Folks, we love reading the blog Old House Dreams, which compiles the most beautiful vintage homes across the country for your reading pleasure. And we managed to convince the blogstress of Old House Dreams, Kelly DeLong, to do us the great honor of sharing some of her picks with us once a month. This week, she’s found a beauty in Germantown that she’ll tell you all about.
Alexander Jackson Davis and Andrew Jackson Downing made popular this style of country cottages with their architectural pattern books featuring Gothic Revivals, or this particular style also referred to Carpenter Gothic.
Known as The Peary Homestead this property shows the influences of these architects with board-and-batten siding, steep gables and decorative vergeboards. It features professionally designed perennial gardens with rare ornamental plantings, bluestone terraces, a lap pool with a winter garden, 2-story carriage house with guest suite, a greenhouse/shed, heritage orchard and seasonal Hudson River views.
The 10 room, 3200 square foot house has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sits on 3.31 acres with the main level offering a living room with fireplace, dining room with custom woodwork, chef’s kitchen and great room with a Haddenstone fireplace, fountain and marble floors.
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