21 Cragswood Road, New Paltz
The Real Estate industry runs on imagination. “Imagine what this house could be if you only…”; “Imagine what this property will be worth in…”; “Imagine this backyard with a pool, a pond, a treehouse…”.
But, what if you’re the type of person who likes someone to deliver you the cake of your dreams, place it in front of you sparkling and perfect, so that you can have it, and then you can eat it too. What if you really just don’t want to “imagine”? Then you’re probably also the same type of person who will be elated when your real estate agent brings you to 21 Cragswood Road in New Paltz. Here, no imagination is required. This classy country home is already everything you could imagine and then some.
Hudson Valley Luxury Real Estate
Viewed from across a pond, 21 Cragswood Road reaches out to the classic and the contemporary within each of us. Classic architectural details like gabbled roof lines, a pillared covered entry, bay window roofs, and divided light windows combine in a fresh design that is at once comforting and invigorating. Even if you wanted to imagine, there’s really nowhere to go from here. It’s perfect as it is. The gardens too, leave nothing to fantasy; living archways, continuous bloom landscaping, Belgian block walkways that lead to the pool (yes, it has a slide), a covered porch, a stone patio and a fire pit. The level back lawn will accommodate large gatherings and play, and with 15.8 total acres, you don’t need to imagine that this is a private paradise – it is one.
Inside too, wish fulfillment awaits. In the areas where you want grandeur and space - the entry, the master bedroom and bathroom, and the kitchen – you have it. Light streams into the two-story entry, illuminating the custom-made red oak front door and its hand forged hardware crafted by a local artisanal blacksmith, as well as the beautiful, highly detailed staircase that takes you upstairs to the four bedrooms, a laundry room, and then on to the attic. The gourmet kitchen opens to a beautiful circular breakfast room with an arched wall of windows overlooking the kitchen garden. There’s a wet bar just off the kitchen for easy service in the formal dining room. The master bedroom and bath are impressive, with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, a private balcony, Venetian plaster, and a gorgeous tub with a setting you can’t even imagine.
In the areas where you want intimacy, you have it. There’s a cozy family room with a brick-walled fireplace and hand-carved limestone mantel from Lucca, Italy, built-in cherry cabinets, and French doors that open to the rear deck. The comfortable first-floor study/bedroom has an adjacent full bath, and just the right amount of gravitas for important work, or quiet contemplation. Every detail of the house has been fleshed out. There are custom-built window seats in the dining room and living room. And then…on the lower level? Ah, this is where you really don’t have to think about a thing! Just grab a workout in the home gym, a bottle of wine from the French Limestone wine cellar that was built for the true collector, and then walk out the patio doors, to the backyard for some private time in the sun.
Hudson Valley Location
21 Cragswood’s final element of perfection is its location; there’s no need to imagine a better spot. This warm and comfortable home is just minutes to the village of New Paltz, local organic farm stands, restaurants, golf courses, the bus station, horseback riding, climbing, hiking, the rail trail, and Mohonk Preserve. Happily park your imagination somewhere else, and contact Cathy Pulichene, Real Estate Salesperson with Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty in New Paltz.
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