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Wild $1.49M Catskills Retreat is Part Dome, Part Loft Chalet

Less than 2 hours from Manhattan and not far from skiing in the Catskills at Hunter Mountain, this eccentric 3-bedroom house combines two architectural styles for a look that's unique. It's a story of two houses, really, as the $1.49 million property contains both a sloping contemporary combined with a geodesic dome house in the style of Buckminster Fuller. The listing claims that this "architectural wonder" is known as "The Embrace", and the funky combo boasts 4 bathrooms and 3,300 square feet. In the contemporary wing, a lofted office complements loads of windows and a wood burning stove. Walk into the dome section of the house (via triangle door!) and you'll find more triangle windows, a kitchen, and a lovely pentagon skylight. Sitting on 1.73 acres of forest just five minutes from the quaint town of Woodstock, the listing also comes with a whimsical gazebo that looks out onto an open grassy area and two sculptures.

· 106 Mountain Laurel Lane Woodstock, NY [Village Green Realty]