Stacked stone pillars topped by lantern-style lights signal the entrance to the meandering driveway which leads to this bright, open log home & 1 car garage that perfectly blends cozy warmth with airy graciousness. The sunny nature of this elegantly rustic home becomes apparent the moment you cross the gable-roofed porch and walk through the Craftsman style door. Looking ahead through the central gathering space of the home, leads your eyes to the vaulted widow wall that frames a view of the home’s 12 acres of rolling meadows and woods backed by Hunter Mountain. This home avoids the dark feeling that befalls some log homes by balancing log walls with timber-accented painted walls and expanses of windows. The heart of the home encompasses an open kitchen with a wall of dark wood cabinets around a glass-topped range with a hood/microwave, lightened by a curved island backed by light-colored stacked stone. The island, which includes a wine refrigerator, is centered around a deep, oversized sink, topped by a quartz countertop and surrounded by a bar-height dining ledge with room for 6-9 stools. The kitchen is open to the dining room that has more than enough space for a crowd-size table. The jewel of this center space is the light-infused living room. The log-trussed, vaulted ceiling allows for a soaring wall of fixed pane windows with awning window bases that allow you to sit and gaze at the ski runs on Hunter Mountain in the distance while being warmed by one of the homes three stacked-stone, wood-burning fireplaces and the radiant heated floors. The mountain-side of the home is rimmed by an open deck bounded by two roof-covered areas, one holding an outdoor dining room and the other a large seating area anchored by the second of the fireplaces. The central area of the home is nestled between two sleeping areas. To one side is a full bath with a tub/shower, punctuated by two bedrooms, one of which has a glass sliding door that opens to the deck’s seating area. To the other side of the entertaining area is the primary suite that affords a view of the mountain from the bed and an entrance to the deck’s dining area. A walk-in closet and a bath with glass-doored shower completes the suite. The finished lower level which has a large family room and adjacent bonus room can be shut off from the rest of home by sliding a rustic-elegant barn door across the landing. A wall of windows and glass sliding doors grants this level a view of the mountains. This special space is bordered by the home’s third fireplace on one side and a large wet bar on the other that includes an under-counter refrigerator, a sink and a dishwasher. This level also incorporates the homes third full bath with a stone-floored shower and a long bonus room large enough for three beds. The sliding doors open to a covered, gravel seating area and an expansive grassy area. A utility room on this level holds the Buderus furnace and two oil tanks for the home’s four heating zones and the 200 amp service. Should you lose power the house comes complete with a Generac generator.