Architecture and stunning views are the protagonists of the DeBruce Boathouse, the latest to market in the DeBruce Lodges collection of architect-designed post and beam mountain escapes. Ideally located in nature within the Catskills Park “Forever Wild” forest preserve, the DeBruce Boathouse is 100 miles – approximately two hours – from New York City. From its mountainside perch, enjoy proximity to its Hunter Lake deeded lake rights, plus Mongaup Pond, one of the largest, most pristine bodies of water in the Catskills.

One bedroom, one bathroom cabin | 684 square foot home on .95 acres | Deeded lake rights to Hunter Lake | Large sundeck with sweeping mountain views | Energy efficient design with electric sourced from local solar farms | Brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances | Cozy living room with Harman pellet stove | Outdoor shower and fire pit | Mountain stream running length of the property | Asking $325,000

Co-listed by Jill Borenstein and Robin Jones at Catskill Mountain Houses. For showings or inquiries, email or call/text 631-495-9534.

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Newly constructed in 2023, the DeBruce Boathouse was built with east-west orientation enabling spectacular sunrises and sunsets throughout all seasons. A heavy timber entrance was engineered to serve as a covered porch while also providing ample elevated storage space for all your outdoor gear: canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, skis and snowboards.

Stepping inside, enjoy enchanting valley views from generous windows and sky lighting throughout the home. Downstairs, an open kitchen flows into the dining and living space, anchored by a cozy pellet stove. This cast iron Harman Absolute43 is revered for being one of the most advanced high efficiency pellet stoves on the market.

Up a spiral staircase, the upstairs fits a beautiful, sunlit bedroom, with extra space for an office setup or kid zone. Back downstairs, connecting with the kitchen, an expansive sundeck allows for outdoor yoga and sunbathing, as well as grilling and dining during balmy summer sunsets. Steps below, an outdoor shower is perfect for a post-hike or morning rinse. When you must, indoor showers can be enjoyed in a floor to ceiling slate finished bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Throughout the lodge, custom “live edge” woodwork is highlighted by artisanal trim with master-carpenter crafted shelving and pantry doors. Most wood finishes at the Boathouse were sourced from trunks and branches of local hardwood trees, and milled by local woodworker Josephine Banks at nearby Cat Hollow Saw Mill.

The compact DeBruce Boathouse features an energy efficient design, built to represent a new generation of petroleum-free homes that boast a tiny carbon footprint. Ecologically advanced, this on-grid cabin relies on electricity sourced from local solar farms.

On its .95 acre spread, a crisp mountain stream running the length of the property provides a soothing background; a crackling fire pit rounds out this idyllic setting. A plethora of wild blueberry bushes create a birdwatchers dream.

Finally, the location is ideal for nature lovers who don’t want to be too far from the city. Surrounded by forest and river, numerous fishing spots, swimming holes and hiking trails, DeBruce Boathouse is less than five minutes from Mongaup Pond, a 120-acre open access lake and one of the largest bodies of fresh water in the Catskill Mountains. Its deeded lake rights to Hunter Lake also grant access to a private lake, just minutes away.

In nearby Livingston Manor, find top tier food markets, restaurants, breweries, wine shops, spas and pilates studios a fifteen minute drive from the home. On your way to and from town, enjoy proximity to The DeBruce, whose legendary restaurant was a semi-finalist in the 2023 James Beard Awards.

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