The Mothership Has Landed in Shaker Country, NY, $350K

  |  February 6, 2019

And now for something completely different: A hexadecagonal home joined to a decagon-shaped guesthouse, situated in eastern Columbia County.

In case you’re not a geometry nerd, a hexadecagon has 16 sides, and a decagon has 10 sides. But, you really don’t need to be a geometry nerd to appreciate the coolness of this property in New Lebanon, NY. All you need are your own two eyes…

No more stalling on revealing the 2,336-square-foot interior of the main house, since that’s where the cool really comes out…

In addition to a light-filled, open-concept layout, the living room includes a fireplace, cathedral ceilings with birch wood accent beams, skylights, and an open kitchen with oodles of hidden storage spaces.

The main house’s second fireplace is in the master bedroom, which also includes double glass doors that open onto the deck. An open sleeping loft overlooks the first floor, and a third bedroom is equipped with a murphy bed.

Connected to the main house via the wrap-around deck is the guest house/yoga studio/art studio/music studio/home office/play room/writer’s nook.

Oh, but that’s not all. Hidden between the main house and guest house is a cute little workshop/seed starting room with tile counter and running water.

Embrace your reptilian side and learn to bask, lizard-like, on the sprawling deck overlooking the 6.15-acre lot featuring a mountainous backdrop. Or, enjoy those views from the gazebo, instead.

New Lebanon in rural eastern Columbia County is a community steeped in Shaker history, which is evident in its historic agrarian architecture. The town also sits just over the Massachusetts border from Hancock Shaker Village

Do you love hitting the slopes in the winter? This property is just a hop and a skip away from Jiminy Peak Mountain in the Berkshires, and Catamount is about a half-hour drive from here. Ski and snowboard during the day, sleep comfortably in your own saucer-shaped, funky abode at night. Sounds just right!

Suddenly finding yourself longing for a set of polygonal houses? Find out more about 2142 County Route 5, New Lebanon from Beach and Bartolo

About Kandy Harris

Kandy is a writer and musician/music teacher living in Saugerties, NY.

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