This chalet style getaway has just undergone a complete year-long renovation, reimagined from the ground up by its savvy owners as an escape from the city.
The home was stripped down to the studs to allow the most thorough reinvention possible. New up-to-date electric and plumbing systems were installed. Foam insulation now keeps the home protected from both heat and cold. There is a new metal roof. A new on demand propane water heater. Huge thermal windows now welcome light and the view into the home. Walls were removed to allow a more contemporary aesthetic and openness.
Entering through the glass-paned mahogany front door the first level opens to a cozy sunken conversation pit and a perfect corner workspace. The propane fireplace is lined with Spanish Nero Marquina marble. The space is both a nod to the mid-century love of these spaces and a wonderful place to have a Winter cocktail.
Summer drinks will, without a doubt, be on one of the porches. The screened and covered porch can be used come rain or shine. A dining table becomes the dining room in the warm months. The open deck area feels as if one is amongst the trees, a personal aerie to enjoy a book and birdsong.
The two bedrooms are ample and airy. Large picture windows were added to bring in light and nature. They share a gorgeous bathroom, walled with classic white subway tile and hexagonal penny tile on the radiant floor. The deep soaking tub is as inviting as they come.
The second level reveals an open-concept great room which feels like you’re hidden amongst the treetops. The vaulted pine beamed ceiling and skylights give a visceral feeling of openness. The fireplace, also clad in Spanish marble, is wood burning. The centerpiece of the room is a grand custom-built bookshelf which balances a den on one side and chef’s kitchen on the other. The custom made table fits the space perfectly and provides an anchor to the space. The hardwood oak floors throughout the home have been left their natural color.
The chef’s kitchen features a Viking gas range and hood and dishwasher, a Liebherr refrigerator with icemaker, Brizo faucet and pot filler and a deep porcelain farmhouse sink with a garbage disposal. Four Agnes gold-leaf pendants illuminate the 2-inch thick mitered white quartz counter.
The second bathroom has an impressive walk in shower with floor to ceiling Carrara Bianco marble tile, a thermostatic rain shower imported from England from the Cast Iron Bath Company, radiant heat floors and a vintage Sciolari chandelier.
Overlooking 1.4 private wooded acres and beautifully perched among pine and birch trees, the home is bright and light with panoramic windows on all sides and over 950 square feet of wraparound decks on two levels. The third bedroom can be restored in the future if needed.
Ir’a located in the highly-desirable gated community of Hemlock Farms. The scenic drive from Manhattan is less than 2 hours, only 84 miles to the Holland Tunnel. The private community offers four lakes, indoor/outdoor pools, tennis, security and more. The quaint town of Milford, The Lords Valley Country Club, the award winning 5-star Woodloch Lodge Spa Resort are nearby. This home is perfect for entertaining or absolute peace and quiet. It can be offered fully furnished turn-key and ready to be enjoyed.