An Octagonal Home in New Paltz, Close to Hiking and SUNY, for $479.9K

  |  October 30, 2023

It’s already past apple-picking time, and close to the end of pumpkin-picking time. This week, Upstater is in apple country in New Paltz, an Ulster County town filled with hiking, apple orchards, and the bustling SUNY New Paltz.

Today’s pick is just northeast of the town, technically in the neighboring town of Esopus, but it deserves a spotlight for being so unusual. This octagonal home was built in 1980, and has three bedrooms, two baths, and tons of lower-level recreational space..

Huge floor-to-ceiling picture windows give a treehouse feel to the main level. The sunny yellow walls reflect the sunlit views, and light dapples on a mix of hardwood and tile flooring.

Another picture window is on an adjacent wall in the dining area.

This tile floor marks the foyer, and “points” to a center, spiral staircase.

The galley-style kitchen isn’t big, but it’s got a functional layout with wood cabinets, granite-look composite counters, and stainless-steel appliances.

A stacked washer-dryer is tucked into a nook in the kitchen. The house measures 1,988 square feet, but most of the living/bedroom space is squeezed into the main level.

The black steel staircase spirals up and down in its own wood-clad nook.

At the top is a lofted bedroom area, with shallow windows and a business-like wall-to-wall carpet.

The other two bedrooms are on the main level, just off the living room. This one has gray walls and a double window.

The second bedroom has putty-colored walls; like the other bedrooms, it has an industrial-style carpet.

This full bath is bright white, with a black-and-white penny-tile floor and a black-topped white vanity. The tub/shower has a white molded tub surround with built-in shelves.

The lower level includes this wood-floored den with a bar, a wood stove, and sliders out to the deck.

The lower level has the same footprint as the main level…

…which means lots of space for the new owner’s imagination.

A bath with a stall shower lives down here, too.

The main-level deck has a covered overhang by the front door.

Off the upper driveway is a detached studio.

It has electric, and would be a great home office or studio.

A lower driveway ends at a detached garage.

The house is on one acre of wooded land, five minutes from a scenic hike at Black Creek Preserve on the Hudson River. It’s about 15 minutes west from here to the center of New Paltz, for a breakfast sammy at Main Street Bistro, and under 20 minutes to SUNY New Paltz.

If this circular abode has your heart running in circles, too, find out more about 639 Old Post Road, New Paltz, from Gregory C Berardi with Berardi Realty.

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