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Fabulous Family Compound

MLS Listing #20173572 - click here

5-BR, 4-BA Mid-Century Modern with Heated Pool, Pool House, Studio, Walk to Woodstock. Just short walk from Woodstock and affectionately referred to as "the happy house" by family and friends, this sweet 5-bedroom mid-century modern home has been expanded and updated over the years to include many luxurious amenities, such as a saline heated lap pool with a bubbling spa and cascading waterfall, an expansive blue stone patio that wraps around the pool and includes a grilling area, outdoor dining table, and comfortable lounge seating.

The master bedroom suite encompasses the entire second floor of the main house and includes a breakfast bar, entertainment center, sitting area, private deck, and luxurious marble bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub for two, double sinks, walk-in shower and separate toilet room with a bidet.

Original features of the main house include a sunken living room with a wall of windows and a wood-burning fireplace, a solarium-style "music room" and an open floor plan that is further enhanced by interior picture windows that allow light to flow between the kitchen, dining area, and TV room. The TV room with a wood-burning stove opens onto a 3-season enclosed porch with walls of windows that overlook the pool and waterfall.

The fully-equipped kitchen is ideal for preparing meals which may be served at the breakfast bar, dining area (seats 10), porch or outdoor table. In addition to the master bedroom suite on the second floor, there are 3 bedrooms on the first floor of the main house. The third bedroom has a private bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, access to an attached office, and sliding glass doors that lead to the back yard.

The house has propane heating with 3 zones in the house and 1 in the pool/guest house. The separate pool house has a bedroom, full bathroom and living/dining/kitchenette with cathedral ceilings and 2 sets of sliding glass doors that open onto the pool area.

The detached studio is used as a ping/pong/entertainment room and has a full bath making it perfect for use as a studio for art or yoga, extended office space or home business. The house is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, and is ideally suited for families and friends to gather and relax (hence the name "happy house").

With such a variety of indoor/outdoor spaces to choose from (breezy porch, sunny music room, elegant living room, cozy TV room, private deck, cushioned outdoor furniture for lounging under umbrellas or in the sun, jetted 7' by 10' spa for soaking, or refreshing pool for swimming), it's easy to spread out and come together as you wish.

We suspect you will not want to leave the house once you get settled, but should you choose to explore the area, you can walk to the Village Green at the center of Woodstock, where you'll find galleries and boutiques, amazing restaurants and cafes, theaters and clubs. Or you can explore the surrounding Catskill Mountain Park, which is full of scenic drives and hiking trails and ski slopes. The Hudson Valley has artsy riverfront towns and historic mansions. NYC is just 2 hours south, and easily accessible by bus with daily service between Port Authority and the Woodstock Village Green (no car needed for guests from NYC!).

Joyce Beymer | Woodstock and Rhinebeck, NY | Ulster and Dutchess County
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