Today’s Upstater home, in Hyde Park, aligns with a Midcentury Modern esthetic. That’s not surprising, given its c.1962 construction. But what you find inside will surprise you.
The exterior is wood and block construction, with a loooong flight of stairs up from the oversized garage. The rooflines have a Frank Lloyd Wright look.
Terrazzo floors and cedar ceilings abound within. The double front doors have Gothic windows that hark back to the ’60s. The kitchen is just past the foyer.
The terrazzo rolls through the living room, which overlooks…an indoor swimming pool!
The pool deck is a mix of stone steps, plain flooring, and a wall of stone planters under groupings of windows. Sliders on one wall lead out to the deck.
Back inside, the column supporting the cabinets over the kitchen peninsula has handy holes for wine bottles.
The custom-designed U-shaped kitchen has double wall ovens, brown granite-look counters, and a skylight cut into the cedar ceiling.
Three pendant lights dangle over a dining area, and the living room is anchored at one end by a full wall of stone with a fireplace.
There’s a small office area next to the open staircase. Peer between the treads to see a natural rock feature highlighted with its own spotlight.
Head upstairs to another open living area, scattered with various planters for that retro-California feel. Woodgrained walls have been painted over with a neutral color.
The upstairs living room has a grasscloth wall, that lovely cedar ceiling again, and a big picture window overlooking the wraparound deck and woods. A platform in the corner could house a TV.
The primary bedroom is carpeted and has a mix of walnut paneling and white-painted brick.
Walnut beams cross the cedar ceiling here; the primary bedroom also has sliders out to the deck.
The second bedroom is smaller, with squat casement windows and white-painted, wood-plank walls.
There are two bathrooms in the house. Only one is pictured in the listing, and it’s wild: Bluestone tiles cover the floor; a rustic vanity wraps one corner; walls are a mix of painted wood walls and cypress paneling; and a floor-level window offers views atop a brick base as you soak in the Barbie-pink, sunken tub.
Choose from among three levels of outdoor decks to soak up those woodsy views.
The deck almost wraps around the entire house.
The house sits on 2.6 wooded, rocky acres. It’s just minutes from here to the Culinary Institute of America, national historic sites in Hyde Park, and the Hudson River. Rhinebeck is 10 minutes away, and Amtrak/MetroNorth is under 20 minutes from here.
If this MidMod fantasy is the answer to your wildest dreams, find out more about 25 Pine Woods Road, Hyde Park, from Diane E Crittenden with Century 21 Alliance Realty Group.