205 Emans, Lagrangeville, NY 12540
Just 70 miles from NYC, ensconced on 8.3+ secluded acres and nestled among a healthy stand of old growth Norway spruce, 205 Emans is a quintessential example of the mid-century modern style. Designed and built in 1960 by Aaron Resnick (a colleague of Frank Lloyd Wright and one of the principal architects of Usonia, Wright's utopian community in Pleasantville), a core tenet of Resnick’s architecture philosophy was to design properties in harmony with nature. This is readily apparent in every aspect of the home. While the design is striking in its originality, it’s also approachable. It’s the kind of home that invites you to stay a while. The interior radiates both ease and sophistication. A wall of glass, stacked bluestone walls and an open plan provide an instant and visceral connection to property’s natural elements and surroundings. The many windows and twelve skylights allow sunlight to permeate every room in the house. A mix of high end materials including red slate floors, birch cabinetry, redwood shelves, and exposed wood beams cement the connection between the interior and the outdoors. Solar gains during the day contribute to the home’s energy efficiency. The kitchen retains the original cabinetry, decorative tile work and substantial built-ins. In addition to the three bedrooms there are two bonus spaces, one with high-end sound dampening panels and multiple walls of windows that is currently a home office and another small room that could serve as a kid's playroom or additional office. An impressively long driveway leads to the house which is perched atop a plateau with 360-degree seasonal mountain views and not a single neighbor in sight. Multiple outdoor spaces provide various options for relaxation and entertainment. A stone patio that connects directly to both the living room and the kitchen via glass doors is perfect for outdoor cooking and dining. Stone steps on the opposite side of the house lead to the heated in-ground pool which is surrounded by an extensive bluestone terrace with both farm and mountain views. Slightly down the driveway is a separate meadow that would be an ideal spot for an accessory dwelling unit. Sloping gently down the back of the property is a walking path that meanders along the adjacent farm which could be extended into a more significant hiking trail. Millbrook, Beacon and Rhinebeck are all a short drive away. Just minutes to the Taconic State Parkway and 15 minutes to Metro-North station at New Hamburg. VIDEO WALKTHROUGH AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.