Historic Innkeeper’s Federal-Style Home in Rural New Lebanon, Columbia Co., $395,000

If you squint past the enclosed porch, you can see the original brick Federal home built in 1803 and lovingly maintained for the past 214 years. And, there’s a lot of house here for the listing price, including 3300+ square feet, four bedrooms, two full + half-bath, and two-and-a-half acres of land located in bucolic New Lebanon, Columbia County.

According to the listing, the original owner of this house also owned an inn in New Lebanon that allegedly entertained the likes of Mark Twain and Charles Dickens. Sadly, that inn no longer exists, but his house seems to have stood the test of time.

While the exterior feels like a country farmhouse, the interior of the home is quite stately with dramatic arched entryway, high ceilings, wood floors, foyer with main staircase, fireplaces, exposed brick, moldings, and built-ins. Modern amenities abound. You’ll find them in the stainless steel kitchen, updated baths, new windows, new roof, and new cedar siding. The most visible part of the updates is the home’s wrap-around two-story porch. Imagine taking in the view from there.

Located on the NY/MA border in eastern Columbia County, east-of-Hudson, about 2.5 hours from NYC. Also nearby: Jiminy Peak mountain, the Theater Barn, Shaker Museum, and Kripalu. Find out more about New Lebanon here.

35 Spring Hill Road, New Lebanon (William Pitt)

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