Act Fast to Finagle This Historic Poughkeepsie Beauty, $399,000

  |  April 5, 2022


The price of this stately home in Poughkeepsie’s Academy Street Historic District is as eye-popping as its architectural details. 

We almost want to keep this home a secret, which is tough because it might have a pending offer—but we’d love to snag it for ourselves. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Homes…

…this 4,831-square-foot Victorian is chock full of gorgeous details (some of which, admittedly, are hidden under layers of dust and age). Check out the front porch, which appears to need only a good scrubbing, some sanding, and a coat of haint blue on the ceiling to bring out its Southern charm.

Classic details are here in spades, like the double-double-door entry, six-inch baseboards, a paneled window seat, and a carved mantelpiece with a neat glass-doored cabinet.

Tray ceilings, ornate trim, and four working fireplaces—like this carved, multilevel stone one—abound as well.


Feel free to gasp at the inlaid wood on the floor, like we did when we saw it, as well as the French doors and built-ins…

Speaking of built-ins: These are swoon-worthy. The home has nine bedrooms, and we’d bet more than one of them shares this amazing craftsmanship. Other vintage touches include a butler’s pantry and linen press.

After admiring all of that careful artistry, we bet you’d think the kitchen is jaw-droppingly beautiful, too. Well, you’d be half-right…

…It’s huge, has beautiful cherry cabinetry and granite counters, a coffered ceiling, and what looks like exposed brick on one wall. The floor, however, needs an overhaul.

Previous owners have modernized some parts of the home, while keeping other original details. Take, for instance, this bathroom with a clawfoot tub.

This bathroom, though, obviously has been renovated. There are three full and three half-baths throughout this house—perfect for a big family.


It’s located on a third of an acre, but has outbuildings that provide three garage spaces (and a potential rooftop garden attached to the house) as well as room to tinker and play. The incredibly low listing price includes pre-approved plans for exterior renovations that meet the historic-designation requirements.

Ready to let your imagination run wild in this gorgeous old charmer? Find out more about 8 Garfield Place, Poughkeepsie, NY from Re/MAX Town & Country.


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