If you live in, or visit, Rhinebeck, you’d be hard-pressed to NOT find something to do.
From events at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, to the Olde Rhinebeck Aerodrome, to winter’s Sinterklaas festival, the town and village offer fun activities throughout the year. If you need a place to put your feet up, Upstater is checking out some choice houses on the market this week. Today’s home is walking distance from the Rhinecliff docks on the Hudson River, and 1.6 miles from the village center. It was built in 1952, but has Gothic vibes.
Inside, the mood is more traditional, with fresh paint and modern touches. The living room, for instance, has a warm wood floor, white walls, and a cushioned window seat in a bay window.
The kitchen is welcoming, with cherry cabinets and granite countertops. The center island has a granite countertop, too, with pendant lighting overhead. It has room to seat five.
A stainless-steel French-door fridge is tucked between cabinets and a double-door pantry. A glass door leads outside.
There’s room in the kitchen for a small dining set behind the island.
The dining room is bright, with lots of windows, gray and white walls, and a light wood floor.
The mudroom off the kitchen has a Dutch door, ceramic tile on the floor, and a half-bath.
All three bedrooms are upstairs. This one has knotty pine floors and a built-in captain’s bed.
The primary bedroom is bigger, with the same pine floors. It’s painted a light blue, with white accents on the original window trim.
The third bedroom is small, but with some ingenuity (like the captain’s bed here), there’s plenty of room for a solo sleeper.
The hall bath has a cherry vanity with a granite countertop, and a stone-tiled tub/shower.
The back of the house shows off the board-and-batten siding, with green decorative shutters. There’s a small covered back porch.
It sits on almost a half-acre that includes this flagstone patio and a stone-walled garden.
Fencing surrounds this not-so-secret garden, which has a bench and birdhouses for a serene escape.
It’s only about a half-mile to the Amtrak station from here, making it perfect for a commuter.
If this 1,372-square-foot, Goth-esque getaway has gotten your heart thumping, find out more about 324 Rhinecliff Road, Rhinebeck, from Katherine (Kaye) Saglibene with Houlihan Lawrence, LaGrangeville.