The Devil's in the Details with this Energy-Efficient Home in Accord, $499,900

  |  December 6, 2016

A simple country cottage? From a distance, so it would seem. But this 2247-square foot home conceals many cool secrets within, and we plan to find out what they are.

Let’s start with the basics: The house was built in 2015, so it’s new, and it shows. Includes 9′ ceilings, oak plank flooring, open first floor living room/kitchen/dining room, three bedrooms, and three full baths. Sits on nearly 4 acres of land in western Ulster County, just north of Accord hamlet. Location-wise, the Hudson River lies 30 minutes to the east, and it’s practically on the doorstep of the Catskill Mountains.

And now, those delicious details: The home was designed and built by Centre Studio for Architecture & Design and New World Home with the intention of making it energy-efficient and easy to maintain. It’s been insulated to the max, more than required, according to the listing, and also comes with high-efficiency electric heat pump technology, which cools/heats the house and the water, and the system could be converted to solar. Another nifty feature: You can control it remotely through wi-fi enabled thermostats. The windows will never have to painted, so that’s a reduction in consumption right there.

The details don’t end there. Look to the listing for more.

500 Mill Hook Road, Accord (Westwood Metes & Bounds)

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