Rare opportunity to own this unique church conversion with heated in-ground pool, massive enclosed porch, secluded forest-surrounded hot tub, and lush garden setting on a quiet country road in the desirable hamlet of Accord. Once the Leibhardt Church (built in 1900), this now modern and efficiently laid out home is the ultimate retreat–inside and out!
This home’s architecture and previous history as a church is unique but the pièce de résistance lies in its exterior amenities and amazing enclosed porch. The heated pool with its minimal, bluestone surround is surrounded by beautiful hydrangeas, tall grasses, and fencing which provide ultimate privacy. Beyond the gardens and through the back gate, a stone path leads to the secluded hot tub and the cathedral-like pine grove which was once the church’s Christmas tree farm. The expansive, 20’x20’ glass-enclosed porch with its own wood-burning stove is perfect even in colder months.
In the summer, glass panels can be switched out for alternate screen panels to enjoy the warmer weather. High ceilings and more skylights keep the enclosed porch space bright all year long. Double-height, wood plank ceilings in the living and dining spaces extend into a bright and airy lofted bedroom. Skylights in both areas fill the interior with light and a freestanding gas stove in the living room keeps the house warm all winter. The partially enclosed kitchen, second bedroom overlooking the pool, and full bathroom all round out the home’s interior on the ground floor. Two sliding glass doors provide a view into the enclosed porch and through to the magical forest setting beyond.
The enclosed porch and second-story lofted bedroom bring the total usable interior space in this home to nearly 1,300 sq. ft., but the county’s lower count leads to lower taxes. Conveniently located in Accord, the “church” is just minutes from all of the popular farm-to-table spots, breweries, orchards, and farm markets nearby, 15 minutes from Minnewaska State Park and Mohonk Preserve, and just 1.5 hours from NYC.