Relax and unwind to the peaceful sound of water in this beautiful post and beam home in a spectacular natural setting.
Secluded yet close to town, located on a dirt road tucked behind the Pantherkill stream, this spacious sunlit home has mountain views from every window and is ringed by forest and streams.
With an open floor plan living area and country kitchen/dining area, the house lends itself beautifully to entertaining, with a large deck perfect for sunning, dining al fresco or stargazing. The three charmingly decorated bedrooms (including a huge master bedroom with vaulted ceiling), dramatic wooden beams, and a crackling fire in the woodstove create a wonderfully warm feeling for hosting friends and family.
Located less than 5 minutes from the shops and restaurants of the village of Phoenicia, and 15 minutes to Woodstock and major ski areas, the house is walking distance from fishing streams, biking, hiking trails and kayaking/tubing on the famous Esopus Creek. Less than 2.5 hours by car from Manhattan, it's a world apart.
I live in New York City.
I chose to buy in this location for its spectacular natural beauty. The area is gorgeous, with mountains and streams and clear mountain air, and there are tons of things to do (or one can do nothing). It's far enough from the city to feel as though you're in a different world but close enough to be easily accessible. And the people are artsy and unpretentious yet sophisticated.
The house is warm and inviting; luxurious yet homey and rustic all at the same time. There is a small stream next to the house with a rushing brook at the end of it. The large sunny lawn is perfect for outdoor activities and it's surrounded by forest and mountain views. The range of activities available within a very short distance is enormous. Fishing, hiking, biking, skiing/snowboarding, kayaking, tubing, etc.; art, antiques, theatre, dance, indoor and outdoor concerts, restaurants, great local organic farms, cooking out, stargazing...the opportunities are endless.