY

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Two hours from NYC in Kerhonkson, the enchanting Dawson Farmhouse is located on thirteen private acres in the Catskill Mountains. Plan the day with your morning coffee in the screened in patio, spend days out (some help on that below), then return to make a grilled feast in the evening on Dawson’s oversize deck. At night, the fire pit is a perfect spot for drinks and s’mores, surrounded by boulders and forest, with a clear line of sight to the stars overhead.

Rowley House in Eldred, NY

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Following an extensive renovation by SOON Architecture Studio, this modern three bedroom cabin with a sauna is filled with treasures from local artisans, designers, and boutique shops. (You may also recognize it in this week's WSJ Real Estate feature on saunas!) From top to bottom, the thee-floor house has tons of space to spread out or get cozy. On its basement level, a lovely bedroom has its own bathroom and is also home to the Rowley House sauna and gym. On the main level, find its expansive kitchen, a living room with a cozy wood stove, and two equally lovely bedrooms that share an additional bathroom. On the third floor, a "snug" loft room has treehouse vibes, and is home to the TV (plus a pull-out sofa for movie nights or sleeping kiddos.)

Poet’s Hill in Hudson, NY

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Located on a quiet country road outside of Hudson, NY, Poets Hill was designed with serenity in mind. Rent one or both homes on-site: its pool house accommodates up to four guests in two bedrooms, while its tiny house accommodates two. At the pool house, take advantage of the expansive outdoor area, with a large deck that's home to a Viking grill/BBQ, sink, and large dining table for al fresco meals, poolside. Its 82 foot pool is open May through October 1, weather permitting.

Goldie Point in Barnegat Light, NJ

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100 miles from NYC, midcentury beach getaway Goldie Point is wonderful year-round, but would like you to know about "Secret September" and "Summer’s Not Over October." Currently it's September, the weather is still hot, the water is warm, and the masses of tourists are totally gone. A few months later, experience what the owners call “Wes Anderson Winter,” where the season and stillness create the perfect environment for recovery and wellness at the beach — in total solitude.

Mountain Terrace in Parksville, NY

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Perched on a hill and surrounded by tall trees, Mountain Terrace is akin to staying in a luxury treehouse. Three bedrooms sleeps six guests at this beautiful Airbnb in Parksville, NY with two floors, two bathrooms and two living rooms. At the heart of the home is Mountain Terrace's porch: wrap-around style, with west-facing views to watch the sunset each day. A grill and large dining table are perfect for meals al fresco, under the surrounding swaying treetops. At night, head to the bonfire for stargazing outside the private yoga studio, also available for guest use.

Moody Pond House in Warren, CT

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Less than 100 miles from NYC, find the magical Moody Pond House: a brand new, modern home tucked away on 18.5 acres in the impossibility picturesque Warren, Connecticut. Named after the gorgeous pond on the property, the popular rental home offers a cushy, private retreat year-round.

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From Mood-Board to Move-In: Customizable New Build Homes by Welcome

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Looking to build a brand-new, personalized home? Based in Upstate and Westchester, New York, Welcome promises that homebuyers can go from mood-board to move-in with just a few clicks. Armed with a mood board and a color palette, we worked with Welcome’s designers to easily create an Escape Brooklyn-inspired dream escape — seen below — within Welcome’s Modern Cabin 3.

With many active build projects along the East Coast, Welcome has taken the homebuilding process entirely online, and has streamlined into just a handful of simple steps. Here’s how it works:

  1. Use their interactive map to choose your perfect plot of land. All plots have been analyzed by Welcome’s proprietary AI land-vetting technology, so you know they’re conducive to a build!
  2. Use their interactive digital design studio to design your home. For any given Welcome home, there are over 200,000 design combination options. No “cookie cutter” vibes, ever.
  3. Make an offer on the land and construction costs. This offer secures your home, as well as a builder. Once your offer is accepted, you sit back, relax (in a cabin somewhere, perhaps?), and let them handle everything else – from permitting, all the way through move-in day.

Whether you’re seeking a forever home, a weekend getaway, or an investment property, check out Welcome to see some of their active build projects in the Upstate and Westchester areas. To play around in the digital design studio as we did, head to welcomehomes.com/models — just proceed with caution, because it’s a little addictive.


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Before & After: Camp Caitlin

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Caitlin Cowger, owner of Camp Caitlin, has a piece of advice when it comes to buying your Upstate dream home: “Don’t look for the house of your dreams. Renovate the house of your dreams.”

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Castle Hill: Charming Farmhouse, Converted Barn & Pool in Parksville, NY

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110 miles from NYC in Parksville, New York, find the lovely Castle Hill Farmhouse. At the heart of the property, a charming four bedroom, 2,400+ square foot home is the main player. Beyond, the thoughtfully landscaped 5+ acre Castle Hill Farmhouse includes not one, but two elusive Catskills gems: a beautifully converted barn, and beside it, a stunning in-ground pool.


