Unparalleled quiet and serenity in a stunning setting: This luxury retreat, available for the first time in 25 years, sits nestled in a sunny clearing surrounded by the woods, water and mountains that have made the Woodland Valley area one of the most renowned destinations for outdoor enthusiasts in the Northeast. Five minutes from the Phoenicia village center, 30 minutes from the Hunter and Belleayre ski resorts, and also convenient to Woodstock, the estate is first approached from a long, private road that meanders along and over clear-water streams until, at a pair of stone pillars, the landscape opens dramatically to the house and its large, spring-fed pond with swimming beach. Look in any direction, in any season, and behold Panther, Cornell and Wittenberg mountains, all looming majestically. It’s an approach that can’t be beat, and once inside, the house lives up to the setting, with a massive open living and dining area bracketed by plenty of spaces for outdoor living and entertaining, including a front porch, spacious back patio and separate screened porch, all floored in bluestone. The first floor also includes an enormous and secluded master suite with walk-in closets, an oversized bathroom with whirlpool tub, plus a convenient same-floor laundry room. Upstairs are 2 more large bedrooms, a full bath and 2 large loft spaces perfect for socializing or bunking extra guests. The finished basement level includes 2 more bedrooms, bathrooms and a rec room, all opening to a pristine systems room with half-bath and a large 3-car-plus garage. Lovingly maintained by only 2 families since construction in 1995, the house also features central air-conditioning, zoned heating, a whole-house propane generator, hard-wired internet service (cable), a security system and even a helicopter landing area. Close to tons of recreational action but also secluded, this is a true legacy retreat meant for many memorable times with friends and family.
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