A Dutch Stone House in Columbia County for $775K

  |  January 23, 2024
Facade of sandstone pre-Colonial home

Today, Upstater visits a centuries-old Dutch stone house in the Columbia County town of Stuyvesant. Around the corner from its original c.1762 sandstone facade, however, is a surprise.

First, the facts: The house has three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and is in beautiful condition. According to the listing, the house served as the office for the Cary Brick Co. in the early 1900s…

Greek Revival addition to Dutch stone house

…after this Greek Revival addition was tacked on to the side of the house in 1848. Yes, this is the same house—just the south end of it. On this side of the house, four columns support a gabled roof over a two-story-tall porch, and the facade is clad in yellow siding.

Exposed ceiling beams mark Colonial time of stone house

Although the house certainly has two distinct personalities on the outside, the interior is a little more homogenous. The living room harks back to the pre-Colonial Dutch stone house days with wide-plank floors and low ceilings crossed with hefty beams. Deep windowsills flank a fireplace on a wall that’s painted a rusty red.

Dutch stone house ceiling beams in dining room

Equally impressive beams cover the ceiling in the dining room, which has teal trim around the doors, windows, and baseboards.

Hallway transitions pre-Colonial wing to Greek Revival wing

This hallway seems to delineate the old wing from the new—but, really, who would call the year 1848 “new”?

Large kitchen with a mix of styles

The kitchen is in the addition. It’s a mix of furniture and built-in cabinetry: A breakfast table sidles up next to mullioned windows across from a teal hutch.

Mudroom seen through doorway from kitchen

Between the hutch and the sink lies a center island mimicking the cabinets’ black-and-white design. A mudroom behind the kitchen has a built-in bench and handy coathooks next to a door leading to the yard.

Half bath on main floor of Dutch stone house

A half-bath on the main level has minty green walls and a big window for light.

Main staircase at Dutch stone house

The main staircase leads from the living room to the second level.

Primary bedroom in stone house

The ceilings are angled upstairs; floor-level windows add character. This primary bedroom has powder-blue walls.

Primary bath in stone house

The primary bathroom has an open-shelf vanity and wide-plank flooring. The mirror above the sink reflects an image of the tiled shower.

Secondary bedroom in Dutch stone house

This bedroom is buttery yellow, with oversized windows and wide-board flooring.

Another secondary bedroom in powder blue

A brass bedstead anchors this bedroom that, like the others, has leafy views out the windows.

Full bath with sponge-painted walls and ceiling

The secondary bedrooms share this bathroom, which has white wainscoted walls beneath sponge-painted teal walls, a pedestal sink, and a standalone tub.

Second staircase leading to bonus room

Of course, if all of that isn’t enough space, a second staircase curves its way up past a stone wall to another part of the house’s second floor.

Bonus room of Dutch stone house

Surprise—it’s a peaked-ceiling den that’s perfect for guest space, a kids’ playroom, or a writer’s aerie. The house’s interior space totals 2,750 square feet.

Nuttenkill tidal stream

And there’s more space to roam among the 2.7 acres outside. For inspiration, the Nuttenkill tidal stream flows along the rear of the property.  The state Hudson River Estuarine Research Reserve surrounds the house with pristine lands. And yet, a 10-minute drive brings you to the bustling city of Hudson for drinks at Bar Bene or sweet treats at Mel the Bakery.

If this Dutch stone house in Columbia County—and its merry mix of house styles—is your jam, find out more about 426 State Route 9J, Stuyvesant, from Linnea VanTassel with Country Life Real Estate, LLC.

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