Location: 21 Cragswood Rd, New Paltz
Description: A hidden gem in New Paltz, this traditional Hudson Valley home offers the best of city and country living. It boasts 15 acres of private, wooded property and comes with both an inground pool and a natural spring-fed pond.
The house itself is a magnificent forever home for couples and families alike. With four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and close to 4,000 square feet of living space, it’s an ideal place for residents to live and grow. Through the main double doors, a harmony of English charm and European elegance awaits. In the kitchen, for instance, a circular breakfast room overlooks a small garden.
To the side of it, a wet bar stands primed for dinner parties and evening cocktails. For get-togethers and nights in, residents can retreat to the family room and circle around the brick walled fireplace made with a hand-carved limestone mantel from Lucca, Italy.
On the second floor, the master bedroom suite plays host to creature comforts like a fireplace, private deck, and en suite bath with Turkish marble floors and a steam shower. There are three additional bedrooms on this floor as well, making the home a comfortable one for children and guests.
The exterior of the abode, meanwhile, is a dream for entertaining. With a Belgian block walkway to the pool, covered porch, stone patio, and fire pit, the property is a wonderful place to savor the golden hours of spring afternoons and autumn evenings in the Hudson Valley.
Asking price: $999,000, reduced by $196,000
Selling points: While 21 Cragswood may feel like a world away from the Hudson Valley, it’s only a seven-minute drive to New Paltz, where a wealth of restaurants and shops await. For nature lovers, the home is also quite close to Mohonk Preserve and the rail trail. In season, the Ulster County Fairgrounds nearby host a slew of festivals and community fun.