A Post-and-Beam, Timber-Framed Germantown Home: $595K

  |  June 5, 2024

Today, Upstater is in the Columbia County town of Germantown, at a post-and-beam, timber-framed home that was built in 2020 but carries all the hallmarks of an Adirondack cabin.

John Burroughs would be pleased to call this place home, we think. The front porch is deeply covered by a green-metal roof, above which two peaked dormers punch through the top roof.

A cheery yellow door is welcoming against a black-painted porch wall.

Sturdy beams; rustic bricks reclaimed from New York City, and creamy milk paint highlight the home’s interior. A brick floor runs from the kitchen door through the middle of the main floor, surrounded by Vermont hemlock boards.

A multitude of beams crisscross the ceiling, supported by equally rustic support beams from floor to ceiling. The living room is cozy with the lowered ceiling height.

A stairwell climbs next to the living room.

Underneath the wire-railed staircase is a snug nook, kitted out as the perfect place for an afternoon catnap.

White appliances aren’t as common as stainless-steel ones anymore, but in this kitchen they fit perfectly. A bank of white cabinets are topped with dark butcher-block counters. Geometric wallpaper serves as the backsplash; a deep, aproned farmhouse sink is a focal point.

A triple-pendant chandelier marks the dining area behind the living room.

Upstairs, the primary bedroom has a polished plank floor and a high, peaked ceiling.

The bed sits in a defined nook with a rustic accent wall beam.

The second bedroom also has beamed accents.

The hall bath has a wall-mounted sink, tub/shower combo, and a clever ledge that supports a paper holder and a towel rack.

The primary ensuite bath has a floating vanity of distressed wood and a vessel sink with separate hot/cold taps. Hexagonal tile covers the floor.

The house sits on nearly two acres. It’s in a quiet part of Germantown, yet it’s just four minutes from Clermont Vineyards and Winery.

If this post-and-beam, timber-framed home looks like “Home Sweet Home” for you, find out more about 795 County Route 6, Germantown, from Patricia Hinkein with Patricia A. Hinkein Realty.

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