Carriage-House/Loft in Rhinebeck: $995K

  |  May 27, 2024

Think of Rhinebeck, and its bustling Main Street and historic buildings will likely come to mind. This week, Upstater explores the Dutchess County town and its environs.

Today’s pick has historical provenance: It began life as a turn-of-the-century carriage house for the Gilded Age Linwood estate, built by beer baron and former Yankees owner Col. Jacob Ruppert. Now, it’s an artistically designed carriage-house/loft residence with two bedrooms and two baths.

A SoHo artist redesigned the interior into a bright, open space. A vaulted ceiling in the great room creates an airy living/dining/kitchen/office, with white walls and hardwood flooring. French doors on one wall open to a sleeping porch. More details are available in the online 3D tour.

Strategically placed lighting peppers the ceiling beams to illuminate the entire room.

The dining area sits to the side of the kitchen. A center island separates the kitchen’s work area from the rest of the room, and provides additional seating for four. The cabinetry is simple and streamlined, in an oak tone that complements the floor.

The sleeping porch is generously sized and fully screened, with exposed rafters above.

Beyond the porch is an open-air deck.

Back inside, this bedroom is just off the foyer. It has lots of closet space and nice hardwood flooring.

The ensuite bath has black and white tiling and a jetted tub, along with a separate shower stall. The main level also has a half bath.

Spiral stairs lead down from the great room…

…to a fully finished lower level. Gray wall-to-wall carpeting and white walls are a blank slate for decorative imaginings.

This room is huge, comprising a living room, office area, and a full bedroom area. Sliders lead to the backyard.

The full bath down here mimics the upper-level bath’s decor, but with gray tiling instead of black. It has a tub/shower.

The front of the home isn’t as exciting as its interior, but the little front portico is inviting. The property totals 7.28 acres; its tiered landscape leads to a waterfall and a bridge to the Landsman Kill, which borders the lands.

It’s not far from the Hudson River, and is southwest of Rhinebeck village’s downtown—take a seven-minute jaunt up to Samuel’s Sweet Shop to satisfy a sugary craving.

If this carriage-house/loft in Rhinebeck is your cup of tea, find out more about 665 South Mill Road, Rhinebeck, from Lisa Fountain with Corcoran Country Living.

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