Revamped Modern in Willow, N.Y., $395,000

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There’s a reason the pictures of this renovated lodge for sale by owner in the Catskills looks so good: said owner is himself a professional photographer, and his artist’s eye sure has done the place right. I find this Willow, N.Y. home, 10 minutes from Phoenicia, to be just the right combination of updated and rustic–doesn’t look completely Design Within Reach (which has always been out of my reach), nor does it feel too earthy and outdated. All 70s hippie on the outside, all metro Brooklyn on the inside. And the pond! And the European HVAC system! And the kitchen!

Taxes are nothing to sneeze at–$500 a month–but you get three acres and a pretty decent location, if you’re interested in the left bank of the Hudson. As always, I wish floorplans were provided, because much as I love an open floor plan, I prize the ability to shut the door, and the noise, for a heavy country sleep.

Catskill Mountain Contemporary (NY Times) GMAP
Asking Price: $395,000
Square feet: 1,700
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Land: 3.09 acres
Taxes: $500/month
Distance to NYC: 118 miles; 2 hours, 25 minutes
Transportation: Bus to Phoenicia

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About lisa

I'm a freelance writer (and thus, not a homeowner), specializing in real estate, urban planning and sustainability. Also, I just like looking at pictures of houses.

Posted on July 5, 2011, in $300000 to $499000, Ulster County, Willow and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Love the colors. And Phoenicia is awesome.

  2. In the pic with the deck…it looks to be photoshopped along the edge of the deck. A horrible job at that.

    What gives?

  3. is this house still fpr sale the link doesn’t work??

    • the link to his personal listing still works–looks like he’s not advertising on the times anymore. send him a note and ask. it was still for sale as of july 4 weekend but he’s probably had quite a few inquiries since then. i didn’t get to go see it myself but it looks wonderful from the photos. report back if you go see it, please!!

    • Hi Lisa
      The house is still for sale. The times listing expired and I did not renew it. Let me know if you want to take a look inside.
      Greg

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