Introducing Blackberry House, dreamed up and created by brilliant minds behind Homestedt. This designer-built, stunning home with a private sauna and deeded lake rights is located in the Catskills foothills 100 miles from New York City


Three Bedroom, two bathroom home | Designer built in 2022 | 1,600 square foot home on 5.72 acres with deeded lake access to Hust Pond | Living room with soaring ceilings, oversize windows and cozy wood stove | Primary en-suite bedroom with walk-in shower and separate soaking tub | Loft area with lounge and workspace | Unfinished basement with additional 1250 square feet | Expansive sun deck and sauna | Asking $695,000

Listed by Robin Jones at Catskill Mountain Houses. Open House: Saturday, January 28, noon-2 pm at 65 Blackberry Lake Road, Jeffersonville, NY 12748. For inquiries or showings, or to RSVP to the open house, email robin@catskillsmountainhouses.com.


The home’s attention to detail defines Blackberry House as crafted rather than just built. The shou sugi ban exterior lends a sense of drama upon arrival that continues indoors by applying the technique to interior accent walls and furniture. The first thing you see upon entering is the 22-foot vaulted ceiling of the open-plan living space, anchored by a high-efficiency wood stove. The black stone countertops and tile in the kitchen contrast with the white oak floors that tie together the kitchen, dining, and living spaces.

The ground floor features a primary, en suite bedroom with a built-in headboard and side tables, double sinks, a walk-in shower, and a separate soaking tub. A second full bathroom on this floor has an additional walk-in shower and laundry. Bedroom number two includes a calming work-from-home space to take advantage of the excellent cell reception and high-speed cable internet at the property.

An expansive loft overlooks the living room below and contains a generous third bedroom, lounge, and a workspace with enviable views.

In addition to shou sugi ban, common design threads include cast iron detailing, contrasting black and white elements, 9-foot ceilings, and 8-foot doors throughout the home. The space features oversized picture windows throughout, allowing streams of sunlight and inviting the outdoors in. All contents have been handpicked for the space by designer Anna Åberg of Homestedt and are available for sale, making this truly a turnkey home.

Blackberry House is nestled on nearly six private acres of forest and meadows with meandering stone walls visible from the many picture windows throughout the house. An expansive double deck invites sunbathing, outdoor showers, dining al fresco and sipping Negronis under a blanket of stars. The custom-designed sauna is the capstone for chilly summer evenings and crisp winter mornings. A brief stroll leads down to a private, non-motorboat shared lakefront, great for kayaking and paddle boarding.

The property is surrounded by forests and rivers, numerous fishing spots, swimming holes, and hiking trails. It’s the perfect base camp for all your outdoor adventures while being just minutes from foodie markets, restaurants, breweries, wine shops, home goods, and fashion-forward shops. Blackberry House lies about 100 miles north of the city but feels much farther. Just a few short minutes from Jeffersonville for all your basics and extras, and just a few minutes further to Catskills hot spots like Livingston Manor and Callicoon. This location is ideal as a weekend getaway, co-primary home, or full-time residence. Check out this Conde Nast Traveler article and this Escape Brooklyn article to get excited about the area.