As we bid a fond farewell to our TOTW Olivebridge, we thought it might be good to choose a house that is located close to the Ashokan Reservoir.
It’s hard to talk about the reservoir without at least acknowledging the controversy swirling and bubbling around the NYC DEP Ashokan Reservoir releases and what they’re doing to the Lower Esopus Creek (if you’re unfamiliar with this, here’s a recent article about it). So consider it acknowledged.
This house abuts wild and wooded state land, and it is, quite literally, steps away from the reservoir. You can bike and walk the Reservoir Road causeway around the reservoir, but just a head’s up: You’ll need a permit to fish or boat on the actual waters.
But back to the house. It’s set back a bit off of 28A, but there is frequently construction being performed on this road, which could bring the usual annoyances: Noise, dust, orange cones blocking the driveway, etc.
Inside, it’s a wide open floor plan with cathedral ceilings and lots of big windows. Ground floor has a fireplace, French doors access a pretty sizable deck on the second floor, and the third floor loft is accessible by a spiral staircase.
Land-wise, it sits on an acre. But with a whole bunch of state land adjacent, it all amounts to big back yard in which to play.