Stanford is a cute town in northern Dutchess County, about 20 minutes due east of Rhinebeck. Upstater is looking at a two-bedroom here that’s on the border of an Audubon sanctuary and near the banks of the Wappinger Creek.
The cottage was built in 1790 and has been thoughtfully renovated. The exterior is a mix of vinyl siding and stone veneer. A small concrete patio takes up one corner of the front of the house.
The front door opens to a small mudroom with plywood benches, one with storage.
From there you enter a foyer with a hardwood floor that runs through the main level of the house.
The kitchen is big and open, with some support beams scattered here and there.
Thick, rustic ceiling beams stretch across the kitchen ceiling. Dark cabinets span an entire wall of the kitchen and wrap around two more walls. Upper cabinets are white, with open ledges near the sink.
The counters are white/gray granite; the dishwasher, six-burner gas range, and fridge are all stainless steel.
In the living room, a stone column spills from the ceiling onto the floor to create a hearth for a striking black wood stove.
Sliding glass doors to the deck stand between the wood stove and a wall of built-in cabinets and shelving, next to a stocky set of steps…
…that end at this cozy, carpeted loft area overlooking the living room.
Two main-floor bedrooms have nice wood floors. This room is lavender.
The sole bath in the house has a tile floor and white tile around the jetted tub walls. The rest of the walls have white, chair-rail-height wainscoting topped by blue-gray walls. A dark walnut vanity is topped with an edgy white sink.
The second bedroom has blue walls and an interesting set of built-in shelves next to an open closet.
A full, walkout basement has wood-slatted accent walls and heavy ceiling beams, with carpeting underfoot.
This laundry room is also in the basement. It has two folding areas and a work sink along with a washer and a dryer.
The sliders from the living room open to this brown-painted wood deck.
The 1,152-square-foot house sits on 1.27 acres and includes this detached garage. It’s 10 minutes to Pine Plains from here, and an hour and 45 minutes to New York City. Bird-watchers, take note: The Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary is practically in its backyard.
If this cute cottage—that’s got a good price, too—interests you, find out more about 68 Mountain Road, Stanford, from Susan R. Whalen with George T. Whalen Real Estate.