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All photos by Michel Arnaus courtesy of Halstead Property.
Location: Catskill, New York
The woodlands of upstate New York seem full of architectural pleasant-surprises—Angelina Jolie's childhood home, an architect's own Midcentury time capsule, and now, a hidden stone retreat channeling Colonial India? Conceived by Alleyne Ireland, British traveler and author on various British colonies, the 1920-built home was, per the listing, named "Little Darjeeling," a reference to Darjeeling, India, a town in the Himalayan foothills that served as a glamorous summer resort for the British Raj.
The 2,700-square-foot home, embodying an understated luxe feel, features interiors restored and renovated by Stephen Shadley, a NYC-based designer who has worked on homes for Jennifer Aniston and Diane Keaton. Throughout the house, screened porches are the name of the game, and excellent gateways to 32 verdant acres surrounding the property and far-reaching mountain views.