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Escape to the Past, exclusive @ $650,000

Escape to the Past - 1850’s Italianate Victorian Farmhouse.  Beautifully and respectfully restored by an artist couple who relished the creativity of the home and its stately setting.  3500 sq. ft. of living space features exceptional attention to original details – floors, moldings, stressed floors, original hardware and double front door entry.  Rooms include:  formal dining room, parlor, breakfast room, library, rural kitchen, separate butler pantry/laundry room.  Rear entrance leads to a delightful full summer living room with half bath and French doors leading to a stone terrace and summer dining.  Gracious stairs lead to master suite with walk in closet, dressing room and full bath.  Guest wing consists of three additional bedrooms and full bath, separate stairs to rear kitchen area. There is a 5000 sq.ft. heated woodworking shop/studio with electric and half bath. Land surrounds a trout stream, swimming pond, mountain views, perennial gardens, stone patio, fruit trees - quiet and serene – all on 190+/- acres.

Beyond Expectations, exclusive @ $525,000

First time offered- This is more than meets the eye. There is pride of workmanship and the finest of materials in this home. This log-sided stick built home takes on all the romance of a log but produces the utmost passion for privacy seclusion. There is a two-story fieldstone fireplace in a cathedral great room. A separate dining room with French doors brings you to the deck with a covered wrap-a-round porch. An open stairway leads to a master bedroom suite and full bath. There is a catwalk to an open office/den. There are top-of-the-line appliances and fixtures. Upper and lower decks on this house make for spectacular views. This sits on 19+ acres.

For the Creative Spirit exclusive @ $192,700

This turnkey Colonial offers 2500 sq. ft. and has a center hall layout; hardwood floors throughout.  Entry foyer leads to a spacious LR with a fireplace.  A Formal Dining Room sets the tone for entertaining. The gourmet Kitchen fitted with stainless appliances and insulated porch provides an oversized niche for football Sundays. In the summer months, sliders open on to a 12x30 ft. deck, with an additional side deck, a great place for summer dining or just listening to the ever-audible stream.  The Master BR is 12 x 18 ft. plus a new full bath with shower. There is a half bath on the main floor, upgraded lighting & plumbing, restored in 2005 and also a 30 yr roof.  A newly constructed 24 x 36 Conestoga carriage house with separate 12 x 36 Studio completes this property.  All this on over half an acre of lush lawns, stonewalls, perennial gardens and a separate 10x10 garden shed.

Cottage at the Lake, exclusive @$359,000

Cottage at the Lake -An unpretentious cottage by the lake.  A place to escape the overstimulation of the outside world and to soothe the soul!


A light filled Great Room with cathedral ceiling adds a sense of spaciousness plus the warmth of a wood burning stove for those cool evenings keeps you comfortable in any season.  Dining and living room area plus a fully applianced kitchen.  French doors lead to a huge rear deck with hot tub and dining area overlooking a lush lawn, perennial planting and a glistening lake.


Amenities such as master bath with Jacuzzi tub, 3 bedrooms with an additional bath.  A rear mudroom doubles as an airlock entry and pantry.


A delightful screened in summer room acts as an additional living area during the summer showers.  Detached two car garage with extra storage area.  Large open horse meadow with a gambrel roofed garden shed.  Road frontage on a private lane.  All this set on 8 +/- acres with towering pines and age old maples in a private lake community. 


Early American Life exclusive @ $395,000

First time offered.  Change your lifestyle.  Circa 1790’s Post and Beam story and a half Greek revival “eye browed window” cottage.  Characteristic with original details such as: wide plank floors, hand-planed doors and moldings.  Gracious front door entry with glass side lights leads to warm entry foyer.  The large sun drenched living room extends the full width of the house with French doors that lead to a  lush green lawn and fenced in play area.  A formal dining room with ease of flow that leads to large country eat-in-kitchen featuring commercial range, original wainscoting and French doors to rear garden.  Two bedrooms and half bath complete the main floor.  The sleeping level has two large bedrooms, glorious hallway and full bath.

Amenities include attached woodshed and one car garage.  A two story Dutch colonial Studio easily accommodates two artists.  This home is steeped in history and serenity and sits on 14 +/- acres with age old apple trees and meadows, woods and fields, perennial gardens and overlooks a large pond .

