Once listed at $1.2 million, this dome home in New Paltz is no stranger to Upstater. Or Architectural Digest. Or NYT. Or House Beautiful. Or Gothamist. Do we need to go on? Despite the press’s adulation for this 2300 square (round?) foot rotating residence in the Ulster County of New Paltz, the UFO-shaped house is still on the market, and these days, it’s listed at $699,000, which, you’ll note, is considerably less than $1.2 million.
First thing’s first: Why does it rotate? According to the listing, the home rotates via remote control in order to maximize the both the sun’s warmth and the shade from its woodsy surroundings. Think of all the dough you’ll save on energy costs thanks to all those windows spanning the spacious dome. As the Brits might say, that’s dead brill, and the sky-high interior is a happy side-effect of such a design…and maybe invest in a very long Squeegee.
The home was built in 2003 primarily from cedar, bamboo, and limestone. Comes with three bedrooms, master suite located on the first floor, and two bedrooms + library + office + full bath on the upper loft level. Living room/dining room/kitchen are open and airy, with curvy staircase sweeping its way to the second floor. The dome sits on nearly 20 acres of land about 3 miles outside of New Paltz village, 90 minutes from NYC. Want to take it for a test-run? Rent it for a weekend on AirBnB.
116 Canaan Road, New Paltz (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)