Located about 100 miles north of New York City, the Hudson Woods development offers city dwellers the chance to own a weekend home or end-of-the-world hideout within a short drive from their jobs and expensive apartments. This 130-acre site will eventually be home to 26 glass-and-timber, cabin-like dwellings. Designed by an architect and meticulously put together, your biggest choice when buying one is whether you want the natural cedar exterior or the handsome blackened cedar. Even the furniture has been chosen for you from local makers. Lot choices go up to 12 acres in size, and a slew of upgrades are available — everything from a blackened steel-and-walnut kitchen island to a fruit tree grove. There's even a well-designed, $40,000 treehouse option for the kids.
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