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“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!” – Dr Seuss
Given Select Sotheby’s International Realty’s vast coverage of New York State, it’s no surprise that our listing portfolio is a cornucopia of magnificent mountain properties. There is something euphoric about the views, enthralling about the elevation and enchanting about the sense of peace and serenity. From the Catskills to the High Peaks of the Adirondacks, here are four properties that present unique and distinctive mountain lifestyles.
This spectacular Catskill Mountain Estate offers almost 450 acres of prime and pristine mountain and valley land. Numerous trails, streams and a pond help to make this property a truly private retreat. The magnificent home features views in every direction, and the large rooms create bright and open spaces for entertaining or simply relaxing by the fire. A truly one-of-a-kind location with unrivalled panoramas.
Sitting like an exquisite gem high above the town of Warrensburg, this 46-acre mountaintop property provides unrivaled panoramic views all the way to the High Peaks. Picture yourself floating serenely in an infinity pool on the edge of the property with the wilderness of the Adirondacks beneath you. Give a little TLC to the existing uniquely designed Adirondack/Japanese style home, or we can recommend an architect/builder to help you build your own custom home. The property has gated private drive and a cell tower which provides monthly income.
This year-round home is settled on the original site of the historic Sky Hi Ranch. The just-over 2,000 square foot house has a spacious open floor plan on the first floor, a wide deck overlooking Crane Mountain and a large screened-in porch with a stove, perfect for 3 season enjoyment. With 156 acres of uninterrupted wild Adirondack acreage, there is no limit to the outdoor recreational activities and potential use for this property. There is an established network of trails throughout the property, perfect for hiking, biking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling or exploring by ATV. This is an ideal year-round getaway for the outdoor enthusiast.
Nestled atop a foothill of New York’s High Peak Mountains, this property has views like no other. The 2.7-acre camp boasts trees and wildlife galore, and inside the home there is plenty of room for both family and friends – all just minutes away from what has been noted as the best hiking and fishing in the state. The town of Keene Valley is quaint and friendly with restaurants and shops, farm stands and gourmet food stores. Close to Lake Placid and Lake Champlain, this area is beloved by people worldwide.
PS – Check out the latest edition of our Portfolio Magazine, featuring the best of Mountain Lifestyles.
The sales are bountiful and the schools are empty – it must be President’s Day week! Originally instated in 1885 as a celebration of George Washington’s birthday (as which it still observed in some states), it is more commonly recognized as a celebration of all the United State’s sworn in leaders, both past and present.
The dwelling of a President is many things: Refined. Sophisticated. Majestic. Stately. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has called many Presidents residents since John Adams in 1800. The White House is a true American icon, and one of the most renowned and recognized mansions in the world. While we can’t quite compete with its rich history, illustrious roster of past tenants and little black book of dignified guests, we’ve had three unique and distinctive “white” houses of our own recently hit the market. Check them out, below!
55 Julian Way, Lake Placid NY | $1,995,000
Nestled in the heart of the Adirondacks, Forest Brook Manor is truly a one-of-a-kind estate. Settled at the end of a long, meandering driveway and perched atop a cleared hill, this 8,000 square foot mansion affords 360 degree panoramas of the High Peaks in each and every room. As part of the Whiteface Club and Resort, future owners will be able to enjoy the extensive amenities of the resort and the community including golf, tennis, cross country skiing and lake access. Built in 1940 with a traditional floor-plan and quality construction, the 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and 6 fireplaces make for a warm and welcoming atmosphere for friends and family alike.
359 Mckie Hollow Road, Cambridge NY | $749,000
Butternut Farm sprawls across 245 acres of forested mountains, rich farmland and open fields. The farmhouse itself is colonial in style, and it radiates warmth throughout with wide plank floors, un-spoilt woodwork, classic built-in bookshelves and a screened porch overlooking the tree-encircled pond, fields and mountains. Set back on a secondary road on the back side of the New Skete Monks’ acreage, this property presents a rare opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of pastoral Washington County.
177 Palatine Church Road, Fort Plain NY | $349,000
This historic Mohawk Valley colonial estate has been lovingly and meticulously restored and is encapsulated by exceptional views. Each of the three bedrooms, including the master, have their own fireplaces and en-suite bathrooms, making them the perfect retreat at the end of the day. Outdoors, you’ll find organic acreage, a stocked pond, a flagstone patio and a barn perfect for the keen hobby farmer.
Cupid, get ready to take aim and fire – it’s almost Valentine’s Day! While we prepare for the hustle and bustle of overcrowded restaurants and overbooked theatres, what could be nicer than retreating for the night to your own private paradise? Check out three of our listings below that aptly emulate the classic romance and timeless elegance that’ll make the best part of going out coming home.
134 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid NY | $9,999,000
Moments from the charming Village of Lake Placid, nestled on it’s on private peninsula on scenic Mirror Lake, sits this extraordinary estate. An architectural wonder of 11,000 square feet, no detail was overlooked in its construction and design. It’s quintessential rustic charm is married to the ease and comfort of seemingly every modern amenity imaginable, right at your very fingertips. Nothing has been overlooked in creating a domestic paradise which is at once private, but not secluded; elegant, yet casual; classic, yet completely contemporary; and remarkably spacious while remaining astoundingly intimate.
18 Skyline Drive, Bolton Landing NY | Price Upon Request
Live like a true King and Queen in this captivating castle overlooking the Queen of American Lakes, Lake George. Poised mountainside and set down a 2000-foot-long driveway, indulge in the ultimate regal majesty. Romeo and Juliet stained glass welcome you in and lead through to a Great Room of incomparable opulence, with 25-foot-high beamed ceilings, a fireplace flanked by armored knights and 180 degree panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Upon retiring upstairs, the lavish master suite is royally adorned and boasts a 2-story tower sitting area, a window seat overlooking the lake and a Shakespearean balcony overlooking the Great Room. A one of a kind stately residence, resplendent with finery, it is truly a treasure beyond words or measure.
6 Rippleton Road, Cazenovia NY | $2,490,000
Dissolve into the calm, quiet and natural elegance of the Central New York countryside. Built in 1824 by the brother-in-law of John Lincklaen, the founder of Cazenovia, the Meadows Estate exudes old-world romantic charm. Hold hands and take a stroll through the perennial gardens, the ornamental apple orchard or the shade garden; paddle out into Chittenango Creek or Cazenovia Lake in a two-person canoe; or indoors, snuggle up in front of one of the ten fireplaces. Relish in the seclusion, but enjoy the nearby convenience of the village filled with shops and restaurants. The Meadows presents a rare opportunity for a historic country house that is move-in ready.