70 Parnassus Lane, Saugerties, NY 12477
There's something special about the Woodstock, NY area. There's its history as a creative hub, a home to musicians, artists, and writers - there's the small-town feel, elevated by a sophistication that comes with the artists, small business entrepreneurs, and NYC escapees who choose to call it home - and there's the incredible natural beauty on which the town was built; the deep forests and quiet, the Maxfield Parish sunlight that disappears if you drive a little north or a little south, the rocks, and the mountains that envelop the towns - all of these combine to make this area the unique place it is. If you're looking to live the Woodstock lifestyle, 70 Parnassus is the perfect place to do it; situated within the town limits of friendly historic Saugerties, it's only 4 miles to the heart of Woodstock. New to this winter's brisk real estate market, this spot is as quintessentially "Woodstock" as it gets. 70 Parnassus is a part of the history of the Woodstock area; the majestic rocks and trees here once buzzed with the vibrations of Bob Dylan making music - the famous "Big Pink House" where the legendary songwriter recorded is right next door. As is the local tradition, the house has been handcrafted by its owners to both take advantage of the beauty of the property and to exude "Woodstockiness". The house's handcrafted elements combine to make a one-of-a-kind home; from the homeowner's custom trim, to the balcony, the curved walls, and the hemlock staircase, everything inside is about letting the light in and echoing the landscape outside. That landscape includes a stream and a one-acre spring-fed pond that stays clear in all weather, walking trails, and a writer's perch atop a rock ledge. This is a place where one can dig into the peace and quiet energy of the Catskill Mountains. The dining room and the country kitchen are filled with sunlight - the perfect place to cook and serve farm-to-table meals. The living room with its rustic polished concrete floors, which are warmed by radiant heat, is home to a generous seating area, a grand piano, and even enough room for a little dancing. It's anchored by a brick fireplace that lends an air of history to the house. A note on the second-floor photos: The closets and storage space have since been finished with the same doors you see on the left side of the hallway as you look toward the bright master suite with a private balcony. This home offers convenient opportunities for outdoor adventure with hiking trails all around and three ski resorts to choose from - drive 36 minutes to Hunter, 47 minutes to Windham or 46 minutes to Belleayre. If you're dreaming of a life in the Catskills, schedule your tour right now.