In upstate New York, a fairy-tale home awaits

by Emily Mack

Once upon a time in upstate New York … stands an enchanting tower. And the unique piece of real estate is up for sale.

Located on Fishcreek Road in Saugerties, near Woodstock and Kingston, the single-family home is surrounded by lush greenery. And boasting a five-acre lot size, the land has a unique story of its own: originally a rock quarry, the grounds were turned into a sculpture park. And the home itself exists as a livable sculpture.

via Zillow

Designed by Jim Henson collaborator John Kahn, the house reflects the colorful, quirky spirit of the Muppet franchise. Kahn, who created costumes and sets for the beloved puppets, designed his castle-like residence in a heavily adorned style. The towering circular core is adorned with parapets and walk-out patios and utilizes unusual building materials like reclaimed walnut, copper and bamboo. The walls are painted in vibrant hues, with floors connected by a charming spiral staircase. Other interior features include vaulted ceilings, three beds, two full bathrooms, two half-bathrooms, a steam room, a professional suite and breakfast bar — all in roughly 2,118 square feet of space.

The whimsical property at 107 Fishcreek Road, Saugerties, NY 12477 was listed with the brokerage BHHS Hudson Valley with a home value of $799,000. According to Realtor.com, it’s now under contract.

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