This special property is literally called storybook - and was the home and studio of maud and miska petersham, prominent children's book illustrators and an important part of the woodstock creative community for decades. The original magic and character of this home has been lovingly updated by the current owners, who undertook a massive renovation including replacing all of the electric and plumbing, replacing the roof, adding foam insulation through most of the home, adding central air, replacing the boiler, adding radiant heat on the first floor, adding whole house water filter and softener, adding laundry, fully restoring and stocking all of the flowerbeds. And many, many more items. You can now equally appreciate original details like the wrought-iron hardware as well as the smart home systems that allow you to have more control over the temperature, lights, music, and security from your phone. It's hard to appreciate from photos how expansive yet cozy this home feels - or the large number of outside spaces to enjoy from having a summertime meal under the wisteria-covered pergola on the bluestone patio in the front, grilling in the back on the covered deck behind the kitchen, or making s'mores in front of the fire pit! Although only minutes from the center of woodstock, there's the sense of privacy and being enveloped by nature that is so sought after by both full-time residents and weekenders alike. Will you be the one to write the next chapter in this delightful story? (note: the home is currently being used as a 3 bedroom, with the 4th bedroom having been converted to a large laundry room. It could easily be converted back. )
The vacancy rate of homes in 12498 is
22.22% with 57.94% of homes being owner-occupied. The median household income in 12498 is $66432 per year with those between 45 and 64 having the highest median income at $76038.