WHEN DIVING INTO THE TASK OF BUILDING A NEW HOME, the owners of 92 Link Road in Ghent, New York had a vague idea of what they wanted: a modern design with an open living plan, lots of windows and a sense of harmony between the home and its surrounding area. Aside from that, much creative liberty was given to Narin Sappakit, the architect specializing in modern residences at TECNY Group, a design-build firm based in New York City. The site was set on 9.7 acres of mature woodlands and rolling meadows with uninterrupted views of the Catskill Mountains and easily accessed from New York City by train ride. Sappakit soon presented the couple with three different design sketches to consider for the bucolic setting and one design immediately resonated. So much so that the couple felt as if the architect had tapped directly into their vision, as the owner recalls, “We literally knew within minutes and said, ‘That’s the one.’ It just spoke to us.” Next was the challenge of bringing the unique shape of the home to life, defined by the curved pitch of the roof. “The roof was its own story,” the owner shares, “A number of different materials were explored. We looked at a Swiss composite material and all these other materials, but we ended up with the metal and copper because of the rounded shape of the house and, frankly, the copper roof lasts the longest.” Complementing the copper aesthetic and cedar siding, custom laminated wood beams were used to create the feeling of a rustic farmhouse with a modern treatment, immediately apparent as one approaches. A large deck runs along one side of the house to allow for frequent, easy entertaining of friends and family, which the owners often enjoyed. Soaring windows and glass doors connect the indoor and outdoor living spaces, while the surrounding trees and plantings provide the property with a natural enclosure of privacy. Inside, the open layout flows seamlessly from the main living and dining areas and into a kitchen outfitted with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Viking range and ovens, and a Franke farmhouse sink. An Ochre chandelier hangs in the dining area, where walls of glass make it a near al fresco experience. Offering secluded yet spacious private quarters, the master suite boasts his and hers bathrooms and separate walk-in closets. Additionally, two en suite bedrooms and two loft-like office spaces are thoughtfully tucked away from the main living area. Connected to the house by a stone pathway, a separate barn serves as a two-car garage with storage space on the second story, and solar panels atop the roof. As the owner describes her favorite part of the home, it’s clear that a harmony was achieved between the structure and its surroundings. “For me, it’s the insideoutside feel,” she explains. “It can be a grey, rainy day or a sunny, wonderful day and it just feels good no matter what.” TAKEAWAYS PRICE | $1,445,000 SPACE | 3,295 sq. feet ARCHITECT | Narin Sappakit/ TECNY Group, Inc. HIGHLIGHTS: • 4.5 bedrooms • 9.7 acres • Barn clad with solar panels TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS STUNNING MODERN RESIDENCE IN GHENT, NY, visit luxuryportfolio.com and search Web ID: KRKC88. 1 The home is surrounded by breathtaking views of the Catskill mountains. 2 A cozy fireplace adds warmth to the open living room. 3 The kitchen features state-of-the-art appliances and a spacious dining area. 4 The entire space was designed around the unique curvature of the roof. 5 A stone pathway leads to 9.7 acres of woodlands just outside of New York City.
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