Green Homes for Sale - East Chatham, New York Green Home

East Chatham, New York — Green Home For Sale

Unique design and craftsmanship are revealed in the circular shapes that mark the aesthetically pleasing layout of the home’s open plan that feels expansive and bright.The space is large and flexible and offers unlimited interior design possibilities

Listing ID: 20530

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
Asking Price (USD) $695,000
Annual Property Tax $11,700
Annual Utility Cost $3,600
Home Area 3,000 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Total Property Area 9 acres
Year Built 1980

Property Description

The Property: Situated on 9 private wooded acres, this 1980 custom designed and built home with passive solar features reflects the meticulously handcrafted work by contemporary artisans in woodworking, metal smithing, stained glass, and stone masonry. Unique design and craftsmanship are revealed in the circular shapes that mark the aesthetically pleasing layout of the home’s open plan that feels expansive and bright. The space is large and flexible and offers unlimited interior design possibilities. The landscaped property is complete with sculptures, oversized two-car garage, fenced tennis court with stone tennis house and deck, and a swimming pool ready for renovation. Location: Located in the hamlet of New Concord, a seven minute drive takes you to Chatham, NY. Set back from a country road, the home offers privacy and tranquility. It is a convenient 30 minutes to Tanglewood, Lenox, Stockbridge, Great Barrington, Jiminy Peak, Catamount, Butternut, and Albany. To Hudson and the Amtrak station a mere 25 minutes. Travel to Boston or New York City takes 2.5 hours. Residence layout: Details: 3000 square feet of living area; 1000 square feet of decks and 500 square feet of heated storage; oak flooring throughout; custom-made oak exterior doors; custom-made built in furniture; hand wrought iron detailing; propane hot water baseboard system along with a radiant floor system in the kitchen; 15-year old flat-seam copper roof on main house and new asphalt shingle roofs on porches and silo; cedar siding; multiple security systems. First Level: front and rear covered entrances; spacious round kitchen with ample storage closets; half bath; library/game area or dining area; private office or guest room. Second level: Curving stair case from front entry to open, 700 square foot living room/great room with exposed beam ceiling and 18-feet high field stone fireplace, six floor-to-ceiling south-facing windows with stained glass clerestory. Living room opens to a deck surrounding the south face of the home. Third level: Open curving staircase to balcony level family room which overlooks living room and opens to a deck; circular master bath in quarry tile and cedar with oversized oval soaking tub and separate stall shower; master bedroom with large closet, built in wardrobe and deck. Fourth level: Curving staircase to domed round bedroom with closet and built in desk. View of the mountains. Lower level: Private bedroom/office with separate entrance; quarry tile bath with cedar sauna; utility room; laundry area; large storage closet; and access to two heated storage areas.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

GREEN HOME: 1-This passive solar home with large south-facing windows permits the sun to heat the house on sunny winter days. The massive stone fireplace and chimney hold much of the day’s heat for night time heating. Coupled with the hydronic baseboard and radiant floor heating this is a very comfortable home. 2-Natural materials were used throughout the construction. 3-For emergencies the home has a 10 KW whole house propane-fueled generator that runs off of a 600-gallon propane storage system. 4-Also, for emergencies, there is a fireplace insert (and a supply of wood) that can heat the entire house; 5-There is a stand-by solar powered well pump system. FOR THE GARDENER; A fenced 1000 square foot garden that has provided wonderful produce each year without any chemicals. WILD EDIBLES: There are many wild edible plants on the property. We would be happy to teach you what they are. There are also fruit trees, peaches, cherries, plums and berries. SITE EQUIPMENT: Included with the house is a lawn tractor/mower and track-mounted Honda snowblower. The House is 1-perfect for allergic or chemically sensitive people, 2-chemical free, inside and out, 3-pet free since construction, 4-uses eco cleaning products, detergents, and NO dryer sheets, 5-well water (chlorine free), 6-fresh clean air with pine forest/negative ions all around, 7-natural lighting, no CFL, 8-no carpeting, all wood or tile floors, 9-finishing done 20 years ago utilizing low VOC paints & varnish. No lead paint anywhere, 10-no smart meter

Neighborhood Description

Located in the hamlet of New Concord, it is a country setting where the zoning laws require a minimum of 5 acres to build a home. We live on a dirt road with minimal traffic. It is very quiet and the people are friendly. We even have a New Concord Society with its own community hall where we get together for various celebrations and events throughout the year. We have mostly year-round residents but there are also summer and weekend residents. It is a very safe neighborhood in every way.

Market Area

The Location: Quiet, private, yet quick and easy access to I-90 and Taconic Parkway. It is 7 minutes to Chatham NY, 15 minutes to Hawthorne Valley School (Harlemville, NY), 15 minutes to West Stockbridge MA, 20 minutes to Philmont NY, 25 minutes to Hudson NY/Amtrak station, 30 minutes to Tanglewood, 30 minutes to Great Barrington MA, 30 minutes to Lennox MA, 30 minutes to Jiminy Peak, Catamount and Butternut Ski Resorts, 30 minutes to East Greenbush NY, 40 minutes to Albany Airport, 2.5 hours to Boston and New York City.

School District

We have 3 alternative private schools nearby, Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School Pre-K to 12 , Mountain Road School Pre-K to 8, Berkshire Country Day School Pre-K to 9 and the Chatham Central School District public school. The public school system is located at 50 Woodbridge Avenue in the Village of Chatham, New York. The District serves the educational needs of approximately 1,000 students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. Chatham CSD operates three school buildings, all located on Woodbridge Avenue: The Mary E. Dardess Elementary School (MED), serving students in grades Pre K-5; Chatham Middle School, serving students in grades 6-8; and Chatham High School, serving students in grades 9-12.rnrnIn addition, the District operates the Chatham Public Library, one of only two public libraries in NYS that are within a school district. The Chatham Public Library, also located on Woodbridge Avenue (with a branch located in Canaan, NY), offers a full range of modern library services to the community and boasts an original Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass window.rnrnGeographically, Chatham CSD is made up of most or part of the towns of Chatham, Ghent, Austerlitz, Canaan, Kinderhook, and New Lebanon – all located in northern Columbia County.


Chatham is the closest village. What became the Village of Chatham began like other settlements that grew up at the intersections of roads and along streams that could provide water power to small industries. The historic Groat’s Tavern stood at the center of this first community and survives today as the beautifully restored “1811 House”, now at the heart of a much different place than the hamlet of Groat’s Corners it was built to serve.rnrnWhat set Chatham apart was its role as a railroad center. After the 1830s, population, commerce and industry were drawn to this hub offering ready rail access to population centers and markets both near and distant. Maintenance facilities were built to keep the trains running and restaurants, hotels, shops, taverns, and rooming houses grew up to serve railroad passengers and workers.rnrnThe next century was very kind to Chatham. Prosperity brought economic and social diversity along with the dynamism of a thriving community, whose architectural accomplishments are seen in the many period buildings that line Main Street, Park Row, and Hudson Avenue. The restored Richardson Romanesque Union Depot continues to anchor the village today. The stately Tracy Memorial Village Hall reflects the generosity and optimism of Chatham’s citizens during the early 20th century. Chatham’s role as a regional entertainment center continues with the restored vaudeville-era Crandall Theater presenting films of all varieties and the Mac-Haydn Theater offering live summer-stock productions.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Split Level

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Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Fireplace
Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Passive
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 550 sqft

Contact Information

Teshna Beaulieu

164 Elliot Rd
East Chatham, US 12060-3902 US