Tucked away in a lost clove between two of Catskill Mountains, this Shandaken Contemporary estate meets our criteria for “magical…”
Balsam Mountain on the northern edge of the Big Indian Wilderness is one of the Catskill High Peaks. Reaching up to around 3,600 feet, Balsam provides those willing to make the climb spectacular views of the Belleayre Mountain, Slide Mountain, and the surrounding valleys. At the base of Balsam Mountain is this 32.95-acre estate that enjoys complete seclusion.
This wood and glass wonder comes with five bedrooms and nearly 4,000 square feet, not to mention all-around views thanks to a curved wall of glass encircling the living room accompanied by a wealth of custom woodwork. At the center of it all is a custom stone fireplace.
Up on the second floor, the bedrooms include their own sizable windows from which to soak in the views, capped by a top-floor master bedroom with a picture window and fireplace.
Downstairs is the family/rec room. The house also includes a sauna, the perfect way to beat those Catskills winter chills.
Not only does this property come with the striking main house, it’s also got a 1536-square-foot, all-season studio, awash in natural light, with a kitchen and bath occupying its own 7.45 acres. And, there’s also a two-car garage plus an additional 900-square-foot space that could be a workshop or possible guest house. Trying to get off-the-grid in a semi-prepper kind of way? Dodge the Apocalypse and relax by one of your two private ponds while you’re at it.
Looking to get lost in this Shandaken Contemporary estate? Find out more about 343 Lost Clove Road, Shandaken from Ruth Gale Realty.