Experience the ultimate joys of country living at this private 32-acre setting in the magnificent Columbia County countryside. Representing a cherished, quiet escape from a busy life, this modern custom-built retreat sits on historic Hawk Hill, the last of only 5 residences on a tree-lined private country road. Surrounded by woodlands, nature lovers will delight in the walking trails, lush woods brimming with birch, pine, oak, and maple trees original stone fence and the lovely pond, complete with a large deck for morning coffee while basking in the sun. A winter wonderland as well, enjoy snowshoeing and hiking directly from your doorstep. The light-filled home, enveloped in uncommon natural beauty, is appointed with remarkable architectural details inside and out. Peaked roofs, over 50 windows (incl. 30 casement windows and 6 dormers), pine floors and paneling, and hand-crafted pine and cherry wood cabinetry lend this inviting residence a modern rural vibe and a welcoming ambience throughout. Highlights include a dine-in kitchen with a cathedral ceiling, a dazzling great room (or epic artist's studio) with barn-style doors that can open for warm-weather entertaining luxe bath a gorgeous master bedroom and a skylit third floor sleeping loft. Combining private rooms and open loft spaces, ample flexible live/workspace exists throughout the three high-ceilinged levels. Cleared land encircling the home is ideal for summer fun, dreaming, birdwatching, and gardening. There's also plenty of space to add a pool, tennis court, or deck for your hot tub. An enchanting custom-built cabin with a sleeping loft, wood-burning stove, and shady porch enhances this beautiful setting which is close to many of the region's most popular destinations including Hudson, Great Barrington and Albany - all within a 35-minute drive. Only minutes from the historic Hudson Valley villages of Ghent, Chatham, and Spencertown, the area is approximately 2 hours from Boston and is less than a 2.5-hour drive from Manhattan via the scenic Taconic Parkway.