Good things come in smaller packages, and today’s Upstater pick is no exception.
Built in 1961, the three-bedroom, two-bath ranch in Sullivan County’s Yulan underwent a thoughtful renovation in 2020. The exterior is dusty blue, with wood siding on one side of the entry and painted stone on the other.
The floor of the front portico extends into a deck.
The front door opens to a tidy mudroom space, with a storage bench underneath a row of hooks. White paint keeps everything bright.
A cedar closet next to the entry tucks away outerwear before guests enter the living/dining area. Ductless mini-split ventilation and an Edison-light fixture over the three-seater breakfast bar are modern touches.
The living room has a charcoal-color accent wall, in front of which is a clever entertainment unit/storage space for firewood to keep the corner wood stove burning.
The breakfast bar separates the living area from the kitchen.
This house measures just 864 square feet. Making use of small spaces, this kitchen incorporates two laundry machines—topped with a butcher-block bar area—next to the French-door fridge. Gray lower cabinets have white quartz counters (as is the breakfast bar), and the upper cabinets are a mix of gray and white. The door next to the range leads to…
…an insulated four-season room. Knotty pine covers the walls and ceiling, except for the banks of windows that wrap three of the walls. A second wood stove makes it the perfect spot for a home office or guest room.
The primary bedroom is awash in white paint, with a natural wool carpet.
The full bath has white subway tile in the tub/shower, and a wide, single-sink wood vanity.
A second bedroom has moss-green plank walls and the same carpeting as the primary bedroom.
The third bedroom has hardwood flooring, but otherwise follows the primary bedroom’s color scheme.
A brook meanders through the 2.97-acre lot.
A raised-bed garden is fenced in next to a bluestone patio in the backyard. A shipping container in the side yard acts as a shed.
Another shed is more picturesque, painted the same dusty blue as the house.
If the twin wood stoves aren’t enough reason to play with fire, there’s a rustic stone firepit in the backyard, too. The Yulan Country Store is just two minutes away; if you crave a gourmet meal and great music, the Homestead Restaurant + Lounge at Eldred Preserve is an 11-minute drive from here. There’s high-speed internet for working from home, and Manhattan’s a two-hour drive away. Bonus: Some of the furnishings are included.
If this is paradise to you, find out more about Deep Hollow House, 4 Irishtown Road, Yulan, from Catskill Mountain Houses.