About 570 Old Kings Highway
A truly one-of-a-kind uniquely-crafted modern home created to harmonize with the natural landscape. Located in the Rondout Valley hamlet of Accord and only minutes to historic Stone Ridge, this high design creation carefully blends rustic character with the more modern industrial feel. Some of the design goals and architectural features include a butterfly roof, heavy steel mixed with massive rustic wood beamed ceilings, lots of glass, angled and rounded walls, low maintenance Hardy cement panel siding, radiant floor heating, massive south facing windows for abundant winter sunlight and passive solar winter gain, and a layout conducive for entertaining family and friends. The home offers a truly unique blend of modern and traditional craftsmanship that's loaded with one-of-a-kind elements. For example, the living room features the type of massive ceiling beams seen in this region’s ancient stone houses, as well as steel I beams for an updated look and heavy-duty support. Style details include 10 foot ceilings upstairs, 9 foot downstairs, a gorgeous and very unique parquet floor on the main level, mahogany doors, incredible marble tile work in lower level bathrooms, and angled walls on the upper level made to represent the free form shape of “glacial erratic” boulders, which were a major design inspiration. The ceiling beams, trim work and staircase wood all came from trees harvested on the owner/builder’s farm. Cozy yet spacious at the same time, with an amazing open floor plan, this special home offers separate defined flex spaces for home office or studio but also combined spaces ideal for bringing everyone together. Finished walkout lower level contains two bedrooms, another living area, two full baths, laundry room, as well as another larger oversized walk-in closet room which can be another small sleeping area, nursery, or additional office. Lots of natural light on both levels and high ceilings provide a very relaxed comfortable living environment. The farmland and woods in the western viewshed are forever conserved by the Open Space Institute. Bordered by stone walls and naturally landscaped with climbing hydrangeas and a wild and cultivated berry garden just steps from the kitchen, as well as a sunny vegetable garden site. Enjoy fan favorites like Saunderskill and Kelder's Farms, Inness, Arrowood, Westwind Orchard, and The Accord Market are all within minutes away. This is truly one of the most interesting homes to hit the market in some time, something you simply don't see everyday.