2,468 square foot house on 5.66 acres | 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom farmhouse-style home | Living room with wood burning stove | Multiple outdoor seating areas including back deck and two fire pits | Renovated kitchen with new appliances | Private 40’x20′ pool surrounded by mature landscaping | Converted barn with plumbing, electric, and plans to convert to 2 bedroom guest house | Asking $699,000

Listed by Susanna Scott-Mitchell, Barker Hudson Team, COMPASS. For showings or inquiries, contact susanna.mitchell@compass.com or call/text 617-315-3527.

Open house: Saturday June 15, from 11AM-1PM at 114 Castle Hill in Parksville, NY.


Photos: Winona Barton-Ballentine

This beautifully updated 2400+ square foot farmhouse sets a welcoming stage, blending vintage charm with modern amenities. Stepping inside, a warm and inviting atmosphere greets visitors, where the first floor features a cozy bedroom and a full bathroom for easy accessibility. Two sitting areas create a perfect balance of relaxation and social spaces, seamlessly flowing into a generous dining area.

The renovated kitchen is a chef’s delight, equipped with new appliances and designed for both function and style. High-speed internet and air conditioning throughout the home ensure modern comfort. A dedicated games room adds an element of fun, making this farmhouse perfect for both entertaining and everyday living.

Upstairs, the second floor houses three additional airy bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Each space is thoughtfully designed, with the bedrooms offering serene retreats after a long day. The farmhouse’s multiple outdoor seating areas, including a large back deck, fenced-in yard, and two firepits, provide ample opportunities for outdoor dining and relaxation.

The expansive 5.66-acre property features a converted barn, already connected to electric and septic, with plans to transform it into a 2-bedroom guest house. This adds potential for additional rental income or comfortable guest accommodations. The stunning 20×40 pool, complete with a brand-new liner, offers total privacy and is surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds.

Recent updates include new windows and sliders, AC mini-splits, pool liner, septic system, well infrastructure, and a renovated kitchen, ensuring the home is turnkey.

Nestled in the heart of Sullivan County, less than 2.5 hours from NYC, this property offers both tranquility and convenience. Should you ever want to leave, a short 8-minute drive takes you to local shops, while a 15 minute drive leads to the vibrant town of Livingston Manor, known for its restaurants, cafes, galleries, and design shops.


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Lakeside Retreat on Masten Lake in Wurtsboro, NY

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Two hours from New York City, this welcoming lakeside retreat in Wurtsboro enjoys lake life on the beautiful Masten Lake without lakefront prices. The beautifully renovated two bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home sits steps away from Masten Lake, where owners enjoy 100 private acres of pristine water for swimming, motorboats, fishing, and water skiing.


2,035 square foot home on quiet, private 0.63 acres | Two bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home | Deeded lake access & boat launch | Fenced in back yard with raised bed gardens | Open living, dining and kitchen space | Midcentury-style wood burning fireplace | Deck located off kitchen for al fresco dining | Covered two car garage |  Asking $599,000

Listed by Susanna Scott-Mitchell, Barker Hudson Team, COMPASS. For showings or inquiries, contact susanna.mitchell@compass.com or call/text 617-315-3527.

Open house: Saturday, June 15 from 2-4 pm at 111 Lake Shore Drive, Wurstboro, NY 12790


Photos: Greg Cappell

On entering, a warm and inviting atmosphere welcomes you into the open main level, showcasing a mid century modern fireplace that anchors the sunny, airy living space with double height ceilings. The dining area flows seamlessly into the chef’s kitchen, which features poured white concrete countertops, a large island, and plenty of storage for all your kitchen equipment. New SMEG fridge/freezer and GE Cafe appliances, including a Café 48-inch Professional range with 6 burners and a griddle, complement the farmhouse sink, creating a perfect blend of functionality and style, while the cozy coffee nook provides a perfect spot to start your day. A flexible space, currently used as an office, could be converted to a TV room or kids play area and is conveniently situated next to a refurbished full bathroom.

The upper level houses two serene bedrooms, each with ample natural light from skylights nicely sized closets, and access to a shared bathroom. The quiet WFH office offers an en-suite half bath on the lower level provides a dedicated space for productivity. A laundry area with new washer and dryer is adjacent to a massive storage area and carpenters workshop.

Nestled on 0.63 acres with a fully fenced backyard and surrounded by hundreds of acres of preserved forest, this home is part of the vibrant Masten Lake community. The property comes with deeded lake access and a boat launch. Should you ever want to leave, it’s close to the charming villages of Wurtsboro and Mountaindale, plus numerous State Parks and hiking areas including the Neversink Unique Area and the Bashakill Preserve.


