A Slanted Home Clad in Charred Wood Asks $2.3M in Upstate New York

Designed by Actual / Office, the Sleeve House rests on nearly 46 acres overlooking the Catskills.
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Location: 279 E Klein Road, Ancram, New York

Price: $2,275,000

Year Built: 2017

Architect: Actual / Office

Footprint: 2,500 square feet (three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths)

Lot size: 45.82 acres

From the Agent: "Sitting alone in the center of a vast clearing surrounded by lush forest with dramatic views of the Catskills in the distance and the lower, rolling hills of the Taconic range surrounding it, the Sleeve House is an architectural masterpiece. On nearly 46 acres, the 2,500-square-foot house is conceived as two elongated volumes, a smaller one sleeved inside a larger one. The house has been built to last by master craftsmen of the area using sustainable materials like the soft but long-lasting accoya wood, triple-paned glass, and a heat- and energy-recovery ventilation system that keeps the house cool in the summer and cozy in winter."

Known as the Sleeve House, the 2,500-square-foot residence is designed to appear as a smaller volume sliding into a larger one.

The exterior material palette, composed of charred wood and exposed concrete, flows into the interior spaces.

Expansive windows span the main living spaces, drawing ample natural light inside.

One of the bedrooms has a private terrace that offers views of the surrounding scenery.

"The home, while obviously modern, also pays homage to the old agricultural buildings, barns, and silos of the Hudson Valley with rough facades weathered from sitting in the elements for a hundred or more years," notes the agent.

279 E Klein Road in Ancram, New York, is currently listed for $2,275,000 by The Lillie K. Team at Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty.


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