Need an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life?
Look no further than Willem Dafoe’s picturesque retreat, nestled in the heart of New York’s serene Hudson Valley.
The legendary “Spider-Man” actor, 68, known for his versatile roles, has just put up his pastoral Ulster County paradise, sprawling across 5.7 acres, for a cool $1.27 million.
Dafoe’s journey with this idyllic property began in 2008 when he snagged one acre near the village of High Falls for $400,000. Later, he expanded his slice of countryside heaven by acquiring an additional 4.7 acres for $60,000 around five years after, according to property records.
Tucked away amidst thick woodland, just below the historic Mohonk Mountain House resort, the estate boasts a main cottage spanning approximately 1,800 square feet, a quaint barn nestled under an apple tree, and an enchanting writer’s cabin linked to the main house by a stone pathway.
Dating back to the 1920s, the two-story cottage has received a chic makeover that tastefully melds contemporary elements with its original vintage charm.
Step onto a narrow front porch leading into a cozy living room, featuring a fireplace and radiant heat-equipped plank wood flooring — a seamless fusion of classic comfort and modern amenities.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom dwelling also houses an inviting eat-in kitchen with dual sinks, polished concrete countertops, and modern appliances complemented by white cabinets, exuding rustic charm.
A screened back porch adds to the allure, hosting a dining area and a sunlit heated yoga room, perfect for relaxation.
Ascend to the second floor to discover the primary suite enveloped in natural light pouring through numerous windows. The ensuite bathroom boasts a water closet and a separate soaking tub, while exquisite built-in storage adorned with delicate fretwork adorns the walls.
Adjacent to this space, a guest bathroom awaits, complete with a classic claw-foot bathtub and an oval-shaped shower rod, shared by two junior bedrooms.
Listing the property are Christopher Pomeroy and Nancy Felcetto of Brown Harris Stevens.
Dafoe, who has spent decades in Hollywood collaborating with directors like Paul Schrader, Lars Von Trier, Abel Ferrara and Wes Anderson, is set to grace the screen in Tim Burton’s upcoming Beetlejuice 2.