Located 115 miles from NYC, this charming 1970’s ranch home in Livingston Manor has deeded rights to not only one – but two – sparkling lakes just a few minutes walk from the house.


Three bedroom, two bathroom home | 1,638 square foot home on 1.17 acres | Lake rights | Two outdoor patios, screened porch | Large sun room | Stone fireplace | Asking $515,000

Listed by Robin Jones of Catskill Mountain Houses. Open house at 4 Busey Lane in Livingston Manor, NY from 10am-12pm on Saturday July 9, 2022. RSVP to robin@catskillmountainhouses.com.

For showings or inquiries, email robin@catskillmountainhouses.com, or call/text (347) 821-8564.


When artist Ellen Brooks bought the home in 2015, the house was structurally in great shape but in desperate need of a facelift. The result was an airy, whimsical space for creating, escaping, living and entertaining.

Enter the house through a tunnel of Rhododendrons whose fragrant blooms mark the beginning of summer. Inside, the living room is anchored by a 1970’s retro stone fireplace and walls of artwork, flowing into the dining area and fully stocked kitchen. Around the corner is an ample and convenient pantry and laundry room. A short hallway extends from the dining area to the primary en suite bedroom, two comfortably sized guest rooms, and a shared full bathroom.

The dining area opens up into a three-season sunroom perfect for lounging, reading, painting, planting, and more. Step from the sunroom onto the first of two decks that are connected by a small screened studio excellent for sleeping “outdoors” on warm summer nights.

Outside, a wood-chipped path winds through the tidy one-acre property, offering plenty of privacy with tastefully modern privacy fencing. The house is laid out over one floor, though there’s plenty of room to expand into the partially finished basement that also opens up into the attached two-car garage.

A few steps away is an additional outbuilding currently used as an art studio and also great for other work from home layouts. The attached garden shed is handy to access from the nearby perennial gardens.

The property is part of the quiet non-motorboat lake community of Edgewood Lakes. Located just minutes from Livingston Manor, the lakes offer serene boating and swimming, along with walking paths around both bodies of water. The area surrounding Edgewood is dotted with several other fabulous lakes and arguably some of the best fly fishing in the country.

To get inspired about the area, check out this Conde Nast Traveler article or this Escape Brooklyn article about the region.