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Cool Listings, Getting Away, Upstate

Photo credit: Thomas Kates at HomeTourVision

For cottage lovers or anyone who dreams of escaping to a bucolic country life, this circa 1782 stone farmhouse on 49 acres in the Hudson Valley village of Warwick, NY could be a dream come true. Asking $875,000, 297 Bellvale Lakes Road includes a historic 2,887-square-foot farmhouse, a horse barn, a garage and a workshop. The verdant property offers field acreage that abuts Wickham Lake, plus wetlands, marshes, farm fields and creeks.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

 Photo courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence.

Perched a thousand feet above sea level with seemingly endless views of the Hudson River and the surrounding Hudson Highlands, the extraordinary contemporary home at 20 Windy Ridge was designed to complement the area’s natural beauty. Asking $6.25 million, this 6,607-square-foot four-bedroom home is wrapped by retractable walls of glass that open onto terraces on three levels and a deep-water gunite pool set into a bluestone patio.

Check out the views in every direction

Cool Listings, Upstate

147 altamont road, cool listings, upstate, stables

Photo credit: Ren Nickson/Heather Croner Real Estate/Sotheby’s International Realty

Grace Hill Farm, an equestrian estate in Millbrook, NY, in the Hudson Valley, is a horse-lover’s fantasy world set on five combined parcels of land spread over 150 secluded acres. On this skillfully curated property, asking $9.95 million, are six ponds, a stream and miles of trails for walking and riding. Well-trimmed gardens surround a postcard-worthy three-bedroom English-style main house. What makes this property special, however, is its state-of-the-art equestrian facility.

Saddle up and check it out

Architecture, Cool Listings, Green Design, Upstate

Hudson Woods, Lang Architecture, Catskills, Upstate, cool listings

Image credit: Deborah De Graffenreid for Hudson Woods.

The last house in the Hudson Woods modern development is for sale. The $1.18 million home was, like its neighbors in the 131-acre Hudson Valley community, designed by Lang Architecture with a modern aesthetic, quality craftsmanship and premium finishes. The 26-family community was constructed in a scenic corner of the Catskills characterized by wooded rolling hills and a large river; it’s a two-hour drive from New York City.

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Cool Listings, Getting Away, Upstate

hudson valley, boho cottage, airbnb, cabin, cool listings, getaways, upstate

Located in the quaint-but-cool town of Tivoli, NY, about 100 miles from New York City in the Hudson River Valley near Bard College, this two-bedroom cabin, listed on Airbnb for $200 a night, has a Scandi-modern vibe, decor that reflects the hosts’ travels and eclectic past and plenty of creature comforts. The home’s friendly hosts call it a “cozy den,” which sounds about right–perfect for families, friends or couples.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Quirky Homes

1111 Route 376

A massive, wildly decorated within an inch of its life, nine-bedroom, 11-bathroom, five-and-a-half-bath, approximately 32,000-square-foot home is for sale in Wappinger Falls. Referred to as the “Fifth Avenue of Country Living,” this sprawling 25-acre estate is asking $30 million. With a sculpture garden, basketball and tennis courts, swimming pool with two cabanas, 8,000-square-foot veranda, three playgrounds, private guest cottages and an ice rink and more, this compound is truly unique.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

This unusual property has an enchanted background even before you see it: Situated in the Hudson Valley between the towns of New Paltz and Kingston, built into a stone ledge above the Wallkill River at the mouth of the Sturgeon Pool, this former church made of hand-cut stone dates from the 19th century. With an industrial past behind it, the 7,000 square-foot building is now used as a multi-level living and working space, with a three-story tower, balconies, an indoor fire pit and three bedrooms within, surrounded by lush gardens, water views and an outdoor grill. It’s also for sale, asking $799,000.

Explore this amazing live-work building

Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

41 Elm Drive, Millbrook, Clapboard homes

A beautiful 19th-century clapboard home in Millbrook, New York recently hit the market at an asking price of $485,000. The three bedroom, three bathroom home at 41 Elm Drive was built in 1890 and its original clapboard has been painted a fresh white color. Located on a quiet street in the Hudson Valley, this home, which offers an impressive example of 19th-century architecture, also includes a two-story barn.

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Getting Away, Hamptons, real estate trends, Upstate

Image: Hudson Woods by Drew Lang

The megawatt real estate of the Hamptons may be suffering from shrinkage as a new generation of glitterati increasingly chooses the rustic charm of upstate New York instead. Business Insider reports a surge in the popularity of second homes and tourist activity in Hudson Valley and Catskills towns—and a corresponding dip in Hamptons home prices—in 2016.

Is Upstate the new East End?

Design, Interiors, Upstate

Nestled in the woods of the Hudson Valley is this stunning home designed around a unique focal point: the generously sized garage. Architect Marcia McKeel, of Studio MM Architect, explained in ArchDaily that the garage “is the locus of the design, generating space for car storage and maintenance as well as a spacious wine cellar and a furniture workshop.” The rectangular home, partially embedded in the hilly landscape of the Hudson Valley, juts out from the lower-level garage. Inside, a striking open plan living space was designed for everything from entertaining to relaxing by the fire.

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