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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, Upstate

A full and careful renovation has transformed this historic, 1890s church upstate into a single-family residence. When we say unique, we mean it–details like large stained glass windows, arched doorways, wood floors and exposed brick all hint at the church’s previous life. A stunning main room with soaring ceilings–the former sanctuary–is just waiting for a designer to transform it into an incredible living space. Located in Philmont, New York, a small town about two-and-a-half hours outside of New York City, this house-of-worship turned home is asking a modest $515,000.

You have to see the interior

Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

322 Wemple Road, Delamont-Wemple Farm, Rotterdam

If looking to trade in the chaotic city life for a much quieter, country one, check out this new listing for a farmhouse in Rotterdam, New York. The Georgian Brick Colonial at 322 Wemple Road, known as the Delamont-Wemple Farm, was built around 1760 and is featured on the National Register of Historic Places. As Curbed learned, the home, sitting on over 60 open acres, includes a custom pool house, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and many fireplaces. And it’s on the market for $1.1 million–less than most tiny NYC apartments.

See inside this 18th Century farmhouse

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Features, Getting Away, Places to Stay, Upstate

10 Unbelievable Upstate NY Summer Escapes You Can Rent by the Night

Home-sharing sites like Airbnb and Home Away often spell trouble in the big city, but just about everywhere else, they’re an excellent opportunity for individuals to not only explore a new place, but live in a home they would never otherwise dream of inhabiting. We’ve rounded up a handful of unique summer escapes that promise to offer an unforgettable experience. From an eco-friendly yurt to an upstate barn renovated by local artisans to the woodland retreat where President Calvin Coolidge kicked off his boots to an ultra-modernist retreat in the middle of the forest, get to know all of these dreamy upstate New York hideaways ahead and then grab your friends and family for some out-of-city fun. We’ve got something for just about every budget!

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Architecture, Green Design, Upstate

Earth-Sheltered Home Uses Surroundings to Save on Energy

By Alyssa Alimurung, Wed, October 1, 2014

John Grzibowski, earth sheltered home, earth shelter, Newburgh new york, Newburgh, upstate new york, sustainable design, sustainable architecture, sustainable construction

We’ve featured plenty of beautiful sustainable homes here on 6sqft, many of which include some pretty hi-tech gadgets from geothermal wells to highly reflective roofing materials. But John Grzibowski decided to just use what’s available in nature. He built an Earth-sheltered home in Newburgh, New York that strategically uses the surrounding landscape to insulate itself. The adobe was even built using locally-sourced materials. Why go out and buy expensive technology when we can just use the gifts that Mother Nature gives us?

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