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On 100 private acres, nestled between two boulders on a mountaintop this stunning house has endless views of the Hudson Valley that pour inside out. Published in books & magazines this homey masterpiece is ideal for families and all who seek a retreat. 2hrs from NY.
Built on a mountain top at treetop level and nestled between two boulders, this unique home has dramatic wide open views of the Hudson Valley and the Catskill mountain range. Vast 16 foot wall of windows surrounds the house and brings the outside in.
You enter the house through the mud room which has a long stone bench and wood steps where people often take shoes off. The house is divided into two main areas: The Public Space and the second floor Living space. The main public space includes the living room with facing sofas and a huge hearth. This space flows into the kitchen with a large 18' foot work/eat Island and at the end of that is the dining room with a natural willow wood table that seats 8-12.
On one end of this Public Space is the Media room with a TV and sofa (queen sleeper) and the guest room behind the media room has a queen bed and private bath with large "tea for two" bathtub. On the other end of the Public Space is the screened porch which is where we spend most of the summer nights with an outdoor fireplace.
Outside there is a wide 2000sf deck that surrounds the whole Public Space. It is quite the experience to be outside on the deck in the vast views and where eye level is above the treetops.
Upstairs there is a "landing" area that connects the two external bridges that lead outside to each of the two boulders. One Bridge leads to the viewing boulder and the other to the second boulder. The Viewing boulder is dramatic where you stand above a 40 foot drop and 360 degree views of the Hudson valley, the Catskill Mountains and the Berkshires. As a precaution we have red tape blocking off the area creating boundaries where young kids should ideally go only with adults.
On this floor there are three bedrooms two kids rooms and the Masterbedroom. One of the kids room has a couple of queen futons on the carpet which often sleeps 6 kids. This room has views of the Berkshires. The other kids room has a queen bed. There is a bathroom between these two kid rooms. At the end of the upstairs space is the Masterbedroom (built into the rock) with a king bed and wall of windows facing south (and great big curtains to close for those wanting to manage the light). A door opens up to the upstairs terrace and hot tub area. The Masterbedroom has a large bathroom with stone shower and a large "tea for two" bathtub.
In the back of the house there is a lawn and yard with a wood dining table, Adirondack chairs, and outdoor fun.
Zugang für Gäste
Guest have access to the house and the activities around in the hundred acres. There is a 16' trampoline, a zip line built between two trees, the worlds longest swing (so we think), a hot tub and miles of trails.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We or our host will greet guests at the house and help them settle in. We will be available by phone if they have questions.
Hudson is approx. 10 minutes away with its galleries, antiques and restaurants, Lake Taghkanic is a 10 minute drive with an amazing swimming lake old world style, Bash-Bish Waterfalls and bicycle rental is 15 minutes away with its gorgeous drive along the flat old train line, Catamount Ski resort is 15 minutes, Great Barrington and the Berkshires are 25 minutes away. That's just some of my favorites.
You will need a car and our one mile dirt road is plowed and maintained year round. SUV not necessary.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Private chef available upon request.
This is our family country house which we love dearly and respect for the richness it fills our lives. We assume you will take care of it as if it were your own.
Wenn du bis zu 7 Tage vor deinem Aufenthalt stornierst, erhältst du eine Rückerstattung über 50 %, plus die Service-Gebühren.
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I am a Professor of psychology at NYU and CEO of a research company. I live on the upper west side with my wife and two wonderful daughters who are 9 and 14. My wife and I grew up traveling and try to do so whenever we can. Our last few family trips have been to India, Brazil, South Africa, and China. I think I want Indonesia next, so stay tuned for the update :)