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Catskills - Sullivan County - Ulster County Real Estate -- Catskill Farms Journal

Old School Real estate blog in the Catskills. Journeys, trial, tribulations, observations and projects of Catskill Farms Founder Chuck Petersheim. Since 2002, Catskill Farms has designed, built, and sold over 250 homes in the Hills, investing over $100m and introducing thousands to the areas we serve. Farms, Barns, Moderns, Cottages and Minis - a design portfolio which has something for everyone.

March 30, 2024

Barn 54 Sold, & Pictures

This home has slowly evolved since its coming-out, back in 2008 or so - this version, with a large primary suite on the first floor with walk in closet and lux bath, comes in at around 2300 sq ft, and the finished ground floor comes in at another 1000 sq ft. 4 bedrooms, an office 3 full baths, 2 half baths and a large screened porch. Vaulted ceiings and a dedicated mudroom. It's a nice house. This exact model was first built in Sheldon Hill Road, Olivebridge I believe, then in Woodstock, then Kerhonkson, then North Branch, then the project that went awry in Saugerties and now a show-stopper in Olivebridge, another version going up in Olivebridge, and a version going up in Narrowsburg.

My question is how many times will I build this home before the Defendants (they wanted the same version) get their home built once -you remember the one, the one where I was called 'unprofessional' and 'purposely sabotaging their homesite' after we just finished their foundation. I think this in track or motor sports is called 'lapping' your competitor, and if this is the best Dan Dwyer Contracting can do (taking 15 months to insulate a home when I had already got the foundation in), it's weird that he gets the business he does - hard to explain how word doesn't get around.

But it's not that hard to understand - from my vantage, some people would rather have a wet dog noodling around that doesn't bark back then someone who is actually serious about what they do. And we are serious indeed.

So this home turned out nice. And was built in about 10 months - but at the same time, we weren't just building this home, we were putting in the infrastructure of the entire project - 1/4 mile long road, 1/4 mile long underground electric, and a host of other necessary projects.

It's just such a beautiful home -

I was under some pressure on this one for sure because one of the buyers owns Tetta's General Store just up the road, so a person that has a ton of contact with a ton of people. Definitely better not to have this project goes sideways off the rails, but at the same time, holding firm to our process and the discipline I find is important to pull something like this off. We literally finished on a timeline as predicted - a rarity indeed, especially since a lot of that schedule was over the unpredictable winter months.

Love this kitchen. Expect me to mimic it shortly in another home.

This closed on Friday and that night I got some pictures of the closing night party. Rewarding for sure.

Terrific basement space - this picture captures less than half of it.

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