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5 BD / 6 BA / 2 Half BA
+/- 11,032 sf
2 BD / 1BA
+/- 2,500 sf
Built (orig.): 1950
Lot Size: +/-12.5 acres
SOLD! Located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountain range, this impressive estate sits on +/-12.5 acres of lush, green land in Ulster County, New York. Overlooking the Ashokan Reservoir (which gives the house its name and New York City its drinking water), the Property is handsomely built, with a stone exterior, copper roof and many terraces and balconies from with to enjoy the idyllic view of water, mountains and sky. Although private and serene, the Property is only 2.5 miles from the center of Woodstock, and only 90 miles north of New York City.
Offering 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths in its 11,000 sf, Ashokan House is built for entertaining, but nonetheless retains the charm of a family home. A long drive winds through the mature pine trees past a charming structure currently in use as a fitness center – also perfect for use as an artist’s studio. It ends in front of the main residence, which is set alongside an elegant carriage house. With 6 garage bays and an upper-level, 2 bedroom apartment complete with 1 full bath, kitchen, great room, office, the carriage house is ideal for long-term guests or multi-generational family living. A wrought-iron spiral staircase leads from the main living areas of the carriage house to an observation tower with magical views of the surrounding landscape.
Adjacent to the carriage house and motor court, the graceful main residence is set against a backdrop of trees. A lovely covered porch leads to the main entry, which opens into an exquisite great room with soaring 14-ft ceilings, beautiful fireplaces, and elegant woodworking. This space houses living, dining, and recreation areas, and is warmed by the rich woods of the floor and brightened by a multitude of picture windows and French doors that bring the outdoors in. There are two kitchens, one for family use and another with professional-grade, stainless-steel appliances perfect for catering galas or charity events (the Property has even hosted weddings on-site). A cozy breakfast room adjoins the family kitchen, and is ideal for casual meals.
Bedrooms in the west wing of the home include a garden room with private entry and porch and a guest wing with many lavish amenities, including a sitting area, office, spa-like bath, and sauna, as well as access to a spacious terrace with breathtaking views. There is also a classic, mahogany-paneled library with its own impressive vistas.
A beautiful wooden staircase connects the main and upper living levels, and leads into the east wing through a sun-drenched atrium. Adjacent to the atrium (which is currently used as a sitting room) are three additional bedroom suites – including a truly opulent master bedroom with a cherry-paneled sitting room, two fireplaces, large closets, and a private terrace. An impressive, all white master bath offers many places to relax, from the sunken jetted tub to the sauna.
Outdoors, the lush landscaping and lovely views can be enjoyed from paths that cross the property, a charming gazebo, or the many Vermont slate terraces. The 50-mile vistas overlook the Shawangunk Mountains and the highest peaks of the Catskills, including Mohonk and Slide Mountains.
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