Marcel Breuer’s Gagarin House I Designed by legendary Bauhaus architect…
Tucked away at the top of Carmel Hill — offering unsurpassed views extending to New York Catskill mountains — this custom architected home built in 2003 is beautifully sited on 40+ private acres that includes Bethlehem and Washington land on one of the most coveted roads in the area.
Edged with flowering perennials, the inviting half-mile approach from the road will reveal a storybook home that elegantly blends stucco, stone and timber to form a fairy-tale aesthetic. Here you’ll discover a lavish hideaway that transports you to the English countryside, where an expansive gently sloping lawn appears to unite with the distant western hills.
The 3,100± sq/ft semi-formal interior has a sophisticated sensibility with high beamed ceilings, timber flooring, rich dark trim, and two river rock fireplaces. A large open-concept kitchen with fireside dining/seating area boasts a center island, abundant cabinetry, and garden views. Adjacent is the heart of the home: a 17’x31’ window-wrapped living/family room affording open western views that can be further expanded 180 degrees north and south.
A first-floor master suite with stone fireplace opens to the most enchanting lush secret garden walled with English ivy, boxwood, stone walkway and arches, and intimate gathering areas. Completing the first level is a windowed office and powder room.
The second level comprises two ample-sized guest rooms, a media/sitting room, full bath, and a ballroom-sized unfinished space that will make an impressive second master wing.
A large walk-out basement contains separate rooms currently serving as a workout area, wine storage and workshop. An attached three-car garage includes an area framed for a future elevator.
333 Carmel Hill Rd North is an idyllic rural sanctuary with great expansion potential. The 40±-acre property includes 6 acres in Washington and is ideal for horses and agricultural use.
The little town of Bethlehem lies within a 2-hour drive of downtown Manhattan. The town encompasses 19± square miles, and much of the surrounding county consists of open fields and forests. Bethlehem is noted for its many pristine antique homes and is the home to the stately 1760 Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, an historic house museum,the Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis,and Oliva on Main Street for fine dining. Lake Waramug in Warren and The Mayflower Auberge in Washington is only 10 minutes away.
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