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Nestled on 3.6 acres in Accord, this Ulster County property features lush meadows, a screened-in porch, and plenty of charm in its design.
Address: 86 Dug Road, Accord
Description: Nestled in the heart of the Shawangunk Mountains, Accord is an absolute jewel of the Hudson Valley. The charming town with a heart of gold has drawn attention from Hudson Valleyites and tourists alike with top-rate beverages, dining, and even a golf resort.
This breathtaking property puts one in the center of nature. Located at 86 Dug Road and built in 1994, it offers a sleek modern design. It’s a farmhouse, yet its modern sensibilities provide every amenity desirable. This unique juxtaposition represents the Hudson Valley, the place where city meets country.
Privacy at this pastoral paradise is unprecedented, and 3.6 acres of gorgeous woodland provide all the fresh air and fall foliage one could want. The property sits way back off Dug Road, a direct artery to Accord’s very heart. For families and nature lovers alike, the vast and verdant meadows that make up a 360-degree “backyard” will be a massive bonus. Enjoy lawn games, summer barbecues, winter sledding, and so much more. Who wouldn’t want their own private meadow?
Designers had fun with nearly 1,500 sq ft of space. An open plan layout defines the home’s main living area. Equal parts rustic cabin and urban loft, the vast living/dining room is ideal for entertaining guests and hosting lively meals. Cathedral ceilings and a chic staircase to the second floor generate a larger-than-life feeling. Just off the main space, a screened porch takes summer get-togethers to the next level. Impressive 15-ft ceilings create a relaxing atmosphere, with plenty of windows to flood the space with natural light. A wood-burning fireplace keeps things cozy and toasty in the cold winter months, and features a black steel mantle.
Few parts of the house are as relaxing as the loft. Sitting just up the stairs, this alcove presents the perfect area to get lost in a good book, catch up on social media, and take afternoon naps. It leads to the primary bedroom suite and showcases the property’s stunning original pine wide-board floors and oiled cedar ceilings.
Three total bedrooms grant families plenty of space. Rooms curate cozy cottage vibes and are uniquely charming. With curtains drawn in the master bedroom and hundreds of trees surrounding the house, slumber arrives quickly. Two of the bedrooms sit on the first floor, while the third can be found upstairs adjacent to the loft lounge.
Home chefs will adore the kitchen, a masterful balance between past and future. Original wood fixtures and custom cabinets are beautiful, and the backsplash features ornate geometric patterns. A sleek range hood permits culinary experimentation, and the kitchen’s proximity to the main space will please hungry dinner guests.
Asking price: $845,000
Selling points: The rural escape at 86 Dug Road in Ulster County is a one-of-a-kind modern marvel. An eternity can be spent on the home’s sunny screened-in porch, especially at that special time of year when the leaves change colors and fall to the ground. Dug Road connects residents to the community of Accord (and nearby Hudson Valley hotspots). Top area attractions include Arrowood Farms Brewery & Distillery and golf resort Inness. Many hikes in the Shawangunk Mountain region, Minnewaska State Preserve, and other natural sites provide fresh air and unforgettable views. Rondout Valley School district boasts top-rated educators, and the property’s lush meadows are a wonderland for children to explore. Whether you’re growing up or growing old, this home is a permanent vacation.
Listing agents: Jeff Serouya, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley