Address: 154 S Quaker Hill Rd, Patterson
Description: Move to this idyllic retreat in eastern Putnam County, where an estate equipped with ornate stonework and breathtaking Hudson Valley views awaits. Cathedral ceilings and granite accents elevate the interior, while a lavish wrap-around porch and cedar shake siding create a charming outdoor atmosphere.
Nestled on a hillside in Patterson, this Putnam County property offers enviable panoramic views. A little over 2,800 sq ft of space is perfect for families, and the detached two-car garage is attractive for working couples. Host summer cookouts on the patio and gaze out at colorful foliage in the fall from the home’s 360 degrees of sweeping vistas.
The two levels open up the dwelling and add a ton of character and charm. A sliding glass door just off the patio reveals one of several cozy living spaces, equipped with a small dining table ideal for quick breakfasts and informal lunches. Hardwood flooring and wooden embellishments (like several sets of French doors) enhance the home’s rustic characteristics. People often move to the Hudson Valley seeking carefree countryside living, and they can find it here in Putnam County.
Just to the right stands another living room, this one ideal for chilly winter nights. Vaulted ceilings and wood beams evoke feelings of ski lodges and alpine vacation homes — not surprising considering the residence’s proximity to Thunder Ridge Ski Area and several other winter destinations in the Hudson Valley. After long days of snowshoeing around the property or tubing down nearby mountains, cozy up next to a roaring fire. The massive stone fireplace is a unique element.
Down the hall, find a cute yet spacious kitchen. Home chefs will be in heaven with the gas stovetop, double oven, range hood, and central island. Prep space is abundant, and the dining room is always in sight, making it a cinch to prepare meals for family members or houseguests. Enjoy the chic look of sleek granite countertops in a captivating galaxy black.
The dining room has a classic, elegant feel. Blending brown woods with deep shades of maroon creates an intimate meal-sharing experience. Lots of natural light pouring into the room and bouncing off of a wall mirror bring some of those beautiful outdoor elements inside.
There’s a full bathroom on the first level that accompanies two moderately-sized bedrooms, but the best part is on the second level. The bliss continues up a flight of wooden stairs into a stunning full bathroom just off the master suite. Gaze out the window for hours while soaking in a luxurious Whirlpool tub.
The master suite has all the makings of a permanent vacation. Comfortable carpeting, a roomy bed, plenty of windows, and sliding doors that lead to a private balcony transport you to the good life. One step through those doors reveals a personal oasis in Putnam County. It doesn’t get much better than enjoying a cup of coffee overlooking the pool on warm, sunny days.
The backyard is a private paradise. Elaborate mosaic stonework and a wide variety of well-manicured plants turn the home into a resort. After a dip in the kidney-shaped inground swimming pool, relax in the shade of an umbrella and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Walking along the limestone path will never get old at this gorgeous property, which at times feels more like a resort than a Putnam County home.
Asking price: $775,000
Selling points: The colonial-style home at 154 S Quaker Hill Rd in Patterson has a little bit of everything. Privacy is abundant here, with a triangular perimeter lined with trees. Panoramic views are enhanced by this wealth of vegetation, destined to take on a myriad of colors in the autumn months. Residents of this four-season escape will have access to an incredible pool area and tons of space for outdoor activities. Fahnestock State Park, Thunder Ridge Ski Area, and the scenic town of Carmel are all just a short drive away. The Carmel Central School District is the best in Putnam County, according to Niche’s rankings, making it ideal for young families.
Listing agents: Claudia Jiskra, Brian McGrath; McGrath Realty Inc.