Perched at the top of a cliff, Skylark’s contemporary design (by architect and developer Marica McKeel of Studio MM) is inspired by its namesake’s avian energy and joyful song. Part of Catskill Terraces, this modern, to-be-built 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home has an elongated footprint that stretches along the ridgeline to maximize natural-light-filled living areas and incredible Catskills views. Featuring an open floor plan, generously-sized bedrooms, several work-from-home spaces, detached guest house, pool, and ample outdoor entertaining areas, Skylark is the ideal full-time family residence or elevated weekend retreat.
The heart of the home includes a spacious kitchen, dining area, and living space with a wood-burning stove and polished concrete floors. Floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding glass doors, and clerestory windows line the eastern facade, allowing daylight to flood in. Decks at both the front and rear of the home allow for outdoor entertaining at any time of day: the covered back deck takes advantage of the long evening light, while the front deck is perfect for morning coffee or afternoon hangouts.
Tucked behind the kitchen is a conveniently located space that could be your studio, office, library, or gym — whatever you imagine! At the end of the first-floor hall, you will find two bedrooms, each complete with full ensuite bathrooms.
Designed as a “nesting perch,” the second floor, with white oak floors throughout, includes an expansive main bath and an open lofted space overlooking the stairs — ideal for an additional workspace, children’s play area, or reading nook. Nearby, the primary bedroom makes you feel like you’re floating in midair with windows on three sides. The elegant ensuite bathroom is a haven of self-care, divided into a powder room and fully tiled wet room with a walk-in shower and freestanding soaking tub. Additional sink and counter space and a spacious walk-in closet complete the primary suite.
A single-car attached garage seamlessly connects to the home's mudroom for multi-season comfort and functionality. On its exterior, warm wood soffits and stained siding lend a natural feel, and the varied rooflines provide comfortable shade on warmer summer days.
The juxtaposition of the main house and detached guest house creates a natural courtyard for the centrally located pool. The guest house provides additional living space and a private suite with a full bath and soaking tub. Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors connect the living area to the expansive pool deck, while a built-in counter serves as the perfect bar or breakfast nook.
Skylark is to be situated on a private 5.6 acre wooded site which features a steep slope below the house, affording views of the woods below and seasonal views of the Hudson Valley. Site electrical will be completed along the rural road to the beginning of a short driveway and BOH approvals for septic designs are in place. Summer greenery creates additional privacy, while western-facing Kaaterskill Wild Forest views are visible during the cooler months. There is opportunity to create year-round views with additional strategic clearing, but designated greenbelt areas ensure that tree cover will remain, guaranteeing privacy.
The short drive to Saugerties town center is balanced by unparalleled access to the Kaaterskill Wild Forest for hiking. There’s so much to love in Saugerties, like Olsen & Co, Miss Lucy’s, Alleyway Ice Cream, Windmill Wine & Spirits, boutique hotel and restaurant Diamond Mills, Pop Vintage Antiques, and other local breweries and farm stands. Catch a concert and enjoy the art at Opus 40, a unique sculpture park and museum. Enjoy other nearby destinations like Woodstock (15 minutes) or Kingston (20 minutes) and winter skiing at Hunter and Windham (30 minutes). All this and just under 2 hours from the George Washington Bridge!
Catskill Terraces will be a community of 10 modern, architect-designed homes spread across 88 acres of terraced, forested land. Significant portions of each parcel will remain wooded, affording each of the homes natural beauty, and a sense of peace and solitude that makes this region such a beloved destination for both part-time and full-time residents.
*Note: Buyer’s agent to confirm all pertinent information including square footage, taxes, short-term rental ordinances (if any), etc. Taxes reflect land assessment only.
2,977 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA
5.68 Acres lot
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