Columbia County Italianate Paradise on 11.6 acres, $585K

Formerly a B&B, this 1850s Italianate-Federal style home is about as eye-catching as they come. With kelly-green shutters and ornate wood scrollwork on the exterior, 857 State 23 in Columbia County practically embodies the cliche “curb appeal.”

If you’re into it, this could be a small inn again since there are five bedrooms, five baths, over 4000 square feet of space, and big kitchen with center island perfect for cooking some serious breakfast feasts. Don’t even get us started on the original moldings and mantles, not to mention built-ins, stone fireplaces, plank pine floors, and a curved staircase, all of which sell the place as a character-filled historic place to stay, indeed.

But, we reckon the guests would be taken the most by the grounds themselves. With nearly 12 acres of lush land in a country setting, the property includes 40 x 20 barn, a pond with a gazebo, an arbor, and open fields with old stone walls. Since we’re all about wide open spaces this week on Upstater, this is just exactly the place where we’d find some.

Or, you can keep this oasis of gorgeousness to yourself, your family, and your friends. Whatever you decide, prepare for them to be green with envy. See what we did there?

Located east of the Hudson River in Columbia County, approximately 10 minutes from Hudson city and just over 2 hours from NYC.

857 State Route 23, Claverack (Alan Weaver Real Estate)

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