Location: 11 Sparkling Ridge Road, New Paltz
Description: This airy and bright custom contemporary sits right at the edge of a private stream-fed swimming pond. The 3,015-square-foot house has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and one partial bath. It sits on a 3.21-acre parcel, with the large pond fully inside the property boundaries. The house was designed by Chuck Silver (chucksilver.com) of Hudson River Design and built in 2006 by local builder Gary Schulte.
Architectural and design details include stone kitchen and vanity countertops; hardwood, bamboo and concrete floors; custom cabinets; cathedral ceilings; smart home technology; central air conditioning; a metal roof; and natural wood trim.
Large windows throughout bring in lots of natural light and offer terrific views of the pond and surrounding countryside. All of the rooms, even the lake-level bathroom, offer doors to the outside. The main level has a screened porch and large deck, and the upper level has a screened balcony. There are plenty of outdoor patio seating areas to enjoy the pond.
Asking price: $1.1 million
Selling points: The house sits near the border of the 7,500-acre Mohonk Preserve, in the shadow of the Shawangunk Ridge and just four miles from the heart of the happening village of New Paltz. You can walk down the road and into the Preserve or step out your bedroom door for a swim — or grab a kayak for a quick paddle around your pond.
Listing agent: Carol Garfinkel, Lawrence O’Toole Realty
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