By W.A. Muller
Where design meets nature, Hudson Woods is the ultimate forest getaway in the Hudson River Valley-Catskill region. Meticulously crafted from locally sourced, sustainable materials, Hudson Woods promotes a quiet, healthful lifestyle and presents the ideal second-home opportunity. The environmentally friendly community will have 26 custom homes generously spread over 131 acres of land. Designed and developed by Manhattan-based architecture firm Lang Architecture, Hudson Woods promotes a sustainable lifestyle without compromising on design or amenities.
Homeowners can personalize their lifestyle at Hudson Woods with a plethora of upgrades and amenities including an architect-designed treehouse, children’s playhouse, pool, pool house with sauna, guest house, green house, fruit grove and vegetable garden, which can be managed by Hudson Woods’ onsite property manager and master gardener. The 2,800-square-foot base home includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Upgrades to the base home include an additional floor, bedroom and kitchen island.
Built to be environmentally sustainable, all materials at Hudson Woods are either locally sourced or obtained from crafters and manufacturers that share Lang Architecture’s commitment to preserving the environment. For instance, all of the wood — from the oak flooring, paneling, cabinetry and handcrafted stairs — is sourced from Hickman Lumber/Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Floor, a family-owned mill in Pennsylvania. The Hudson Woods teams of subcontractors — from the onsite sawyer and forester to the property manager and master gardener – have a connection to the Hudson River Valley area to ensure that the property’s environment is undisturbed. The local excavation team, led by Hudson River Valley residents who live within blocks of Hudson Woods, are mining a combination of granite schist, shale and bluestone minerals onsite in order to build the driveways and gravel roads without using outside resources.
Surrounded by an array of activities, the Hudson River Valley region has a rich history of attracting city dwellers seeking everything from outdoor adventures to the pleasures of quaint upstate towns. Hudson Woods is filled with opportunities for family-friendly outdoor activities such as skiing, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, golfing and biking with Hunter Mountain Ski Resort, Minnewaska State Park and Mohonk Preserve all within 40 miles of the community. The lively towns of Rhinebeck, Woodstock, New Paltz and Stoneridge surround Hudson Woods and present unique culinary opportunities, such as the annual Hudson Valley Food & Wine Fest and Ulster County Fair.
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