Thursday, December 15, 2011
John Leguizamo Wants to Lighten His Real Estate Load: Part II
LOCATION: (near) Kingston, NY
SIZE: 2,612 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Since March 2003 Mister and Missus Leguizamo have escaped the relatively intense urban core of downtown Manhattan for a wooded lake front retreat in Upstate New York's Ulster Country between historic, working-class Kingston and charming (and increasingly hipsterish) community of Rosendale. Property records show they paid $750,000 for the the scenic and secluded but not isolated 7.64 acre spread with direct frontage and private access to Fourth Lake, one of the lake-lets that comprise the Binnewater Lakes chain.
The house sits privately on a slight knoll just off the main road on a semi-private shared driveway and current listing information shows the two-story stone farmhouse measures 2,612 square feet and includes 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. A separate cottage with old-timey and very Upstate-y screened porch provides another 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom for guests, etc.
The main house has a cavernous double-height living room with blond hardwood floors, massive stone fireplace, built in book shelves, and exposed wood-beam ceiling. There's also a not very formal formal dining room with exposed wood beam ceiling, a den/tee-vee lounge (also with exposed wood beam ceiling), and u-shaped kitchen much in need of a little spicing up.
The hot and humid Upstate summers encourage outdoor living but the bugs can be beastly and bothersome so the over-sized, stone-floor screened porch that extends off the rear of the house is an excellent feature that has a built-in barbecue center and plenty of cross-ventilated space for a sizable backyard barbecue party. The screen porch opens out to a deep and lovely stone terrace with twinkling view of the lake through the thick stand of trees at the water's edge.
Set into a protected, grassy hollow beside and below the house is a simple, rectangular in-ground swimming pool with blue stone coping, diving board and lovely if limited lake view.
Earlier today we discussed the Los Angeles penthouse Mister and Missus Leguizamo have on the market for $949,000 as well as some of their recent real estate activities and the remainder of their property portfolio as we know it.
listing photos (Kingston): Westwood Metes & Bounds Realty