Classic American Foursquare Home in Eastern Dutchess County, $300K

And, while you’re in this Amenia Craftman’s neighborhood, hop on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail for a tour of the countryside.

This week on Upstater, we’re celebrating Arts-and-Crafts homes of the Hudson Valley and Catskills. And, there are plenty to choose from, like tidy bungalows to crafty stone cottages. This American Foursquare was built at the turn-of-the-century, as home style tastes were transitioning from ornate Victorian to more understated homes with a focus on handcrafted woodwork (that is, until mass-produced homes became popular). And, it ticks all the Foursquare boxes: Hipped roof, large front porch, two-and-a-half stories with dormer windows on the top floor.

On the first floor, the 1,808-square-foot interior is awash in custom wood trim, built-in cabinetry, paneling, wainscoting, and coffered ceilings. The living room opens into the formal dining room, which is attached to the kitchen.

Get your bake on in the chef’s kitchen, which comes with ample storage and counter space for rolling out pie crust while making pancakes and eggs for breakfast at the same time.

Take the carved-wood stairs up to the three bedrooms on the second floor, or keep on going up to the top-floor finished attic. There’s also a partially-finished basement with an extra half-bath, fireplace, and entrance to the backyard.

The .34-acre lot comes with two dainty little out-buildings…

…and, it’s situated in Amenia hamlet about three miles from the Wassaic Metro-North station. Love the outdoors? Bring your bikes and jogging shoes to the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, which you can access by walking about two minutes north to the nearest trailhead. If you’re ambitious, you can follow the rail trail down to Wassaic, or 41 miles north to Chatham in Columbia County.

Is this Amenia Craftsman…THE ONE? Find out more about 22 Depot Hill Road, Amenia from Paula Redmond Real Estate Inc

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