334 Guilford Road, New Paltz
Down a bucolic winding country road in Gardiner NY ( Ulster County's best kept secret) is a startling surprise: a sophisticated country house that looks like it was airlifted from Aspen to the one-and-only Upstate location where it would fit perfectly, the foot of the Shawangunk Ridge. If you long for tranquil surroundings and western luxury styling without the long flight and airport hassle, this is your house. As you pull into the winding gravel drive it's immediately apparent you're in for something extraordinary .Carefully chosen rare trees and Asian inspired plantings are complemented by hardscaping and zen water features that offer serenity, character, and charm. There's a pond, a stream connecting several waterfalls, a pergola, a charming guest room/artist's studio with heat and electricity, gorgeous wraparound mahogany decks, a fire pit and the perfect spot to park your row boat. The landscaping here is extensive and deliberately different--the end result? Fabulousness! Magic! You can hear the sounds of water features, both as you enter the house and from the living room. Perfect harmony with the Shawangunk Ridge that rises at the end of an adjacent field full of waving green, wild flowers and the occasional deer or squirrel. In western mountain fashion, the exterior is faced with a combination of cedar siding and natural stone. The inside features multiple varietals of warm wood which face the walls, vaulted ceilings and some of the floors; other floors are covered in imported tile. The interior also boasts floor to ceiling windows that highlight the breathtaking views and an impressive double sided stone chimney ( a fireplace in the dining area and a wood stove in the living room). The kitchen will accommodate the gourmet cook plus their guests. A warming drawer and double ovens, an eye-level wine fridge, a large island and peninsula ( both with seating), double-thick granite counter tops, large scale cabinets, and of course, views of "The Gunks" through the windows make this kitchen a functional showpiece. The first floor has a master suite with two walk-in closets, a loft space and a large ensuite spa bath. Also on the first floor is a second bedroom with a private deck and access to another full bathroom. On the second floor there is a comfortable loft area that makes a great office, another bedroom, an additional full bathroom and a bonus space for guest overflow, game nights or working out. The oversized two car garage has room for your cars plus all the toys that will let you enjoy "The Gunks"--from hiking,climbing and bird watching to the arts and culture available just a few minutes away!
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