1883 Main Street, Ulster Park, NY, 12471
    • Remarks: Behold The Rifton, an enchanting 1876 stone home and creative haven, bridges Kingston and New Paltz within Rifton's serene hamlet. This architectural gem, once a church, town hall, and a duck farm, now stands majestically, embodying community spirit in its sprawling 6, 000 sq ft. Meticulously restored, The Rifton marries wabi-sabi modernism with historical echoes, flaunting exposed beams, bedrock ledges, original stone walls, pine floors, and antique doors wearing a patina of ages. A gravel path leads to a verdant canopy-shrouded entrance, revealing a vestibule of bedrock and terrazzo, with a hidden storage cave, and a bright, welcoming mudroom. Inside, 7ft tall windows illuminate the living room and kitchen, showcasing reclaimed wood stairs and hand-hewn beams. The ground level cradles three tranquil bedrooms, including a primary suite with a glass shower set against natural bedrock, and two guest rooms complemented by a bespoke 5-piece concrete bathroom. Ascend to the former church, now a once-in-a-lifetime entertaining space with massive 30ft ceilings and an epic, Game-of-Thrones stone and steel firepit as its centerpiece. Thirty-two original windows and vast glass doors frame nature's canvas, opening to a spacious deck soaring over the landscape. Above it all, a lofted fourth bedroom, a full bath, and private entrance to "The Tower" — a five-story, stone and steel atelier — complete this artistic haven. This fully separated section with its own entrance, lends itself to a creative’s studio, private gallery, gym, offices, shop or workshop — or rent it for year-round income while maintaining the residence independently. The Rifton's grounds are a tapestry of stone pathways and wild gardens, evoking centuries-old enchantment. Perennial blooms frame views of the stone edifice with vivid blue touches, conjuring a Tuscany-like paradise, just 10 minutes from the two urban hubs. Its unique four levels, including the lower garden residence with a grand fireplace, a mid-level workshop, a loft with an indoor circular stone fire pit, and a bell tower, invite boundless creativity. The Rifton, a fusion of history, art, and nature, stands as a testament to architectural poetry, a canvas for those who dare to dream. Art presented by Pinkwater Gallery • Art Photos: Doron Gild
    • MLS #: 20233343
    • Zone: R40
    • Listing Category: Residential
    • Area: 4,046 sq ft
    • Acreage: 0.5
    • Year built: 1876
    • Age: 100-200
    • Bedrooms: Four
    • Bathrooms: 4
    • Full Baths: Three
    • Half Baths: One
    • Living Room Level: 1
    • Dining Room Level: 1
    • Kitchen Level: 1
    • Family Room Level: 1
    • Bedroom 1 Level: 1
    • Bedroom 2 Level: 1
    • Bedroom 3 Level: 1
    • Bedroom 4 Level: 2
    • Den Level: 1
    • Attic Level: 3
    • Other 1 Level: 1
    • Other 2 Level: 1
    • SqFt 1st: 1690
    • SqFt 2nd: 2240
    • SqFt 3rd: 240
    • Lot: 62
    • Basement: Crawl
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    • Kitchen Description: Custom Cabinets, Cabinets Wood, Gourmet
    • Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer, Indoor Grill, Oven-built In, Range, Washer
    • Flooring: Ceramic, Hardwood, Terrazzo
    • Fireplace Description: Wood
    • Fireplace Location: Kitchen, Living Room
    • Cooling/Air Conditioning: Ceiling Fan
    • Miscellaneous Features: Ceiling-cathedral, Ceiling-vaulted, Security System


    • Heat Source: Heat Pump
    • Heating Fuel: Oil
    • Water: Drilled Well
    • Plumbing: Mixed
    • Electricity: 200 Amps
    • Sewer: Septic-abv
    • Utility Level: 1


    • Garage/Parking Extras: Driveway, Lot
    • Style: Estate
    • Construction: Stone
    • Lot Features: Cliffs
    • Views: River
    • Water Features: River
    • Water Ways: Wallkill
    • Lot Dimensions: .5


    • Area/Town: Esopus
    • School District: Kingston Consolidated
    • Lot/Site: Rural
    • County: Ulster County
    • Directions: From Kingston Exit 19, Go To W On Broadway, Head West On Broadway Toward E O'reilly St, Turn Left Onto W O'reilly St, Turn Left Onto Wilbur Ave, Continue Straight Onto Dunn St, Turn Right Onto Ny-213 W/abeel St, Continue On Ny-213 W, Destination On Right


    • Office Name: Hudson Modern
    • Agent: Sean Nutley
    • Updated: 2023-12-08 03:32:12

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