A Stone Cottage Within Byrdcliffe: $979K

  |  February 22, 2024

A Utopian Arts & Crafts community bloomed in 1902 in Woodstock: the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony. Today, Upstater visits a stone cottage within Byrdcliffe.

It was built in 1922; the stonework is admirable, and the rest of the house rambles around with clapboard siding in bright blue.

It’s perched on a rocky knoll, with a full wall of sun exposure for happy plants.

That sunshine just pours in to the home through oversized windows. The living/dining room is dappled with sunlight; a rustic stone fireplace commands attention by the front door.

Simple, classic lines abound here, from the original hardwood flooring to the overhead ceiling beams and a sturdy, whitewashed staircase. Cosmetic updates are needed (we’d remove the carpeting from the stairs, for example), but the bones here are very, very good.

The kitchen has the heavy-grained, dark-wood cabinets that we saw in yesterday’s Ulster Park house. The Formica counters have some nostalgia, but not enough to make us want to keep them. However, the appliances have all been updated to stainless steel, and those windows are amazing.

The house has four bedrooms and two full baths. This seems to be the primary bedroom, although it’s got just a twin-sized bed.

The ensuite bath has an efficient corner shower stall and fairly utilitarian accessories like a worn oak vanity and basic ceramic flooring.

This room harks back to the home’s birth, no doubt. That lil hobbit-friendly fireplace is adorable, and we love the built-in bookshelf next to it. Lots of windows here let in abundant light. A half-glass door…

…opens to this screened-in porch that carries echoes of Adirondack great camps.

This bedroom is long and skinny.

This one is similar but seems to have more room, thanks to a different furniture layout.

Multiple outbuildings have heat, water, and electricity.

The second floor of this garage is permitted as a legal, separate dwelling—perfect for extended family or added income.

The house is on two acres and it’s just a couple blocks off of Woodstock’s main drag. Breakfast at Bread Alone on Mill Hill Road is just over a mile away; a block further gets you dinner and cocktails at Silvia. The price tag just dropped by $20,000, so now’s the time to grab it.

If you want to be in the thick of Woodstock’s artsy history, while not being in the middle of its main street, find out more about 2366 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock, from Danielle S Bonesteel with Halter Associates Realty.

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