A Modern Swiss Chalet in the Catskill Mountains perfect all-season getaway only 2 hours away from New York City. Immersed in privacy on 11+ acres bordering a state reserve, this custom-built European chalet is only a 10-minute drive to everything that brings you to the Catskills: winter skiing at Hunter and Windham Mountains, summer swimming in over 20 local lakes and ponds, native trout fishing in the fall and spring and endless local boutique shopping in the towns of Windham, Phoenicia, Tannersville - for the perfect getaway. Rising above the neighboring vistas at 2,400 ft, this stylish modern chalet takes in the amazing mountain nature that surrounds it, with unparalleled views from every level of the home, bordering NY state reserve land. Watch early morning fog roll over the surrounding valleys with full, panoramic views of Hunter Mountain. This home is a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship. Every detail of the 3-level chalet was designed to reflect the surrounding landscape while updated with modern luxury elements. 2 full master suites in addition to 3 more bedrooms and 2 full baths plus main-level powder room create an entertainers dream. Every bath is outfitted with European Porcelanosa fixtures, cabinetry and tiling with radiant heat for maximum winter-time comfort. The main level entertaining space features an open plan, two-story living room with an extra-long linear gas fireplace and locally-sourced oak flooring. Enjoy a wall of Marvin windows overlooking the vistas, leading to a Brazilian hardwood wraparound deck for true indoor/outdoor entertaining with a propane hookup for an outdoor grill. The deck railing is glass-paneled so views are infinitely visible. The living space opens to a massive Chef’s kitchen complete with 6-burner Miele gas range and hood with a Bosch oven, in addition to a built-in Bosch double oven/microwave/convection unit, adjacent prep sink and a state-of-the-art 72-inch wide Liebherr refrigerator. Breakfast peninsula, quartz counter tops, custom cabinetry and designer Porcelanosa tile backsplash complete this chef’s delight. A pantry off the main kitchen includes ample storage, additional prep sink as well as lighter-use washer/dryer. The main level includes a master suite complete with high-end European Porcelanosa fixtures and tiling, radiant heat, separate shower and bidet, and a Jacuzzi tub. The upper level includes another full master suite with a free-standing soaking tub and a separate shower with massage heads, as well as another full bath servicing two guest bedrooms. The glass panels on the loft are designed to bring in the amazing views. Built both for the casual weekender and an avid sportsman, the 1st level of the chalet features a 2-car garage with immediate access to a mud room outfitted with ski and boot storage, as well as extra-large heavy-duty washer/dryer. After cleaning off, the lower level opens to a large, relaxed family room and a large Finnish cedar Sauna. The lower level features ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) construction for maximum thermal efficiency, along with an ultra-efficient Pacific Energy NEO 2.5 wood stove with long log capacity and reflective titanium porcelain baffles. The wood stove opens to a relaxed family room to the lower patio and wet bar, an additional large bedroom with mountain views and full bath, as well as an insulated wine cellar. Additional features include on demand hot water heater, whole house 22kW generator, underground utilities, high speed Internet, and robust cell service perfect for the work-from-home telecommuter. Outdoor amenities include backcountry hiking and ski access via the hike through the state reserve, as well as a true Hugelkultur no-dig flower and vegetable garden. German-designed and rare in the United States, this garden allows for efficient and rewarding gardening due to soil temperature maximization and water-retention, without the need for tilling.
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