by Dylan Taft
on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 9:42am.
You may visualize farm houses or old stone homes when you think about real estate in Ulster County, NY, and you wouldn't be far off the mark. However among the more traditional mountain retreats for sale, there are also stunning contemporaries, decked out in modern luxury. Upstate living doesn't necessarily mean roughing it at the farm, as the following homes clearly demonstrate. For those that love modern architecture, we're excited to bring you 5 Super-Modern Homes (and a few bonus homes!) in the Hudson Valley real estate market!
#1: 112 Muddy Brook, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Southern exposure in the forever wild Catskill Mountains make this wilderness retreat a gardener’s paradise, with stream frontage and access to state lands for hiking, swimming and outdoor activities to boot! Cozy up next to the massive stone fireplace inside on those chilly autumn nights, all while taking in the foliage from the floor to ceiling windowed porch. Presented by Hillary Smith of Ruth Gale Realty.
Clean and sleek in style, this bright and airy home features a wide open floor plan with lofty cathedral architectural ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and wrap around deck that allow the beautiful mountain views to become the star here. This brand new build feels completely private on almost 4 acres, yet is only 15 minutes to the center of Stone Ridge. Presented by Tecia Poulas of BHHS Hudson Valley Properties.
Part of the newly infamous Hudson Woods development in Kerhonkson, known for its lofty ceilings and craftsman centric design, this home belonged to two designers themselves, and situated at the end of the road, surrounded by hardwoods, and with garage already converted into an office/studio space, there’s nothing here for future artists to do but move in and get closer to nature. Presented by Megan Brenn-white of Halter Associates Realty.
Situated on over 12 acres near the Mohonk and Minnewaska Preserves, nestled into the Shawangunk Mountains and protected by farm lands, this little slice of privacy was completely gutted and redesigned from the top down in 2015. Presented by Laurie Willow of Willow Realty, this home offers too many new and cool features to name, including a walkout lower level with home theater and game room, Argentine “Quincho” BBQ area, and pool with cabana.
Enjoy 360 degree views of the Shawangunk Mountains from this New Paltz gem. 35 acres of pristine privacy and tranquility include rolling meadows, a secret garden and of course swimming pool, and plenty of room to start your own personal homestead to never have to leave. Modern and open interiors create a blank canvas to enjoy the pristine beauty that surrounds his home. Presented by Anne Hilton Purvis of Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty.
Currently under construction, this brand new home perfectly blends clean, modern and rustic touches with the charm and character coveted from a Catskill Mountain getaway. Packed with just about every amenity and high demand feature you could want in a full time or vacation home, this home also boasts a full walkout lower level suite, complete with media room, bedroom, full bathroom and laundry room. Local builder can't finish these custom creations fast enough, and this property is sure to follow suit!
This Woodstock area home epitomizes modern country, complete with the quintessential red horse barn, in a pastoral setting amidst seasoned apple trees. The newly built contemporary sits on the site of the old 150 year old farmhouse, with rustic touches and original hardwoods inside blending with new, sleek steel accents and appliances. Presented by Machree Quaker of the Machree Group.
Presented by Jeff Serouya of BHHS Hudson Valley Properties,, this “to be built” brand new home is ultra modern; a unique offering for our Ulster County area. With contemporary touches throughout, this home’s planned to have extensive southern facing windows to let in ample light from the surrounding wooded, private 4.5+ acre lot. A dark exterior with colorful accent trim provides another punchy, modern pop to this unique, woodsy home.
The dark and sharp exterior of this contempo cuts through the private wooded acreage that surrounds it, while the interior of this home is bright, light-filled, open and sleek. The Stony Kill Creek house, presented by Erik Forster of Coldwell Banker Village Green, is energy efficient, features a white quartz waterfall island in the kitchen and Japanese soaking tub in bathroom, among many other contemporary touches.
This Woodstock stunner has amazing vacation rental potential, if you are able to tear yourself away from the amazing mountain views enough to share it! The home features an expansive deck with hot tub and salt water pool, chef’s kitchen with concrete countertops, dual sided granite fireplace and separate studio space to top it all off. Presented by Christine Barker of Barker Hudson Real Estate.
Its nearly impossible to not feel zen here with a spring, two streams, three ponds and the Rochester creek flowing through this amazingly sited property. The tranquility caries indoors as well, to the light and airy rooms and spa like bathrooms, and guests have their own similarly beautiful separate guest cottage, attached to the main home. Presented by Jeff Serouya of BHHS Hudson Valley Properties.
This craftsman built home boasts rustic cedar clad siding, accented by copper flashing and a metal roof, for a rustic yet contemporary feel. Brand new, with high-end coveted features like concrete countertops, farmhouse sinks, Nest thermostats, and so much more, this home, presented by Lisa Halter of Halter Associates Realty, checks off all the boxes of things desired in a contempo rustic retreat.
Perched atop Woodstock’s infamous Overlook Mountain, with views clear into the Berkshires, this modern mountain home blends contemporary west coast style with a rustic retreat feel, and includes many high end touches including Mediterranean tile flooring, multiple stone fireplaces and a 45 foot deck to take in the amazing vista. Presented by Laurie Ylvisaker of Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty.
This modern cabin with mountain views, in the sold out Hudson Woods development of Kerhonkson, sits just outside the Sundown Wild Forest and is surrounded by some of our area’s most coveted and pristine natural settings. Gorgeous natural touches throughout the home, like light oak flooring and accents, blend with the modern, sleek design that creates a perfect juxtaposition of rustic and modern.
This modern lodge lake home sits on the private “Hallock Pond” and with walls full of windows, there isn’t a bad spot in this home to view the outstanding scenery that surrounds it. A paradise for nature lovers, here you can fish and canoe the lake, or take a dip in the heated gunite pool overlooking the boathouse. Indoors, the cozy yet bold stylings of a modern lodge spare no convenience for contemporary Catskill living. Presented by Jeff Serouya of BHHS Hudson Valley Properties.
Location, location, location- just 5 minutes from the village of Woodstock, this home still features amazing mountainous views that will make you feel miles away. Many imported materials are featured on the interior of this charming craftsman made home, like Brazilian cherry wood and custom cabinetry imported from Italy. Presented by Christine Barker of Barker Hudson Real Estate.
Lately the Hudson Valley and Catskill region has enjoyed immense popularity from our neighbors down south in New York City. The dense, bold style that defines NYC's urban feel, has in turn migrated north to the Catskill Mountains! These modern gems are hard to find, so make sure you're working with an experienced Ulster County agent in-the-know who can guide you to the coolest contemporaries! We have a team of capable agents ready to explore options whenever you're ready!
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