ONE OF THE MOST ADVANCED, SUSTAINABLE MODERN HOUSES IN THE COUNTRY IS IN WOODSTOCK! This modern, beautifully designed home on a wooded park-like lot, around the corner from the Woodstock School of Art and minutes from Woodstock village, is constructed from leading edge materials which are both the future and (for Northern Europe) the recent past 90 years of construction. Completed in 2016, and one of only 4 certified “Passive” houses built in this manner within the United States, this elegant, light filled minimal home is constructed with Autoclaved Aerated Concrete block (AAC), a material invented in Sweden in 1923, and in use ever since throughout that region and beyond. The science behind this approach to building is both environmentally conscious, and the healthiest, most non-toxic type of construction in existence. The construction (seen in cutaway photos above) is airtight, insulated by waterproof mineral wool on the exterior, and finished with plaster directly on the interior perimeter walls, where the lightweight sturdy concrete absorbs and radiates heat, as part of the thermal mass which includes the polished, FoamGlas insulated concrete floors downstairs. The entire home is heated by only 2 mini split heat pumps, which regulate the humidity and temperature all year long. The solar panels on the roof generate enough power to run the heat pumps and all systems in the house. The house has a state-of-the-art air exchange unit, which brings in and filters fresh air. Airtight, the house is impervious to pests, mold and is almost dust free, but unlike many so-called “net zero homes”, this modern gem is light filled due to its many, large triple glazed European windows and glass doors. The open plan living, dining and kitchen area leads to a gorgeous screen porch over looking the 1/4 mile trail loop through the property's gladed wood. There is a bedroom with an en suite bathroom on the ground floor, a half bath off the kitchen, and a covered pass-through to the large, 2-car garage (pre-wired for a charging station for an electric vehicle) above which one finds a spacious, legal, one bedroom rental apartment, heated and cooled entirely by a 3rd mini-split. Upstairs in the main house there is a copious master suite, and two other bedrooms, one now used as an office/den. The expansive hall is currently used as a drafting office, but could be perfect for a library or yoga/meditation nook. Close to groceries, dining, shopping, the NYS Thruway and to all points local to Woodstock and beyond, this exceptional, solid, super insulated and quiet, one of a kind modern house, on one of the loveliest streets you’ll find in the area, will not only cost you pennies to run, but will be your ultimate 21st century machine for living!
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