Don’t let the exterior befuddle you. Scratch the surface of this $6.25 million modern Dutchess County estate for sale, and you’ll find a marvel of Scandinavian-style design complete with every climate comfort you could want…and some you probably didn’t even know you wanted.
Built in 2014, the 4900+ square foot ‘Hammersley Ridge’ is situated on 70 acres of bucolic land in the town of Wingdale, eastern Dutchess County. Its east-of-Hudson locale offers country quietude with swift access to routes to NYC, including the Taconic Parkway, I-84, I-87, and a Metro-North station in Amenia less than 30 minutes away.
This idyllic environment provided the architectures the opportunity to create a house that harmonizes with nature, and, indeed, this house resembles a grown-up, sophisticated version of a childhood treehouse.
However, instead of discarded Christmas lights and tattered magazine pictures as wall art, this ultra-fabulous treehouse features mahogany and oak window frames, natural cedar shingles, whitewashed oak cabinetry, an outdoor shower, and a rooftop aerie in the canopy.
And, instead of a couple of sleeping bags and a battery-powered lamp, this treehouse includes professional grade kitchen fixtures and appliances, a master suite with south-facing sleeping porch, a wine cellar, library, laundry room, and mudroom. Did your childhood treehouse come with a 200 amp backup generator? We didn’t think so.
As for its low-tech, sustainable construction, this house relies on ventilation to keep things comfortable in the summer. There is ductwork in place to install central air conditioning, though, if that’s more your cup of tea. I mean, you’re buying a $6 million house. Might as well have the A/C system installed, too. Also includes radiant heat.
So, in spite (or perhaps even because) of the fact that this modern Dutchess County estate for sale resembles a ride on the Coney Island Cyclone at the outset, we adore its Minimalist sensibilities and second-to-none location.
156 Duell Hollow Road, Wingdale (HW Guernsey)
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