Historic Byrdcliffe Arts Colony Home for $1.895 Million

  |  July 27, 2022

Here at Upstater, we try to show homes that lean toward the more affordable side. But on this week’s tour of Woodstock, we just can’t ignore this beauty, tucked into the Byrdcliffe arts colony site that made Woodstock what it is.

The five-bedroom, 3,673-square-foot Arts and Crafts home is one of only a few private historic houses within the colony. The Byrdcliffe Arts Colony was founded by painter Ralph Whitehead and his wife Jane Byrd McCall. This house, like some others in the colony, is listed on the New York State Register of Historic Homes.

The beautiful wide-plank board floors have been restored, along with the original beams throughout the house. The open-space great room has vaulted ceilings and a stunning mix of those woods along with a relaxing teal shade of paint. The living room, dining area, and kitchen are all spread out here.

The kitchen has a white beadboard ceiling, handcrafted wood cabinets with locally sourced marble countertops, a Miele dishwasher and a gorgeous La Comue stove. A rustic wood island has seating for two. The walk-in pantry has subway tile walls, echoing the kitchen’s backsplash, and its own sink.

The living room has a big, whitewashed brick fireplace. The ceiling is overlaid with multiple wooden beams, from which hang pendant lights over the dining area.

Beams are the theme in this recreation/TV room, too. It has a whitewashed fireplace, white-painted wooden floor, and wainscoted half-walls topped with Philip Morris wallpaper.

Also on the main floor is a half-bath and this bibliophile’s dream of an office, with a wall of bookshelves, wide-plank floors, and blue accent walls.

Upstairs are five bedrooms, though the listing includes images of just three of them. The primary bedroom is awash in white, from the ceiling to the walls to the painted floor. The windows are a mix of six-over-one and eight-over-one sashes.

The primary bath has a spa-like wooden floor, a clawfoot tub overlooking the woodsy yard, a furniture-quality vanity with a vessel sink, and a large tiled walk-in shower. White paint here, too, is a soothing neutral touch.

This room is peachy-keen…or, just, like, peachy. It has a gray painted floor and what may be a skylight alcove in the ceiling.

This bathroom is a moody take on Ralph Lauren’s classic teal bathroom. The white tub and white vessel sink brighten the mood, though, along with the brass fixtures. Those walls are “tadelakt”—a rare waterproof plaster.

This sunny yellow room is big enough for bunk beds. It has a cheery white-painted floor.

The third full bathroom is very pink, from the tadelakt walls to the floor to the vanity. A skylight here, too, lightens the space.

The house sits on four acres that includes bluestone patios, gardens, and stone walls.

There’s also a hot tub and an Argentinian grill.

This lil’ splashy place would be the best spot to cool off on a hot day.

If this Byrdcliffe beauty checks all your boxes, check out 324 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, from Gary Heckelman with Halter Associates Realty.

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