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By Barbara Carter, RE Asso Broker | Agent in 12528

Mountain Views with Private Seclusion

HUDSON COURT NEW PALTZ NY 12561Here is the private, secluded one of a kind retreat you are looking for.

Amazing private property with every feature you can imagine. The owners have done all the work, all you need to do is pack your belongings and move in.

Spend summer enjoying the deck that runs the full length of the back of the house with it's hot tub and leads to the lap pool with play area. The backdrop is the jaw dropping views of the Mohonk Mountains.
Mountain Views From Hudson Court New Paltz New YorkThe home was designed to bring the outside in from the mountain views in the back to the gardens in the front.

The interior is thoughtfully designed with ease of living and an open layout. The home begs for entertaining and group gatherings. The kitchen opens to the breakfast nook and the expansive great room with a pellet stove. From the garage enter the home through a large cloak/mud room with loads of storage for pantry items. The home office, livingroom with exquisite stone fireplace and formal diningroom with builtins and full bath complete the first floor.

The second floor has a wonderful flow. The Master suite has a bay window looking out to the mountains, a huge master bath with whirlpool tub and shower. There are 3-4 more bedrooms and one full bath. One of the bedrooms is currently used as an excerise room, laundry room and wardrobe room.

The full basement provides loads of storage and a saferoom with a regulation size indoor shooting range.

To visit this home in a virtual tour go to: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/F9J9TL

Features of 1 Hudson Court New Paltz, New York

Beyond the Multi-million Dollar Views


Construction of house: owner built house

  • 2 by 6 used for building.
  • The well has a greater than 20 gallon per minute capacity.
  • Archways expanded.
  • Weathered oak from local saw mills for mantle and stairs and stair treads.
  • 2 layers of 5/8th plywood glue and screwed sub-flooring.
  • Steel beams in basement.
  • Poured concrete basement walls with no leaks.
  • Secure (safe) room in basement.
  • Brick chimney for the stone fireplace.
  • Pool shed and tool shed.
  • Cedar deck running the length of house

Features of the interior of the house:

  • Central vacuum
  • Central air conditioning
  • Unfinished full basement


  • New Marmoleum Floor-Natural linoleum is one of greenest floors on the market. It's bio-based, highly durable, non-toxic, anti-microbial and easy to maintain.
  • Oven/microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Upright freezer
  • Refrigerator/freezer
  • New kitchen island with granite top, 2 burner cook top and sink
  • Up-lighting above cabinets
  • Track lighting above kitchen sink
  • Dining area with bay windows with a view of Mohonk Mt.
  • Wall mounted corner TV
  • Full pantry and cloak room leading into kitchen from 2 car garage

Living room:

  • A picture window featuring the morning sun. Two windows bracketing fireplace with a southern exposure.
  • Wood burning stone fireplace
  • Solid oak mantle with Belgian block hearth
  • Oak wood floors
  • Custom built wet bar

Dining room

  • Access to kitchen and living room through archways
  • French doors with view of mountain range
  • 2 built in china closets with glass doors and glass shelves and cabinets underneath
  • Oak floors accented with tile entrance from French doors
  • Chandelier above 10 ft. massive oak custom made dining room table

Family room:

  • 18’ by 26’
  • Custom made shelves for entertainment center
  • 2 French doors accented with tile entrances
  • Pellet stove sitting on tile
  • Custom made shelves on either side of pellet stove
  • Oak floors

The den/office

  • 13’by 12’
  • New click flooring.
  • Wrap around countertop with wood filing cabinets underneath.
  • Custom made shelves.
  • All digital hookups for phone and computer.
  • Picture window overlooking front yard.

Bathrooms: 3 full baths: 2 upstairs and one down.

