• Acreage: .27
• 3 Bedrooms / 2 bathrooms
• Built: 1851, renovated 2012, 2014-15
• Square feet: 1,396
• Wood stove
• Heat: Radiant (hot water) on ground floor, hot water baseboard upstairs
• Fuel: Propane
• Hot water: On-demand boiler
• Siding: Clapboard
• Drilled well
• Internet: Spectrum/cable
• Cell: Yes
• Flood zone: Yes
• Town: Saugerties
• County: Ulster
• Tax Map: 8.3-5-25
• Taxes: Town/Co. $2,810; School $4,459
• Listing price: $359,000
The renovation of 34 Blue Mountain elevated an already charming cottage to a truly stunning country escape. Built in 1851, the property blends just the right proportions of original details with clean-lines and natural light. Its design provides for the three bedrooms to occupy different parts of the house, a nice touch as far as privacy goes.
A pretty screened porch serves as the functional entrance to the house, leading inside to a small vestibule where boots and gear can be dropped before entering the kitchen. Custom cabinets, new appliances (including gas stove) and new marble counter tops were installed in 2014, as well as that divine farm sink. The built-in open shelving provides storage with style, allowing for the display of your favorite table ware. And there is plenty of additional enclosed cupboards and separate pantry to meet your needs.
The kitchen is semi-open to the dining room, with its picture window, high ceiling, and yes, antler chandelier, which the sellers are willing to leave. It just seems to suit the space. The blue staircase (as pictured) in the kitchen leads up to a bijou ante-room just outside the first of the three lovely bedrooms.
The living room is off the dining room, and features a wood stove — always a plus on a chilly evening. A staircase up to the master bedroom originates in this room, and the third bedroom is on the ground floor, just off the living room.
There are two shared bathrooms in the house. One with tiled, walk-in shower can be found just off of the kitchen in the hallway leading to the back door. A second full bathroom with clawfoot tub and rain shower is accessed through the living room.
This property is a corner lot in an appealing, quiet neighborhood, where the white picket fence serves as foil to the forsythia and lilacs in spring, and the perennials that bloom throughout the summer. A vine-covered pergola stands over the flagstone patio out back where grilling and al fresco dining and overall hanging-out take place. Behind the patio a barn and smaller outbuilding await creative repurposing, or simply serve as charming looking storage units. The lush lawn next to the house extends across to the neighbor's attractive home in the distance.
Across the street on one side, the Plattekill Creek flows, spilling into the gorgeous Saugerties Reservoir, which sprawls majestically across the road on another side. The owners have enjoyed swimming below the waterfall there, not to mention some spectacular sunsets. The changing light over the water, and its continual presence is a real bonus to living in this spot.
34 Blue Mountain has been a successful vacation rental through our sister company, Red Cottage Inc. Please inquire for more details about this.
During Hurricane Irene in 2011, waters from reservoirs north of the area were released, resulting in the Saugerties Reservoir across the street overflowing and causing some flooding in the house. The owner used the opportunity to renovate and upgrade, following the storm.