At first glance, this house looks like it ticks all the boxes for an ideal Catskills getaway: a very nicely renovated cabin – with boatloads of original charm – plus a large wraparound deck, mountain views, a small pond, and total privacy. The incredible secret here is that the current owners added significant drainage to transform a huge section of previously marshy land into a usable meadow bordered by a long stretch of the picturesque Birch Creek, a firepit, and truly spectacular mountain views.
Two bedroom, one bathroom home | 810 square feet on 3.2 acres | Significant creek frontage | Built in 1963, recently renovated | Hearthstone fireplace | Large deck | Mountain views | Available furnished | Asking $395,000
Listed by The Upstate Real Estate Team of Keller Williams Realty Hudson Valley North | For information or showings, call/text (845) 678-3964, email listings@upstate-
You walk down a short wooded path directly in front of the house, the land opens up and you realize that you truly have your own not-so-little piece of paradise! This is where friends and family come to play or camp, where a movie screen and projector could be set up for nighttime viewing, where kids and adults alike can wade and splash and enjoy the sound of the beautiful creek.
The home itself is absolutely adorable with the open living room/dining/vintage kitchen opening out to nature with the large deck plus massive windows – and reminding us that winter is coming (in a good way!) with a beautiful stone frieplace with a wood-burning insert. The owners undertook a massive renovation (details can be provided) that includes upgrading and inspecting all electric, replacing all plumbing, replacing all windows, replacing a major structural beam to level the floor, new baseboard heating with Nest thermostat, new insulation and more.
The large walkout basement is one area where a new owner could use their creativity to increase the usable square footage, but is fantastic for storage and a workshop, as used currently.
The house and the land are totally private, yet are less than a 5 minute drive to Belleayre Mountain for skiing (which also means 3 minutes to Belleayre Beach at Pine Hill Lake for an actual white sand beach with swimming, kayaking, and more.) Some of the best hiking in the Catskills is within a few minutes of the home – and some of the most beloved restaurants, both old and new, are within a short drive: Peekamoose (2 mins), Phoenicia Diner and Woodstock Brewing (under 15 mins), Urban Cowboy Lodge (10 mins), to name just a few!
Could be conveyed furnished, if desired. To be discussed upon contract.
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