This Hurley NY Fan Shell House is a Real Estate Rarity, $318K

An architectural unicorn lives in Ulster County: the Hurley NY Fan Shell house. Intrigued? You should be…

Just when we thought we’d seen everything in house-form, here’s a Fan Shell house in Hurley! It’s okay; we didn’t know what that was, either, before discovering the listing.

In fact, details on Fan Shell houses are relatively scarce on line. The most we managed was to dig up this image of a CA fan shell house designed by Mark Mills:


Mark Mills was an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright and employed many of his Mid-Century sensibilities into his own design. The Hurley house fits right in with that aesthetic, although we doubt it was designed by Mills himself.

The distinctive feature of the Shell Fan house is its domed roofline reinforced by wood beams visible inside the house. Hence, the open and loft interior with high, rounded ceilings.

Aside from this singular design feature, the three bedroom, 1400 square foot home includes wood floors, open floor plan, living room wood stove, and floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors to maximize natural light.

This retro 1970s throwback is situated on over 3.5 acres of land close to the Ashokan Reservoir. Woodstock village, Kingston city, and the nearest I-87 Thruway exit are less than 20 minutes away from here.

Does 151 Schildknecht Road, Hurley strike your fancy for something different? Find out more about the Hurley NY Fan Shell house here

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