A Postmodern Danish Farmhouse Offers Sustainable Living in Millerton
The six-acre property hides a stunning pool, and the price was just cut by $200,000.
Photos provided by Andrew Gates, Houlihan Lawrence
Location: 80 Shagroy Rd, Millerton
Description: This postmodern Danish farmhouse is set on an idyllic country road in northern Dutchess County, just across the state line from Lakeville, Conn. It has been widely published, including in the books “150 Best Sustainable House Ideas'' and “Rock the Shack,'' as well as in Dwell, Curbed, and the New York Post. Built in 2011, the 2,124-square-foot house has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. It sits on a 5.79-acre lot. There is also a one-bedroom, one-bath guesthouse with a kitchenette.
The house features highly energy-efficient ICF (insulated concrete forms) construction so that it doesn’t need air-conditioning, says listing agent Andrew Gates. “It’s hyper well-insulated and green.”
Reflective aluminum shingles on the exterior add to its energy efficiency. The main area of the interior features a chef's kitchen that opens to a loft-like living area and floating staircase. A guest bedroom on the first floor offers a large bathroom with an open-air glass shower. The light-filled second-story master suite has its own private balcony with great views and a European-style bath.
Asking price: $1.195 million, down from $1.395 million
Selling points: The current owners have updated the original IKEA kitchen. They also added a $300,000 pool complex with an expansive Brazilian teak deck. “It’s the best pool I’ve ever seen,” Gates says.
The property has terrific potential as an Airbnb, with a strong rental history, he says. And it's an easy bike ride into Millerton.
Listing agent: Andrew Gates, Houlihan Lawrence