Woodstock’s history is steeped in art and creativity. Nowhere is that more apparent than at the 115 year old Byrdcliffe Art Colony…
The Byrdcliffe Art Colony came to be during 1902 with a group of Arts and Crafts cottages cropping up just outside of Woodstock village. There, visual artists, poets, and musicians found their muses and spent their time creative pursuits. Bob Dylan, author Thomas Mann, actor Helen Hayes, and even Chevy Chase have spent time at Byrdcliffe.
Byrdcliffe is still around, as are the Arts and Crafts-style bungalows and cottages that spawned all that creativity. This particularly house started life as a barn situated down the road in Saugerties. In the 1970s, the barn was dismantled and reassembled in Byrdcliffe, where it remains with the same owners it’s had since then.
The handiwork that went into this house is immediately apparent, with criss-crossed wood beams, riverstone fireplace, and mahogany wood floors. A southern exposure keeps this house warm when the Catskills cold weather moves in. Includes two bedrooms, two baths, and room for additions of both in the 2,057-square-foot interior.
The owners rebuilt the wrap-around porch that surrounds the entire house. However, the listing states that some other work needs to be done: New kitchen and baths, window replacement, and outside chimney refacing.
Sits on three acres of land about 5 minutes from Woodstock village. Interested in getting a lay of the Byrdcliff Colony’s land? Schedule a walking tour.
This Byrdcliffe Art Colony beauty awaits. Find out more about 35 W. Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock at Lawrence O’Toole Realty.