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Location: East Meredith, New York
For New York City dwellers who have toyed with the idea of buying a "second home," i.e., a house in the country, as their first home, here’s a secluded mountain getaway—asking price: $825,000—in the Catskills that will have you seriously considering just going for it.
Designed by business partners Julian Peploe and David Ryan of Stone and Sawyer, a lighting company, the three-bedroom, 2,180-square-foot center-hall colonial sits on over 86 acres of lush, secluded grounds, which include a ground-in pool, organic garden beds, and a chicken coop. Panoramic views of the Catskills, plus a mile-long walking trail and a bluestone wraparound walkway and patio just off the kitchen afford ample—not to mention, stunning—outdoor access.
But it’s the accessory buildings that make this property a true artist’s retreat: A 936-square-foot open plan artist’s studio, a Greek-Revival Style 384-square-foot insulated workshop, and a garden shed provide not only generous working space, but leisure opportunities as well.
Inside, the traditional wooden home features wide-plank hickory wood flooring, crown molding, sections of ship-lap paneled walls, a modern kitchen, subway-tiled bathrooms, and a finished basement.
Take a look below. It’s only a three-hour drive from Manhattan, so what are you waiting for?