138 Upper Whitfield, Accord, NY 12404
Set back on a sleepy country road in Accord with meadow, farm and seasonal mountain views sits this impressive, newly built modern farmhouse. Unlike flips and some developer-built homes where profit margins tend to be the primary driver behind material and labor decisions, this home was built to stand the test of time using the highest-quality materials and expert craftsmanship. Reflecting the ultimate in sustainability, the vast majority of the structure was built with trees that came from a 4th generation 100+ acre farm and sawmill just down the road from mature tree, to mill, to kiln. Constructed by a local builder and custom woodworkers with decades of experience, the property includes wide plank pine floors with centuries of growth laid bare, cherry stairs which add a rich splash of color, weighty butternut doors that lead to all of the bedrooms, solid birch vanities in the bathrooms, sassafras floating shelves in the kitchen and cedar and pine porches. The first floor includes an expansive open plan kitchen and dining area where a large custom-built center island anchors the space and concrete countertops add a rustic element. An airy cathedral ceilinged living room and spacious ensuite primary bedroom, purposely located away from the common spaces, complete the first floor. The second floor includes two sizable bedrooms, a bathroom, a bonus room that could serve as an office or children’s bedroom/playroom as well as an additional common area that could serve as a media space, den, or library. The perfect antidote to busy city life, the property sits on five peaceful and serene acres with small stands of trees, seasonal mountain views of the Shawangunks and year round meadow and farm views. Multiple potential pool sites exist in the meadows or backyard. The systems in the home include a high efficiency Veissmann propane boiler that heats both the house and the hot water and is equipped with a sensor to calculate demand in relation to the outdoor conditions, multiple high-efficiency ductless splits that both heat and cool the home. In addition, the entire 1,440 square foot basement is heated with radiant floors and is ready to be finished to add additional living space. The property is located just down the road from Westwind Orchard, Arrowood Brewery, the Accord Market, Saunderskill Farm, Inness and Bluebird Wine. Both Minnewaska State Park and the Catskill Mountains are just a short drive as are both Kingston and New Paltz.