Creative Cragsmoor Mountaintop Home, $575K

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Creative-types who love mountain views are going to fall for this Cragsmoor country home with ties to the community’s history. 

High atop the Shawangunk Ridge in Ulster County sits the hamlet of Cragsmoor, NY, pop. 449, where painters and artists have been gathering to draw inspiration since the late-19th century. In fact, this very house was built and occupied by purported Cragsmoor art-colony-founder and painter E.L. Henry in 1884.

The First Railroad Train on the Mohawk and Hudson Road by E.L. Henry (1892-93), via Wiki.

There’s even an original E.L. Henry painted onto the wall above the fireplace in the guest suite:

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The sunken living room looks like an ideal art studio kept cozy by a brick fireplace, and kept bright and airy with walls of windows looking out onto the area’s stunning mountain views. It’s not hard to see how an artist might be inspired living in this 3,181-square-foot home.

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Although dripping with old-fashioned fixtures like original wood newels and stained glass, the kitchen is modernized with gourmet flare.

Get sun-drenched in the family room…

…or in one of the home’s four bedrooms.

The property consists of four acres of land, with an outbuilding included. Finish the renovation and make yourself a dandy art studio or guest house.

Unfamiliar with Cragsmoor? This is a tight-nit community that finds contentment in its relatively private mountaintop locale just minutes from Ellenville, NY. Like mountain views? This is one of the best places to find them.

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Intrigued by the history behind this Cragsmoor country home? Find out more about 48 Henry Road, Cragsmoor, NY from Lawrence O’Toole Realty

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