Up North Loft + Studio: Escape to this charming live-work-play gem in the western Catskills. Originally built in 1950 as a butcher shop, this handsome one-story brick building has been masterfully renovated with a design-forward top-to-bottom renovation in 2023 by a sought-after local designer and shop owner into a mixed-use space that blends original character with modern luxury. It’s 900 square feet on 0.67 acre. It’s offered by Catskill Mountain Houses.
It’s got Buck Brook frontage, property continues onto other side of creek. The backyard has a barrel sauna, a fire pit, and an outdoor shower. There’s good cell service and internet connectivity.
The Up North Loft + Studio’s frontage comprises a commercial space that features soaring ceilings, durable floors, and abundant natural light streaming through oversized windows. Just beyond, discover a light-filled private 1-bedroom apartment exuding peaceful Zen vibes. Exposed original beams complement the open floor plan with a sleek kitchen, cozy wood-burning stove, and living area bathed in natural light. Relax in the spa-like bathroom with a soaking tub and natural stone-tiled separate shower.
With a backyard that includes a private sauna, rustic barn, and peaceful Buck Brook Creek, this unique property perfectly balances historic details, natural beauty, and contemporary comforts. Here you can live, work, and recharge — all located just two hours from the city.
Dream even bigger, and extend the home with the option for an additional bedroom and deck in the rear; the sellers have already invested in architectural drawings to provide the new owners. The sellers have also installed a brand new septic system and drilled well, both of which were placed and fitted to meet the guidelines for a future extension.
This rare property makes it possible to blend business and pleasure in the heart of the western Catskills. Surround yourself with natural tranquility and small-town charm while building your dream career or business.
Location. North Branch, NY, provides a bustling small-town setting for this charming live-work property. High-profile nearby hotels and wedding venues including Callicoon Hills, the North Branch Inn, Seminary Hill, Kenoza Hall, and The Western bring in visitors whom you can welcome into your boutique, gallery, or tasting room. You’ll be in good company with the powerhouses behind Homestedt soon joining the North Branch scene. Surrounded by stunning nature and with a multitude of holiday rentals in close proximity, this community also attracts weekend travelers seeking outdoor adventures and serene escapes from the city, and who are eager to support local businesses. They’ll be delighted to unwind in your yoga studio or browse artisan goods not found elsewhere. The Up North Loft + Studio truly offers the best of both worlds — running your dream business surrounded by natural beauty and a vibrant community, just two hours by car from New York City.