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Helen Coyle Bergstein

Helen Coyle Bergstein
Nest Realty Co.
New Paltz, NY 12561

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Listing 3 out of 150
$3,250,000 For Sale

352 Galli Curci Road
Highmount, NY 12441

7 beds, 5 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
8,276 sq ft; lot: 61 acres - MLS# 20182789
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A magnificent turn of the century Tudor style stone and timber mansion is in the rural neighborhood of other historic country mansions. It is sitting majestically below the upper slopes of Belleayre Mountain Ski Area. You would be right at home when a royal coach approaches the circular entry drive, which is embraced by the multiple wings wrapping around the central courtyard. See the 3D walkthru from Matterport in the "Slideshow" link: and the aerial video at: The private estate of 1920's Italian opera diva Amelita Galli-Curci was once known as Sul Monte. This historic country estate now known locally as the Galli-Curci mansion, is located near Highmount and Fleischmanns, in Delaware County and hugging the edge of Ulster County, New York. The estate once had seven contributing buildings with the main house being a large, rambling three story structure set above a meandering meadow. The elegant grounds are manicured and voluptuous with perennials and flowering bushes. An inground pool and fieldstone patio graces the lower yard with a view across the valley. The positioning of the home features a breathtaking panorama of the upper Delaware River valley below and beyond to the high peaks of the northern Catskill Mountains. Another ski area, Plattekill, is visible in the distance. Imagine extravagant winged fairy nymphs flitting around this stunningly crafted old world stone mansion, with the opulent sounds of opera and concerts filling the rooms. A grand ballroom highlights the end of the home with its Gothic architecture cross brace beamed cathedral ceiling with a focus on the majestic stone fireplace and artisan carved beams for emphasis. Two glass enclosed summer patio rooms encourage dining, almost in the outdoors. The kitchen and pantry rooms feature a gourmet Viking 6 burner stove with grill and skillet top, a large Jennaire refrigerator/freezer, and a Duparquet-Huot warming oven along with other custom appliances. This 1922 mansion was designed by architect Harrie T. Lindeberg (1879–1959) as a country home for Italian opera soprano Amelita Galli-Curci (1882–1963). It is in the vicinity of other early 1900 era mansions such as Shakespearean actress Julia Marlowe's Wild Acres, physician Alexander Skene, newspaper publisher Herbert Gunnison, brewer George Jetter, and Manhattan real estate tycoon Harris Mandelbaum. This home is a wood frame building laid in variegated fieldstone and brick, stucco, and chestnut wood timber framing and sits on a concrete foundation. It features a series of massive, steeply pitched, hipped and gabled roofs with organic curves covered with thick cedar shingles protected with lightning rods and copper gutters and flashing. Other features include the flagstone patios and walkways, swimming pool, stone gateposts, sheds, caretaker's shop, and large garage. In the fields below is a 30' x 25' barn set up with a stall and tack room, with enough space for equipment, feed and hay storage. The paddock is fenced for good pasturage.


  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Sub Type: Single Family
  • Listing Status: Active
  • County/Area: Ulster County
  • Zip Code: 12441
  • Year Built: 1926
  • Age: 61-100
  • School District: Margaretville Central Schools
  • Sq.Ft.: 8,276 sq ft
  • Style: Mansion
  • Total Rooms: 19
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Full Baths: 5
  • Half Baths: 2
  • Basement: Full, Interior Access, Concrete Floor
  • Garage: 4-Car, Garage Detached
  • # of Parking Spaces: 4
  • Fireplace: Stone, Dining Room, Family Room, Living Room, Other/See Remarks
  • Lot Size: 61 acres
  • Baths: 7
  • Pool or Spa: Yes, See Amenities
  • View: Mountain, Valley, Panoramic
  • Zoning: R
  • Area: Delaware
  • Amenities: Garden Area, Hot Tub, Pool-In Ground, Rec Room, Sauna, Park, Gated Community
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer, Exhaust Fan, Indoor Grill, Jennaire Type, Microwave, Oven-Double, Range, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer
  • Attic: Finished, Walk Up, Stand Up
  • Attic Level: 3
  • Attic Room Size: 43x12
  • Bedroom 1 Level: 2
  • Bedroom 1 Room Size: 22x19
  • Bedroom 2 Level: 2
  • Bedroom 2 Room Size: 17x15
  • Bedroom 3 Level: 2
  • Bedroom 3 Room Size: 17x14
  • Bedroom 4 Level: 2
  • Bedroom 4 Room Size: 14x14
  • Building Style: Tudor, Two Story, Mansion
  • Color: Stone
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Construction: Masonry, Stone, Post And Beam, Brick
  • Cooling/Air Conditioning: Ceiling Fan
  • Den Level: 2
  • Den Room Size: 17x12
  • Dining Room Level: 1
  • Dining Room Room Size: 223x17
  • Driveway: Gravel
  • Electricity: Circuit Breakers, Single Phase, 200 Amps
  • Exterior Features: Inground Pool, Hot Tub, Landscaped
  • Family Room Level: 1
  • Family Room Room Size: 33x20
  • Floors: Hardwood, Marble, Wide Board
  • Garage/Parking Extras: Driveway, Lot, Off Street, 3-Car, Secured
  • Heat Source: Central, Hot Water, Radiators, Inground Fuel Tank
  • Heating Fuel: Oil
  • Hot Water: Coil, Oil
  • Interior Features: Walk In Closets, 9 Ft. Ceilings, Master Bath, French Doors, Gas Stove Connection, Washer Connection, Sauna/Steam Room, Whirlpool Tub
  • Kitchen Description: Breakfast Room, Cabinets Wood, Gourmet, Pantry, Gourmet
  • Kitchen Level: 1
  • Kitchen Room Size: 30x16
  • Living Room Level: 1
  • Living Room Room Size: 31x21
  • Lot Block Address: 50,1,352 Galli Curci
  • Lot Dimensions: 66 ac
  • Lot Features: Adjacent To Golf Course, Adjacent To State Land, Landscaped, Meadow, Private, Rock Outcrop, Slope-Gently, Slope-Moderate, Wooded
  • Lot/Site: Rural
  • Miscellaneous Features: Bar-Dry, Ceiling-Beamed, Ceiling-Cathedral, Ceiling-Vaulted, French Doors, Security System
  • Neighborhood: Margaretville
  • Other 1 Level: 2
  • Other 1 Room Size: 12x10
  • Other 2 Level: 2
  • Other 2 Room Size: 16x10
  • Other Buildings: Additional Garage, Additional Living Unit, Workshop
  • Other Rooms: Manual Entry, Bedroom, Finished Attic, Florida Sun Room, Great Room, Library, Studio, Utility Room, Breezeway, Master Bedroom
  • Plumbing: Copper
  • Porch: Enclosed Porch
  • Roof: Shake
  • Sewer: Septic-Ingr.
  • Siding: Cedar, Shakes, Stone, Wood
  • Sqft 1st: 3882
  • Sqft 2nd: 3882
  • Utility Level: 1
  • Utility Room Size: 12x11
  • Water: Drilled Well
  • Wood Stove: Wood
Courtesy of Select Sotheby's Int Realty
Helen Coyle Bergstein
Nest Realty Co.
114 Plains Road, New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 417-7242 Mobile

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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
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