511 Silver Hollow Road, Woodstock, NY 12495
CLASSIC AND MODERN, WITH A NORDIC AESTHETIC Perched on a ridge overlooking a stream-filled canyon and unspoiled mountains is this thoughtfully designed compound on 8.4 acres featuring a reimagined main house and two recently constructed and unique "tiny cabins," each a collaboration between the property's award-winning designer-owner and a top-notch, blue-ribbon builder. The centerpiece of this spectacular property is a classic timber-frame home complemented by a modern, contemporary interior. A passion project of the owner (founder of a Manhattan-based interior design agency), this new take on a classic Scandinavian summerhouse features 3 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; an open kitchen, living, and dining room; 3 outdoor decks; and a treetop platform with breathtaking views. For the discerning chef, the gourmet kitchen is equipped with high-end appliances and a separate, glass-walled pantry. The home's master suite provides access to the outside spa deck, complete with outdoor shower and a large, hand-built cedar hot tub (heated year-round for a relaxing soak in all seasons). The views from all rooms, especially the master, are striking at any hour of the day. (Waking to the sight of wildlife is particularly memorable.) Outdoors, don't miss the treetop platform suspended between a trio of pine trees, 25 feet above the forest floor. From here, enjoy the heavenly views, take an afternoon nap, or watch the sun slip behind the mountains. (Keep an eye out for eagles and hawks high above.) A short walking distance from the main home, in different directions, are the "tiny cabins." Each features a distinctive profile with views of the mountains and an enchanting interior: Imagine a guest house, yoga studio, or a tranquil space to paint and compose--or any combination of these. Just seven minutes off the main road between Woodstock and Phoenicia, this rare property will continually inspire, thanks to its incredible setting and the care and detail lavished upon each structure, inside and out.