Once upon a time, this property was a carriage barn. And, a sturdy one, at that, with a stone foundation meant to stand the test of time. It was originally built in the 1880s in agrarian Clinton Corners, Dutchess County, a place known for its well-preserved antique barns and homes.
More specifically, the renovated carriage barn is located just north of Clinton Corners hamlet on the opposite side of – and five minutes from – the Taconic Parkway. You might recognize this part of the Hudson Valley as Dutchess County Wine Country, and Clinton Vineyards is practically this property’s next door neighbor.
The house itself is a study in meticulous renovation with attention paid to the original features (note the wood beams throughout) with plenty of wide-open space. Includes 2600 square feet, 4 beds/2.5 baths, living room fireplace with wood stove insert (we love the wood storage cubby underneath the hearth), kitchens with wood stove and stainless steel appliances, central A/C, and a back-up generator in case things go awry in the wintertime. This is upstate New York, after all. Perhaps our favorite feature of this house is its stone foundation, as well as the stone patio and stone walls on the property. Nothing says old-fashioned gumption like some nice stonework.
Sits on nearly 6 acres of land, which gives you room to spread out. Also on that land: A vernal pool, organic veggie garden, and the snazziest treehouse we’ve seen in a while.
244 Sunset Trail, Clinton Corners (HW Guernsey Realtors)