Library Lane is a circa 1925 compound on a quiet road in the heart of Woodstock with an impeccably designed stone house and a Vervoordt-inspired guest cottage.
Built by the iconic Woodstock artist Paul Arndt as his home (the stone house) and his sprawling art studio (the cottage), this property is steeped in the history of the region’s most influential generation of artists. The expansive four-bedroom, two-bathroom stone house marries rich textures and refined materials with a minimalist calm intended to both soothe and inspire. It has been meticulously restored to bring modern sensibility that favors light and clean lines, a nod to nature, while preserving charming details such as exposed wood beams, classic Dutch doors, and the original wide plank pine floors.
Filled with French antiques, Belgian linens, natural woods, and an epic collection of photographs by the likes of Sally Mann, this home is a creative retreat inspired by travels to Spain, Portugal, Morocco, and The Netherlands. The palette is neutral—tans, browns, and whites—with striking hits of turquoise and mustard with Farrow and Ball paint throughout the house.
The living room has deep comfortable seating and a grand stone fireplace. The bedrooms are generously proportioned and furnished with inviting and comfortable furnishings. The light-filled office has a sizable desk and space to meet and work. The newly renovated master bathroom has a double-sized sink and a soaking tub. The kitchen, outfitted with top quality appliances, has Siberian elm kitchen counters that sit below a backsplash made from gorgeous Cle tiles, and an unlacquered brass Barber Wilson faucet graces the sink. Light streams through the original paned windows that each frame a tree and open like classic French doors.
Once Arndt’s painting studio, the cottage has an original stone fireplace fitted with a Stüb Belgian insert, soaring high ceilings, and wide pine floors, along with modern touches like skylights and a Venetian plastered bathroom by artist Anthony Chase. Creature comforts abound – George Smith sofas, oak sawhorse dining table, custom barn wood cabinetry stocked with Le Creuset cookware, Sabatier knives, a Nespresso coffeemaker, and a cold-pressed juicer and blender. The screened-in porch with its cathedral-style ceilings is a perfect spot to practice yoga, read, meditate, or simply take in the beauty of the Michael Trapp landscape-designed property. Equally restorative is a low EMF Sunlighten far-infrared sauna located on the porch.
Library Lane is a peaceful, quiet haven just a five-minute walk to downtown Woodstock, and near the area’s most beloved skiing, hiking, and wild swimming spots.
Updated on November 2, 2022 at 2:22 pm