568 Dewitt Mills Road, Kingston, New York 12401$1,800,000
The setting of this private universe will make your jaw drop and spirit soar as you experience the 41.5 magical acres that boasts 2 homes, a 33-foot Airstream, and the only private lake in the Hudson Valley. This world has been painstakingly designed and developed for 22 years with an unwavering vision and the result is a personal enclave that will ABSOLUTELY transport you to your own cinematic escape. The Lake House welcomes you with a beautifully landscaped entrance that leads you into an open floor plan experience that invites nonstop views of the lake and forest while maintaining an intimate warmth inside, replete with details of sophisticated whimsy, cozy areas to hang out, idyllic dining nook, an unsuspecting bookcase that’s really a secret door to the hidden bathroom, a washroom that manages to be its own little world unto itself, enchanting you with untiring unique details. Every element is intentional and thoughtful, custom built moldings, hand-bleached mahogany wood finishes, a 1947 O'Keefe & Merritt 5850 "Aristocrat" stove and a discreet sleeping loft above the living room. The adventure of this home continues on the upstairs deck with panoramic views of the lake, the outdoor shower encompassed by magnificent trees and what feels like your own private sky, the stairs that lead you to lake level and the Admiral’s Club below. As you enter the downstairs you will be in awe of the golden oak paneled room with immaculate custom woodwork, the true vintage 30’s details in furniture and design, the charm of another secret room, and a very private place where you can sleep, watch tv, look out at the lake, or just dim the lights and have a brandy with Ella Fitzgerald. This private paradise keeps going up the cliff at the Admiral's Cabin, the secluded second house, a one bedroom, one bath jewel box fully immersed in 1930’s design while still having modern amenities. The entire master bedroom is from a suite on the S.S. Normandie (her lavish interiors led many to consider her the greatest of ocean liners). The house is accompanied by a personal little boathouse that could have many uses. The property has been thoughtfully manicured to feel natural while providing the convenience of a walkable/drivable path around the lake, trails have been carved out of the cliff rock and trees cleared for the best views. The property has a rushing waterfall, alleys of enchanting trees, 5 entrances, and 41.5 acres of land for any additions to this private park. The home comes with EVERYTHING you see, pieces that have come from all over the world as well as throughout decades. Each item thoughtfully curated to compliment this wondrous property is yours. You are just under 2 hours from the city, 4 miles from Rosendale, 8 miles from Stone Ridge, so you are only minutes from most modern conveniences. This is a home to be experienced, a place with its own peaceful energy, an escape that cannot be reduced to just words. You must come and live this Hudson Valley paradise, even if it’s only for the day, you will be lucky, but the person who winds up buying it will be blessed!
Property Type Residential
568 Dewitt Mills Road, Kingston, New York 12401
Interested In This Property?
Owning a home is a great investment and it is key to plan your mortgage payments ahead of time. Calculate for your monthly mortgage using our free calculator below.