Upstate

Green Design, Places to Stay, Upstate

All renderings via AI SpaceFactory, © Plomp

If you’re intrigued by all the talk of living on Mars but don’t actually want to depart planet Earth, you can have a shot at semi-extraterrestrial living this spring. AI SpaceFactory, the architects behind NASA’s Mars habitat MARSHA, are bringing a “Mars habitat designed for off-grid living on Earth” to a site an hour-and-a-half north of NYC along the Hudson River (h/t Curbed). For a donation as low as $175, you’ll be able to spend the night in the TERA cabin and get “a glimpse into the future of sustainable life on and beyond our planet,” according to a press release.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

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Situated on 66 pastoral acres in the heart of Millbrook hunt country, this farm compound at 921 Duell Road in Stanfordville has everything you’d look for in an upstate retreat: a rustic party barn, a 12-stall barn, and a good old-fashioned swimming hole. The Colonial-era farmhouse dates back to 1790 and boasts many original details, including wide-plank floors, handcrafted cabinetry, and artisanal stonework. Lovely in its own right, it would also be the perfect candidate for a more modern renovation. Located just under two hours from NYC, the property is now seeking $1.95 million.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

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Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s disciple Edgar Tafel—who earned his chops working on some of Wright’s most famous properties, including Fallingwater—this nearly 4,000-square-foot residence in Garrison is beautifully sited on six acres and comes with sweeping views of the Hudson River. Mid-century modern details prevail inside while the “zen-like” landscape design includes a free-form pool and whirlpool hot tub nestled among sculpted rock outcroppings. The Putnam County property is now on the market for a cool $3.55 million.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

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This 11,570-square-foot estate is set on two acres within the grounds of the Westchester Country Club, overlooking the Club’s South Golf Course. Built in 1929 in the Cotswold Tudor Revival style, the stately residence has a long list of features to match its $7.995 million asking price, including a stunning pool and pool house, a wine cellar and tasting room, a golf simulator (to perfect your chops before you hit the course), and more.

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Architecture, Cool Listings, Green Design, Upstate

Hudson Woods, Lang Architecture, Catskills, Upstate, cool listings

Image credit: Deborah De Graffenreid for Hudson Woods.

The last house in the Hudson Woods modern development is for sale. The $1.18 million home was, like its neighbors in the 131-acre Hudson Valley community, designed by Lang Architecture with a modern aesthetic, quality craftsmanship and premium finishes. The 26-family community was constructed in a scenic corner of the Catskills characterized by wooded rolling hills and a large river; it’s a two-hour drive from New York City.

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Cool Listings, Quirky Homes, Upstate

1 willow island, cool listing, private islands, upstate

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Though we’ve all probably dreamed at some point of owning a private island–and they’re more common than you may think–the serene and very private Willow Island on Putnam Lake in Patterson, N.Y., on the market for $850,000, is less out of reach than some others. On the one hand, it’s accessible only by boat. On the other, it’s less than 60 miles north of New York City in Putnam County. There’s a private driveway and garage on the mainland and multiple docks on the property. The lake is “non-motorized,” but the island comes with a solar-powered boat.

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Architecture, Cool Listings, Upstate

6 usonia road, frank lloyd wright, usonia, cool listings, modern homes, mid century modern, westchester

The Usonia community in Pleasantville, NY, was created as a tribute to legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright to celebrate his “Usonian” home ideal–design that would integrate with a home’s natural surroundings and live and grow with its inhabitants. The site plan, road system, and a handful of homes in the community were designed by Wright himself, but most of its houses were created by his associates and admirers, David Henken and Aaron Resnick. Henken designed the three-bedroom home at 6 Usonia Road in 1950. In true Wright style, this mid-century modern property, known as the Anderson House, is surrounded by greenery, with floor to ceiling windows and a wraparound deck. The house is now on the market for $810,000.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

39 shore road, catskills, cool listings, getaways

This understated-yet-cool custom-crafted retreat, on the market for $395,000, isn’t your average lakeside cottage. Built in 1965, the A-frame house at 39 Shore Road in the Columbia County hamlet of Ancram, N.Y. marries thorough modern renovations (central air, radiant heat, generator, washer/dryer, thermopane windows) and considered design for a completely unique hideaway.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

rabbit island, cool listings, upstate, new hamburg, dutchess county, private island

Located in the sleepy hamlet of New Hamburg in Dutchess County, separated from the banks of the Hudson River by a mere footbridge, this unique property asking $3.995 million is called Rabbit Island. And if you’re into privacy and water views with an easy commute to anywhere, you’ll want to hop on it. This pretty package includes a 4,427-square-foot house surrounded by decks and tranquil gardens, and it’s a four-minute walk from the New Hamburg train station.

Zen-like tranquility, this way

Cool Listings, Upstate

17 Twin Ridges Road, cool listings, frank lloyd wright, taliesin architects, modern house

Photos by Pedro Sousa of Jump Visual, courtesy of Compass

It’s pretty easy to guess that this mid-century modern-style home in Ossining, N.Y. was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. But the lakeside home at 17 Twin Ridges Road has a connection to the famed architect that goes beyond homage: It was designed by Wright’s firm, Taliesin Associated Architects, based on the blueprints of Life Magazine’s 1997 American Dream Home.

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