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UPSTATE JANE: Building a Modern Dream, One Home at a Time

Megan Oldenburger, aka Upstate Jane, is the owner of Dichotomy Interiors, an Interior Design and Style firm based in Woodstock, NY. She writes for Upstater about design, home furnishings, real estate and culture.

After taking a hiatus from posting on Upstater over the last six months to focus on increasing client work with Dichotomy Interiors, I received an invitation to an opening reception for a property I felt was too intriguing to pass by. Although the home may be out of financial reach for many, the property is worth an ooh-and-ahh eye candy read.

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The invitation was not only to showcase an amazing architectural home, but the beginning of a series of homes designed by Marica McKeel of Studio MM, pllc and built by Hank Starr, Builder LLC in Kerhonkson. I happened to know the area after spending time at a clients home for the past few months, which happened to be down the corner and around the bend (so to speak).

After the jump, more about Kerhonkson, and the minimal, modern, sleek mountain home built there. Read the rest of this entry »

Friday Fancy: A Balmville Masterpiece, Reduced

We last checked this place out in August of 2011, when it was for sale for $799,000, with different photographs than they have in the current listing (a change in brokers since then). It’s an  updated 1860 Colonial in Balmville, with river views, five acres, a caretaker cottage that serves as a rental property. Taxes are painful, in the $20,000 range. It had already been reduced $76,000 then, and it’s now $750,00.

The stats: four beds, 3.5 baths, seven fireplaces.

78 Balmville Road, Newburgh (BHG) GMAP

Category: $750000 to $1 million, Newburgh, Orange County, Real Estate Porn, Rural

By: lisa | 7 December 2012 11:00 AM | No Comments

Friday Fancy: Hillsdale Contemporary, $1.3 Mill

If you’re looking for luxury and eco-friendliness, perhaps this copper-clad contemporary will interest you. It has lots of fireplaces, a 30-foot-long bookshelf, angled skylights. Four beds, three baths and 2,600 square feet.

 

871 Pumpkin Hill Rd Hillsdale, NY. Sotheby’s. GMAP.

Tell ‘em Upstater sent you.

Category: Columbia County, Hillsdale, More than a mill, Real Estate Porn, Rural

By: upstater | 9 November 2012 10:00 AM | No Comments

Friday Fancy: Willow Solar on 183 acres, $2,550,000

Hankering to live completely off the grid? For the rock-bottom price of just $2.5 million, you could do just exactly that in this completely solar-powered house on nearly 200 acres in Willow (Ulster County). It’s not dazzling on the outside, but the inside is something to behold. So…Behold!

The house’s surroundings are as gorgeous as you’d expect: Rolling meadows, tons of forests, views, streams. Looks like there are a couple of solar-powered guest houses/outbuildings, too.

So what are we thinking? Spiritual retreat? Yoga center? Commune? Or simply a place to go and live in Hermann Hesse-like isolation while you sit and count your billions of the dollars? Which would you choose? We’re going with that last one.

220 Jessop Road, Willow (Westwood Metes & Bounds) GMAP
Asking Price: $2,550,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 1.5
Square Feet: 2685
Year Built: 1999
Land: 183.12 acres
Taxes: $25,368
Features: Solar powered, bordered by state land.

Category: More than a mill, Real Estate Porn, Rural, Ulster County, upstate new york, Willow

By: kandyharris | 26 October 2012 11:04 AM | No Comments