Space Race-Era Contemporary Ranch near Bear Mountain, $550,000

This isn’t the first time work by Mid-Century Modern architect Charles J. Winter has graced the pages of Upstater. Remember this knock-out Nyack Mid-Modern from earlier this year? Yes, it’s still on the market with a reduced listing price of $699K. Still too rich for your blood? Here’s another Charles Winter-designed home, this one located in Orange County just north of the Bear Mountain Bridge to the east side of the Hudson.

It’s got the same ultra-mod, boxy look the Nyack house, but much less Mondrian than its across-the-river counterpart. We love that futurist look that was in vogue when this house was built in 1969, the same year as the moon landing. This house looks like it would be right at home on a lunar landscape. Instead, it’s surrounded by acre upon acre of state protected land – assuring that this moon house stays tucked away – as well as rocky outcroppings and mountain views from the terraced balconies and decks…in-ground pool + pool house included.

If you’re afraid of the eccentricity of the shape of this house, put those fears aside. The interior is hardly alienating with wood floors, wood trim, vaulted ceilings with beams, stone fireplace and kitchen walls, lots of windows and skylights, and a private balcony in the master suite.

Located about 20 minutes south of Newburgh city, just over the Bear Mountain Bridge from Putnam County. Potential commuter location? Could be. NYC is an hour’s drive away.

106 Forest Hill, Fort Montgomery (Global Property Systems)

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