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Whispering Pines in Glen Spey, NY

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Tucked into the pines of the Black Forest Club, Whispering Pines is located in Glen Spey, New York, 90 miles from NYC. Bathed in calm whites and neutrals, this designer-built riverfront home delivers a masterclass on organic luxury. This architectural gem’s cantilevered shape, modern and elevated, sits in a verdant clearing surrounded by wildflowers and artfully arranged boulders and rock gardens.


Three bedroom, 2.5 bathroom modern home | 2,000 square foot home on 3.0 acres | New build completed in 2024 | Black Forest Club membership & amenities, including exclusive access to 1100 acres of hiking trails & swimming holes | River frontage | Two decks, measuring 700 and 200 square feet | Chef’s kitchen with Bertazzoni appliances, Italian cabinetry and natural quartzite countertops | Living room with wood burning stove | Outbuilding with electricity | Asking $1,180,000

Listed by Erica Keberle at Anatole House. For showings or inquiries, contact erica@anatolehouse.com.


On entrance, a modern, stucco facade sets a soothing stage at Whispering Pines, opening to its open main level surrounded by walls of windows and soaring ceilings. The sunny living space is anchored by an efficient, wood burning stove, before flowing into a generous dining area with access to an expansive sundeck that wraps around to the front of the house. The chef’s kitchen features Bertazzoni appliances, high end custom Italian cabinetry and natural quartzite countertops.

The lower level houses three airy bedrooms, each with private access to the grounds. The primary bedroom’s en suite bathroom leans spa-like, with its soak tub and textures, while the second shared bathroom evokes a similar sentiment. The reading nook feels hand-carved out of the hallway, tying each room together.

Design elements throughout the home include limewash walls and plaster finishes, built-in shelving and rounded bullnose edges. The custom Italian cabinetry and high end German window package lend a sense of precision and poise. Built in 2024, the home’s envelope features EIFS stucco siding and a standing seam metal roof. Design aficionados will recognize the complex architecture and engineering – a shape that began as a hand drawn idea and over many months became a reality.

Sun pours into the living room from a set of glass doors that lead to an elevated deck. Photos: Zach Hyman

Enjoy the outdoors at Whispering Pines on its 700 square foot sundeck – or on its second smaller (200 square foot) deck that extends off the main living space. Beautiful rock gardens are dotted around each exterior door, and a few steps further lead you to an oversized fire pit. Adirondack chairs perched on the hillside direct you further down to the riverfront, audible from the home and swimmable in summer months.

For further adventuring, Whispering Pines is part of the Black Forest Club, a sought after private community offering residents exclusive access to 1,100 acres of mapped hiking trails, swimming holes, stunning ravines, fishing, and four-season fun.

Whispering Pines is tucked away from it all and …

Blue Hill in Youngsville, NY

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Nestled into a picturesque hillside in the sleepy hamlet of Youngsville, NY, Blue Hill is a turnkey, peaceful getaway just two hours from New York City. With vaulted ceilings and oversize windows throughout, every room is thoughtfully designed to take advantage of natural light and beautiful surroundings.


Three bedroom, two bathroom home built in 2020 |  1,600 square feet home on 7.15 acres | Airy living room anchored by cozy wood stove | Large deck accessible from living room sliding doors, also accessible from primary bedroom | Primary bedroom features ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower and soaking tub | Plentiful natural light from vaulted ceilings and large windows throughout | Mini-split air conditioning, electric baseboard heat | Asking $635,000

Listed by Megan Kinealy-Hill at Country House Realty. Open house: Saturday June 1, 2024 from 12-2pm at 231 Boband Rd, Youngsville NY 12748. For showings, inquiries, or to RSVP, contact megan@countryhouserealty.com.


From the spacious, wraparound deck, enter the home into a well-appointed kitchen with shaker style-cabinets, open shelving, white tile backsplash and wood countertops. A convenient island makes an ideal coffee station or work from home space.

In the main living space, vaulted ceilings and plenty of glass flood the space with light and keep the home feeling open and airy. Anchoring the open living/dining space, a wood stove brings the cozy factor and makes the space feel complete. From the living room, double sliding doors open onto the deck, framing out a lovely view of the surrounding forest and distant ridgeline.

Photos: interiors by Julia Hembree Smith, exteriors by Clay Banks.

Off the main hallway, a convenient utility room is equipped with a washer/dryer. Next is the first of two guest rooms, where a vaulted ceiling keeps the space feeling open and inviting. The second bedroom features windows on two sides, making the most of the natural light and woodsy views. A full bath shared by both bedrooms, plus the main space, features black hex tile floors and a white subway tile shower surround.

