Bask in Valley Views and More at This Catskills Overlook
Majestic sights await the lucky owner of this Greene County gem.
Picture windows abound in nearly every room throughout this magnificently located home, affording million-dollar views of the mountains and valleys of five states: New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Photos by Stella Ilani
Address: 223 Route 10, Durham (Greene County)
Sq Ft: 4,487
Lot Size: 2 acres
School District: Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School
This home is all about the views. Situated within the Catskills, it commands distant views of five states: New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont!
Attention to detail is paramount at this property. Case in point: the double doors leading from the foyer to the entrance hall, carved to look like sinuous trees. And the entrance hall itself is designed like a gallery, with lit showcases to store collections.
The kitchen has everything a gourmet cook could want, including a chef’s range, large fridge, and a breakfast bar that flows into the open-concept dining area. A brick-look tile floor and glass-tile backsplash add Old World elegance, and a leaded-glass window over the sink lends an Arts-and-Crafts touch.
The dining and living areas face walls of glass to take in those gorgeous views. A stacked-stone fireplace wall keeps things cozy in the living area. There’s a second dining area inside the three-story peaked tower adjacent to the living area; each story has its own wraparound deck to take in more-than-180-degree views.
Upstairs, the master bedroom also has a stacked-stone wall; the bed faces a wall of windows that make morning wake-ups worth it. There are three other bedrooms in the main house. Walk across the outside deck — a spectacular rocky waterfall splashes underneath — to a heated garage with a 1-bedroom caretaker’s apartment above that has its own balcony and amazing views.
If the nearly 4,500 sq ft of space isn’t enough, there’s a 2,100 sq ft, semi-finished walkout basement with radiant heat and 12’ ceilings. The location couldn’t be better, as the property is close to Windham and about a half-hour’s drive to Catskill or Hudson.