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One of the most distinctive homes in the Hudson Valley is back on the market. Surrounded by nearly 46 acres with views of the Catskills, the “Sleeve House” is an ultra-contemporary home created as two long volumes, a smaller one “sleeved” into a larger one, which allows for separate public and private spaces. Designed by Adam Dayem’s Actual/Office Architects, the three-bedroom home sits on a sloped hill and is wrapped in charred wood of varying thickness, a nod to the rural area’s historic barns and agricultural buildings. 6sqft first wrote about this home when it was listed for $2,100,000 in 2017. Now it’s available again, this time for $2,275,000. If you’re loving the interior design of this home, we’ve sourced a few key pieces that are identical or similar to the items in the listing photos. So you can get the look–without having to move.

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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.

Explore the farmhouse and 49 acres

Cool Listings, Upstate

Photo by Tim Lee for Houlihan Lawrence

Asking $4,950,000, this unique country estate at 411 Hutchin Hill Road in Bearsville, NY, was inspired by the Adirondack Great Camps in their Gilded Age heyday. Occupying almost 72 acres, this secluded compound nearly 2,000 feet above sea level in the Catskill mountains is anchored by a 5,590-square-foot five-bedroom home.

Tour the grounds of this private resort

Cool Listings, Interiors, Upstate

Photo credit: Todd Norwood/Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty

While we may not yet have reached the days of “last chance for upstate under $1 million,” charming and chic getaways in the Catskills and Hudson Valley region are as hot as it gets. Some homes in the region have more than location going for them, and this adorable 1870s Gothic farmhouse is definitely one of those. With a thoroughly modern renovation by an artist resident and plenty of historic charm, the Wappingers Falls farmhouse, asking $850,000, comes with two acres, a basement/ground floor apartment with a separate entrance, and a rustic red barn.

Historic meets creative, this way

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, Historic Homes, Upstate

All photos courtesy of Compass

It’s hard to believe this stunning home is asking under $1 million, but it’s even more surprising that it’s available for the first time in over a century. Located in the Dutchess County hamlet of New Hamburg, the Victorian home was built in 1860 and underwent a full restoration in 2003. In addition to its great location, wrap-around porch, and tons of preserved historic details, the property comes with a separate guest cottage that’s just as lovely.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upstate

Listing images courtesy of Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty

When “Real Housewives of New York” star (Countess) Luann de Lesseps bought this mid-century-modern home upstate in 2018, she said she was drawn to it when she learned that round houses are good Feng Shui. But as the Post first reported, the Countess has just listed the three-bedroom home for $1,150,000 since she’s been spending most of her time in the Hamptons instead. Located in the Ulster County town of Port Ewen, the three-bedroom home sits on nearly a full acre right on the Hudson River. It has 200 feet of private river frontage, a private dock, and mooring for a boat.

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Features, History, Upstate

Photo (cropped) by H.L.I.T via Flickr cc

Have you ever noticed a castle in the middle of the water about 50 miles north of New York City? That’s Bannerman Castle, a long-abandoned arsenal turned adventurer’s hotspot. Stationed on Pollepel Island, the early 20th-century structure sat as an abandoned ruin from the time it caught fire in 1969 until 1992 when a resident from nearby Beacon, NY started the Bannerman Castle Trust and subsequently stabilized the structure and opened the island its famous relic up for tours. Ahead, we uncover the sensational history of Bannerman Caste and fill you in on how you can visit.

Catch up on the Castle

Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upstate

340 Croton Lake Road, Westchester, Bruce Willis, cool listings, celebrities

Photo credit: Robert Lowell courtesy of Douglas Elliman

After nearly a year on the market, Bruce Willis has finally unloaded his 22-acre Westchester estate, reports the Wall Street Journal. The actor and his wife, Emma Heming Willis, first listed the property in January for $12.95 million but dropped the price to $9.4 million in August. The couple said they were selling since they planned to move back to the west coast, and they must have been quite eager, as they ultimately let it go for $7.66 million, a 41 percent discount and a big loss from the $12 million they bought it for in 2014.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

Catskills, 340 Route 9H, Miletus Farms, Apple Orchard, Upstate, Claverack, Columbia County

Listing images courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

The deed for this 30+ acre Greek Revival farmhouse and apple orchard at 340 Route 9H in Claverack (a hamlet with views of the Catskills located about five miles from Hudson) has only changed hands three times since it was built in 1842. If you’re looking for a place to grow some roots—and apples—this retreat has plenty to offer. Also known as Miletus Farm, the sprawling property includes a 2,200 square foot home, several outbuildings, a tennis court, and a garage, in addition to the idyllic orchards, which also grow peaches and apricots. The property was on the market last fall for $999,000 and is now listed for a reduced $699,000 with the option of including a three-bedroom caretaker’s house into the sale for a total of $899,000.

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