This dollhouse of a Cape Cod in Poughkeepsie has a lot of room packed into its 1,392-square-foot space.
The outside has a cute front porch with a dry-stacked stone wall surrounding twin front gardens. Shutters on the front windows add to the traditional charm.
The front door opens directly into a hardwood-floored living room, with a side-hall staircase in front of you. The living room is bright, thanks to a light color scheme and a pair of windows.
Off the living room is a combination dining/kitchen area. It has tongue-and-groove on the ceiling and a cool lighting fixture over the dining area. The white quartz countertop in the kitchen turns a corner to become a breakfast bar for two.
A stainless-steel undermount farmhouse sink has a professional faucet; their silvery tones match the other appliances in the kitchen, and play off the white cabinet/black hardware theme.
There’s a lot of white subway tile throughout the kitchen, serving as backsplashes as well as a floor-to-ceiling treatment near the back door.
There’s a roomy bathroom on the main floor; white wainscoting complements the same-toned tile in the tub/shower area, while a cupboard is topped with the same brown-and-white checkered tile that covers the floor.
This home office has more than enough built-in shelving to hold a lifetime’s worth of law books. Wall-to-wall carpeting covers the floor in here.
Steps lead down to an exterior entrance, allowing the home office to serve outside clients with ease.
Upstairs are two big bedrooms with ceilings that follow the roofline. Wall-to-wall carpeting is cozy, but the new owner might want to replace it with a more kid-friendly color if they have a family.
Built-in storage nooks abound up here, as do vintage details like glass doorknobs and thick baseboards and trim.
There’s a three-quarter bath—meaning a shower, no tub—up here, too, with a ceramic tile floor and a blue paint job that the next owner might want to reconsider.
That color is repeated in the inground, heated saltwater pool that graces the home’s fenced backyard. The property totals a quarter-acre. Other amenities include a Trex deck and Spackenkill schools, as well as a location that’s convenient to shopping, the train station, and restaurants.
If this adorable abode pings your heartstrings, check out 51 Schoolhouse Lane, Poughkeepsie, with Arij Kurzum of Houlihan Lawrence – LaGrangeville.