• 2 bedrooms, 1.25 bath
• 53 acres
• Year built: Original portion 1975
• Square footage: 1,360
• Heat: Electric baseboard, 2 fireplaces, wood stove, propane heater
• Attached 1 car garage
• New shingle roof 2014
• New well drilled 2010, original well remains
• New septic early 2000s
• County: Ulster
• Township: Denning
• School District: Tri-Valley
• Taxes: School - $5,360 Town/Co. - $2,975
• Listing Price: $249,000 Sold
The area around the Rondout Creek, which skirts the base of Peekamoose mountain, provided an appealing setting for the person who build the modest original cabin with fireplace that was part of the property when the current owners purchased it in the 1960s. Around 1975 they tripled the space, including a Great Room with towering windows, a second fireplace and loft; spacious, sun-drenched kitchen; workshop and one car garage.
The dynamic fifty-three acres includes a lengthy stretch of the creek, where the gin clear waters tumble over rocks on their way to the Rondout Reservoir, one source of New York City's drinking water. Dramatic rock outcroppings and cliffs abound in the woodland behind the house, making for fun climbing terrain for the youthful set. For longer hikes, New York State offers a number of trails further along the Peekamoose Rd. The area is prized for its waterfalls, one particularly dramatic (see our video on this page), while many folks visit for the pleasure of plunging into the frigid waters of Blue Hole, an incredibly picturesque Catskills spot, just a couple miles from the house.
On entering the house, there is a foyer with a substantial wood stove, and large windows on both sides of the room, which acts as a connection point from the "old cabin" and the portion added in the '70s. The former cabin portion has a bedroom, a full bath (with tub/shower) and the room that was presumably once the living room, which has a fireplace, is now considered the master. Within the master is a small room with toilet and sink.
To the left of the foyer one can turn toward the bright, eat-in kitchen or to the Great Room with its 1.5 story windows and brick fireplace which reaches up to the ceiling. Beyond these rooms is a large workshop and then a one car garage. Around back there's a barbecue grill made of local river rock for great evenings dining outside, with the calming sounds of the creek in the background.