Top Magazine Chooses Hudson Valley Getaway Builder for 2014 House of the Year

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Catskill Farms Builds Showcase Home for Country Living Magazine, Featured in Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY

Hudson Valley designer, builder, and realtor of traditional homes in the Catskill Mountains, Charles Petersheim, has been selected by Country Living Magazine to build its 2014 House of the Year. The 1,500 square-foot, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house, located in Rhinebeck, will be showcased during the annual Country Living Fair this June. The magazine will also publish a 10-page spread of the home in its September issue, featuring a profile on Petersheim and Catskill Farms.

For the last 15 years, Country Living has been remodeling and building homes all over the country to promote as their House of the Year. The annual project consists of Country Living’s design team and a local designer/builder who work together to build a home that showcases the latest design trends. After the home is completed, a robust feature of the process is published in the magazine for its 11 million readers.

“This feature is a great progression of our brand’s national coverage,” said Petershiem. “It works because our design approach and philosophy mirrors that of the magazine’s. It’s rare that Country Living features the builder as well as the home, so we’re very grateful to be a part of this project.”

It is also the first time the house will be a part of the Country Living Fair, where hundreds and thousands of people will be able to tour the house.

“It’s a real compliment for us and a testament to our passion for country homes,” added Petersheim.

Catskill Farms has also been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, New York Post, and was chosen by the DIY Network to build its 2010 Blog Cabin.

The home, which has already been purchased, is a regionally-inspired farmhouse with more than 1,000 square feet of porches and covered decks. Much like the getaway homes that Petersheim’s company designs and builds in its other markets, this house mirrors the same intricacies and attention-to-detail that has become the signature of Catskill Farms. With wide-plank floors, salvaged plank ceilings, open floor plans, and security system with all the newest amenities, the house has an ‘old-home feel’ with modern luxuries and conveniences.

Country Living is a guide to creating the ultimate in country style. Each issue offers inspirational ideas on: Decorating & Remodeling, Antiques & Collecting, Gardening & Landscaping, Entertaining & Travel.

An old American house has always symbolized a simple, traditional, and romantic way of life. Catskill Farms, headquartered in Eldred, NY, has managed to capture that sentiment with its designs, which have fueled the expansion of its building territory to include Ulster, and now Dutchess County. Due to his keen sense of the market and its trends, Petersheim has maintained at least a six-month waiting list for his Catskill Farms homes and has designed and built nearly 100 country getaways throughout the Hudson Valley.

Petersheim plans to continue reinvigorating the architectural landscape of all the counties that Catskill Farms sets its sights on.

For more information about Catskill Farms, visit or call 845.557.3600.

About Catskill Farms
Catskill Farms is an award-winning designer and builder of small, turn of the century inspired cottages, farmhouses, and micro-houses, located in the southern Catskill region. Charles Petersheim, the founder of Catskill Farms, has emerged as one of the region’s most innovative home designers, evidenced with the 100 small homes he has designed, built and sold to metropolitan New Yorkers. He continues to provide homeowners a choice of unique, well-priced architecture 90 minutes from New York City. He has had a waiting list for his homes since 2007.

100 families. 32 Children. At least 16 dogs (and an unknown number of cats, both domestic and feral) – Petersheim resides in both Sullivan and Ulster counties, watching over his baby, Catskill Farms, and his extended family of clients.

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