Dramatic, Designer Home in the Catskill Mountains, $895K

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This Grahamsville modern home – known as Camp O – features wide open spaces and a charred-cedar exterior. 

Camp O is probably out of your price range, but looking at the listing photos is free, as is fantasizing about living in a newly-built, 2,100-square-foot Minimalist house that seamlessly blends a sleek, occasionally industrial aesthetic with bucolic natural surroundings.

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Employing shou sugi ban – a Japanese method of wood preservation that includes charring the wood’s surface to a deep, dark shade of black – the owner/architect of this home created both an exterior and interior that focuses on the exterior’s private, wooded landscape. In the great room, comprised of poured concrete and exposed plywood, walls of glass bring the outside in, and the elevated fireplace warms during the cold winter’s chill.

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Rounding out the first floor are two bedrooms, a full bath, utility room, and a gourmet eat-in kitchen surrounded by bookshelves that also extend into the great room…

…and, the second floor offers a master suite with views…

…as well as an open loft area known as “the Studio,” a light-filled work space with built-in desk overlooking the great room. It’s no wonder that this home was featured in Dwell magazine.

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The 14.68-acre property sits adjacent to nearly 400 acres of state land, and you can bask in it all that privacy and beauty with friends while you light up the outdoor firepit.

Situated in the western Ulster County town of Denning, close to swimming holes, hiking in the Catskill High Peaks, waterways, reservoirs, skiing/snowboarding, and so much more.

Is Camp O calling you home? Find out more about 127 Kawlija Road, Grahamsville, NY from Country House Realty.

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