An extremely modern home with an equally dark exterior is now available in Ancram, NY.
Built from concrete, glass, and burnt wood, the Sleeve House is on the market for $2,275,000.
Architect Adam Dayem designed the unique 2,500-square-foot residence, which was completed in 2017 after several years of construction.
According to the architect, the idea was “conceived as two elongated volumes—a smaller one sleeved into a larger—sitting on a cast-in-place concrete base.”
Charred Accoya acetylated wood wraps around both sleeves as a sort of “skin”. To create the blackened slats of lumber, the ancient Japanese technique of shou sugi ban was employed. It creates a waterproof, insect-proof, and fire-retardant piece of wood—ideal for an exterior meant to stand the test of time. While the wood is blackened by fire, the end result is extremely usable and resistant to rot and decay.
Inside the home, there are two distinct interior spaces. In the larger space, you can see the sleeve of the smaller one.
“The experience of moving between these two types of spaces is like moving between two different worlds,” according to the architect’s notes.
The space between the two sleeves is where you’ll find the main living areas, including a living room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom.
Davem’s website says, “These spaces are on a grand scale and they are finished with exposed concrete and charred wood, which run continuously in from the exterior.”
The inner sleeve is where you’ll find the home’s three bedrooms and two bathrooms, which have more typical finishes, such as carpeting and sheetrock.
The list price includes the furnishings seen in the photos, which were all curated to fit the architecture.
The Sleeve House sits on nearly 46 acres of land with forest surrounding it.
Huge windows allow views of the Catskills in the distance as well as the hills of the Taconic range. The property is located about two hours north of New York City.
Davem said he designed the house as a weekend or vacation destination without a specific client in mind. The home is also energy-efficient with solar panels and battery backups.
The listing is held by Raj Kumar with Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty.
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