Just recently, we popped into Tivoli in Dutchess County for the first time in quite a while. While there, we noticed that Murray’s had moved from its cute Victorian storefront on Broadway to the church across the street. Being bathed in light pouring through stained glass windows was only one of the perks of stopping in for breakfast, but the greatest perk was breakfast itself, which was delicious (they nail their home fries, by the way).
Naturally, we lingered in the riverside village, which boasts a modest population of about 1100 and serves as one of Bard College’s nearest neighbors, gawking at buildings and checking to see if much else had changed aside from Murray’s location (spoiler: More than we thought, like the defunct Black Swan giving way to the Traghaven Whiskey Pub, or Luna 61 passing the vegan torch to Plantae, or the Madalin Hotel’s stylish transformation to Hotel Tivoli). What hasn’t changed, however, is Tivoli’s quiet, agreeable spirit, which is also contained inside this classic old Colonial farmhouse located just outside of the heart of Tivoli.
What we love most about his c.1890, 2500-square foot antiquity is the abundance of glass doors, each outfitted with lots of beveling to help refract all the sunlight that hits the house. Sure, we’d likely have to buy stock in Windex, but it’s a small price to pay.
House includes 4 beds/2 baths, plank floors, contemporary kitchen, and a half-acre of land conveniently located just off of Route 9G east of the Hudson River.
5 Broadway, Tivoli (Houlihan Lawrence)