Big Sky Waterfront In The Northeast
It’s time to get a little deep about our real estate.
“And this, our life exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.”
- William Shakespeare
I love the Northeastern part of America. Quaint towns, deep forests, mossy mountain paths. No matter where you go (exclusive of the coast), it feels cozy. I love the Western part of the country too, for one reason. The expansive landscapes. When you stand amid a completely open landscape where miles of wide-open nature confront you, you realize your place in the world, your “self” adjusts to the proper proportions. Sometimes you’ve gotten a little trumped up - the view will shrink you down. Sometimes you’ve shrunk - that same landscape will expand you. What a relief to be properly proportioned; it helps you find “good in everything”. A landscape like that can get you to a peaceful place in an instant. That sort of peace is otherwise achieved only through hours of meditation and/or yoga practice. I like yoga. I love instant bliss.
So what do you do if you’re a peace-inducing, big-sky-vista-loving Northeasterner who can’t hop on a plane to Colorado or Utah on a weekly basis? You buy this property. Expansive views of a lake, fields, hills, and sky are included. The type of views that you’d find out west, just so much closer to home. Problem solved. Bliss acquired.
187 South Gilboa Road in Gilboa may not be as close to the city as some of the properties we have available, but it’s a whole lot closer than Colorado! Here are some great things about its location:
- If you live in Albany or Schenectady this is the perfect place for you to call home as it’s just a 1 hour commute to either.
- If you’re an avid skier this is the sweet spot. It’s within ½ hour of Windham Mountain, Hunter Mountain, Belleayre and Plattekill.
- If you’re an avid hiker, cyclist, trail runner, or you have horses, this is an awesome place to be. The house is directly across the street from access to the Catskill Scenic trail. 26 miles of “Rails to Trails” that take you from Schoharie County down through Deleware County.
- If you’re a beer snob, it’s right near the Schoharie County Beverage Trail. Bottoms up.
Honestly, once you see this property, every thought of relative convenience is going to fly out of your head. You’ll stand on the huge (1100 sqft) deck, staring out at the 360° big sky vista, receiving your peace, and you’ll never want to be anywhere else.
The gorgeous Alta Log Home is sited on over 6 acres with lake frontage on a 26 acre lake. There are no motorized boats allowed on the lake to preserve the tranquility - but fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, paddle boating, and diving in are all encouraged by the lake association which also maintains a large common picnic area which members can use for gatherings. If you truly feel the need for speed you can launch your powerboat at nearby Mine Kill Park. Additional protection of your peacefulness is provided by the the 2 acre buildable lot that is included with this property. Keep it undeveloped, build another home for investment or personal use and you choose the appearance of your neighbor’s home.
The inside of this house is peaceful as well. The beautiful log interior, two story wall of windows, stone fireplace and gourmet kitchen with a huge bar-height countertop that seats plenty of company for the cook, will keep you comfortable and connected to the natural surroundings. Radiant heat keeps you cozy in the winter. 4 bedrooms and 4 baths provide plenty of sleeping room.
If you want to share your escape with all your friends and family, this house has huge potential for entertaining. Besides the open floor plan and fabulous kitchen, the walkout basement could be completely finished (sheetrock and finished bathroom already in place) to become more sleeping space, a game room, media room, gym or any combination of these. There’s also a large bonus room that’s accessed from a separate entrance at the front of the house. It opens on the other side to the deck. Off the deck there’s an entry to one of the bathrooms. You could have a huge party in the bonus room and on the deck without guests ever setting foot in the main part of the house! This is perfect if some of your crew loves a party, and some of your crew loves privacy.
187 South Gilboa Road is the place to find your bliss close to home. Find it quick, before someone else does.
4 Bedrooms, 4.00 Bathrooms
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Listing courtesy of Samantha Clark, Coldwell Banker Village Green - Windham
Amy Wallace - Marketing