The cottage that Upstater is visiting today is brand-new, unlike the others this week that were born in the 1940s. It’s a wonder in wood—custom-milled lumber created from trees cleared from the site, actually.
The Arbor House has three bedrooms and two baths, set into a jewel of modern conveniences.
Black-trimmed Marvin windows and black accents on the exterior add dramatic contrast to the horizontal wood siding. A sturdy roof perches over a side patio.
The interior is minimalistic, with a white-and-black design ethos. The concrete floors are radiant-heated; a sleek black woodstove supplements the heat in winter.
Whitewashed oak curves overhead on a 14-foot-high, barrel-shaped ceiling in the living room, which has a huge picture window next to French doors.
Another picture window is on an adjacent wall. The solar gain in the winter is a plus.
The living room, dining room, and kitchen share the great-room space.
Dark, woodgrain-textured cabinets wrap one corner of the kitchen, topped with arabescato marble countertops. More marble climbs the wall behind the gas range, up to an oak-clad range hood. A well-worn butcher block serves as an island.
The primary suite takes up the entire second level of the house.
It’s got plenty of picture windows and lots of room.
The painted-white hardwood floor contrasts with the oak-paneled, pitched ceiling.
The primary ensuite bath has shiplap walls in white that match the floor and wrap the marble-topped, dual-sink vanity. Marble tiles encase the huge, walk-in shower, and built-in shelves offer up tons of storage.
A modern soaking tub waits for you, a good book, and a glass of wine.
The secondary bedrooms are back on the main floor, with cozy radiant-heated floors and wooded views.
This room has mirrored closet doors. The art displayed throughout the home was created by local artists; pieces are available for purchase by the new owner.
The hall bath has a rustic wood vanity, topped with marble and two sinks.
Handmade, tumbled-marble squares cover the walls of the tub/shower combo.
The huge pavilion off the living room has a translucent roof and plenty of space for entertaining. The house sits on two acres of lightly wooded land, just eight minutes from pour-your-own kombucha and to-die-for apple-cider donuts at Saunderskill Farms.
If this modern-age cabin checks your boxes, find out more about 17 Bakertown Road, Accord, from Angelica Ferguson with Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty.