35 Pearls Pl, Saugerties, NY 12477
Fishcreek Farm. A forty acre ultra-private culinary farmstead lying at the foothills of the Catskill range with striking mountain views, open meadows & deep pine forest. A long driveway lined with stone walls leads you into the property where you'll find the c1850 home. The traditional farmhouse was expanded in 2020 with a sensational modern addition of stacked stone quarried on the property and a floor-to-ceiling glass wall showcasing views of wildflower fields & shimmering rock outcroppings. Expertly mixing modern & antique elements, you'll find 16ft vaulted ceilings in the jaw-dropping kitchen & salvaged hand-hewn beams, along with the sought-after 7ft Lacanche range & custom inset cabinetry with solid brass hardware. The countertops are Italian statuary marble & the appliances are top of the line including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, two dishwashers, and an undercounter ice machine & wine refrigerator. The custom built-in wood burning pizza oven is a chef's dream & the screened in porch is a wonderful place to sit and watch the sunset over the mountains. A bar has been built into the den alongside the wood burning stove, and in the adjacent light-filled living room you'll find a masterfully minimal fireplace & exposed wood beams. The house features 2BD and 2BA with an additional sleeping loft. Next door, the antique barn with its uniquely curved windows has been converted into a studio/guesthouse with a full bath and can be used as a home office. It is clad in Shou Sui Ban Cypress sourced from Japan. As you wander down into the western meadow with the mountaintop looming over, you'll find a large fire pit & the summer kitchen inspired by Francis Mallman's Patagonian home and Argentinian-style outdoor cooking. The structure has a designated well & hot water, a refrigerator & propane stove. It is wired for internet and stands on a bluestone patio with an outdoor shower on the far exterior wall. The curated garden, with its antique cast iron gates & irrigation system, is used for organic vegetable and flower farming. The greenhouse is supplied with heat & internet and is a spectacular setting for outdoor dinners. There has been substantial investment in the infrastructure including radiant heat, electric heat pumps for heating and cooling, full house generator, hardwired speakers & smart home automation. Fishcreek Farm is equidistant from Saugerties & Woodstock and Opus 40 is a neighbor and short walk from the property. 2h to NYC.
Listing courtesy of Annabel Taylor, Four Seasons Sotheby's Intl.