dimarts, 2 de març del 2010

Renéixer a les Catskills


What You Get for... $880,000

A church — built in 1861, converted to a residence in 1963 and last renovated in 2005 — is currently on the market in Woodstock, N.Y., for $879,000.

Published: February 23, 2010


WHAT: A two-bedroom one-bath converted church

HOW MUCH: $879,000

SIZE: 1,560 square feet


SETTING: This building — an 1861 church converted to a residence in 1963 and renovated in 2005 — is set on a hill about two miles from Woodstock’s center. Woodstock is a town of about 6,200 in the Catskill Mountains, and an arts colony since the early 1900s. The town has an artists-only cemetery; the police department’s insignia has a harp and palette on it. The town’s shops and restaurants are mostly located along the two-lane Route 212, or on small streets off of it. The 700,000-acre Catskill Park and six different river systems are nearby. Manhattan is about two hours south.

INSIDE: Most of the church’s original details — including leaded stained-glass panels in the great room, a hand-carved limestone fireplace, pressed tin walls and ceilings — are intact. There’s a sleeping area in the great room, and another in a loft over the kitchen, accessible by ladder. Off one part of the great room is an office; off another is a small alcove with a wood-burning stove. A spiral staircase leads up to a meditation room below the church’s bell tower. The bell tower is now a sitting room with views of the grounds, and interior views over the living room.

OUTDOOR SPACE: A meadow with a fire pit.

A dues hores de Manhattan "renéixer" en una esglessia (a preu de piset a Barcelona), a la mítica Woodstock (una mena de Ceret però a escala ianqui), amb una policia municipal que com a símbols detenta una arpa i una paleta de pintura...

Potser si que la sortida de fums caldria modificar-la.