You’ve got a long list of requirements for your new home, and we’re willing to bet this Arlington Victorian ticks almost every box.
If you’ve ever watched House Hunters on HGTV (or, worked as a real estate agent), you’re familiar with the cliches that come along with searching for The Perfect Home: Gotta be turn-key. Gotta be charming and old-fashioned, but completely modern from top to bottom. Gotta be private but within walking-distance to every whim you will have, no matter what time of day. Gotta have a pool. Gotta have some land. And, it’s gotta be cheap because you’re a part-time dog-groomer and your spouse is a freelance potter.
Nodding your head along with this list? Then allow us to introduce you to 1225 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie.
Built in 1860, this Victorian home has been well-kept over the years, innate charms still in-tact like wood floors, moldings and wood trim, double doors and screens, and two stairwells.
And the updates? Take a look at the kitchen, for example, which includes granite counter tops, stainless steel, oven with separate broiler, and plenty of storage. Other new features include electrical system, hot water heater, furnace, and roof. The interior’s also been wired for a a generator, and it’s ready for central air installation.
In addition to the living room/dining room/kitchen, the master suite is on the first floor, and upstairs are the four other bedrooms. The walk-up attic remains unfinished, but it’s insulated and would make a killer home office once its redone.
Or, you could just keep one of the bedrooms as a home office, leaving you four to spare. Total interior space adds up to 2,844 square feet.
As for the land and location, the property includes 2.2 acres, plus a pool and a two-car detached garage. The listing states that this plot is sub-dividable. Got kids? It’s situated within the Arlington school district, which, according this, is the third best school district in Dutchess County.
Catch the train in Poughkeepsie, a 15-minute drive from this house (the listing says seven minutes, but that seems rather optimistic), or hop on the Taconic State Parkway and drive 90 minutes south to NYC. Not exactly walking distance to your every whim, day or night, but close enough for Hudson Valley living.