During our traipses throughout the Hudson Valley and Catskills, we’ve found that the cutest cottages seem to have been built around 1940. Solid, charming, and all-around adorable, this week’s Upstater picks fill the cottage-core bill.
Today’s house is a classic Maverick Arts Colony cottage, built in 1940 by artists Lucile and Arnold Blanch. The whitewashed-stone exterior, with teal accents on some exterior walls and on the upper-story dormer, exude fairytale vibes.
A little porch, set just to the side of the front, is flanked by rhododendrons.
Go through the French doors into a sunny, stone-floored sunroom. A big bay window pours light into the space, and a nine-paned picture window continues that shine into the house.
The galley-style kitchen continues the white theme, with sleek custom cabinets, white appliances, and pale quartz countertops.
The dining room is just off the kitchen (with another glass door leading to the sunroom, too). A built-in corner hutch competes with painted ceiling beams and an arched doorway to see what’s the most charming accent—we say it’s a three-way tie.
That archway opens to the living room, which has wide-board floors and white-planked walls.
It also has rustic, natural-toned ceiling beams and a massive, whitewashed-stone fireplace. A flight of steps leading upstairs is at the back.
This bath, with a walk-in shower, has gray floor tile and white-grouted black-tile wainscoting. It’s situated right off the dining room.
This main-floor bedroom is roomy, with light green walls and wide-board floors. Plastered walls in the hallway add vintage pizzazz.
Upstairs is a bedroom/bower, with a plush, silver, wall-to-wall carpet and wallpaper that’s splashed with figurative flowers. The planked ceiling angles overhead.
A pink-painted bathroom is ensuite to this room, with white flooring and a tiled shower.
A third bedroom is a tad smaller, but it has a plush carpet and nooks for a bed and dresser flanking the dormer window. In all, the house measures 1,510 square feet.
There’s more than an acre and a third of woodsy, rocky property here—plus an artist studio that needs work, but could be a masterpiece in itself.
Of course, it’s just a few minutes south of downtown Woodstock, where you could have dinner at Silvia before enjoying an evening of chamber music at Maverick Concerts (which is nearly your neighbor). And it’s just a five-minute drive to the Ashokan Rail Trail and the magical Ashokan Reservoir.
If this enchanting cottage hits your core, find out more about 154 Maverick Road, Hurley, from Jeannine Simmons with Howard Hanna Rand Realty.