Architectural Digest

Posted · Add Comment
Story and Photos
By John Thomas
Staff Writer

Most ski country homes are about as memorable as an Adam Sandler movie.   Nice enough, but by the time you get home you’ve forgotten all about it.  Up on Rosyzk Hill is a home with enough style and amenities that just saying there is an event.  Situated on 151 acres of cleared land that includes a pond, fire pit, and a detached deck with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Inside the home is all about the woodwork.  It starts with with the hardwood floors, goes up to the knotty pine that covers the walls and cathedral ceilings.  In the dining room the open beams on the ceiling add warmth and intimacy.  The kitchen is a chef’s delight.  In the center the large work island has a built in wine chiller, lots of storage, and doubles as a breakfast bar.  Black granite counter-tops set off the beautiful cabinets. The living room is warmed by the river rock fireplace, and is framed by a set of double window that take in the view.

The knotty pine continues in the large and comfortable master suite.  Upstairs are three bedrooms and a full bath.  The same great woodwork continues here as well.  Downstairs has a huge mudroom with its own shower equipped bath.  The family room serves as the entertainment center, and has sliding glass doors that exit to the twin patios.  There are two more bedrooms here and another full bath.  With the abundance of bedrooms and baths this home can sleep a small army comfortably.  In Summer everyone can spread out on the large property, and roast marshmallows at the fire pit.  In winter Ellicottville and the ski slopes are only ten minutes away. It’s a vacation home you won’t soon forget.  For more information on this property contact Cathleen Pritchard, licensed broker at ERA Vacation Properties, 716-983-4234.


The family room on the ground floor has access to the patios. There are also two baths, a mud room and two bedrooms on this floor.

The black granite work counter has a wine cooler and plenty of storage. The other side doubles as a breakfast bar.

The knotty pine lined cathedral ceiling makes room for the river rock wood burning fireplace. The windows frame the view of fields and mountains.