Upstater is just outside Rhinebeck today, at a c.1893 two-bedroom that’s been lovingly renovated.
The front porch is a killer space to spend time, with a stone half-wall supporting light-brown, Craftsman-style pillars.
The porch wraps itself around the corners of the house in an inviting zig-zag.
There’s a buffer of wetland on one side of the property, and herons love to visit, according to the listing.
Inside, the exposed ceiling rafters are painted white, complementing white walls and adding a nice contrast to wide-plank wood floors and a shapely, spindled staircase.
The previous owners kept this built-in cupboard/hutch along with those floors during renovations, thank goodness.
The kitchen is wood-centric, with plain lower cabinets fitted with basic ceramic knobs. The windows have beautiful, solid woodwork trim; but the new owner might want to replace the cabinets, countertops, and appliances.
Heavy timbers cross the vaulted ceiling in the dining room. A slate floor cuts into the hardwood, leading to a back door next to a laundry area.
There’s a full bath on the main floor with a pedestal sink and a tiled shower.
Upstairs are two bedrooms. They have the same nice woodwork as the downstairs windows, and vintage wood floors.
The full bath up here has a tub/shower; the vanity and the floor could use an update (though we’d reuse that cabinet somehow).
The ceiling in the second bedroom has slight angles at ceiling height, but otherwise is the same as the first.
The property totals 2.7 acres, which includes this pretty expanse of lawn and three old red barns. It’s about a 15-minute drive east to the village of Rhinebeck and dinner at Terrapin Restaurant or your choice of many other spots to eat, drink, and shop.
If this porch-centric place fills your cup, find out more about 865 Bulls Head Rd, Clinton, from Sean Eidle with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties.