Montgomery, in Orange County, can best be described as bucolic. Horse farms dot the landscape, and the village center is chock-full of cute shops and restaurants.
Today’s house is just a hop, skip, and jump from the downtown, yet it sits on a wooded setting. The cedar exterior complements the contemporary style of the house, which was built in 1989 and has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths in 2,574 square feet.
The interior has the “great room” design that was popular in the late 1980s and 1990s. A wide expanse of hardwood flooring shines under recessed ceiling lights, and a marble fireplace hugs a wall next to an elevated catwalk along the cathedral ceiling.
Skylights punch through the ceiling in the family room, and walls of windows add more light to the space.
A dining room spurs off the living room.
The kitchen isn’t huge, and probably needs a decor update. It’s got pickled-wood cabinetry, a white ceramic-tile floor, and white, solid-surface counters that contrast with black appliances.
The main-floor laundry has a work sink and room for hanging and folding.
This bedroom has quadruple casement windows and wall-to-wall carpeting. The walls could use a refresh.
The same could be said for the bathroom, with its floral wallpaper and oak vanity.
This bedroom has a hardwood floor, neutral walls, and a closet.
The bathroom here is large, with a vanity that extends to a dressing table. But like the previous bath, this room could use an update.
The catwalk is big enough for a playroom, library, or office.
This bedroom has shelving on one wall and double closets on the other.
The bathroom here has a glass-door shower and a white vanity.
We’re losing count of the bedrooms here—this one, with mirrored closet doors, adds up to a fourth.
The house comes with a natatorium: A “cross-current” pool allows for indoor swimming, and an attached sauna warms your bones after a workout or on a cold day.
An expansive wooden deck sprawls along the back of the house…
…and has a hot tub, too.
A two-bay pole barn is perfect for car collectors or hobby mechanics.
The new owner can explore more than five acres of property. It’s just five minutes to downtown Montgomery for a pint and some shepherd’s pie at Copperfield’s Kildare Pub.
If this contemporary warms your heart, find out more about 26 Muddy Kill Lane, Montgomery, from Patricia Sassi with Re/Max Benchmark Realty Group.