The Blue Door Long House is situated up a tree-lined country lane and just beyond the pristine Horse Institute. A most unique residence reminiscent of Greek Island architecture, this gleaming white structure is energy efficient, economical, and aligned with sustainable practices. Nestled into the earth, it faces SSE for maximum sunlight and Ancram’s renowned pastoral views.Secluded within almost 5 gently sloping acres of greenery surrounded by large country properties, this 3248sqft one-story home was designed as a residential studio to Live Work & Live Create. The 60′ east-west glass-enclosed front room, offering numerous uses, is anchored by a handsome masonry wood furnace faced with natural soapstone providing fabulous heat. Through an arched doorway, the vast sunlit open kitchen and dining room welcome meal prep and entertaining. The generous primary ensuite bedroom has plenty of closets; two other ample bedrooms (or home office, den) and 1.5 baths complete the residence. Throughout, we have radiant heated concrete floors, 9ft ceilings, and solar lighting tubes.The absolute Coup de Grace beckoning your creative expression – no matter the medium: paint, wood, metal, clay, horticulture, movement – are the 900sqft heated workshop/studio w/water and 1/2 bath (easily transformed into further residential space); the 620sqft heated garage (both w/ dedicated 200amp electric and 9.5′ ceilings) and the south-face greenhouse. The curved Ipe deck is shaded by beautiful maple trees. Down the slope and past the orchard is lovely for a pool and pool house; and, up above, the roof is a drought-resistant garden providing coolness in the summer and warmth in the winter as well as front-row seating of both exquisite day and night skies. This is a solar-powered, climate-controlled residence with fiber-optic data. There are no bearing walls in the house, so your imagination is unimpeded. Minutes to Pine Plains and the Taconic, yet eons away from it all. Your creative side has waited long enough.


  • GeneralCable - Available, Security System
  • AppliancesClothes Dryer, Clothes Washer, Counter Top Range, Dishwasher, Wall Oven, Refrigerator
  • BasementNo basement
  • A/CCentral Air
  • HeatingRadiant, Solar
  • FireplaceFireplaces: 0
  • FlooringCement
  • RoomsExercise Room, Foyer, Laundry Room
  • LaundryMain Level
  • Half Baths2


  • GeneralCement, Other
  • Style1 Story, Contemporary, Ranch, Other
  • PoolIndoor Pool, Heated Pool, OTHER
  • ParkingParking spaces: 4
  • ImprovementsNone


  • RoofingRubber, Other
  • WindowsDouble Glazed
  • GeneralBlock, 1 Story, Contemporary, Ranch, Other, Poured Concrete, Slab


  • HOAYes
  • HOA AmenitiesBasketball Court, Club House, Exercise Room/ Health Club, Playground/ Tot Lot, Pool, Tennis Courts, Club House, Tennis, Lake/ Beach Access, 2060.0, Annually
  • CountyColumbia
  • Road/Access2100
  • Originating MLSColumbia Greene Northern Dutchess MLS
  • School DistrictPine Plains


  • DrivewayPrivate, Other
  • Zoning219.-1-45.212
  • ViewCountry, Far Reaching, Hilltop, Mountain, Panoramic, Parklike, Pastoral, Valley View
  • RestrictionsNo


  • WaterWell
  • SewerSeptic Tank
  • Utilities100 Amps, 200 Amps


  • SourceColumbia Greene Northern Dutchess MLS, Columbia Greene Northern Dutchess MLS
  • Buyers Agent Compensation2
  • ExclusionsSee inclusion/ Exclusion list

Property Features

  • 1 Story
  • 100 Amps
  • 2
  • 200 Amps
  • 2060.0
  • 2100
  • 219.-1-45.212
  • Annually
  • Basketball Court
  • Block
  • Cable Available
  • Cement
  • Central Air
  • Club House
  • Columbia
  • Columbia Greene Northern Dutchess MLS
  • Contemporary
  • Country
  • Double Glazed
  • Exercise Room
  • Exercise Room/ Health Club
  • Far Reaching
  • Fireplaces: 0
  • Foyer
  • Heated Pool
  • Hilltop
  • Indoor Pool
  • Lake/ Beach Access
  • Laundry Room
  • Main Level
  • Mountain
  • No
  • No basement
  • Panoramic
  • Parking spaces: 4
  • Parklike
  • Pastoral
  • Pine Plains
  • Playground/ Tot Lot
  • Pool
  • Poured Concrete
  • Private
  • Radiant
  • Ranch
  • Rubber
  • Security System
  • see inclusion/exclusion list
  • Septic Tank
  • Slab
  • Solar
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Courts
  • Valley View
  • Well

    Residential Info

    Property Details

    Location: 67 Finkle, Ancram, New York 12503