Looking for a Stone Craftsman? Wander Over to Woodstock, NY…

  |  March 5, 2019

2091 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock: $850K

What better way to scratch your Arts-and-Crafts itch than looking at a stone Craftsman in one of the original American Arts-and-Crafts colonies?

While not right in the Byrdcliffe Colony in Woodstock, NY, this property is just four miles away and permeated with the same Arts-and-Crafts sensibility that the Colony homes possess: Custom craftsman wood details, an unassuming exterior that’s almost camouflaged against the late-autumn landscape, large windows (you need a lot of natural light if you’re going to make art), and once lived in my an artist-of-note. Here’s what the listing says about 2091 Glasco Turnpike:

“[Former home of] illustrator and fine seascape artist Anton Otto Fischer and his wife Mary Ellen Sigsbee, who was a political cartoonist who work alongside some great suffragettes of the day. Mary Ellen ‘May’ and her daughter ‘Winkie’ hand painted the lovely animal motifs along the dining room beams on the ceiling.”

Anton Otto Fischer


Mary Ellen Sigsbee


May and Winkie’s hand-painted motifs

The main house includes 2,049 square feet plus three bedrooms and two full baths. First-floor living room is warmed by a stone fireplace, flanked by built-in cabinets, with exposed ceiling beams and a bay window with seat. Wood floors throughout. Note the double Dutch farmhouse doors.

In addition to the bedrooms, the second floor comes with a screened-in sleeping porch that looks out over the yard.

But, this property doesn’t just come with the stone house. It also includes an artist’s cottage accessible via separate driveway, with a main room with huge windows, small kitchen, a single bath,and a sleeping alcove. Comfortably-heated with a through-the-wall propane heater.

Oh, but that’s not all! There’s a second cottage that includes a stone fireplace, plus several other cute outbuildings on the property.

Located less than two miles from the center of Woodstock village, close to other artsy-craftsy Catskill Mountain communities as well as the Hudson River valley. The property is part of permanently protected lands with the Woodstock Land Conservancy, Inc. and cannot be further developed or divided, according to the listing, which also hints at some tax benefits to this agreement.

stone craftsman

Yearning to make your own small art colony out of this stone Craftsman? Find out more about 2091 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock from Berkshire Hathaways HomeServices

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