This Dutchess County farmhouse might look like a throw-back to the old days, but it was actually built in 1980. And, bless those builders for not succumbing to the Contemporary movement at the time. It could’ve been an asymmetrical nightmare with track lighting and shag carpeting. Instead, it’s a chic home with venerable details (ceiling beams, brick fireplace with alcove, plank floors, etc.) with plenty of modern comforts to spare.
The kitchen is a prime example of the secret sleekness of this home, crisp and white with stainless steel and open shelves instead of closed cabinets. Meanwhile, check out the soaking tub that comes with the en suite master bedroom situated on the ground floor. Includes three bedrooms on the second floor.
No summer retreat would be complete with an in-ground pool, and this property’s got one, along with almost 10 acres of land in rural Dutchess County, east-of-Hudson, about 10 minutes from Hyde Park. Whether it’s old-fashioned or newly-updated, we pretty much don’t care when this house was built. Its look is timeless, and that’s all that matters to us.
841 Salt Point Turnpike, Pleasant Valley (Gary DiMauro Real Estate)