(PRWEB) August 26, 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 Stamford, was recently listed for $439,000. The listing agent, Carol Spinelli, describes the home as completed in 2013 with many top-of-the-line amenities. The home features a cultured stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace, granite counter-tops, and a wrap-around entertaining deck. "It is privately set on five very private acres that offer big panoramic mountain views," said Spinelli.
Another and more rustic approach to log home living is a home located in the Catskill Mountain community of Meredith, near Delhi. Recently listed for $675,000, 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.
For an expansive log home living, a New Kingston area home typifies this feel. Located in eastern Delaware County, the nearly 5000 square-foot home on 51 acres was recently listed for $1,599,000. Constructed with Canadian Douglas Fir logs, the home is described by listing agent Christine O'Shaugnessy as an "impressive home with a top of the line gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances including a "to die for" WOLF range, custom cabinetry, granite counters and an inviting open floor plan that will lend itself nicely to entertaining family and friends while you create that Top Chef meal."
"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:catskillpremier.com.