In terms of the perks of a country property, you’d want for nothing if you lived here. Not only do you get the charming c.1870s farmhouse with wood floors and high ceilings (not to mention 2100+ square feet and three beds/2.5 baths), you also get a barn that’s been converted into a modern abode with solar panels, open floor plan, and lots of natural light. That’s right. There are two houses on this 5.15 acre property, both of them attractive. And, between them, an in-ground pool in view of the converted barn’s wood deck, fenced in and perfect for kids.
Turning our attention to the converted barn, it contains two bedrooms, two baths, a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances, wood stove, and balcony off the second floor bedroom. The Victorian farmhouse includes wood floors, built-in shelving, fireplace, and back porch. Privacy is assured, as is a quick trip to the Dutchess County village of Tivoli less than a 10 minute walk away. The downside? Taxes, as usual. They’re nearly $20,000/year. What a bummer. If you can afford them, however, you still get two houses for the price of one.
18 Broadway, Tivoli (Gary DiMauro)