June 2nd, 2023 – Newsletter

Best of the Week

This week we are looking north in honor of our executive assistant, Rebecca, who is getting married next weekend in upstate New York. We aren’t taking you all the way to the Adirondacks, but these homes will make you feel one with nature.

Some of the most unique architecture is inspired by natural landscapes and organic features. Reach out to us and tell us your favorite elements inspired by the world around us!

As always enjoy our picks and have a wonderful weekend.


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160 Rutsonville Road
Wallkill, NY

Ready to re-connect with nature?!? Nestled in amongst the trees, tucked back from the road, is this Spectacular Contemporary Cottage! Custom designed, and fully renovated within the last year, this one-of-a-kind ranch has been the perfect vacation or weekend property, with short-term rental potential! Coming up the driveway, you are enveloped in the perfect setting – floor to ceiling windows invite the outdoors in, and surround you with the beauty of nature~Entering the home you are immediately welcomed by an open floor plan and stunning design details~ Chefs Kitchen with custom lighting & cabinetry is perfectly appointed to handle nightly meals & holiday feasts~Dining area indoors for rainy days & endless entertaining possibilities outdoors~Large windows in the Living room flood the space with limitless views, and a fireplace perfect for snuggling up on those chilly Winter nights~Primary bedroom has views off the front & enough space for all the essentials; back 2nd Bedroom has a loft area for reading or just cat-napping in the trees~Full Bathroom is a dream! Soaking tub, standing open shower & custom vanity for all the necessities~Minutes to State Parks, Wineries, Shopping, Dining and Museums~Come and see what this home can offer your lifestyle!

Courtesy of Hudson Gateway MLS & Listing Agent Laurinda Abed with Weichert Realtors


205 Hartshorn Road
Cragsmoor, NY

This spacious and contemporary home with sweeping sunset views of the Catskill Mountains sits on 4.5 wooded acres in the picturesque and historic mountaintop artist’s colony of Cragsmoor, an ideal private retreat! The procession to this home takes your breath away every time with one of Cragsmoor’s most beautiful roads leading to the house and stairs down the hillside that open to the stunning mountain view on arrival. But the views don’t end there! The bright and open floor plan living space includes tons of mid-century and modern vibes with its brick fireplace and cement floors. The living room flows into the dining room and open kitchen and includes oversized sliding glass doors that capture more of the amazing views and open onto the massive deck. This is truly the perfect spot to take in the impressive views of the Catskills. A spectacular and ample primary bedroom also looks out onto the mountain views and includes a dedicated full bathroom in addition to a luxurious soaking tub positioned in front of large windows where you can take a bath and enjoy the sun setting over the mountains! Two additional bedrooms and another full bathroom complete this home. In the unfinished basement, you’ll find laundry, mechanicals, and lots of storage space. The home is located near so many great towns for dining and shopping including Ellenville (12 mins), Kerhonkson, Wurtsboro, and Mountaindale (25 mins), and New Paltz and Gardiner (30-35 mins). There are also plenty of state forests and beautiful spots for outdoor adventures including Bear Hill Nature Preserve just down the road plus the ever-popular Sam’s Point hiking area (5 mins)! All this while being just 80 mins from the GWB in NYC!

Courtesy of Hudson Gateway MLS & Listing Agents Daniel Romero & Megan Brenn-White with Compass Greater NY, LLC


194 Mapes Road
Barryville, NY

Built in 2008, with a palette of concrete, glass, and wood, the sleek and sophisticated Pinecrest defines a category of minimalist, eco-friendly homes. The handsome kitchen gleams with stainless-steel appliances and black-and-white finishes. A modern fireplace makes a statement focal point for the living room, and polished concrete floors with radiant heating add a warm touch to the stark design. Both bedrooms are considerable, with expansive views, seating areas, and room for storage. Light spills onto a cozy elevated reading nook with built-in bookshelves in one room. The main bath is spa-like, with a plaster walk-in shower and chrome finishes. The finished basement enjoys full Southern exposure and features three rooms along with a second bathroom, and is ripe with possibility for use, including as an office or gym. The elevated deck, outside fireplace, and shower make for tranquil use of the outdoors. Pinecrest is LEED-Silver certified, thanks to its passive solar design, SIPS and ICFs, making it an energy-efficient home. Near The Homestead School and the Delaware river. A short drive to Narrowsburg and Port Jervis, which has a train to NYC, 90 miles away.

Courtesy of Hudson Gateway MLS & Listing Agents Robin Jones & Erica Keberle with Catskill Mountain Houses


53 Woods Road
Tuxedo Park, NY

Sterling Rock: A midcentury modern masterpiece off Sterling Forest (NY State Park). This incredible four-season get away was built in 1967 on top of a boulder using natural, local stone and materials. Tasteful renovations by both the current and previous owner offers luxurious comforts and resort style living. The space is a large format home with an open two-level formal living / dining entertaining area. 4 bedrooms, one of which is a private extended-living suite, 4 full baths, two living rooms, an updated kitchen and an expansive 3 season screened in porch. Property has a flat lawn, and fire pit area, rooftop terrace, and an Indoor-outdoor screened in deck. Set privately at the top of the street, this property backs to Sterling Forest State Parkland. Driveway can fit 6+ cars, plus additional street parking in the cul-de-sac offers ample parking for parties. 2017 / 2021 updates include 3 of 4 fully renovated bathrooms, addition of the 4th full bathroom, fully renovated kitchen, flooring, new windows, new roof, garage, electric vehicle charger added in garage, heating and cooling with central air added, conversion of the rooftop screened in porch to a 4-season living room, spiral staircase modification, and more. Easy commute to NYC via train or bus. 7 minutes to the historic Tuxedo Park, Tuxedo Club and Tuxedo Train Station, 10 minutes to Harriman State Park, 25 minutes to the Historic Bear Mountain Inn and ample hiking trails through Bear Mountain State Park, plentiful hiking through Sterling Forest State Park which is directly connected to 53 Woods Rd back yard, Ringwood State Park, 15 Minutes to the Historic Village of Warwick with top rated dining, entertainment and shops, 15 Minutes to Mount Peter Ski Mountain, Minutes to Woodbury Commons… and so much more. Monroe-Woodbury School District. Showings by appointment only.

Courtesy of Hudson Gateway MLS & Listing Agent Elizabeth Broderick with Tuxedo Hudson Realty Corp

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