This Japanese-Inspired Ulster County Home Is Affordable and Serene
Set next to a rippling stream in Olive, the country abode fuses contemporary touches with breathtaking natural scenery.
Photos by Julia Jordan
Location: 2352 County Rd 3, Olive
Description: Set off the beaten path in Ulster County, this mid-tier 1950s home operates in harmony with the landscape that surrounds it. The house resides on 1.6 acres and totals 1,532 square feet. Nearby, details like a small stream, a rock ledge, and gentle woods promote immediate feelings of serenity.
Those feelings extend indoors to the two-bedroom, two-bathroom abode, which incorporates outdoor elements such as birch-tree accents, a round butcher-block island, and soft, tiered stonework in a number of rooms. Throughout the interior, the combination of the hardwood floors with the wraparound deck and the open layout makes the space ideal for families or those who want to entertain.
In addition to the home’s main features, which also include a fireplace, an eat-in kitchen, and an ample number of windows, the property houses a large garage that currently operates as a workshop. Beyond that, a third building with two rooms has potential as either a studio or a small storage unit.
Asking price: $399,000
Selling points: A true county home in the Hudson Valley, the residence is a dream for artists and creative individuals in search of a multi-use living and workshop space. Outdoor amenities like a fire pit with seating and an expansive wooded yard make the property a covetable home base for those who want to enjoy slow living in Ulster County.
While the property itself is quiet, a 20-minute drive will take you to the heart of Woodstock or Marbletown, where shopping and dining destinations await. For nature enthusiasts, the nearby Ashokan Reservoir is a delight for weekend hikes.
Listing agent: Gary Heckelman, Halter Associates Realty, Olive