Today’s Woodstock house tour takes us to a funky-cool early-1980s contemporary with rustic wood siding that complements the earthy landscape.
The 1,440-square-foot house is built into an earthen berm on its north end, with tons of passive-solar windows splashing light inside from the southern exposure. This is the first time in 39 years that the house is on the market—yet it’s move-in ready.
The living room has a stone floor and a wood-slat ceiling that pitches high overhead. Sliders open to the stone patio.
White walls with a plaster finish are a nice transition between those stone floors and the wooden ceiling. The open-concept great room combines a dining area, the kitchen, and the living room. A cast-iron potbellied stove serves up welcome heat in the wintertime.
Little nooks throughout the house add a cozy factor to the otherwise wide-open space.
A skylight showers sunlight onto the kitchen, which has pine cabinets and granite countertops. Granite covers the boomerang-shaped, wood-sided island, too.
The main-floor bedroom has massive windows overlooking the verdant yard. Smooth white walls are a good partner to the thick wooden-beamed ceiling.
This bathroom is a real kick: Stone floors, a beamed ceiling, and white plastered walls are a rustic backdrop for an unusually shaped toilet and a wide, single-sink vanity. A glass-wall shower stall completes the suite of fixtures. More passive-solar windows in this room almost negate the need for artificial lighting in the daytime.
This den on the main floor can double as a cozy guest room. It, too, has plaster walls and wood trim.
Head up the full flight of stairs…
…to find a wood-paneled office.
The primary bedroom adjoins the office. Built-in closets hide within some of the wood-paneled walls. Up here, the floors are wide-plank wood. A ceiling fan with a light provides ventilation.
There’s also a sturdy sliding door that leads from the primary bedroom to a spacious, second-story wooden deck.
The bathroom up here is another study in funky-cool retro design, with lots of wood (and that definitely different toilet).
A wood-fired hot tub on the deck just begs for star-gazing in the winter and firefly-watching in the warmer months.
There are five-and-a-quarter acres to explore, or just to immerse yourself in privacy. If you crave company, however, it’s a 15-minute drive to downtown Woodstock; the Emerson Resort & Spa and the Phoenicia Diner are even closer.
If this retro, mountain-view beauty has you singing the praises of country life, check out 365 Abbey Road, Woodstock, with Richard Miller of Win Morrison Realty.