44 Easton Lane, Woodstock
This house and its companion apartment far surpasses other Woodstock houses for comfort, craftsmanship, durability and carefree, healthy living. The house was built utilizing advanced “Passive House” green building technology for maximum insulation, internal temperature stabilization, and air quality – with minimal ongoing energy costs. You will feel healthier here as this home was purposefully built using non-toxic and non-chemical emitting materials, and unlike so many surrounding homes built from wood, is virtually mold and mildew-free. The house is elegant, spacious, sunny and extremely comfortable with cathedral ceilings and two master suites with baths - the first on the ground floor, with easy access for a mother or teen. Across the breezeway, the separate apartment is an idyllic self-contained space with a private entryway. It contains all of the same technologically advanced features as the master house and easily serves as a rental unit for extra income, an artist’s studio or guest apartment. The woodland location is fabulous: the house and apartment are situated on a quiet, dead end road, just over a mile to the center of Woodstock. The spacious enclosed porch off the dining room is perfect for outdoor living and overlooks a private ¼ mile woodland trail. You’ll also enjoy the two organic gardens, blueberry bushes and orchard with pear, cherry, plum, apple and paw-paw trees. This home was built to the highest world standard of energy efficiency and is certified by The Passive House Institute US, the US Environmental Protection Agency's Water Sense & Indoor Air Plus programs, NY Energy Star Homes, and the US Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready program. It boasts an amazing HERS score of 9 (Home Energy Rating Score). If you or someone in your family suffers from environmental allergies, asthma, or chemical sensitivities--look no further. This home was completely built without the use of hazardous materials and irritants, and is foam-free. Constructed using autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC), popularly used in Europe, the exterior walls, 17 inches thick, are super-insulated using Rockwool insulation. The concrete foundation and slab are insulated with 10 inches of cellular glass. Under the steel roof, 24 inches of cellulose provides an extraordinary thermal barrier. The high level of insulation also makes this a quiet home. The exterior is sheathed with fiber cement siding. The result of these thoughtful components is a low-maintenance structure resistant to fire, moisture, and pests. You will feel the superiority of this airtight home as soon as you step inside and close the door. Humidity level and indoor temperature barely change no matter the temperature or weather outdoors, due to its expert construction. In addition to comfort, musicians will be surprised how long stringed instruments stay in tune! Fresh air is continuously delivered via an energy recovery system that filters out dust & allergens, delivering the purest quality air. The home is on the electric grid but is almost entirely self-sustained by owned solar panels on the roof. Expert craftsmanship is complimented by triple-paned windows, high end cabinetry, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances including induction cooktop and convection oven. Wonderful spacious and comfortable layout with two master suites--one on the first floor! Up the solid ash stairs, a large office and two more bedrooms await, including the second oversized, sunny master bedroom with walk-in closet and bathroom featuring both an extra long clawfoot tub and a spacious shower. The detached two-car garage has a 240 volt charging hook up, and is a craftsman's dream. Above the garage, the wonderful airy apartment was built with the same integrity, healthy materials and appliances as the main home, and also has an extraordinary HERS rating of 9. This is a one-of-a-kind home of the future that has to be experienced to be appreciated.
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