An exclusive and majestic escape property tucked away in the Catskill mountains and overlooking the Ashokan Reservoir. Accessible from a 3/4 mile private road, the main house provides a very private setting. This unique property is only 2 hours from NYC and includes nearly 400 acres of immense wilderness and the top of Mt. Ticetenyck, the dominant feature rising directly above the Ashokan Reservoir. The land provides an array of ecosystems, miles of cliffs, streams and waterfalls and is abundant with wildlife. The top of the mountain blooms with blackberries and blueberries in the spring time and bright Chanterelle mushrooms sprinkle across the many forest trails. The home is a highly-custom four-bedroom, four-bath with cedar shake siding, wood trim and Pella windows and doors. A deep sundeck surrounds the home with covered porches directly below, both with sustainable Ipe hardwood floor planks and mahogany railings. The comfortable open space plan provides views of the high central Catskill Mountain range from Overlook Mountain to Mount Tremper and includes an open gourmet kitchen with custom cherry cabinets, granite counters and a large Viking oven/stove. A grand three-story stone-faced fireplace serves as the central pillar of the home, with a three-level winding maple staircase to the third floor observation deck. A balcony overlooks a twenty-foot high, bright living space with skylights. All bedrooms have their own open bathrooms, and the three bedrooms at the second floor have direct access to the sundeck. The home was built with a large, south-facing solar array with deep-cycle batteries for primary power, and is connected to the grid for a secondary source, with a propane standby generator as a back up for both. Heating is provided by a radiant in-floor system powered by LP gas fed from a 1,000 gallon tank, and air conditioning by a central system. Deep-bored wells close to the house (in the protected watershed of NYC’s famous drinking water) feed a 1,000 gallon, basement storage tank and provide excellent water. A two-car garage forms a portion of the full, high-ceiling basement that includes space for storage and workshops. This rare and intriguing property offers a unique opportunity, enduring its beauty in every season, from the elegant contemporary architecture to the serene mountain and forest views and a tremendous potential of added recreation. Incorporate an outdoor swimming pool, helipad or tennis court to this elegant property and there is also a potential to develop a private ski lift for an exclusive ski getaway of your very own.
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