72 Plochmann Ln, Woodstock
Beds/Baths: 3 Beds, 2 baths
Square footage: 1,937
Lot size: 7 acres
Year built: 1918
School district: Onteora Central
Estimated taxes: $14,813
What better place to take a load off than the one-time property of late legendary musician Levon Helm? Best known as the drummer and singer in classic rock group The Band, Helm owned a house rich in history and rife with character. Although this is not the site of Levon Helm Studios (which resides at 160 Plochmann Lane in Woodstock), it was once owned by the Hudson Valley artist.
The residence, designed in 1918 by notable philosophy professor George Kimball Plochmann Sr., was created with Plochmann’s family in mind: Bright and airy to accommodate his wife’s passion for painting, with structural acoustics to please his son’s love of chamber music. Many original details are still intact, including post-and-beam architecture sweeping over a tall stone fireplace in the great room, and the simplicity of arts-and-crafts accents and wooden cabinetry throughout. Though only about a mile away from the bustling village, the Woodstock home is sited on seven quiet acres of privacy, on which there are three individual buildings, including a garage and small barn.