Eco-Friendly, Passive Solar Home in Ghent, NY, $509K

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This Ghent Contemporary house is more than just a pretty face: Energy-efficient insulation and passive solar keeps it warm at a low cost. 

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to make us wonder if we shouldn’t plan ahead just a little better for the next Apocalypse. If you’ve been having the same thoughts and considering buying a new home in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, you’ll want to hang around Upstater this week (keeping a respectful and six-foot distance, of course) because we’ve been scouring the listings for eco-friendly, energy-efficient, solar- and generator-powered, or off-grid properties. We’re starting this week with this luminous four-bedroom home constructed using cotton batting and straw bale insulation.

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While its style is reminiscent of an old-fashioned thatched-roof cottage from Ireland, it’s modern through-and-through, built in 2010 and designed to harness the sun’s warmth for passive solar heat in the wintertime. Radiant heat floors help in that regard, too. Practical bells-and-whistles aside, the 1,800-square-foot interior is refreshing and light, complete with a mix of tile and pine board flooring…

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…and comes with four bedrooms and two full baths.

Also included on the 7.29-acre property is a charming guest/carriage house, equipped with roof-top solar panels to power it while still managing to look all the world like an enchanted fairy-tale cottage that could magically produce income once you can rent it out.

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The property is situated in rural Columbia County, NY, convenient to the Taconic State Parkway and located about a 20-minutes’ drive from Hudson, NY on the Hudson River.

Ready to get your hands on this Ghent Contemporary house? Find out more about 7 Spring Hill Lane, Ghent, NY from Beach & Bartolo

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