This 10-Acre Hudson Valley Property is Absolutely Idyllic
by Lisa Levin
We’re just a little biased toward life in New York’s Hudson Valley, not just because Elizabeth, our founder, lives there! Just up the river from New York City, this is one of the prettiest places in America, and Lisa is ready to take you on a tour of the area’s most incredible old houses.
I absolutely love historic homes, but often, my favorite part of a historic home is the property on which it is set. The house can tell a great story, but the property completes the picture. With ten gorgeous acres included in this fantastic Woodstock, New York property, I would happily get lost among its ancient trees and lush surroundings! Country retreat indeed! With porches and terraces just perfect for lazing around, this c.1800 farmhouse property on historic Cooper Lake Road radiates simple elegance.
Before venturing inside, I’m instantly drawn to the c.1700s stone smoke house sitting by the pool… what a perfect repurposing of this classic stone building! Each piece of this pristine property is delightful, from a fountain and koi pond guarded by a stone lion to a relaxing brick patio beneath a stunning pergola to the original barn. And let’s not forget about the perennial gardens, open fields and mountain views! Crossing over the “rocking chair front porch,” amidst all of the tasteful updates, the home still features rooms with original blown glass windows and wide plank floors are evident throughout. And how great it is that the kitchen cabinets are hand-made using wood from trees that once grew on the property! Located just minutes from the center of Woodstock, this property is the perfect spot from which you can explore all of the music, arts, culture, history and outdoor recreation that this charming town has to offer.
136 Cooper Lake Rd, Woodstock, NY
Asking price: $1,098,000
Lot size: 10 acres
This beloved home is sited on over 10 magical acres on Woodstock’s finest country road. This estate quality property has everything you can dream of in a perfect country retreat, including acres of fields, pastoral mountain views, inground pool and pool house, antique barn, stone walls and perennial gardens. The massive maple tree and rocking chair front porch greet you as you enter the immaculately maintained and upgraded 1800s center hall Colonial. Abundant original details are paired with modern amenities and systems throughout. The spacious living and dining rooms each have cozy fireplaces, built-ins and original blown glass windows. The open plan kitchen and sun filled family room are the heart of the home, with Viking stove, double wall ovens, Bosch dishwasher and granite counters. The kitchen cabinets were hand crafted by a local woodworker from wood grown on the property. There’s a separate office and even a working greenhouse with heat, water, fans and operable windows. The master suite charms with its own deck, garden views, walk in closet and a custom modern bath. The three additional bedrooms each have their own character, and share a spacious bath with hand painted Mexican tile and whirlpool tub. A sunroom leads out to the bluestone terrace, overlooking the classic, easy care perennial gardens and pool. Stone pathways wind through the herb garden, mini koi pond and pergola. The gardens are protected with electric deer fencing. The 20 x 40 concrete pool has an original 1700s stone smoke house used as a changing room and bar area, complete with sink. The barn can fit 5 cars, or farm animals and equipment, and has loft storage space. This is one of the oldest original farmhouses on Cooper Lake Rd, with many ancient trees and mature plantings, and the only Jonathan apple tree left standing. The preeminent location offers an easy drive to all the culture, restaurants and shopping Woodstock has to offer, a lovely walk or bike ride to Cooper Lake, and a short drive to area hiking and ski slopes. 10 acres includes gorgeous adjacent 4.25 acre vacant parcel which is also accessible from Rose Lane. Neighboring home may also be available for sale.
View the full listing at H. H. Hill Realty Services, Inc.
AUTHOR LISA LEVIN
Lisa lives in Montebello, New York, located in the Lower Hudson Valley just north of New York City, where she chairs the village’s Historic Preservation Commission. She earned a BA in History from Middlebury College, an MBA from Emory University and a MA in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Schooled in the art of historic plaque reading from an early age, she enjoys a healthy obsession with exploring historic houses and destinations.