Custom built mountain house with attached concert/event hall sitting on six lush green acres with spectacular mountain views. Located off Rt. 32 and Hearts Content Road on resort-dotted Winter Clove Road, historically known as a popular summer vacation destination. (See glenfallshouse.com and winterclove.com). Property is zoned for commercial/residential use.
The property was built in 2000 as an arts center that produced yearly outdoor and indoor summer music festivals, opera institutes, and orchestral concerts. It hosted celebrated conductors, opera singers, recitalists, and dancers. See (altocanto.org) for more history about the center.
Perfect for the following mixed-use businesses: weddings, bed and breakfast, restaurant, family events, catering, retreats, summer institutes and religious purposes. Also ideal for arts/educational organizations drawing audiences from the surrounding inns and weekend warriors from NYC. The wheelchair-accessible concert hall with balcony. It has state of the art acoustics, all wooden floors, theater lighting, and a second-floor unfinished recording studio space with glass window overlooking the hall. Great for rehearsals, recording and podding possibilities for dance companies. Commercial zoning allows for additional building on the property and expansion opportunities.
The main house is equipped with Wi-Fi, central air, radiant heating and pellet stove. It includes 6+ bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 4 balconies on 2nd and 3rd floors; the back deck runs the length of the house and concert hall and is perfect for cocktail parties or wedding receptions. There are numerous closets and storage spaces. Spacious 1 st floor dining room, open plan dining/living room with kitchen in partial view. Finished basement includes laundry, storage, two bathrooms. Additional info: new roof (3 years old), well-water, spacious parking plus two-car garage. Property also has a charming two-bedroom cottage.
Property is 25 minutes from: Gallery/Antiquing Hudson, Skiing in Windham and Hunter, arts and galleries at Woodstock and Catskill; minutes from Opus 40 Sculpture Grounds in Saugerties. Attractions nearby: spectacular Fall foliage season, waterfalls, natural swimming holes, organic farms, hiking and biking trails, boating, Summer and Fall festivals all around the region.
Hunter NY Real Estate
Hunter NY Real Estate includes Hunter Mountain, Kaaterskill Falls, Tannersville, Haines Fall, Elka Park, Onteora Park, Edgewood, Lanesville, Twilight Park and Platte Cove. Hunter NY Real Estate is shaped by Hunter Mountain Ski Area which bring skiers and second home owners year around. The popular Hunter Mountain summer festivals extend the vacation season year around. Spring and Fall are less crowded times.Hunter NY is bordered to the south by Ulster County, to the east by the Town of Catskill to the north by the Town of Jewett to the west by the Town Lexington. The population was 2,732 at the 2010 census. The median income for a household in the town was $33,382. The per capita income for the town was $18,496. Population levels in the Town have been relatively stable over the past two decades.
Hunter NY History
Native Americans lived in some parts of the lowlands but not in the mountains. Although they were familiar with them as hunting grounds the Native Americans chose not to settle there. During the American Revolution, they used a path through the mountains as a route when they took their captives to Fort Niagara. They had a small retention area when they were forced to stop for a period. This was located near what is known as “Tory Swamp” below a ledge used by Joseph Brandt as a lookout to the valley below. It was never an actual fort.
The early records of the first settlers in the Town of Hunter are sparse but the first settlers recorded were Grishom Griffen and three brothers, Elisha, John and Samuel Haines, who probably arrived in what is now the Platte Clove area.
The Town of Hunter, then known as Greenland was formed from what had been the territory of Windham and the act was officially enacted on January 27, 1813 and town office were named on April 6, 1813. Greenland was later renamed Hunter in 1814.
Hunter NY Real Estate Today
There are two incorporated villages within the township. Hunter Village, which was originally called Edwardsville and later became Hunter and was incorporated in 1894 and Tannersville in 1895. Both villages became commercial centers in the area providing needs of local residents and souvenirs and nick-knacks for tourists.
Early settlers lived by what the land provided. Although the land was hilly and rocky most settlers had farms of some description even if they were only sufficient to support their own family. Tanneries were set up where there were streams and hemlock trees. The abundance of hardwood trees and water power were responsible for the presence of lumber mills along the streams. Furniture factories were a result of the many lumbering companies. Quarries throughout the mountains, though mostly small, were mined and the stone shipped to cities for sidewalks.
Later settlers arrived through one of the three cloves, Kaaterskill, Platte Clove, or Stony Clove. Each of the first two were very steep and narrow, following the streams running between mountains on either side. Today a modern, but winding road, leads the traveler into the Mountains. Because of very limited space for width in Platte Clove, the road, though surfaced, is winding and the grade steeper. (This road is not maintained during the winter months.) Each offers spectacular views and vistas.
A large part of the Town (outside villages) is classified as wild, forested, conservation lands and public parks ‐ about 30,000 acres of land is government owned. That limits development potential to a smaller, more focused area along Route 23a. Currently about 14% of the Town is in residential use, 10% is considered vacant land, and 2% are used for commercial purposes.
The Town gained a small number of new residents while both villages and the County lost some population. The Town has an aging population with a growing number of people aged over 60 years old.
- Address: Round Top, New York
- Price: $1,500,000
- Property ID: 5359
- Town Taxes: 8450.92
- School Taxes: 12397.36
- Prop. Class: Residential
- Town: Cairo
- County: Greene
- Schools: Cairo-Durham
- Contact Agent: David Birch
- Agent Title: Broker
- Cell: (518)928-7239
- Brokerage: Barns & Farms Realty, LLC
- Phone: (518)392-6400