11 Lion's Way, Shady
INCREDIBLE VIEWS: MOUNTAIN RETREAT WEAVES TOGETHER NATURE AND CLASSIC ARCHITECTURAL MODERNISM Elevated high above Cooper Lake, completely private but minutes from Woodstock, this modern masterpiece has a 20-mile view to the Shawangunks and 20 miles beyond to the south-east, with 270° views of the surrounding peaks of Mts. Tonchi, Tobias, Guardian and Overlook. In its park-like, 47-acre setting of garden, mountain trails, forest glades, beautiful rock outcroppings, a yearround spring and stream and a fascinating array of wildlife, you’ll almost believe Frank Lloyd Wright and Marcel Breuer had built a house in Middle Earth! Entering from the gazebo footbridge one will immediately see that most of the concrete and wood structure has been renovated from the studs out, bringing each aspect of the house into the 21st century, all the while maintaining many of the house’s classical modernist details. Across from a centrally located fireplace, the living room has beautiful, Danish/Modern style storage above and below the panoramic windows, inspired by the windows of Fallingwater. Off to one side of the living area is a mid-century-style wet bar and a built-in-window chaise lounge, which overlooks one of several patios and a bluestone koi pond and fountain. The master suite on the main floor has spacious storage and a large, well appointed bath. The new kitchen has a dining area surrounded by glass, opening out onto a patio which looks over the 40-mile view. One of multiple outdoor areas, the kitchen patio is perfect for al fresco dining and grilling. Behind the kitchen is a full bath and an airy, second bedroom. Upstairs, adjacent to the working bell tower, is a third bedroom, which opens onto a deck for the best views of mountains, lakes and skies. You’ll spend hours gazing at the ever-changing mountain light and more hours star-gazing at the night sky. The house has been improved with a high-efficiency, internet-controllable radiant heating system (with underground tanks that hold a one-year supply of propane) and re-insulated and sheet-rocked throughout. There is an automatic, propane-powered 20KW standby generator, so the house never loses power. This house is one-of-a-kind. Its combination of nature, views, high design, whimsy and up-to-date/efficient systems will knock your socks off when you see it in person.
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