Perched on a bluff amid six acres of lush, wild forest, the sleek and sophisticated Pinecrest blends modernism with the natural world. Built in 2008 with a palette of concrete, glass, and wood, Pinecrest in Barryville, NY defines a category of minimalist, eco-friendly homes thoughtfully made with organic materials. This house is even LEED-Silver certified, thanks to its passive solar design, structurally insulated panels, and insulated concrete forms, making it an energy-efficient and earth-conscious property.

Two bedroom, two bathroom eco-friendly home | 1,188 square foot house (+360 bonus sq ft) on 6 acres | Open living room with large windows and fireplace | Large deck with fireplace and outdoor shower | LEED-Silver certified home with passive solar design, structurally insulated panels, and insulated concrete forms | Polished concrete floors throughout with radiant heat | Bedrooms located on opposite sides of the home, ensuring privacy | Primary bedroom with access to deck and outdoor shower | Large finished basement functions as second living space with rec room, office and entertainment space | Asking $625,000

Co-listed by Erica Keberle and Robin Jones of Catskill Mountain Houses. View the original listing here. Open House: Saturday, June 3, 2023, noon-2pm at 194 Mapes Road, Barryville NY, 12719. For inquiries, or to RSVP to the open house, email

Tucked among the pines with a modest charcoal facade, Pinecrest’s interiors are beautiful, with precise, high-end finishes to match. Polished concrete floors set the tone for the open living and dining area, complete with hydronic radiant heating in every square inch of the interior. The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and black-and-white finishes. Pour a morning coffee at the dual kitchen island / dining table before stepping through wide glass doors to take in the morning air. A modern fireplace makes a statement focal point for the living room. Oversized sofas and reading chairs work well alongside the immense glass windows, which welcome light in for reading. (Buyers take note: some house contents are included in the sale price.)

Two bedrooms span either side of the main living area. Both are considerable, with expansive views, seating areas, and plenty of room for storage. In the primary bedroom, glass doors allow access to the outside deck and outdoor shower, and in the secondary bedroom, light spills onto a cozy elevated reading nook with built-in bookshelves, adding a warm touch to the house’s sophisticated design.

Pinecrest’s organic modernism is best embodied in the main bathroom, with a blend of concrete, plaster, and light wood finishes. The walk-in shower at the window provides sweeping views, including to the outdoor shower on the deck. Modern chrome finishes add a final, elevated touch to the spa-like space.

Pinecrest’s finished basement enjoys full Southern exposure and features three rooms along with a second bathroom. The first room contains an oversize built-in futon sofa for cozy TV-watching and weekend sleepovers, while the finished garage space is the perfect rec room and summer get-together spot. There’s even a workshop with built-in workbench for gadget and craft projects.

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Six acres of forest ensure Pinecrest’s serenity and privacy. The elevated deck integrates seamlessly with the surrounding treetops, giving a sense of living, resting, and dining in the trees. The outdoor fireplace and shower are luxurious amenities that further the home’s sense of modern tranquility.

Pinecrest is located in Barryville, a dreamy and nostalgic riverfront hamlet. The Homestead School, a beloved Montessori school, is only twelve minutes away by car. Barryville has some exciting shops and places to eat. The Delaware River offers adventure, as well as great fishing, and tourist-friendly towns of Narrowsburg and Bethel are only a short drive. Port Jervis has a train direct to NYC, which is only 90 miles away.

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