Today we’re ambling through Highland in Ulster County, to this three-bedroom, two-bath modern chalet.
It was built in 1998, but it has clean lines and minimalistic details that scream a modern esthetic.
The front door leads into a small hall before you enter the open kitchen/dining/breakfast room/living room area—you get it, there’s a flow here. The kitchen has brown-and-white granite counters and backsplashes with pristine white cabinets. Those details are echoed in the four-seat island. Stainless-steel appliances include a chef’s range and a side-by-side refrigerator.
The breakfast area has seating for six and a view into the bright living room…
…which is cozy despite the two-story cathedral ceiling, towering windows, and white-painted steel support beams. A pair of French doors open to the back deck from here, and there’s a stone fireplace for those upcoming winter evenings.
A slinky iron railing snakes its way up the staircase and accents a catwalk upstairs from the living room.
Two bedrooms are on the main level, including this one with a patterned carpet, closets, and a pair of big windows.
This bedroom is being used as an office: It has the same carpeting and big windows.
Upstairs is the primary suite, and it’s a true retreat. Neutral carpeting covers the floor, and light pours in from a wall of windows.
The ensuite bath is equally elegant, with smoky tile halfway up the wall, a jetted tub with twin casement windows, and a no-step, glass-enclosed shower.
The back deck has stairs down to the patio area, which has a saline in-ground pool…
…and mountain views for days, both from the pool area and from this patio that’s cleverly covered with rainproof soffits underneath the deck. The house is on a quiet cul-de-sac, 20 minutes from the Walkway Over the Hudson and convenient to local highways.
If this modern chalet has you pining for the mountains, check out 847 North Chodikee Lake Road, Highland, with Dawn Passante of Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty.