Within the impervious stone-and-brick exterior of this Carmel cottage lies a fresh and stylish remodel.
Looking for a house that will stand the test of time? Then we suggest you stick around Upstater this week as we feature our favorite stone and brick houses currently on-the-market in the Hudson Valley and Catskills.
Why buy a brick or stone house? For starters, homes with brick exterior combined with wall insulation help control the home’s temperature by impeding the passage of heat into the house during the summer. And, in the winter, the interior walls redistribute heat, keeping the interior cozy. With proper maintenance, a brick or stone exterior is weather, fire, and termite-resistant, and brick and stone generally bump up a property’s overall value.
But, most importantly, they look fabulous. Case in point:
Hard to resist that level of storybook curb appeal, but just in case you need more convincing, here’s the 1,500-square-foot, three-bedroom interior of this Arts-and-Crafts c.1920s cottage:
Bask in the sun from the comfort of the sunken living room, or dig into a family dinner in the formal dining room with stone fireplace.
The en suite master bedroom comes with a seating area, cathedral ceilings, radiant heat floors, and a spa-like bath with towel warmer and whirlpool tub.
Old stone retaining walls and a shuttered gingerbread-house shed provide backyard charm. Location is private, right next door to the Sedgewood Club for golfing, tennis, and swimming in a country club setting. The 3.5-acre lot sits adjacent to public land, 20 minutes from Cold Spring village, and an hour from NYC.
Have you taken a fancy to this Carmel cottage make of stone and brick? Find out more about 1268 Peekskill Hollow Road, Carmel from Douglas Elliman Real Estate.