The Maverick Art Colony Founder’s Cottage in West Hurley for $550K

  |  October 26, 2023

If you’re familiar with Woodstock, you probably know about Maverick Concerts, the oldest, continuous summer chamber music festival in America, and Maverick Art Colony, one of the first art colonies in the area. Today, Upstater is visiting the c.1920 West Hurley home of utopian writer and philosopher Hervey White, founder of Maverick.

The 1,348-square-foot house is set in the woods, just a short walk from the concert hall.

This image shows new wood siding on the front exterior of the house. Stacked-stone walls and steps lead to the front door.

The interior is a wonder of timber and open space.

Japanese modernist painter Hideo Noda, a peer of Diego Rivera and Isamu Noguchi, also lived here at one time. The home became a museum for Noda’s work; the studios of sculptor Raoul Hague and painter Phillip Guston are nearby. The main room in the house has plenty of space to showcase artwork, with tall ceilings lined with steel beams and rustic wood; bare hardwood floors; and white walls.

The kitchen’s raw-wood walls lend a barn-like feel.

Custom-crafted wood shelving and cabinets around the gas range, and another cabinet adjoining the front door, are beautiful as well as functional.

A wood-burning brick fireplace is tucked under an open staircase next to distressed walls that frame a study nook.

A laundry room, with a bathroom beyond, is starkly white.

The bathroom has white penny tile; a floating white vanity; and a subway-tiled shower.

Two sleeping lofts are on either side of the upper level; a bank of windows fills one wall overlooking the front elevation.

This bedroom loft is cozy with a wood floor, angled ceiling, and plenty of room for built-in cabinets and dressers.

A big window offers treetop views.

The second loft has a platform bed and built-in bookshelves. It borrows two windows from that window grouping we mentioned earlier.

There are 1.68 acres here, some of it fenced in.

A vernal stream winds through the property seasonally.

As cool as the house is, the detached garage is even cooler, with original windows that match Maverick’s signature style. A no-mow meadow and ivy groundcover mean very little yard maintenance.

The garage would make a great studio or workshop.

It’s a two-minute drive to Route 28 and stunning walks along the Ashokan Reservoir. A four-minute drive in the opposite direction finds you in the heart of Woodstock, and a great dinner at Silvia.

If this history-steeped house has your heart thumping to a concert beat, find out more about 117 Maverick Road, West Hurley, from Rose Noone with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties.

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