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Classic upstate studio and cottage with waterfalls

This house dates back to 1790 when it was used as a wood mill because of the powerful waterfalls right behind the house. The house has a very old dutch cottage feel with a large stone fireplace. In the 70s it was purchased by modern artist Kamecke who built a large 2 story 2000sq ft barn-like studio for his sculpture art. Needing a space to paint and build large projects he made a studio oasis that gets glorious natural light from large picture windows. He also transitioned this modern rustic look into the house with a similar mid-century treatment exposing the dark red beams and putting up wood-paneled walls repurposed from a decaying barn on the property. We recently purchased this house as an abandoned foreclosure and we are doing the work ourselves to restore the property. Apologies for the low res photos but they are simply the listing photos! The house is not set up as a living space but rather we have tools around and doing a bit of work here and there. The house interior may look different than the photos but we are leaving the general aesthetic intact. The house sits flat on 4.6 acres but drops down to a deep gorge with a large deep swimming hole and half a dozen waterfalls. There are stacked stone walls, a small Japanese garden, an evergreen forest, a mixed deciduous forest, a meadow, a large ancient wisteria, multiple dilapidated outbuilding, potting sheds, and also an untamed garden. The wild, rustic look has attracted many fashion photographer friends to the property. IF YOU REQUEST TO BOOK: Please give me a description of your project, including the size of your crew, what type and number of vehicles, and a general description of equipment you will be using. Do you plan to dress the set or rely on extant furniture and props? Will you be shooting primarily outside or inside?

Category and style


Americana/Anywhere America, Bohemian, Cabin, Colonial, Craftsman, Dilapidated/Neglected, Dutch Colonial, Contemporary Modern, Rustic, Zen


Private parking for 8 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: On property, Street

Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
217800 sq ft
Lot size:
217800 sq ft
Main floor number:

Location Rules

No adult filming


Hair/Makeup area


Exposed Beams
High Ceiling
Vaulted Ceiling
Battened and Ledged Doors
Dutch Doors
Wood Doors
Gravel/Dirt Driveway
Long Driveway
Front yard
Garage (Detached)
Large Grounds
Fireplace With Mantle
Large Fireplace
Rustic Fireplace
Stone Fireplace
Dark Wood Floor
Japanese Garden
Large Yard
Overgrown Garden
Rose Garden
Laundry Room
Open Floor Plan
Dated/50's to 70's Kitchen
Straight Stairs
Valley View
Texture Walls
Wood-Paneled Walls
Hinged/Casement Windows
Picture/Stationary Windows
Sash/Up And Down/Hung Windows

Crew access

Street Level
Wheelchair / Handicap Access
Exact location provided after booking