A Beautifully Restored, Historic House in Red Hook: $795K

  |  May 13, 2024

The town of Red Hook in northwestern Dutchess County has a spectrum of home designs, ranging from ranches in the $400K-$500K range to million-dollar historic homes.

Today’s pick is somewhat in the middle—a beautifully restored historic house in Red Hook. Twin turrets float over hexagonal wraparound porches on either side of this cream-and-white beauty. Fishscale siding and diamond-pane windows add to the curb appeal.

Built in 1909, the house has a traditional gray-painted floor and a brilliant red door that’s flanked by multipane sidelights.

Rich woodwork greets visitors in the foyer, from the original hardwood flooring to the center staircase and the foyer’s dark-wood ceiling.

Even the front door and the sidelights sport the rich veneer of preserved wood.

Bright white on the ceiling and trim in the living room are a nice contrast to the dark wood in the foyer. A decorative fireplace has the same white treatment.

Diamond-pane glass in the living room repeats in the family room. We love that coffered ceiling, patterned hardwood floor, and French doors, too.

Dark-wood beams amidst a white tongue-and-groove ceiling lend drama to the dining room. Built-in china closets hug either side of three big windows; a five-light modern chandelier adds more dramatic effect.

Another modern chandelier illuminates the center island in the bright white kitchen. White cabinets and backsplashes are warmed up by the hardwood flooring.

This modern half-bath is conveniently situated off the kitchen. A shallow trough sink sits on a gray vanity; get a better look at each room in the listing’s 3D tour.

Across the kitchen is a doorway to the laundry room, which includes a back door and a flight of stairs to the basement.

The second floor has five bedrooms. The walls upstairs, like those downstairs, are all neutral tones.

This bedroom has a built-in bookcase. French doors lead to a private sunroom.

The primary bedroom has a decorative fireplace and diamond-pane glass. A doorway leads to one of the turrets…

…which was converted to an ensuite spa bathroom. Marble covers the floor, as well as the walls in the shower, which has a hand shower as well as a rainshower head.  The corrugated black walls in the bathroom are a dramatic touch.

A clawfood tub has views through the turret’s windows.

There are no surprises in this bedroom, but it’s pretty just the same. A smaller bedroom is similar to this one, too.

The last bedroom on the second floor has pretty diamond pane in its windows. That doorway to the left…

…opens to the second turret, which retains the rich, russet-toned original woodwork. The board-and-batten ceiling alone is worth gawking at.

A use for this room? Choose your poison: A den, a writer’s aerie, a Zen space—the possibilities are nearly endless.

The hall bath on the second floor lacks no detail, either, with a marble-topped vanity and fancy black-and-white floor tile next to the tub/shower.

The house measures 3,424 square feet and sits on an acre. Bard College is six minutes away for arts and culture; downtown Red Hook is only four minutes from here, to indulge your taste buds at Yum Yum Noodle Bar.

If this beautifully restored historic house in Red Hook rings your bell, find out more about 30 Old Post Road North, Red Hook, from Darnell Williams of R New York.

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