5 Frederick Drive, Shady, NY 12409
This modern post and beam Woodstock farmhouse is why the Hudson Valley/Catskill Region has become the the destination of choice for so many people. Offering a true haven from everyday stress and providing a quality of life without equal. First of all, the setting for this home is breathtaking. Full on views of Mt Guardian from your front porch and for that matter almost every room. Expansive meadow like lawn, fully fenced, calls for running dogs, whifflel ball games and maybe a future pool. To the rear of the house is a small private wooded sanctuary that beckons you just to sit in the shade and enjoy nature. The exterior mahogany porches wrap around on all 4 sides of the house and are both covered or open and offer 860 s/f of outdoor living in perfect or stormy weather. The current owner has smartly enhanced the original house with a spacious new entry foyer with heated floors and extra large closet The open floor plan of the first floor is just what most home buyers ask for. The sunny eat-in kitchen with easy access to a large outdoor dining deck or it can provide the perfect spot for cocktails at sunset. Large center island with stainless counter top is the perfect place for more casual times. Top of the line appliances featuring a Thermador stove. The beamed ceiling living/dining room features a wood burning stove which can heat most of the house and of course beautiful mountain views. Off the living room is a 4 seasons sun porch with radiant heat and its own private deck. This could easily double as additional space for overnight guests as there is a full newly renovate bath on the main floor. Upstairs there are two bedrooms which share another renovated bath and then there is the sun filled master suite with natural skylights in the walk thru closet and a brand new master bath with heated floors (all three baths have radiant floors), glass enclosed shower, heated tub complete with reading light. They thought of everything. There is still more. Up the custom made open staircase to the 3rd floor is the media/exercise room. Complete with a separate multi-purpose home office or maybe a kids playroom. This perfectly maintained farmhouse provides all the charm, character and modern functionality that will make your life easier and and far more enjoyable.