Today’s Upstater visit to Rhinebeck showcases this retro beauty of a ranch, built in 1930 with a charming rolled-edge shingle roof and a stone-and-clapboard facade that’s straight out of Grimm’s Fairytales.
The 1,817-square-foot house has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths on a half-acre, landscaped lot. The driveway leads to a one-car garage.
The living room has original wood flooring, a coffered ceiling, and a stone fireplace. French doors lead to the dining room, and a built-in bookcase adds charm.
The dining room has another built-in set of shelving. The floors might need refinishing, but overall the house has been pretty well-maintained.
A breakfast room mimics the other rooms’ coffered ceilings and wood floors.
The kitchen has a geometric ceramic floor, and subway tile running through the backsplash. It’s long and kind of lean, with a row of maple cabinets on one side and the fridge and range on the other.
The primary bedroom is on the main level. It has bright windows, a wood floor, a walk-in closet, and an ensuite bath with a tiled shower stall.
The second bedroom is on the other side of the house from the primary bedroom (a win for a family). It’s located just off a hall that also has stairs leading upstairs.
There’s a full bath here, too, with a tub/shower combo.
The laundry room is next to that bath. It’s roomy, with a tiled floor and the kind of original, genuine wood paneling that you just don’t want to ditch. It has plenty of cabinets and a long, Formica-and-chrome, clothes-folding counter. A door leads outside from here.
Upstairs is this carpeted bedroom that measures 10 feet by 17 feet.
The upstairs floor also has this half-bath with a charming, built-in hutch.
A screened porch sits off the back of the house. It does have a spacious wood deck overlooking the yard. The full basement is unfinished.
There’s more than enough room for playing, gardening, and relaxing. And it’s just a few minutes’ drive to the heart of the village of Rhinebeck for dinner at Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn.
If this fairytale ranch is what you dream about, find out more about 51 Mill Street, Rhinebeck, from Margaret Niekrewicz with Mondello Upstate Properties Inc.