Find your chi in this ecologically built, off-the-grid sanctuary on just under 15 acres with large pond and Stony Kill Creek frontage. Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley and moments away from world class hiking and climbing at Mohonk Preserve and Minnewaska State Park, you will arrive in complete privacy, with the soundtrack of the waterfall just steps away from the house. The spectacular contemporary aesthetics come with a fascinating core of a red oak timber frame – mostly from trees harvested from the property. Fantastic open floor plan with high ceilings and cupola in an embracing great room combining living, dining and kitchen featuring red oak cabinetry and island. Artisan designed and Russian inspired masonry heater with baking oven and custom bluestone hearth and heated bench emits even heat along with the radiant heat floors throughout. Step into the meditation/family room/studio and admire the architectural beauty and bright appeal of this 825 sq ft open space. Walls of windows, tatami floors and a French door to the bluestone patio make this a jewel case that can be enjoyed in many ways. Three bedrooms, two full baths, library and den complete the picture of how wholesome living looks and feels like. Self-sustain by growing your own veggies in a fenced area with organic beds. Host a camping sleepover with the convenience of a three-stall outdoor shower and a modern outhouse with two composting toilets. Appreciate sweet independence from the electric grid and bills with fully owned solar panels paired with robust Nickel-Iron Edison batteries that have an expected life span of 50 plus years. Never lose power with an automatic propane generator for occasionally needed back up. The applied woodworking technique is a combination of traditional Japanese, European and Early American joinery, featuring dragon beams and walnut through tenons to connect two pieces of wood, also known as mortise and tenon joints. The exterior walls are 12” thick and made of mostly local clay and wood chips and are finished with plaster consisting of clay, sand and straw. This traditionally German wall composition results in a high thermal mass and superb insulation factor while moderating the humidity toward a comfortable equilibrium and enhancing the indoor air quality. The floors are concrete, bamboo, tatami, and earthen floors made of clay, sand, and finely chopped straw. Enjoy being close to shopping, farm stands, breweries, hiking and climbing in nearby Minnewaska State Park, Mohonk Preserve and the Catskills. Walk to the Stony Kill waterfall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd_g_e2FHts
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