Just in Time for Second Breakfast: A Hobbit House in Southern Dutchess Co., $795K

No, you didn’t just stumble into the Shire. This “Hobbit House” is in Pawling, NY, and it’s more than just an enchanting cottage…

In fact, it’s a state-of-the-art passive solar home with thermal bridge-free construction (a must in passive home design), triple-pane thermal windows, imported windows and skylights, R60 insulation, rot-resistant Azek trim, and durable cedar and stone trim on the exterior. Nestled into the earth, the cottage offers a roof-top patio and lush green grass.

The 1,500-square-foot interior with two beds and two full baths resembles a bunker at this point, but a buyer could change that, perhaps making it bit warmer and hospitable. Also includes an electric fireplace, a Zehnder heat recovery ventilator, and heat pump for air-conditioning and heat.

The skylights and large windows on either end of the structure help bring in natural sunlight and heat, and the earthen blanket over the cottage helps keep it cool in the summer. Find out more about the construction of this home, what features it includes, and its inspiration on myhobbitshed.com.

Situated on 1.7 acres of land about five minutes from Pawling village, close to Connecticut border and about 90 minutes from NYC. This is a tucked-away spot next to a stream, waterfall, and rocky outcroppings. See how the cottage blends in during the winter time? You’d almost never know this magical little abode is there.

Curious about what else is in the area? This week on Upstater, we’ll be investigating all that the residential real estate market has to offer in the southern Dutchess County/northern Putnam County locales of Pawling, Dover, and Patterson. Stick with us all week long as we dig in to the communities, as well as the houses on-the-market.

Looking to fulfill your Tolkien-esque dreams with this Hobbit House? Find out more about 16 Wilkinson Hollow Road, Pawling from Gillian Stewart Real Estate.

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