Understated, Country Victorian Farmhouse in Dutchess County, NY, $475K

We love the simplicity of this rural Dutchess County Victorian farmhouse set on 6.4 acres, and we think you will, too…

Think all Victorian homes are fancy-fied? Not necessarily, especially when you’re talking about an early 19th-century Victorian farmhouse situated in an agrarian setting. In fact, this 2,500-square-foot, four-bedroom house received a Victorian remodel in 1870 (we’re guessing that’s when the main staircase with decorative wood scrollwork was added). And today, it remains simple, full of open space, and flooded with natural light.

Many walls appear to be original plaster, with a few spots of peeling and cracking. And, the plastic on the windows tells us that these are original, non-insulated windows, and when you live in a drafty old  house, sometimes, you gotta plastic it up in the wintertime. But, we love that the windows on the second floor are large and meet the floor.

The listing also boasts an attached mother-in-law apartment, but if this is what the listing is referring to…

…you’ve got your work cut out for you.

Includes two full baths, plank and hardwood floors, 9-foot-plus ceilings, arched doorways, original woodwork, pocket doors, and kitchen with stainless steel appliances and center island.

Located on a quiet piece of bucolic land, which, according to the listing, offers no visible neighbors and plenty of privacy. The Taconic State Parkway is just a few miles to the east, and the Hudson River is about 15 minutes west of this property. Rhinebeck and Red Hook villages are within striking distance, as are the Millbrook Winery, Clinton Vineyards, Innisfree Gardens, the FDR museum/house in Hyde Park, Mills Mansion, Vanderbilt Mansion, the Omega Institute.

Does this Dutchess County Victorian farmhouse meet your charm quotient? Find out more about 1018 Hollow Road, Salt Point from Sotheby’s.

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