Perched on a private lake known as "Hallock Pond", this gated oasis, 90 minutes from NYC, features a sprawling Lindal cedar home with views of natural beauty out of every window. Designed for entertaining and to take maximum advantage of the rare setting, the house was sited amid dramatic rock outcroppings and incorporates walls of glass to bring the outside in during all seasons. The use of warm wood and rich stone indoors mirrors the organic nature of the grounds, and the double-sided fireplace adds warmth and a focal point in the entry foyer and lodge-like great room. Serious cooks will appreciate the large kitchen with superb appliances, gorgeous stone countertops, a huge island and terra-cotta floors laid in a herringbone pattern. The spacious ground-floor master suite incorporates a sitting area, walk-in closet, luxurious bathroom and opens to the vast bluestone patio that faces the lake. There's another first-floor bedroom with its own bath. At the top of the stairs, a large loft overlooks the great room below, and opens to two sleeping wings, each with two bedrooms and an elegant bath, and a large billiard/media room with another full bath, which could easily serve as a second master suite. Infrastructure is state-of-the-art and has been designed for efficiency and ease. Heating and cooling are provided by a renewable geothermal system. A heated gunite pool is set into the bluestone patio and overlooks the lake and boathouse. With lush landscaping, walking trails, migrating waterfowl and plenty of fish in the lake, this property is a nature-lover's paradise. Close proximity to restaurants, spa, the Hudson River, Mohonk Preserve, Walkway Over the Hudson and the towns of Beacon, New Paltz, and Poughkeepsie assures that there are plenty of activities nearby, but it's likely you"ll never want to leave this wonderland once you"ve arrived.