Wow! The New York Times just published an editorial piece on The Sleeve House in their weekly “What You Get” column:

WHAT A contemporary house completed in August, with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms

HOW MUCH $2.1 million

SIZE 2,500 square feet


SETTING The house is on almost 15 rolling acres in the Columbia County town of Taghkanic, about 20 minutes from Hudson, N.Y., and two hours from Manhattan.

INDOORS Designed by Adam Dayem, a New York architect, the building is known as the Sleeve House, Mr. Dayem said, “because it is a smaller rectangular box inserted into a larger one, like an arm being inserted into a sleeve.” The exterior walls are burnt Accoya wood siding with metal, glass and concrete. The charred wood, created using the Japanese shou sugi ban technique, also appears inside. Electricity is provided by a solar tracking panel with battery backup.

The ground level has an open living-and-dining area with raw, radiant-heated concrete floors and a suspended Fireorb wood-burning stove. It connects to an open kitchen with breakfast bar, custom millwork and Corian countertops. Next to the kitchen are a pantry, half-bath and coat and utility closets.

A flight of metal stairs leads to a second floor with a master suite, guest bedroom and bathroom and a den (or third bedroom) between them. There is also a laundry room.

OUTDOOR SPACE A 375-square-foot roof terrace is equipped with electricity and water. A paved carport and gravel parking area have room for up to five cars.

TAXES $15,000 (estimated)”

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