Kerhonkson Green Dome, $375,000

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This one is the real deal — a sustainable home that actually looks the part, the Prius of green architecture (or maybe the biodiesel-converted Mercedes?). This is a hyper-insulated dome, passive solar (hard to imagine how that works, given the ratio of wall to window — there should be a whole lot of south-facing windows), made from timber cleared on the property itself, radiant heat floors (to die for), no-VOC paint. It’s also, as they point out, disaster-proof — should survive the next Irene or terrorist attack. The kitchen looks nice, including the dome-shaped cutout in the cabinet. Too kooky for my taste, but I can tell you from spending time in Earthships that being among rounded walls has a surprisingly soothing effect. There’s a swimming hole and a stream, and it abuts thousands of acres of state land. Annual utilities are $1,500, pretty good for more than 3,000 square feet of space. Certainly this place would be a serious respite from the city. Here’s the big question mark: What does 80% complete mean? Stats on the jump.

105 Dymond Road, Kerhonkson (Westwood) MAP
Asking Price: $375,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Square Feet: 3,200
Land: 3.2 acres
Year Built: 2004
Taxes: $3,500
Features: super green!

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About lisa

I'm a freelance writer (and thus, not a homeowner), specializing in real estate, urban planning and sustainability. Also, I just like looking at pictures of houses.

Posted on December 8, 2011, in $300000 to $499000, Architecture, Eco-friendly, Kerhonkson, Rural, Ulster County. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Ha – “SUPERGREEN!”

    Maybe I’m channeling my inner hobbit, but I love this place.

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