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Solitude Lodge

Solitude Lodge

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Published by: Joseph Villarosa on Aug 06, 2012
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Solitude Lodge
Arts and Crafts Style “Four Square” For Sale
Historic Catskill Mountain “
 Arts and Crafts
style” home for sale (or rent).
Located only 2.5 hours from NYC and CT.
“Solitude Lodge” is one of the finer examples of 
architecture in the country.
This 2800 sq. ft. four bedroom home has been meticulously restored and is in 100% pristine condition.
Hardwood floors throughout, hand crafted/built-in cabinetry, oak wainscot and
stained glass.
Original tin roof, DRY basement, two story converted barn and lovely rock lined property.
On approximately two beautiful acres (if include common right of way) abutting state/private land providingcomplete “
Serious inquiries only
by financially qualified applicants.
(or $20,000 for seasonal rental + utilities) – Price reduced from $510,000!
Contact: Joseph Villarosa @ 845-586-1604 or alphanalyst@catskill.net
 Asking Price:
Pantry9 X 4 Architectural StyleArts and Crafts(“Craftsman Four Square”)Sun/Mud room12 X 7Year Built:1906Dining18 X 15 Architect/builderBishopLiving room31 X 15Estate nameSolitude LodgeBedroom 1 (Blue)15 X 14Rooms11 (including baths)Bedroom 2 (Putty)15 X 14Bedrooms / Baths4 / 2Bedroom 3 (Red)15 X 13TaxesOnly $2800 in TOTALBedroom 4 (Gold)14 X 9Other dwellingTwo story 900 sq. ft. barnDownstairs Bath/ Upstairs Bath8 X 5 / 10 X 6Owner's Name:Joseph VillarosaExterior floor one45 X 31 (1,400 Sq ft.)Owner's Phone:845-586-1604Exterior floor two45 X 31 (1,400 Sq ft.)Occupied:YesTotal Livable Sq. ft.
Sq. ft.Heat:LP Gas (Electric baseboard as well)Basement45 X 31 (1,400 sq ft.)Listing Date:September 2004TOTAL Sq. ft. 4,200TownArkville, NY 12406SewerTown Address53 Hill StreetWaterWell water with NEW UV Light filter DirectionsRoute 28 to Arkville(From any direction) turn on to Church St. At top of road, turn right on to Hill St.Turn left at top of hill at Blue Victorian and go toend of driveway = Solitude LodgeElectric200 amp all new wires throughoutShown byPrescheduled appointment ONLYFireplaceYesSchool District:MargaretvilleHot WaterElectricElementary School:MargaretvilleInsulationBlownZone:ResidentialRoofOriginal Tin Roof + NEW AsphaltKitchen13 X 13SidingCedar clapboard & cedar shakes
Summary of Restoration
(Note: This wasn’t a mere renovation – this was a full
Virtually every inch of Solitude has been painstakingly restored to her original glory.
FOUR years of 
work and the expertise of several skill craftsman to complete.
Over $100,000 in renovation costs (NOT including owner’s time!).
Careful attention to maintaining all original period detail.
Only top quality materials and paints were used.
100% turnkey requiring no additional renovation work.
Thousands of man hours of renovation.
Interior EVERY room
Hundreds of pieces of crown moulding and trim were removed, stripped, refinished and reinstalled!
 All original hardware and fixtures were maintained.
 All wall to wall carpet was removed and all staples pulled from woodwork.
30 windows had 100 years of paint
completely removed
to bare wood, then repainted.
 All original storm windows were professionally glazed after ALL were stripped to bare wood and painted.
 All closets (clothing, pantry, cupboards) were plastered / painted in a high gloss white.
EVERY ceiling has been beadboarded, dry-walled or hand plastered.
Hardwood floors refinished in every room.
Every light switch and plug / outlet replaced.
Every room has been hand plastered or drywalled and repainted.
Electric baseboard heaters removed and LP gas heaters installed.
 All new brass screws / washers installed in every window.
Interior – Upstairs RoomsBathroom
Entire bath was gutted to studs and then beadboarded.
 All new pipes and toilet hardware.
Glass shower enclosure was removed and oval shower curtain fixture installed.
 All original fixtures were preserved.
Shower backsplash tiled in the original white staggered brick pattern.
1970’s floor tiles removed.
 All new baseboard moulding installed from salvaged original trim.
Period lighting installed.
Entire bath painted gloss white.
Oak floor repaired with new planks and refinished.
Ceiling fan rewired.
New electric switches and plugs.
New oak beadboard ceiling installed.
New Tiffany stained glass light wired / installed.
New drywall on two walls.
One wall completely gutted to studs, insulation plugs waterproofed, new insulation, new drywall.
Stair treads completed refinished.
 All walls primed, painted.
New electric switches and sockets.2
All Bedrooms
Ceiling and wall cracks were taped, plastered and then painted using historic colors.
Ceilings completely plastered by hand then texture painted.
Closets also plastered and painted.
Crown moulding and trim all refinished by hand and reinstalled (dozens of pieces).
Hardwood floors refinished.
 All new storm windows installed in every upstairs window.
New electric switches and sockets.
“Blue Room” (Morris Room)
Hardwoods refinished.
New oak wainscot installed.
 All new oak trim.
Two walls had new drywall.
Every piece of trim was removed, stripped, stained and refinished.
Walls were re-plastered by hand.
Ceiling re-plastered and taped, primed, painted.
New switches and sockets.
Closet was re-plastered and painted.
Electric baseboard heater removed.
Master Bedroom (Yeats Room)
Hardwood floors refinished.
Every piece of trim and moulding was removed, stripped and refinished.
 All windows were removed, stripped and refinished.
Closet was re-plastered and painted.
New electric switches and sockets.
New LP gas heater installed.
Ceiling was hand plastered and painted.
“Terra Cotta” Bedroom (Thoreau Room)
Ceiling was hand plastered and painted
Walls were re-plastered and painted
Hardwood floors were refinished
Windows were re-glazed
New electric switches and sockets
Office (Emerson Room)
Ceiling and walls were hand plastered.
New electric sockets and switch.
Floor was sanded and refinished.
Closet was hand plastered and painted.
Interior – Ground Floor RoomsLiving room and Dining room
Both ceilings were
replaced with new sheetrock, then primed / painted.
 All built-in fine woodwork was refinished by hand.
New stained glass installed in dining room windows in period colors.
New stained glass installed in original hanging Tiffany lamps.
Wall-to-wall carpeting removed from floors and stairs.
Hardwood floors refinished.
Radiator holes plugged with oak.3

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