This affordable, pristine Cape Cod is near the village of Millbrook in Dutchess County, east of the Taconic Parkway. Millbrook is also near Millbrook Winery which, together with Clinton Vineyard, make up the Dutchess Wine Trail, a tippling experience that any wine lover should try when visiting the Hudson Valley. There are plenty of other things to do around the area, of course, aside from sipping wines, like hiking, wellness retreating, eating, and antiquing…and that just makes this potential first home option all the more attractive.
Also attractive: The house itself, starting with the covered front porch and continuing with the renovated custom kitchen, dining, master bedroom, and full bath on main level. Upstairs, two more bedrooms and another full bath. Frolic with family and friends under the setting sun from the shaded pergola deck patio, and stock the wood stoves in the winter. Goldilocks called. She said, “Just right.”
37 County House Road, Washington (Berkshire Hathaways)