An American Gothic in Poughkeepsie, $355K

  |  January 29, 2019

Let’s time travel back to 1850s Poughkeepsie, NY, during the height of the American Gothic architecture movement.

At least, we can pretend to time travel while taking a looking at this Gothic farmhouse, complete with board-and-batten exterior siding. Since it’s a little tough to see it in the listing photos, here’s a close-up example of board-and-batten, common in American/Carpenter Gothic houses because it’s easy to repair and long-lasting:

Board-and-Batten siding.

According to the listing, this 2,800-square-foot Gothic is known as the Parrish-Overocker House, and we knew it was going to be worth a closer look when we read the words “long custom library” as one of its first-floor features. Also includes a wrap-around front porch, hardwood floors, formal dining room with fireplace, four bedrooms, and spacious kitchen with basin sink.

Look at the size of some of these bedrooms!

And, speaking big rooms, there’s a large den on the ground floor with an attached family room with vaulted ceilings. There are also two master suites included with this house: One on the first floor, and one on the third floor.


This house sits on a 1.11-acre plot in Poughkeepsie’s Arlington neighborhood, just across Route 55 and north of the Vassar College campus. If you appreciate this antique Poughkeepsie home, you might like this one, too, or even this one. Stay with us on Upstater this week for more of our favorite vintage Poughkeepsie properties on-the-market!

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Feeling the charming nostalgia of this American Gothic in Poughkeepsie? Find out more about 110 Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie from RE/MAX

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