Village Charm @ Nostalgia, exclusive @ $299,000

Village Charm and Nostalgia

A blend of 1925 craftsman details extravaganza with an exceptional wing that encompasses a large living room with gas fireplace, hardwood floors, designer kitchen fully applianced, granite countertops, glass tile back splash and Highland oak cabinets.

The resistibility of this home offers two in-suites with two baths on the first floor.  Formal dining room with access to a screened-in covered porch.  Ideal for summer dining.  Porches overlook lush lawn and perennial gardens.  There is a large media room with access to open porch.  The sleeping level consists of a full bath, two guest bedrooms and a huge master suite.

Amenities include an attached 2½ car garage, towering shade trees and the ever audible stream.  Full basement plus new gas hot water heater. An extremely large lot affords privacy.  The Corthian columns on the gracious front porch plus Victorian filigree, makes it a great place to sit and rock. It offers one level living – gracious and gentle.  You are close to schools, the hospital and also explore the many shops in the village.

A Passion for Privacy, exclusive @ $425,000

Among the enduring qualities of this 3000 sq.ft. Cedar sided Chalet are the spectacular and stunning views.  The tri-level floor plan provides for accessibility for all.  Wrap-a-round deck faces the never ending sun with southern exposure.  Great room with large sitting and dining area.  Custom kitchen with granite counter tops and cherry cabinets that enhance the unity of wood floors.  Stainless steel Frigidaire professional appliances.  There are two guest bedrooms and a full bath with ceramic tile.  The master suite is large and has ample closets plus a striking Jacuzzi, granite counter tops and ceramic tile.

Amenities include central air, clean LP hot air heat, and security system. Finished basement with bath including accessible fixtures and shower.  Anderson thermo pane windows throughout, tongue and grove cedar cathedral ceiling.  All this on 4 +/- acres. Close to skiing, shopping, restaurants and golf and hiking.

Edelweiss exclusive @$519,000

 Edelweiss – A sound of Music Setting

From the first visual encounter you can expect to be impressed.  The quality of workmanship is astounding, built in old European tradition.  Instant curb appeal.  Striking entry leads to an interior that resonates welcome throughout.  This home is flooded with natural light.  The guest level enjoys radiant heat – no cold feet. Featuring a family room with imported Kachelofen tiled woodstove to create an Inglenook of warmth and romance plus a dining area and living room section with entertainment center and two guest bedrooms with full bath. All generously proportioned

An impressive wide stairway leads to the main living level.  Large eat in kitchen with approximately 65 ft. of custom wood cabinets and full appliances. Powder room. Formal dining room with spectacular mountain views.  The living room is unusually large and features a wood stove.  The master suite is quite spacious and the private bath boasts of a large double size Jacuzzi with separate shower, hidden water closet, double vanities, ceramic tile floor and ample closets.  Read more

Catskill Honeymoon Cottage, exclusive @$129,000

This classic 1932 charmer with all-new interior & landscaping sits on .77 acres of private woods with gorgeous views. This 1,100-sq. ft. house has 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, a covered front porch, multiple patios, Dutch farmhouse roof and ample parking. Original flooring has been preserved with new plumbing, electricity, septic tank, boiler, siding, roof, insulation, appliances, fixtures and finished driveway. 

Excellent cell service & wired for Wi-Fi & cable TV. There are mountain views surrounded by brooks & streams on a unique property that offers a 1.5-mile hike to its end and back. Close to ski resorts, hiking, antiquing, restaurants & the arts.  The seller has put some new improvements in this property -- this is a must see.

Knotty Pine & Poodle Skirts exclusive $169,000

First time offered this classic Mid-Century ranch home.  This has been immaculately kept by the family that built it.  Stick built in 1967 and has a living room with fieldstone fireplace.  There is a 9 foot picture window which overlooks mountains views.  This is minutes to historic Roxbury and Plattekill Ski Center which has 4 season recreations and walk to stables for the equestrian.

Amenities include laid up stone walls, an eat-in kitchen with knotty pine cabinets, period bath, Master bedroom with ample closets, and an add’l Guest bedroom plus the option of a 3rd Bedroom.

There is a partially finished basement with a fieldstone fireplace for that coveted pool table or Man Cave, 2 add’l bedrooms with closets, a walk up attic, full insulation and all this sits on 1.4 acres.  There is a lush lawn, age old maples & pines, a circular drive and a new front porch.  All these amenities are yours for years of family enjoyment.  So much for so little.

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