Columbia County’s latest development aims to impress.

By Bill Cary

A new 12-home community called Fox Hollow is taking shape on a gorgeous 96-acre parcel in Germantown, in Columbia County. Six of the homes, which pay homage to the clean modern lines of Scandinavian architecture, will be the four-bedroom Rift model and six will be the three-bedroom Loft design. Two model homes to showcase each design were completed last fall.

The home sites are big and private (5-15 acres), with prices ranging from $1.5 to $2.1 million. Add-ons include a heated pool, bluestone patio, black-stained siding, carport and pool house. The developer is Roger Bittenbender of Arcus Development, and sales are being handled by Annabel Taylor and Angelica Ferguson, of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty.

Berkshires Gem

A quintessential Berkshire lodge on 35 acres in Lee, with a camping cabin and 877 feet of frontage on Goose Pond, has been listed for $4.99 million. Patrice Melluzzo and Leslie Glenn Chesloff of Sotheby’s International Realty have the 49 Chanterwood Road listing.

Q1 sales data: First-quarter closed sales are down 35.6 percent compared to Q1 2022, and the median sale price is up 9 percent, from $353,000 to $385,000, according to stats from the Ulster County Board of Realtors, which includes a portion of Columbia, Dutchess and Greene counties.

Rocks ’N’ Roll

This closed sale ($1.125 million) caught my eye because I think the buyer got a pretty good deal: charming 1750 stone house, 2006 guest house/barn, in-ground pool, screened porch and a covered deck on a dozen partially fenced acres in the hamlet of Accord in Ulster County.

Greek Out

Just 20 minutes from Hudson, this four-bedroom 1820 Greek Revival farmhouse on 13 dead-quiet acres in Craryville offers an original bright red barn, pond, screened porch, office, gardens with fruit trees and an attached garage. $1.4 million

Less Than (Net) Zero

On the banks of the Housatonic River—and with a pool—this new Bensonwood-designed four-bedroom home in Sharon uses cutting-edge net zero design principles and no fossil fuels. $2.825 million.

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