Real-life storybook cottage in the Catskills lists for $1.97M


A dream if there ever was one.

An upstate New York cottage straight out of a fairytale has been listed for $1.97 million.

The cottage, situated on a colossal 171 acres of land, is located in the idyllic Catskills Mountain. The entire compound also comes with a farmhouse, a main studio building and a barn.

Located in Jefferson, the estate was used as farmland and is surrounded by hardwood forests, open meadows, streams and ponds.

“Considered since the earliest days of our Republic to be enchanted, the Catskill Mountains of New York State have long been a haven for artists and writers who have created numerous unique homes and studios among the Catskills many peaks and valleys,” the listing notes.

Pegged as a Catskills retreat, the cottage is known on the property as the “statement building” and a “piece of art unto itself with many unusual and complex details requiring incredible skill to not only conceive but also realize.”

The cottage is one of four structures on the 171 acre site.
The cottage is one of four structures on the 171-acre site.
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A view of the great room upon entry to the cottage.
A view of the great room upon entry to the cottage.
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A wood-burning fireplace.
A wood-burning fireplace.
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The cottage has radiant floor heating.
The cottage has radiant floor heating.
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Stairs leading from the great room to the upper level of the home.
Stairs lead from the great room of the cottage to the upper level.
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The upper level sitting room.
The upper-level sitting room.
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Upon entry is the great room, which features a stone fireplace, vaulted beamed ceiling, barley twist central column support, hardwood floors and a rustic stairway that leads to a drawing room, powder room, and the bedroom and an en-suite bath.

The drawing room has a fireplace with a Georgian mantelpiece. The bedroom has a covered porch accessed via French Doors with views of the countryside.

There is also a room described as a “secret room” behind a bookcase, a vestibule with a marble tile floor, and a compact kitchen with marble counters.

A view of the kitchen and breakfast area layout.
A view of the kitchen and breakfast area layout.
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The kitchen.
The kitchen with marble countertops.
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The bedroom.
The bedroom.
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The ensuite bathroom of the primary bedroom.
The ensuite bathroom of the primary bedroom.
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The backside of the cottage.
The backside of the cottage.
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Separately, at the entrance of the property is the original farmhouse which comes with a dairy barn. The house has since been updated with a modern kitchen, three bedrooms and two baths. Features include hardwood floors, crown molding, a wood-burning fireplace and a two-car garage.

Just a short distance from the farmhouse is the studio building that is situated near a private meadow overlooking a pond.

A Norman-inspired building, the home is made up of 3,000 square feet with high ceilings, chestnut floors and moldings throughout, the listing says.

“Several crystal chandeliers reflect the light from large windows overlooking the countryside,” the listing adds.

The studio building also comes with a powder room and basement.

“This building suggests a multitude of uses from art or dance studio, conversion to a spacious single family home and more.”

Robert J. Schneider with Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties holds the listing.



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