New Paltz has been a haven for hikers and nature-lovers since at least the 1860s, when the Smiley family welcomed guests to enjoy the fresh air and outdoor fun at the nearby Mohonk Mountain House. And it’s been a “college town” serving SUNY New Paltz for even longer.
Today’s house pick is close to both: It’s situated right on State Route 32, just south of the village center. It sold in July and—judging by “before” photos—the owners have had a very busy summer updating its Midcentury Modern esthetic before putting it on the market yet again.
Wood paneling and worn carpeting have been replaced by hardwood floors and (a lot of) white paint. Now, the front door opens to a communal living/dining/kitchen space. A wood-plank ceiling and beams crisscross overhead and separate the kitchen from the living area.
Charcoal granite countertops match the hexagonal tiles on the backsplash in the kitchen, which is otherwise washed in tons of white cabinets with black hardware. There are sliders at the back of the kitchen.
They open to a large sunroom with a sweeping view of the backyard. Here, it looks like there’s laminate flooring and white wood-plank walls.
A half-bath continues the white-and-black theme.
There are three bedrooms in the 1,392-square-foot house, and all have a neutral white-and-hardwood color scheme that’s a blank slate for the new owner.
This room’s got a walk-in closet…
…while this one has mirrored sliding closet doors.
They all share this full bath, tiled the same way as the half bath with white walls and a dark marble floor.
There’s more than a half-acre of property here, and it, too, is a blank slate for whatever the new owner wants to do (garden? firepit? play space for the kiddos?). It’s just two miles to SUNY New Paltz, and a six-minute drive to downtown New Paltz for breakfast at Main Street Bistro. Find world-class hiking and climbing at Mohonk Preserve, a 16-minute drive from here.
If this updated ranch close to the heart of New Paltz makes your heart flutter, check out 281 State Route 32 South, New Paltz, with Anne Clemente of Corcoran Legends Realty.