Project Difficulty
Close to town
3.6 Acres
Available Utilities
Land Use
ADU Potential
Single Dwelling
Development Cost

Why This Lot is Awesome

This lot is awesome because it offers a beautiful onsite stream with frontage on the Plattekill creek. The tranquility of hearing the soothing sounds of a babbling, yet sometimes rushing mountain stream, and the sense of privacy, makes this Ulster County parcel a gem.

This is How We Would Build on This Lot

This project would begin by first developing an overall site plan to determine the benefits and potential challenges with the topography. The property offers the option to build near the stream or closer to the road. Once a building location is selected the process of creating access onto the property and to the building location can begin. A driving surface would need to be created by cutting down trees, moving out rocks and leveling out any steep slopes. The build location would also require some selective clearing to accommodate the foundation and septic system. A well would need to be installed as part of this ground work process. We would orient the new build to the south to get sun exposure throughout the day, in all seasons. We would recommend building a small trail system on this lot that connects to the rest of the property. Along this private trail system, we would recommend building an accessory dwelling unit, likely an off-grid guest cabin that could be situated near the stream.


The town of Shawangunk is located in Southern Ulster County and is split into two separate Hamlets: Wallkill and Walker Valley. This is a charming and historic town nestled along the Wallkill River and the base of the Shawangunk Ridge. The Gunks (short for Shawangunks) is one of the premier climbing areas in the country. 

Places to Shop

Hannaford Grocery
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Hartman Antiques
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Soulshine Market Natural
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Outdoor Activities

The Gunks Climbing
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Lake Minnewaska Preserve
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Whitecliff Wine Vineyard
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Places to Eat

Hoot Owl Gem
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Magnanini Winery
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Cup and Saucer Classic
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Land Prep Estimate : $30,000 - $45,000

Property Details

Sold/Off The Market- Stream Front in The Gunks

Project Difficulty — Easy
We rate this project as easy since the land preparation is straight forward in our opinion.
Setting — Close to town
Rural setting with mixture of forest, residential and agricultural land uses in the area.
Environment — Forest
All wooded property with deciduous and evergreen trees. Borders stream on rear of parcel.
Land preparation —
This project would require clearing for a driveway and the construction site. Electric and cable/internet can be accessed from the road. A well and septic system would need to be installed.
Land Use — ADU Potential, Single Dwelling
Residential use. Primary residence or weekend getaway.

Contact Information

  • Berkshire Hathaway Home Services: Nicholas Carelli

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