After what seemed like a month of gloomy, snowy, rainy weather, that yellow orb once again shines brightly in the sky. To celebrate, Upstater’s looking at homes with skylights to pour in the sunshine.
Today’s skylit Saugerties cottage on the Esopus covers those bases, and is too cute to boot. Midcentury Modern esthetics on the exterior belie the home’s c.1956 birth: white-painted brick and black shutters frame twin bow windows, and a black pergola covers a side pathway to the entrance.
The entry’s hardwood flooring glows with dappled sunlight.
From there, head down a couple of steps to a living room that’s swathed in white, vertical shiplap.
It’s just big enough for a cozy seating and entertainment area.
Halfway up the wall, a brick column points at the ceiling’s peak, flanked by skylights.
“Farmhouse modern” describes the kitchen’s ethos. Black and white rule the space in white cabinets, marble hardware, and black/stainless steel appliances.
A marble counter also tops a cobalt-tone peninsula separating the kitchen from the family room.
Delicate spindle molding runs from atop the cabinets through the family room. Dark hardwood flooring contrasts well with the white walls.
Two bedrooms and two baths occupy the main level, too. This bath has a marble-lined tub/shower with a white-and-black vanity.
Gray carpeting softens this bedroom.
The shower-only second bathroom mimics the color scheme of the first with marble accents on the walls and floor.
A skylight punches through the ceiling in this bedroom, which has gray carpeting and a big closet behind sliding louvered doors.
The big basement is partially finished for even more entertaining space. All told, the house comprises 1,562 square feet.
The white brick from the front of the house takes a backseat to blue siding along the sides and back of the exterior. A retaining wall supports a grassy patio area, and the side walkway spills into a length of steps…
…that lead to a waterfront deck on the Esopus Creek—50 feet of creek frontage, to be exact.
Halfway between downtown Saugerties and Kingston (about 15 minutes north for drinks at Olsen & Company, or south to Rough Draft Bar & Books, respectively), the property is a good mix of convenience and peacefulness.
If this creekfront cutie floats your boat, find out more about 344 Glenerie Boulevard, Saugerties, from Sara Nelson with Keller Williams Realty Hudson Valley North.