(PRWEB) October 31, 2013
When Joanne and Brian McHugh were looking for a vacation home in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York, their choice of a log home was a "natural" one. "We love the scenic beauty of the mountains," said Ms. McHugh, "and choosing a log home allowed us to bring the outdoors into our home."
The desires of this Long Island couple comes as no surprise to Catskills real estate broker Eric Wedemeyer. "Log homes remain a popular choice for home buyers," said Wedemeyer whose Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties agency has four offices in the region. "The beauty of the natural wood interior coupled with our spectacular settings is a great combination." Wedemeyer added that log homes also appeal the buyers due to their environmental sensitivity. "It's about being green and comfortable."
According to Wedemeyer, there is no single style of log home. "Log homes can be customized to meet the owner's unique desires, and the styles can vary widely--though they are all beautiful." The company has several log homes currently listed for sale, representing different personal tastes.
One, located near the upstate New York community of Bovina, was recently listed for $640,000. The listing agent, Carol Spinelli, describes the home as “designed for entertaining and recreational fun” and features “new chef’s kitchen with custom cabinets, quartz counter tops and stainless appliances, cathedral ceiling great room with floor-to-ceiling cultured stone fireplace, open music great room with wood stove, and a master en-suite with open loft sitting area.” The sixty-plus acres on two land parcels include a network of trails.
Another and more rustic approach to log home living is a home located in the Catskill Mountain community of Meredith, near Delhi. Recently reduced to $595,000, the home is described by listing agent Alex Exarchos as "this 3400 sq. ft. contemporary home is splendid country living at it's best". With 3374 square feet, including five bedrooms and three bathrooms, the home is privately set on more than 25 acres of land.
Log home buyers often seek a private setting to connect with nature and a Margaretville area home typifies this feel. Located in eastern Delaware County, the four bedroom, three bath log home was recently listed for $409,000. Located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, the home is described by listing agent Sean O'Shaugnessy as one that "will certainly suit the needs of those looking for privacy, big views, and a desirable location.” Inside, the “open living area on the main floor will accommodate friends, family and an adorable country wood stove to get cozy by.”
"We love our log home," said McHugh. "And, recommend it all the time to our friends. We feel more in tune with our natural environment here."
Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties, with offices in Margaretville, Boiceville, Delhi and Stamford, is the premier real estate agency of the Catskill Mountains in New York State. Buying and selling land and homes in the New York City watershed area is unique and the 30-plus agents of Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties are trained to help buyers and sellers through this process. For more information about Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties and to preview Upstate New York homes and land offerings, go to http://www.timberlandproperties.com or http://www.catskillpremier.com.