In Bethel, NY – location of Woodstock 1969 – this freshly built home is a captivating juxtaposition to its surrounding landscape and history. Thanks to its architect’s design sensibilities, it’s perfectly-distributed spaces are a thoughtful reflection of how daily life unfurls – with natural harmony of flow from the living area, kitchen, and dining area to its three bedrooms and bathrooms. Thoughtful placement and orientation allows for maximum views and dramatic light that permeates this stunning modern home throughout the year.
Three bedroom, three bathroom home | 2,430 square foot home + 390 square foot garage on 5.34 acres | Architect designed and built in 2022 | Wood-burning fireplace framed by fluted ceramic tiling | Chef’s kitchen with all new appliances | Primary ensuite with 71″ soaking tub and ceiling mounted speakers | Two large decks | Stream frontage | Asking $1,250,000
Listed by Erik Freeland, @catskills_living, at Country House Realty. For showings or inquiries, email email@example.com or call (646) 942-7099.
First impressions are important, and this one lives up to a visitor’s excitement driving up to the house. From the garage, complete with an EV charger, a breezeway leads to the main house where a mud room area has a 9’ tall, three panel mirror and coat closet is just inside.
Steps beyond, a huge custom-built pocket door opens to the home’s remarkable living room, as impressive as it is comfortable. Exposed cross ties accentuating its high ceilings are from a 1890 firehouse on Mercer St in Soho, adding a bit of history and rustic contrast. South facing picture windows line the walls and lead back to the wood-burning fireplace framed by fluted ceramic tiling. A ladder leads to a loft space that can be used for an overflow bed, or storage area.
Located just off the main living area, a beautiful bathroom is wrapped in richly colored tile equipped with a walk-in shower, colorful pedestal sink, and a matte-black toilet.
The kitchen, always the heart of any home, is light-drenched and welcoming and is just down a windowed hallway from the living room. Windows line the large dining area, creating a bright and airy feel, and is the perfect spot for a large dining table. For those who prefer to be closer to the action, there’s plenty of room to pull a stool up to the kitchen island. Custom-built cabinetry, high-end appliances, an induction cook top, electric oven, porcelain double farm sink and tile backsplash are a marriage of form and function.
Just off the kitchen is an incredible 740 square foot deck with string lights. Meanwhile, a 385 square foot porch directly off the kitchen is covered, with a hammock ready to go. This is a perfect BBQ spot, or add a table to drink in the view – come rain or shine.
The main floor bedrooms are their own wing of the house, separated from the living spaces for privacy. They share a gorgeously appointed bathroom which has both a tiled walk-in shower and a 72” cast iron clawfoot bathtub. There is a ceiling mounted Alexa speaker; a double sink has a smart mirror. Two of the bathrooms have their own designated instant, on demand hot water systems.
Up a painted stairway, the primary suite has beautiful views out over a field. Its ensuite bathroom has a 71” freestanding bathtub and ceiling mounted Alexa speaker. The additional room could be a nursery, walk in closet or a home office.
Finally, it’s of note that this house was built with a forward-looking philosophy: no fossil fuels are used in the home. Its new owner will undoubtedly enjoy a low utility cost, year-round, thanks to quality windows, foam insulation used in the whole house envelope, a heat exchanger for both heat and A/C.
The Laird Road Modern is located just 3.5 miles from Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 20 minutes to Livingston Manor, 23 minutes to Callicoon and 25 minutes to Narrowsburg, where dining, shopping and hiking options abound.
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