Set on a rural road with the occasional farm, and convenient to Jeffersonville and Livingston Manor, The Barn is the creation of a successful artist, and as such, is a kind of work in and of itself. The owner’s creative flair really permeates every corner of this comfortable, eclectic home, with tastefully-presented collections and acquisitions that do make you want to pause and take in each item. From noirish black and white photos and a great book collection to occasional bursts of color and fun textiles of the owner’s design, there is a lot to enjoy here, without it being overwhelming. (Given that many objects are low to the ground, and paired with the spiral staircase, this property is not recommended for small children.)
The stone fireplace, which extends 25 feet through the upstairs catwalk, naturally divides the large downstairs space into distinct “rooms”: The lounge, a cozy, intimate spot for watching TV or getting into lengthy discussions; the modern kitchen, which has a lot of open shelving, helpful when locating dishes/glassware; the dining area, which has a view out to the deck and the lawns beyond; a piano for entertaining your house guests with a little tune, perhaps; and of course the area around this imposing fireplace. (The owner’s office area will be closed off.)
Up the spiral stairs to the “catwalk”, off which are three cheerful bedrooms, all with queen-size beds, and a sleek full bathroom with jacuzzi tub/shower. The second full bath is downstairs and has a shower. The washer/dryer is in that room as well.
The grounds are as lush and inviting as the interior is stylish. And the well-furnished deck, with space for dining and lounging, provides an appealing vantage point for taking it all in. At the further reaches of the lawns is a pretty pond, which provides a whole other facet to the property.
Red Cottage Inc. is a boutique vacation rentals company focusing on select homes in the Catskills area. See our website for a full list of properties and more information. www.redcottageinc.com.
Modern amenities and eclectic decor in a rustic setting.