1800 County Road 36, Margaretville, NY 12455
Perched on a hill overlooking a wildflower filled meadow and inspiring mountain views sits this mid-century modern gem. Tucked in the trees with not a neighbor in sight, the home, clad in rough-cut hemlock, blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings. A defining feature is the sound of the rushing stream (Batavia Kill) that perpetually fills the air. The property is a rare offering that combines an architecturally unique envelope, a stylishly designed interior and the complete Catskills experience; 31 acres of land including 1200 feet of stream frontage, a portion of which runs directly adjacent to the house, large open meadows in which to meander, a sizable spring-fed pond, a forest with over 200 feet in elevation gain that backs up to forever wild land on which you can blaze miles of private hiking trails, and an abundance of wildlife including bald eagles, foxes, porcupines, turtles, flying squirrels, and herons, to name just a few of the many species you'll encounter. As you step inside the open floor plan, a wall of glass frames the layered forest, meadow and mountain views. A myriad of windows and strategically placed skylights allows natural light to permeate the entire structure. One of the owners, a Parisian interior designer whose work has been featured in various global publications, made significant renovations and upgrades. The result is an elevated interior with modern touches and muted tones that lets nature be the star of the show. The space is ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining with living space that flows directly onto a deck that spans the entire length of the home. Some interior highlights include handmade wood cabinets and countertops, private balconies in each of the two upstairs bedrooms and a central staircase handcrafted by a renowned local artisan. The property is an ideal upstate retreat and/or a potentially lucrative short-term rental due to its close proximity to skiing at Belleayre or Plattekill (15 mins), the charming towns of Margaretville (7 mins) and Roxbury (10 mins) as well as a plethora of outdoor activities; hiking, kayaking, fly-fishing, biking and golfing. The 31 acre property comprises three parcels. The house sits on a 17.5 acre parcel. Across the creek is an 11 acre parcel on which you could build another home or bring to the market. A 3.1 acre parcel provides a buffer from the road and includes the long driveway into the property.