The Byrdcliffe House sits on the mountain side above Woodstock’s town square less than 1 mile away. The house is approached by a half circle driveway where you can park off the road. There are a few steps from the driveway and a walk to the house.
You will be surprised at the spacious view when entering the bright house.
From the tiled entrance area which has a bank of windows, you enter the living room with cathedral ceilings, skylights and a large mullion window. The furnishings are colorful, modern and comfortable. Among the many amenities there is a land phone, a flat screen TV’s, Bluetooth for your tunes and Wi-Fi for the house. The Wood burning stove and large stone fireplace is where the painter George Alt had a bright red stove, he once lived in the house and you can see his painting of it in our photographs. The floors are pine throughout the house. The living room and the kitchen-dining area are open separated only by two wide pine steps. From the kitchen and it’s floor to ceiling windows you can see the surrounding deck, pool, spa and outdoors.
The Kitchen is painted in light yellow equipped with cooking stove, toaster oven, microwave, Bella coffee maker, French press, blender, pots and pans, knives, cutlery and all the things you need to cook, eat, drink and be merry. If you want to hang out while someone is cooking you can sit at the bar surrounding the kitchen. The large country antique tavern table in the center of the room was retrieved from a Soho restaurant. The kitchen’s sliding glass doors provide easy access to the two tier wrap around deck where it’s super easy to barbeque or eat outside.
The welcoming large cheerful master bedroom has a king bed. There is a small couch to get warm on next to the fireplace, a flat screen TV, air conditioning, comfortable wingback chair for reading or relaxing and in the summer the French doors open to the outside pool.
The second bedroom is entered from the tiled entrance. Away from the rest of the house, this room is cozy with a queen bed, flat screened TV, windows, large closet, air conditioning and interesting art work.
Off the living room to the right is a small sitting room with a writing table and a slay bed couch that can double as a single bed if there is an extra guest.
The bathroom has a really large claw foot tub, a separate shower with all the extras, towels, and hairdryer. If you need, there’s a washer and dryer in the heating room.
Outside from the sunny cedar deck you can see the scope of the completely fenced in private one acre. The top deck has lots of chairs, small side tables and is where the spa is located. Using the spa is great at any time, but especially wonderful in the evening with a bottle of wine looking up at the night sky. The lower tier deck has a large patio table with an umbrella, chairs and lights for night use.
From the deck you look down on the pool, and with only a few steps you are there. The pools cedar decking is surrounded by forsythia and lilacs bushes which provides privacy. There, you can barbeque, snack, or sunbath on lounge chairs. The pool size is 40 x 20 feet, 4 to 9 feet deep and is heated to a comfortable 70 degrees. The pool light welcomes night swimming and is beautiful to just look at from the deck or inside the Byrdcliffe House. It’s open May 15th until Oct.1st... Hot tub closed on Nov 1st.