This week, we’re stopping in historic Rhinebeck, a town in northwestern Dutchess County that includes the picturestque village of Rhinebeck and the hamlet of Rhinecliff—and is well known as the home of the long-running, popular Dutchess County Fair.
This home was built 58 years after the first official county fair was held, and its 1900-era bones have held up well. Totaling 2,263 square feet, it’s currently set up as a two-family home but could easily revert to a single-family house with a little elbow grease.
The farmhouse ethos still reigns here, with white clapboard siding, a sizeable front lawn, gravel-and-blacktop drive, and simple landscaping outside.
Part of the house is a studio, with a renovated kitchen, laminate floors, and an outdoor deck to take in the sunset.
The living area is a flexible space that’s open to the imagination with access to the open kitchen. This part of the house totals 900 square feet.
The rest of the house awaits renovation, but to the right person, that may be just another way to say, “Let’s make this into one big, nice house again.” Or keep the smaller unit as an rental property and live in the larger space, which includes a kitchen/dining/living room…
…and two roomy, light-filled bedrooms on the top floor…
…that sport vintage-1970s hollow-core lauan-door closets.
It has two full baths, one of which was recently renovated and has the same laminate floors as the smaller space.
With a little love, this old lady could really shine. It sits on a third of an acre, with an ancient barn/garage that fits three cars. Bonus: It’s walking distance to your favorite Rhinebeck spots, like Samuel’s Sweet Shop, Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn, and Albert Shahinian Fine Art. If you’re willing to roll up your sleeves, check out 105 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, from Diane Crittenden with Century 21 Alliance Realty Group.