Love to cook?

You’ve got both indoor and outdoor options at this Narrowsburg home


NARROWSBURG, NY — If you love to cook, a well-designed kitchen is the piece de resistance in your home. A gas-fired range; farmhouse sink; modern, roomy fridge; and plenty of space to prep are all must-haves.

But on those hot, steamy summer days—or those autumn afternoons, when the foliage bursts into vibrant color—we might not want to prep and cook inside. At this Catskill Farms cottage, you don’t have to choose: it has both indoor and outdoor kitchens.

For two decades, Catskill Farms has distilled the quintessential Hudson Valley farmhouse style into hundreds of properties throughout Ulster and Sullivan counties. This two-bedroom, 2.5-bath beauty, built in 2010, follows that ethos with rusticity combined with modern conveniences.

A covered porch spans the width of the cheery, cream-and-white-toned home. Open the hefty wooden front door into a foyer, and you’re greeted with the beauty of striking navy/white wallpaper and a knotty hardwood floor.

A white wood-plank ceiling, anchored by black wood beams, soars overhead in the kitchen.
A white wood-plank ceiling, anchored by black wood beams, soars overhead in the kitchen.

Bear right to head into the 11-foot-by-14-foot kitchen. A white wood-plank ceiling soars overhead, anchored by black wood beams. The L-shaped workspace includes white lower cabinets, one set of corner upper cabinets and a large pantry cabinet. A double, aproned farmhouse sink sits below a sunny window. Tan granite covers the countertops, and complementary tile forms the backsplash. There’s a steel chef’s range and a stainless-steel fridge and dishwasher. The kitchen is roomy enough for a breakfast table and chairs.

Head back through the foyer into the living room, which is amazingly sunny thanks to big windows on nearly every wall. A stone, floor-to-ceiling fireplace anchors this room, which—in addition to a roomy seating area—has space for a full-size dining set on one end.

Climb the wood-and-cable staircase to the second floor. The guest room is spacious, with a curved ceiling and an interesting sliding barn door overlooking the stairwell. The primary bedroom is adjacent, and has the same high, curved ceiling and wood floors as the guest room. The bedrooms share a beautiful bathroom with a big white tub and twin pedestal sinks.

The finished walk-out basement offers 800 square feet of flex space. It has two big laminate-floored rooms, each with a barn-door closet, and a modern bathroom with white tile floors and a big walk-in shower.

The rear deck of the house wraps around the side of the house and includes a wood-fired hot tub for cold winter nights. Off the deck is a bluestone patio with an outdoor kitchen contained within a wall of stone. Keep some brews in the mini-fridge while you flip steaks on the gas grill, create a pizza in the oven, or smoke some brisket in the enclosed Big Green Egg smoker.

The 1,400-square-foot house sits on a dead-end street. The property totals 6.75 acres with woods, gardens and views, just a few miles from the center of Narrowsburg.

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