The town of Shawangunk, in Ulster County, has the kinds of winding country lanes that are perfect to cruise down this time of year. And today, Upstater’s visiting a farmhouse in the hamlet of Pine Bush that’s been beautifully updated while keeping tons of charm.
The three-bedroom, two-bath house was built in 1860. It’s got a moody, deep blue exterior now that fits well in its woodsy setting. That rock wall in front, topped by trees, has rustic curb appeal.
Open that first door to enter a bright, wraparound enclosed porch. The original wood floor just glows.
The sun-soaked space makes a perfect three-season room.
It opens into what is probably the living room, but is currently being used as a bedroom. The floor is walnut-colored, and looks like it might be laminate in this room. Stairs—a cool mix of white and oak—lead from here up to the second floor. The walls are whitewashed, as is the crown molding and ceiling.
This stunning built-in bay-window surround has shelves, cabinets, and a window seat.
Double French doors swing from this room to the dining room, with a modern pendant above the dining area. There’s also a clear view of the kitchen beyond. The floors here are all hardwood.
A center island has a butcher-block counter and seats two. The wall of white cabinets are simple but pretty, with more butcher block counters and an aproned farmhouse sink. A door leads to the porch.
Blond wood covers the kitchen’s vaulted ceiling. Here, you can check out the Shaker detail on the cabinets, and see the wall of windows that pours light into the room.
This bathroom has wide-board flooring and a color scheme that’s similar to the house’s moody exterior. A tiled shower stall and a vessel-sink vanity are modern without being ostentatious.
This upstairs bedroom has an angular, tongue-and-groove ceiling; a hardwood floor; and large windows.
This green-and-white room is small but functional, with a slim closet and a window seat.
The full bath has a gleaming floor and a matching vanity with a granite counter. The tub/shower is tiled in white, with alcoves for supplies.
The primary bedroom is big and bright, with neutral walls and a wide-board wood floor.
A small wood patio is rimmed with rocks.
A one-car garage is located across the quiet street.
An embedded boulder hints at the house’s proximity to great hiking at Minnewaska State Park (15 minutes away) and Sam’s Point (20 minutes). The house sits on an acre of land, about 10 minutes from shopping in downtown Pine Bush.
If this fine farmhouse suits you, find out more about 235 Church Road, Pine Bush, from Heather C Quaintance with Country House Realty, Inc.