An L-turn off the main hallway leads past double hall closets to the primary suite. Among the many highlights here are the large picture window, generous en suite bath with walk-in shower plus a soaking tub with a view, and a private entrance onto the spacious terrace. The terrace itself offers abundant space for outdoor dining, entertaining and relaxing throughout the year.

Outside, Blue Hill’s seven acres have been left mostly wild, with mature trees and large ferns creating a calming natural environment – plus a fire pit site to take it all in. If you can tear yourself away from this charming oasis, it’s just fifteen minutes or less from some of our very favorite Catskills Main Streets in Livingston Manor, Jeffersonville and Callicoon.


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Contemporary Loft-Style Home in Shushan, NY

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Nestled in the woods of Shushan, New York, this contemporary oasis is tailored for modern living. The striking loft-style residence spans across 2.35 acres of picturesque terrain within walking distance to the Battenkill River, 190 miles from New York City.


Loft-style residence with two bathrooms | 1,308 square foot home on 2.28 acres | Living room with walls of windows | Lofted bedroom with adjoining bathroom | Large walls of windows and soaring ceilings allowing an abundance of natural light | Newly renovated kitchen with new concrete countertop, brand new appliances (washing machine, gas stove/oven, large fridge), tile, and Nest thermostat | Asking $327,500

Listed by Penny Spiezio at PennyDot Realty. For showings or inquiries, email penny.spiezio@gmail.com or call/text (518) 321-9767.


The sleek lines and architectural prowess of this home seamlessly blend into natural surroundings of Shushan, New York – where it’s just seven minutes to the rolling hills and serene landscapes of Vermont. The exterior boasts a beautiful fusion of wood, glass and  metal accents – plus an expansive deck in which to take in nature.

Inside the home, an open-concept plan makes this home feel especially airy, further enhanced with soaring ceilings and expansive windows that flood the interiors with natural light. Entrance through the front door leads to either the kitchen or dining area, both of which meet at the back of the home’s airy living room. In its recent renovation (2022-2023), the kitchen was upgraded with a new concrete countertop, brand new appliances (washing machine, gas stove/oven, large fridge), tile, and Nest thermostat. Minimalist finishes and contemporary fixtures throughout reflect a commitment to style.

Up a spiral set of stairs, the home’s lofted bedroom overlooks the main living space, with a dedicated bathroom. A second bathroom is located on the first floor, accessed from the kitchen. From the living room, two glass doors open to the home’s expansive deck that extends to the front of the home, perfect for entertaining.

Located in Shushan, some local attractions include swimming and rafting in Battenkkill River, one hour driving to Killington and Okemo ski mountains, and short drives to both Saratoga Springs and Manchester, Vermont. Seven minutes to the NY/VT state border, and approximately 190 miles from New York City, this unique contemporary home offers a true city retreat.


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Stone and Cedar Chalet in New Fairfield, CT

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Nestled in the serene embrace of nature, this one-of-a-kind, completely renovated stone and cedar chalet offers a perfect country escape. Situated on 3.60 acres in New Fairfield, CT, less than 70 miles from New York City, this property marries rustic charm and modern luxury.


Two bedroom, two bathroom house | 2,035 square foot home on 3.60 acres | Vaulted ceilings | Spiral staircase | Two-story stone fireplace | Den | Eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and ample cabinet space | Built-in bar | Glass-enclosed sunroom with fireplace | Upstairs loft | Indoor sauna | Wraparound deck | Heated, gunite in-ground pool with a waterfall and slide | Asking $699,000

Listed by Matt Streaman at RE/MAX Right Choice. Open House: Sunday, May 26, from 1:00-3:00 pm, at 7 Bear Mountain Rd, New Fairfield, CT 06812. For inquiries or to RSVP, contact mstreaman@gmail.com or call/text 203-240-1160. 


Upon entering, the stunning living room greets with soaring vaulted ceilings, a two-story stone fireplace, and a beautiful built-in bar — ideal for entertaining guests. Adjacent to the living room, a stunning glass-enclosed sunroom with its own fireplace offers extensive views of the property.

The sunlit, eat-in kitchen boasts granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and ample cabinet space. A cozy den across the spiral staircase provides a perfect retreat for work or hobbies. The main level also features a spacious primary bedroom and a tastefully updated full bathroom.

Upstairs, a generous loft provides versatile space with a wall of windows overlooking the property, including the pool. The second floor also includes another spacious bedroom and a full bath with a personal sauna.

Outside, an expansive wraparound deck leads to a beautiful heated, gunite in-ground pool, equipped with a waterfall and slide. This pool blends seamlessly into the natural landscape, creating a stunning outdoor oasis.

With 3.60 acres, there is ample room to expand the house, add a guest house, or even subdivide the property. Located just 90 minutes from NYC, this home offers the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, seconds away from Candlewood Lake.


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