  • New sink, new toilet, new vanity, new cabinets and hardware in full bath with standing shower stall on first floor off of kitchen.
  • New sinks, new toilet, new hardware (faucets and knobs) and new carpet in master bath and master closet.
  • Whirlpool tub surrounded on all sides with views of Mohonk Mt range in master bath.
  • Installed fabric cellular shades with top/bottom draw strings surrounding the whirlpool in the master bath for privacy, while letting in the natural light.
  • Wall mounted tv above whirlpool tub in master bath.
  • New shower door in master bath for standing shower.
  • Ceramic tile floor and ceramic countertop and new carpet in master bath and master closet.
  • Huge walk in closet off of master bath, new carpet.
  • Large children’s bathroom with 2 sinks, 2 vanity mirrors and cabinets.
  • Combo Shower/tub with new doors in children’s bath.
  • Ceramic floor and ceramic counter top in children’s bath.


  • Big Bi-fold door closets in all bedrooms
  • Custom made shelves
  • Custom made TV and stereo shelves in master bedroom.
  • window dressings-  installed fabric cellular shades in the bedrooms
  • New oak floors in master and children’s bedrooms.
  • Master bedroom has custom made built in entertainment center with TV and stereo.
  • Ceiling/light fan in master bedroom.
  • 3  bay window area in master bedroom for your mountain viewing pleasure

Upstairs hallway:

  • New carpet
  • 2 big bifold door closets
  • Ceiling light with fan

All purpose room:

  • Currently used as an exercise room with massage table. It is Carpeted with custom made shelves. Treadmill, bike, and massage table included.
  • Previously used as children’s computer and study room.
  • Utility Room with dryer and new washing machine is off of the all purpose room upstairs.

Bonus room

  • 16’by19’ room
  • Currently used as his and her wardroom room with morning sun and carpet.
  • Custom made racks and shelves.

The exterior of the house and property:

  • The house is made of beveled cedar siding.
  • The roof is in excellent condition.
  • The deck is cedar and runs the length of the house facing the mountain range With multiple access to the pool and hot tub.
  • Sidewalk from the driveway to the front entrance and to the kennel on the south side of the house.
  • Front entrance of the house has a new awning over the porch.
  • A motorized retractable cloth deck patio awning over the French door from the family room and extends to the edge of the deck.
  • The French door off the dining room has a cloth deck patio awning over the porch.
  • The 3 bay windows off of the kitchen each have cloth deck patio awnings over the Porch.
  • An in ground pool that is a 2 lane 25 meter pool that has a 20’x20’ shallow end play area. Liner is a 2 yrs old. Pump and filter, 2 clorinators (one liquid and one tablet), all automatic.
  • The pump house is 9’ by 11’ and has electric with a cement floor.
  • A tool shed and wishing well are also built out of cedar siding. The tool shed has electric with cement floor.
  • Central vacuum
  • Central air conditioning
  • Unfinished full basement
  • is off of the deck and has access to the pool deck.
  • There are 2 exterior 50 amp sub panels for additional electric outlets.
  • The front of the house and the south side are bordered by decorative landscapers block.
  • Rose garden on front lawn and a zen stone garden
  • 2000 ft. paved driveway.
  • Trees and distance offer privacy from the road and neighbors.
  • The back yard offers panoramic views of the mountain range and Mohonk tower.

Owners comments on the exterior of the house, when asked about their favorite features.

  • When swimming at night you can see every star in the sky.
  • Privacy, privacy, privacy.
  • When the children were young, they and their friends could camp in the back and front yards with complete safety. They enjoyed the outdoors as if they were in total wilderness.
  • A good place to have pets. They can run and play free.
  • Sitting on the deck, sitting in the whirlpool or sitting on the bench in the yard
  • Sipping wine and just taking in the view during the day or looking at the stars at night.

What the owners enjoyed about the house:

  • The flow, the spaciousness, the lines from to room to room.
  • No part of the house do you feel closed in, very open, views from all sides of the house.
  • Every room has its own personality.
  • The closet space never ends.
  • The pantry room leads from the garage to the kitchen.
  • A cross between “through the looking glass” vacation home and a solid safe place to raise children.
  • Easy access into the den/office that has a great view of the front lawn where we can observe nature close at hand.
  • The children’s bathroom is split- toilet and shower are in one room and sinks and vanities adjoining room for each other’s privacy.
  • 16 by 17 safe room with concrete walls and solid steel door.
  • I liked being in the kitchen because it has an old world boarding house feeling to it not found in a modern houses and where no one wants to leave.


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