Photos courtesy of Janet Bender McErlean
Tucked away in scenic Putnam County, this mid-century modern home offers panoramic patio views, an open design, and four bedrooms.
Address: 211 Couch Rd, Patterson
Description: Location is everything when it comes to finding the perfect home. In the Hudson Valley, it’s even more essential.
At the mid-century modern on 211 Couch Rd in Patterson, residents are in the perfect location for jaunts in nearly every direction. Just 10 minutes north sits the Town of Pawling, perfect for quiet day trips and tons of music. You can drive to the charming Village of Brewster in less than 15 minutes, and Westchester County is a very manageable drive away.
However, nothing quite beats the experience at home. This 1970s work of art features an open design on the main living floor. It’s the perfect balance between swanky retro elements and sleek understated décor. Of course, the property’s striking exterior owes its uniqueness to a master architect.
Myron Goldfinger designed the space in 1977. Goldfinger studied architectural trends along the Mediterranean in his publication Villages of the Sun. He’s no stranger to vacation properties, having constructed the Altamer and Cove Castles resorts in Anguilla, a Caribbean island destination. However, his work in Long Island garnered the most public attention. Do you remember Leonardo DiCaprio’s stunning Long Island home in Wolf of Wall Street? Goldfinger designed it.
Find the luxury of elegant design in the rustic environment of Putnam Valley’s rolling hills. Nearly every inch of the home presents a vantage point overlooking breathtaking Hudson Valley vistas. From the outside of the home, giant windows add to the complex façade. Inside, those panes provide a never-ending supply of natural light and dazzling views.
Enjoy early mornings on the porch, which sits just off the master bedroom. Relax on the spacious wooden patio, and take in the majesty of the seasons. This area is especially right for entertaining. From esoteric dinner parties to relaxed summer barbecues, this could be the most versatile portion of the house. Only the chill of winter will drive you inside.
Speaking of cold weather, did we mention the fireplace? Residents and guests will surely gather around the living room’s distinctively modern fireplace for cozy evenings. In addition, electric baseboard heating will keep you toasty through the bitterest winters. Above all, the Putnam abode offers a comforting space. The sunken living room is one of the home’s standout talking points. In addition, floor-to-ceiling glass and cathedral ceilings open up the space. Any home design aficionado will appreciate the beautiful tiling as well.
Next, the kitchen wows with functionality, since residents can use two wooden countertops. One is a freestanding island and the other is a curved counter which comes equipped with a stovetop, dishwasher, and sink. There’s also a dining area attached, so owners can dine in front of the lush gardens, separated from the interior only by gorgeous gliding patio doors.
Lofted entertainment rooms and home office nooks provide additional multipurpose space. Of course, one of the four bedrooms could be converted into a full-blown work-from-home office, a personal gym, or anything else one could imagine. The master bedroom delights with a walk-out porch. Families with younger children will find the trundle bed setup adorable and space-saving. Whether you’re housing overnight guests or growing kids, the 1,937 sq ft will come in handy.
Asking price: $650,000
Selling points: This four-bedroom, two-bathroom estate boasts views for days and tons of elegance. First, the unique exterior is quite easy on the eyes, especially against the backdrop of mountains, gardens, and a pristine lake. Second, the property’s nine acres are bordered by Putnam Land Conservancy trails. In addition to plenty of hikes within walking distance, this guarantees absolute privacy. Third, spacious patios, a walk-out porch, and verdant yards grant breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley.
Under a half hour from major shopping and dining destinations like Cold Spring, Pawling, Brewster, and upper Westchester, this home is the ideal basecamp for exploring the region.
Listing agent: Janet Bender McErlean, Houlihan Lawrence