• 2 Bedrooms / 1 bathroom
• Large studio space and sleeping loft
• Seasonal but winterized (heated by wood stove)
• Square feet: 1,112 house, 350 garage
• Acres: .38
• Built: 1930
• Renovated: 2011-2014
• Large wood deck
• Heat: Jotul wood stove
• Hot water: Electric
• Siding: Wood
• Drilled well (new pump 2018)
• PN Security System
• Cell: Yes
• Internet/TV: Cable & Satellite
• Town: Bethel
• County: Sullivan
• Tax Map: 41.-25-21 and 43.-7-1
• Taxes: Town/Co. $1,611; School $2,538
• Listing price: $180,000
The private hamlet of Smallwood is a treasure trove of vintage log cabins, some in their original form; some - like this very special one - tastefully renovated and expanded into a chic, modern cabin. Situated at the end of a private road, and perched adjacent to 55 acres of open, green space, this two-parcel lot has an unobstructed view of lovely and long-ranging, color-soaked woods.
The current owners purchased the cabin and adjacent structure in 2011, and oversaw a gut renovation which built two large artist/office studios, as well as improvements to all of the house's core functionalities. Although a relatively small footprint, the organic layout inside makes it feel spacious and airy. The front door is flanked on the left by the bathroom and a small closet with a stacked washer and dryer, and to the right is a medium-sized bedroom. Along that same line of the back wall of the house is the second bedroom. The living/dining space is anchored by a wood stove, and the ceiling is opened up to full gabled height, with skylights added for maximum light. Above both bedrooms is a sweet sleeping/guest loft, accessed by a custom built ladder.
The kitchen is minimalist - white, wood and glass - with a side door that leads out to the deck space. Behind the kitchen is a bonus studio room added in 2014 - which could easily convert into another living room or a master bedroom. There’s also enough room in this space to add another bath.
Outdoors is literally within reach from everywhere, as there are multiple doors leading to the deck and big yard, and ample skylights and big picture windows to capture the serene view westward. The interior walls are bright and cheerful, and it’s remarkable how much light there is, even on an overcast day. Outdoor amenities include an expansive green lawn, a fire pit and two new, well-constructed sheds. There is also a fully renovated 350 square foot studio space in a separate building - with two distinct rooms in case you want to set up dual studios.
In 2014, the house was re-clad in a cedar-stained rough-sawn pine, and at the same time, its oversized deck was rebuilt and outfitted with a modern railing installation. The cedar color gives the house a nice pop, but still blends naturally into the wood’s seasonal palette. The adjacent studio structure is painted a neutral gray and clad with a the same metal roofing as the cabin.
All systems have been upgraded since 2011, some as early as last year, and include new plumbing, new well pump, upgraded electrical, new metal roofing, new water heater and water tank, spray foam insulation top and bottom, plus added site drainage all around the house and a fully vapor-lined crawlspace. While this seasonal cabin relies on a newly installed Jotul wood stove a primary heat source, the owners have maintained the property as both year-around as well as 3-season. To this point, the plumbing system has been designed for quick and easy winter vacancy if new owners plan to use the cabin as a second home, allowing for simple draining of the pipes. Additionally, an electric heat pump system would be an ideal addition as there is both ample wall space in the second bedroom as well as electric panel capacity.
Smallwood itself has two optional memberships available: The Lake (non-motor) allows boat parking and beach access for $150 year, and the house comes with a vintage canoe docked lakeside. The Club at Smallwood offers a heated pool and clubhouse membership for $325 per adult (kids under 12 are free). Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center is 5 minutes away. The river towns of Narrowsburg and Callicoon are each a 25 minute drive featuring burgeoning restaurant and cultural scenes.
PRICE REDUCED - PLEASE NOTE: While both well and septic have inspected in good condition with no functional issues, the current well to septic distance is not to code due to distance apart. An alternative system may be installed, or town may grant a variance. Additionally, during survey, a property line issue surfaced that the seller is actively resolving. Price has been reduced to reflect these issues.