A Sassy ’60s Split-Level in Rhinebeck for $529K

  |  January 17, 2023

We’ve swung east, across the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, to Rhinebeck for today’s house pick.

Built in 1962, it’s a quintessential split-level house. Depending on how you look at it, it’s either the perfect time capsule…or in need of cosmetic updates.

The foyer has easy-care ceramic tile on the floor, and faux brick above the chair-rail.

It leads to the kitchen, whose brown ceramic floor is spiffed up with colorful inlaid squares. The cabinets are a carnival for the eyes, with upper and lower cabinet faces of multiple wood tones lining the walls and filling the center island. The countertops are granite—so the new owner might want to reface the cabinets in a singular shade that goes with the granite. Still, there’s a ton of storage possibilities here, and the center island holds a nice gas cooktop.

The backsplash is a riot of tones that match the floor inlays.

The dining area off the kitchen has tongue-and-groove wainscoting under double windows, and a set of sliding glass doors.

They open up to a dual-level deck that overlooks the backyard.

This family room off the entry has a brick-and-metal fireplace, wood floor, and access to the basement level and one-car attached garage.

Like all split levels, the bedrooms are up a short flight of stairs.

The primary bedroom is sunny yellow, with six-over-one windows and a ceiling fan.

The ensuite half-bath has a modern gray vanity.

The secondary bedrooms are classic ’60s boxy shapes.

But they are sunny and in good condition.

They share this white-tile-wainscoted bathroom, whose white floor and gray walls are punctuated with a black vanity and silvertone waterfall faucet.

The house measures 2,138 square feet, and there are a lot of rooms tucked in there. Down a flight from the kitchen, you’ll find this fully-carpeted family room, all done up in ’90s-chic green with a funky green-and-white hutch.

The French doors off that room lead to this bright and breezy sunroom, which has a skylight set into its stunning, vaulted, tongue-and-groove ceiling. Sliders open onto a brick patio with a metal gazebo. One-and-a-half acres of property add to the entertainment potential. Plus, it’s a three-minute drive to the center of Rhinebeck for a Bread Alone Bakery breakfast.

If this sassy split-level makes you smile, find out more about 164 Rhinecliff Road, Rhinebeck, from Judith L Schneyer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties.

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