25 Maple Avenue, Milton NY - Luxury Upstate Waterfront Real Estate For Sale
Marlborough just may be the sleeper hit of the Hudson Valley. While nearby towns like Kingston, Newburgh, New Paltz and Highland are being “mentioned”, “instagrammed” and blogged about constantly, Marlborough sits quietly next to the river keeping its’ secrets. It’s convenient to the city, and close to a host of fun activities and great restaurants. But still it goes unnoticed by the masses!
of the secrets Marlborough is keeping is a knock-you-down stunning lake house escape in the Hamlet of Milton. You might expect luxury homes with Hudson River views from Marlborough. That makes sense! But a luxury lake house accessed by a long, gated drive off an unassuming residential street? Waterfront that is not on the River? This is a surprise!
When you pull up to the house you are greeted by a warm and welcoming front entrance with lovely landscaping. It’s quite nice, but the front façade holds this homes real secrets to the moment of truth. The dramatic rock outcropping in front is the one telltale tip-off that there is so much more in store.
Step into the front entrance; this is the threshold to surprise. The entry hall has a double-sided fireplace that warms your entrée and opens on the other side to the gorgeous living room with 2 story windows that overlook the magical wonderland on the other side. A gunite pool sits amidst a gorgeous bluestone terrace. Stonework of this quality and beauty is a true rarity. Beyond the pool is the lake. A lake that is perfect for boating and fishing for pickerel, bass and sunfish and for ice skating when it gets cold enough. The property has its own boathouse for convenient storage of equipment; you can hop on and off the water easily anytime. The lake also serves as the habitat for abundant nature: egrets, blue heron, bald eagles, fox, deer and a host of other animals make their homes here. Walk the properties’ trails to the other side of the lake or watch the parade from the terrace, the covered porch, the gazebo, the 2nd floor balcony, or even from the living room.
The custom design of this Lindal Cedar Contemporary post and beam home succeeds in being the perfect match for the setting. Its’ soaring open space, walls of glass, warm wood & natural stone provide a sense of comfort and connectivity to the land. The open floor plan of the living room with a 2 story field stone fireplace, the dining area, the gourmet kitchen and the 2nd floor sitting area is so beautifully finished that it is a feast for the eyes. No expense was sparred. The tile in the 5 bathrooms was imported from England and is, without exception, absolutely stunning. There’s space for all with two bedrooms on the main level and three on the upper level plus a perfect caretaker space or guest wing on the second floor with a separate entry. Amazingly, at 5,240 square feet this home achieves something large homes rarely do, a feeling of connectedness. It is the perfect place for a large number of people to spend “quality time” together without feeling cramped.
In homage to it’s natural surroundings this house was built “green” from the ground up with environmental preservation & healthy living in mind using sustainable & Eco friendly materials including Geo thermal heating and cooling that originates beneath the lake. It’s a truly innovative design that provides total energy savings.
If you want to venture out, you are within walking distance to the quaint hamlet of Milton with a library, day spa, bakery, deli and restaurants. Take a stroll down to the revived historic train station on the Hudson Waterfront. Nearby activities include Walkway Over the Hudson, hiking and climbing at nearby Mohonk Preserve, boating on the Hudson & dining at wonderful restaurants on both sides of the river. Getting to 25 Maple Avenue in Milton is easy too, located 90 minutes from Manhattan by car or train; Metro North (Poughkeepsie or Beacon) and NYS Thruway exit 18 are minutes away.
Get in on the secret of Marlborough before it becomes the next hot thing.
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