Contemporary Cornwall Mountain House, $375,000

  |  February 17, 2012

We like this cool contemporary house at 10 Starwood Lane with the double decks and the giant wall-to-wall windows. But we also love that it includes a lovely in-ground pool surrounded by greenery and basketball/tennis court. Perhaps the potential is here to invent a new game? Tennisball? Basket-raquet?

The house is located at the end of a quiet residential street, separated from the nearest residence by lots of trees. It’s about five miles from the village of Cornwall-on-Hudson and the Hudson River, has a great view of the mountains, and yet still close to the Thruway. And if you’re interested in spoiling a good walk (thanks, Mark Twain!), Storm King Golf Course is just a few miles northeast.

The listing makes the lofty claim that although there are ducts for air conditioning, the house does not need A/C as it sits in the cool shade of a mountain. If that’s indeed true, the potential for energy savings are great, but we do wonder what that means for heating it in the winter-time. Might end up being a wash, savings-wise.

Inside, it has cathedral ceilings and a little second floor balcony off of the master bedroom looking out onto first floor living room. Master bedroom also includes a private outdoor balcony. There’s a fire place in the first floor dining room and a spacious kitchen, but the crown jewel of this house is the bright main room.

View from the second floor balcony...

...and the balcony itself.

We’ve seen a few houses like this in the Cornwall area, where care and consideration was taken in bringing the stunning outside surroundings to the inside. That’s the way it should be with these mountain retreat properties: One should feel like they’re on vacation while sitting one’s living room. It just makes life more pleasant.

10 Starwood Lane, Cornwall (Vanessa Saunders) GMAP
Asking Price: $375,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 2 full, 1 partial
Square Feet: 2076
Year Built: Unknown
Land: 1.3 acres
Taxes: Unknown
Features: Pool, basketball/tennis court, fireplace, double decks


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