This Trippy Woodstock Tower House is a Psychedelic Dream Home
Listed at $1.2 Million, the home reflects Woodstock's quirky charm and colorful history.
Photos by Alexandros Giannakis
Price: $1.2 Million
Size: 3,518 Sq. ft.
Colorful, quirky, and rich in music history, this spectacular rounded tower house in Woodstock is a direct reflection of the Ulster County town itself. It’s currently on the market for $1.2 Million, but even at such a steep price, its representation of local culture is practically invaluable.
The home was a longtime project of owner and artist John Kahn, who as a close friend of famed puppeteer Jim Henson, designed sets for the Muppets and Fraggle Rock Touring Company. Kahn gave old materials new life in the home by re-purposing remnants of old projects, including renovations of the Saugerties Schoolhouse and some 200-year-old buildings in Newburgh. The home took 15 years to complete, with work finally concluding in 2002. Kahn’s enjoyment of the finished space was short-lived, however, selling the home in 2007 to Rhoney Gissen Stanley, former secretary to the Grateful Dead (now a holistic orthodontist), who was once married to the late Owsley Stanley, an infamous LSD mega-producer and audio engineer.
Spanning over 3,500 sq ft., the spacious 5-level home boasts an equally intriguing interior. Each room takes on its own creative persona, though comfort and necessities aren’t neglected. Furniture and fixtures accommodate the home’s rotund shape, framed by large windows that allow for sunlight to permeate every curved corner.
At the top, a crowning 3-ton aircraft-grade aluminum steeple looks out onto 5.5-acres of property. The grounds are dotted by sculptures (most notably the Easter Island Moai, and a large tower that was once a New York City water main), along with a studio space, guesthouse, and a sauna imported from Sweden. Three external storage buildings make the home ideal for any artist or chaotic creative.
For more information, contact Kimberly Crail, Keller Williams Realty.