The dark charcoal-grey of the Mountain Lake House strikes a fine figure against its Catskills surroundings.
Swim, kayak, stand-up paddle board, or just take in the serene water views right from the comfort of your own front yard, encircled by rolling vistas and hundreds of acres of state land. Sound too good to be true? Have you even been to the Catskills yet? Sounding too good to be true is pretty much our stock and trade up, except that these places don’t just sound good, they are good…and, boy, do they ever exist.
Mountain Lake House is one such paradise, situated on 4.53 acres of land in western Ulster County, about five minutes from renowned hamlet of Phoenicia, NY. Everything about this property is a breath of fresh air, and that includes the Contemporary home’s 2,427-square-foot interior.
The front opens into a cedar-sided foyer, which leads to custom slate tile floors throughout a wide-open living room and adjoining dining room and kitchen. There, hickory kitchen cabinets, soapstone counters, a breakfast bar, 6-burner Wolf stove/hood, Miele dishwasher, and SubZero Fridge leave no home chef’s need unmet.
Tile floors continue downstairs to the family room with a wet bar, wine storage, wood stove, and double sliding glass doors. Meanwhile, on the upper level is the home’s master suite with balcony access and vaulted wood ceilings.
The property isn’t just a fun summer retreat, though. Winters can be serious business up in the mountains, so it’s a good thing this home comes equipped with a full-house generator and a brand new roof.
When you’re not paddling, swimming, or frolicking around the pond, head into Phoenicia for food and shops, drive southeast to Woodstock village less than 30 minutes away, or continue east for about an hour to the Hudson River. During the winter, hit the slopes at nearby Belleayre, Hunter, or Windham Mountains.
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