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Modern Architectural Haven

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Bedrooms 5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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3 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday estate in Taghkanic - Modern Architectural Haven

Modern Architectural Haven

On 100 private acres, nestled between two boulders on a mountaintop this stunning house has endless views of the Hudson Valley that pour inside out. Published in books & magazines this homey masterpiece is ideal for families and all who seek a retreat. 2hrs from NY, 15 min from Hudson.

4-5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2000sf surrounding deck above the tree tops, Japanese soaking tub, miles of trails.

Built on a mountain top at treetop level and nestled between two boulders, this unique home has dramatic wide open views of the Hudson Valley and the Catskill mountain range. Vast 16 foot wall of windows surrounds the house and brings the outside in.

You enter the house through the mud room which has a long stone bench and wood steps where people often take shoes off. The house is divided into two main areas: The Public Space and the second floor Living space. The main public space includes the living room with facing sofas and a huge hearth. This space flows into the kitchen with a large 18' foot work/eat Island and at the end of that is the dining room with a natural willow wood table that seats 8-12.

On one end of this Public Space is the Media room with a TV and sofa (queen sleeper) and the guest room behind the media room has a queen bed and private bath with large "tea for two" bathtub. On the other end of the Public Space is the screened porch which is where we spend most of the summer nights with an outdoor fireplace.

Outside there is a wide 2000sf deck that surrounds the whole Public Space. It is quite the experience to be outside on the deck in the vast views and where eye level is above the treetops.

Upstairs there is a "landing" area that connects the two external bridges that lead outside to each of the two boulders. One Bridge leads to the viewing boulder and the other to the second boulder. The Viewing boulder is dramatic where you stand above a 40 foot drop and 360 degree views of the Hudson valley, the Catskill Mountains and the Berkshires. As a precaution we have red tape blocking off the area creating boundaries where young kids should ideally go only with adults.

On this floor there are three bedrooms two kids rooms and the Masterbedroom. One of the kids room has a couple of queen futons on the carpet which often sleeps 6 kids. This room has views of the Berkshires. The other kids room has a queen bed. There is a bathroom between these two kid rooms. At the end of the upstairs space is the Masterbedroom (built into the rock) with a king bed and wall of windows facing south (and great big curtains to close for those wanting to manage the light). A door opens up to the upstairs terrace and hot tub area. The Masterbedroom has a large bathroom with stone shower and a large "tea for two" bathtub.

In the back of the house there is a lawn and yard with a wood dining table, Adirondack chairs, and outdoor fun.

Guest have access to the activities around in the hundred acres. There is a 16' trampoline, a zip line built between two trees, the worlds longest swing (so we think), a Japanese soaking hot tub and miles of trails.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 October, 2016

About Boaz

We live in New York City, both working professionals with two daughters ages 10 and 14. I oversee a market research company and am also a professor of psychology at NYU.

Boaz purchased this estate in 2009

Why Boaz chose New York

This is ar getaway country house where we balance the city living. We built this house with love and attention and continue to nurture it on an ongoing basis. The house itself is designed as a bridge connecting two boulders. The Viewing boulder is dramatic where you stand above a 40 foot cliff and 360 degree views of the Hudson valley, the Catskill Mountains and the Berkshires. There is nothing quite like it.

There is something magical about the place. Everyone who comes here instantly shifts into retreat relax mode. Sometimes there are discussions about should we do this or go there yet no one goes anywhere as everything is so comfy ideal.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a truly unique and extraordinary home. Spread across boulders, nestled in trees, floor to ceiling windows -- makes you feel as though you are living right in the open woods. The views are spectacular and we especially enjoyed the dramatic colors at sunrise and the sun setting over the mountains at night. The large living room fireplace makes for a warm and cozy backdrop (for winter stays). The house is well stocked with games, puzzles and toys as well as any cooking/eating utensils. We really enjoyed the food prepared by the caterer Boaz recommended (Mara). Our kids loved the outdoor space (despite freezing temperatures). The walking trails, swing, trampoline and more provided lots of outdoor fun. We are excited to return in warmer weather to explore further. We can't imagine anyone not having a great time in this home. We loved it.
Feb 2016
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1 holidaymaker review

Modern Architectural Haven
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
New York City

Peaceful getaway, great views

  • 5 of 5

I needed a secluded place to write and get some work done and this was great. Only a few minutes to the train station and restaurants in Hudson and Copake. Unparalleled views.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Hudson nY
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
taconic highway
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Catamount Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Taghkanic Lake
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Taghkanic, Berkshires

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
23 Nov 2016 - 28 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
20 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,639
Cleaning fee £148
Property Damage Protection £48

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Taghkanic, USA

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest Room - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    In Between 2 kids room - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Master Bedroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 full bathrooms with "tea for two" large bathtubs. Master also has oversized pebblestone shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Kids room 1 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Kids room 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Media room/ - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 4 bedrooms and the media room has a queen fold out bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling

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