Extraordinary comfort, healthy living, energy efficiency, and low maintenance! The Woodstock Passive House is third-party tested and certified by the Passive House Institute US, the US Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready program, the US Environmental Protection Agency's Water Sense and Indoor Air Plus programs, and NY Energy Star Homes. Imagine not noticing if the outdoor temperature drops to minus 15 F, or rises to 100 F, as well as not worrying about frozen pipes! If you or your children suffer from asthma or chemical sensitivities, you may sleep well here—try it out via AirBnB! The structure, autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC), is resistant to fire, termites, rodents, and moisture damage. It is super-insulated with safe insulation—there are no chemical foam products. The home has an accessible first floor, a separate apartment which duplicates all the features of the home, a large screened-in porch, and a two-car garage. An owned photovoltaic solar system meets most or all needs. ~ Located minutes away from the center of Woodstock on a quiet, dead end street. The property features over 3 acres, improved with over 2350 sq. ft. home plus separate studio apartment. Large, open rooms with huge windows immerse you in the natural setting. ~ The step free first floor offers an open living room, dining & kitchen, half-bathroom and a master bedroom suite with full, private bathroom and first floor washer and dryer. The kitchen has granite countertop, high end stainless steel appliances & cabinetry and a custom made island which will be a gathering spot for family and friends. Walk out into your oversized screened in porch to enjoy your morning coffee or gaze upon the stars and moon at nightfall with your evening cocktail. ~ The second floor offers white oak flooring,a second master bedroom with a large walk-in closet and full bathroom with a shower and extra-long cast iron clawfoot tub, an additional bedroom and an oversized office to be used as you please. ~ The studio is perfect for additional income, guest quarters or workspace. ~ Considered to be a “healthy home” it was built with completely non -toxic materials. The incoming air passes through an energy recovery ventilation system, which includes a filter removing dust and allergens,resulting in the purest indoor air quality possible. Surprising advantages of this home’s construction is it can remain dust free, and humidity levels are comfortable year-round. ~ Thought and detail abound in every aspect of the design and creation of this unique home. All of the high-end stainless steel appliances conform to the strictest energy efficiency. Cooking is done by induction and baking by convention. ~ AAC, widely used in Europe, is a substance made from quartz sand, lime, water and a small amount of aluminum powder. AAC is a pre-cast masonry product which is fire, water, pest and sound resistant, and is very strong and durable. The outside walls are 17 inches thick, the AAC is sheathed with mineral wool. The exterior is fiber cement siding which looks like wood. The house sits on a concrete slab underlain with 10 inches of cellular glass (Foamglas) insulation and a thick Stego vapor barrier. The ceiling is insulated with 24 inches of cellulose. The imported European windows are all tilt and turn, triple glazed. The home is purely electric, powered by a privately owned 7.56 kilowatt system of solar panels placed on the steel roof. The house is on the electric grid, yet the system is sized to reduce annual energy use by 90% compared to similar sized conventional homes. ~ Yet the beauty and enjoyment of this home is not lost in the technology. Set amongst the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains, this home provides a plethora of outdoor (skiing, fishing, canoeing, mountain climbing, biking, farmers markets, hiking trails) and indoor (music, fine dining, spas) activities to enjoy.
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