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Rolls Royce Rustic:
Roll Over Thoreau…and Tell John Burroughs the News
The Mountain Peaks Retreat
This Catskills Mountaintop Cabin is an Alchemical Marriage of Modern Design and Rustic yet Elegant Styling. It is the dream project of the owner-architect and his wife, a premier interior designer, totally transforming a rough hunting camp into a sophisticated and modern Mountain Peaks Retreat on 58 mountain top acres with stunning vistas.
The very finest materials and finishes were brought to life in this cabin: The Hudson Company supplied the White Oak paneling used throughout the house and the Kitchen Floor which is beautifully textured Endgrain Solid Oak Blocks; Appliances from Fisher & Paykel, Bathroom fixtures from Waterworks and Custom Lighting both Vintage and from BDDW.
Ample expanses of glass windows in the bedrooms and living room take full advantage of the home’s Stone Ledge Setting with views across the distant mountain range. The Open-Plan Kitchen-Living-Dining Room was designed for Cozy Social Interaction and features polished white marble countertops and breakfast bar and custom maple kitchen cabinets painted a cool ‘Raccoon Fur’ gray. The Moreso 1410 Woodstove on the large 2-inch native bluestone slab keeps the home cozy on cool nights. The Living Room opens out onto the large covered porch lounge and cascading sets of decking down to the impressive stone ledge terrace and the sculptural rusted sheet-steel teepee camp-fireplace. There’s the bonus of a chic cedar outdoor shower on the side deck.
Glorious Picture Window Views from the 2 finely styled upstairs bedrooms provide breathtaking mountain panoramas and a delightful morning coffee deck is just the perfect way to begin the day. The upstairs bath is a study in Cabin-Spa Aesthetics with its calming Weathered Barn Board Paneling surrounding a large Claw-foot Soaking Tub and a spacious Marble Tiled Shower Room.
A separate and stunning 572 sq ft guest-house/studio-office with full bath is just steps away. It’s the post-modern little sister to the cabin with its all-glass garage door turning the sitting room into a big veranda like room.
This cabin has a highly efficient infrastructure of superior insulation, a .26 KW rooftop solar array with battery storage supplements the 200 amp electric, two high performance water heaters; advanced water filtraton and purification systems and a new watershed septic system.
This totally private cabin is perched on a rock ledge atop Cowan Mountain with some of the finest undisturbed Western views in the region. The 58 acres offers wilderness trails and vistas perfect for hiking, bird-watching, trail-riding on horseback or ATVs and big game hunting. Located a half mile up a shared maintenance private road the setting is perfect rustication yet only a few minutes to Belleayre and Plattekill Ski Areas and other recreation close-by. Great dining and shopping is also nearby in the charming villages of Roxbury, Hobart and Stamford.