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This classic & exceptionally built home was created by a renowned Woodstock artist & sculptor. The whimsical house is nestled high onto a Woodstock hillside with views that carry one out to inspiring sky-filled realms while also offering earthly ponds, gardens & green grass lawns- there is even a large quarry pond for private summer swims near by under the big mountaintop blue sky. All this is 6 minutes into the heart of Woodstock with its casually hip Hudson Valley offerings and traditional art colony culture, galleries & performance spaces. Here is a community that has all the elements of pampering & rejuvenation, a fast emerging culinary scene & deeply established yoga & alternative health care offerings. The property feels worlds way from just about everywhere and it is this that allows natures incredible magic to be a part of ones everyday life. It seems at times like you are visiting a far off Eco retreat yet the property is only two hours from New York. There are numerous "extra" & special delights from nature associated with this private end of lane home. Directly below the house, down a winding staircase or gentle grassy walk way is a Japanese meditation garden beckoning conversation or a simple stillness in which to hear the birds, breezes, movement of trees & far off running streams. Not only are there the numerous small reflecting ponds around the house but several wonderful quarry ponds an easy walk through the woods. Additionally, the adjacent land is owned by the Woodstock Land Conservancy to insure forever privacy & peace & where you may hike its trails from the trail-head, also just a short walk from the house. Certainly, nature embraces one wherever they are on this amazing property. Inside, the great rooms floor to ceiling windows create a loft like drama and provides pristine views over the decks toward the gardens - all of which are framed by the panoramic Catskill mountains. The decks are numerous & accessed from just about every room of the three level home. On summer evenings enjoy the large screen porch off the great room as it becomes the place to be. There are four rooms and two full baths on the ground level- the current owner made one space his music & recording studio. It lends itself to becoming a light filled suite with bath, sitting or dressing room and definite privacy away from the rest of the home. Two other rooms & another fancifully tiled full bathroom are a palate for the next owner to decide how to use. On this level a wide distinguished entry hall provide friends & family with a warm welcome to this level. The original owner also had a sunny office with its' own entrance and deep closets to store artwork also found on the ground level. The third level atop a gracefully sculpted stairway leads to the master bedroom, dressing area and bath, all of which are held within the upper circular sphere- from here there is even a curved bridge to take one directly out to the hillside & loftiest of the mountain views. I believe this house breaths with the earth. It is a home that needs to be experienced & savored like a fine wine. Rarely does one walk in and immediately "get it" - it is living art indeed, never to be replicated but ready for your own vision to become your own most remarkable home!
Helen knows the area thoroughly and showed us a number of properties in New Paltz. She was extremely patient as we decided to not pursue a few, often after multiple visits. Then, for the property we bought, she called us minutes after it became listed, got us the first showing, and we made an offer that was accepted. The house was not shown to any other parties and we had a signed contract and closed quickly. Through every step, including about the mortgage application, we received excellent guidance. Helen really came through for us and we now have a house we are truly happy with.Allen Ross
A joy to work with. Really not what I had come to expect. Straightforward, an advocate, not treating my small sale as anything lesser. I hope I have the opportunity to work with her again. I will definitely pass her name along!Itty - New Paltz