Today, Upstater is in the Woodstock hamlet of Shady—so named for the shadows cast by the nearby mountains. But there’s nothing shady about this adorable one-bedroom that has an outside oasis for the warmer months.
The cottage was built in 1909 and measures just 622 square feet. The exterior is a beautiful shade of teal, and a dormer winks from one corner of the roof.
The interior is cozy, with white-painted ceiling beams looming over a hardwood floor. Big windows flank a hefty stone fireplace that’s perfect for these chilly nights we’ve been having.
“Hobbit house” comes to mind in the kitchen. The stone from the fireplace is repeated on one wall, into which is set an arched door with iron hinges. The floor is terra-cotta tiles; wood cabinets echo its honeyed shade. Upper cabinets are a mix of open dish storage and glass fronts, and the counters are butcher block and a green solid-surface slab.
A dining area is tucked into one corner.
Back in the living room, you can see the front door has the same hinges as that arched door. Head up the stairs across from the fireplace to access the bedroom and bath.
That dormer forms the perfect alcove for a home office setup. The floors up here are hardwood, matching the stair rails (and a cute pinecone finial).
A sturdy ceiling beam is peppered with recessed lights in this sizable bedroom. Eyebrow windows peek from behind the bed. The ceiling angles down near the stairwell, which is painted a deep green, and the rest of the room is white. A peaked doorway leads to the bathroom.
The collaged door opens into the bathroom, which has a modern, white-tiled shower; a stone floor; white wainscoting on the walls; and a powder-blue vanity with a brass-and-ceramic tap.
The property measures just over a half-acre and includes this outbuilding concealed by a garden of specimen trees.
Oh, wow! It’s a fully screened room that’s big enough for a dining area and tons of relaxation space. We could see the new owner entertaining a crowd or just curling up with a drink and a book.
If this adorable gnome-like habitat feels like home to you, find out more about 3591 Route 212 Shady, from Sheena Lepez with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties.