Built in the 1970s, this Hunter chalet is part cottage, part folk-art, and all charm. And, it’s adjacent to an intriguing architectural gem.
Here’s a slice of the vernacular here in the Catskill Mountains, complete with a gingerbread cut-out balcony railing up on the second floor.
The chalet is situated on a quarter-acre property right next door to the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, a complex of church buildings constructed in the 1960s to resemble traditional Ukrainian churches in the Carpathian Mountains. The church provides an eye-catching landmark as you travel on Route 23A along the Schoharie Creek just a few miles west of Hunter, NY. We’ve marveled at this sight ourselves – almost surreal with dramatic spires poised against a mountainous backdrop – during many mountain drives. This cottage, however, is tucked back into the woods, entirely invisible from Route 23A and Ukraine Road, and, according to the listing, the current owner would like to keep it that way. In other words, if you want to view this property, do it by contacting the agent.
The 1,344-square-foot cottage is set up as a mother/daughter situation, with a total of three bedrooms, two full baths, two kitchens, and two wood stoves, one on the main floor apartment and in the second floor apartment. There’s even more room to branch out into the unfinished basement if you’re up for some finishing work.
A complex of multi-tiered decks and patios provide views of the home’s bucolic mountain surroundings, which you can also catch from the inside thanks to lots of windows. With some stylish updates, this cottage could shine.
Hunter Mountain and village are minutes away car, and Windham Mountain is less than 10 miles north.
Intrigued by this Hunter chalet? Find out more about 94 Ukraine Road, Hunter, NY from Greene Acres Real Estate and Management.