A Converted Barn in Woodstock: $799K

  |  May 6, 2024

The nostalgia of old barns is a big selling point, and the Hudson Valley abounds with them. This week, Upstater is visiting homes that were formerly barns, or just were designed that way.

Today’s converted barn in Woodstock is the real deal: This home began its life in 1875 as a barn for a neighboring property before morphing into a dance studio. In the 1940s, ambitious owners converted it into the three-bedroom home as it exists today. The exterior retains the red-barn look.

An addition on one corner added a screened porch.

Shiplap/clapboard covers one wall, while screening encloses the others. White tongue-and-groove is on the ceiling, and the floor is a bright greenish teal.

The great room has a beautifully finished hardwood floor and a fireplace wall of brick. A nice surprise: A slim, black-iron staircase spirals its way to the second floor.

Stripped logs form pillars and beams throughout the great room, and separate the kitchen and dining room from the rest of the room.

Light-blue cabinets are accented with butcher=block counters. The appliances are on the new side and are stainless steel.

One pair of cabinets hangs over the fridge, but open shelving stands in for upper cabinets elsewhere in the kitchen.

This cobalt-floored half-bathroom is beautiful and handy.

A main-floor bedroom has its own entrance, so it could also be an office or studio. It has wood flooring, bifold-door closets, and green walls.

Head up those spiral stairs to the second-floor hallway—where you’ll find a second, ladder-like stair. But before we go there…

…let’s stop at this big bedroom. It has low, wide windows and rustic, wood-beam trim.

The full bath is upstairs, too. It has a white-tiled tub/shower and a black-and-white corner vanity.

The opened bathroom door allows a peek into the hallway, which has cabinet storage above a skinny-spindled peek downstairs.

Climb those ladder steps to the primary bedroom, which has two separate closets and a wide expanse of hardwood flooring.

Just past the ladder steps is a small staircase leading to the topmost room, now used as a yoga studio. Rustic beams almost meet in a “Namaste” pose at the peak of the ceiling.

Is it ironic that this former barn has its own miniature barn/shed?

It sits on nearly a full acre of land, with a pretty brook running near the house.

It’s just four minutes to downtown Woodstock for fresh provisions at Sunflower Market. And of course there’s great entertainment and dining along Mill Hill Road and Tinker Street.

If this converted barn in Woodstock makes you a barn convert, find out more about 58 Maverick Road, Woodstock, from Ita McAteer with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties. 

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