The DeWitt House – built in 1773 by a Revolutionary War militia captain/Dutchess County sheriff – is a case-study in 18th-century Colonial farmhouse design.
It takes a certain type of home buyer to dive into a house that dates back nearly 250 years, especially one that includes an old barn, as well as four parcels totaling 9.8 acres of land . Are you that certain type of home-buyer? You might be, if you consider yourself any of the following:
1. The History Buff/Restoration Enthusiast
Lovers-of-antiquity will appreciate this farmhouse’s pedigree, constructed and lived in by John DeWitt (1722-1790), prominent war figure, Dutchess County’s sheriff, state assembly member, grist mill owner, and father to fifteen children, according to DeWitt family history. CIRCA recently featured this Early-American home in its listings, and you can also see it in the May 2019 issue of Country Living Magazine.
The nearly 3,000-square-foot interior is a step back in time, with original details like beamed ceilings, three fireplaces with hand-carved mantles, plank floors, double Dutch doors, antique wallpaper, and plaster walls.
2. The Consummate Home Cook
Feed your own family of fifteen (or a multitude of guests) with two country kitchens at your disposal. The second kitchen is on the lower level, along with a seating area, accessible through its own entrance.
The home’s five bedrooms include a ground-floor master bedroom with fireplace, and there’s also a third-floor walk-up attic.
3. The Artist
In addition to 9.8 acres of land, the property comes with an antique post-and-beam barn with vaulted ceilings and original extra-wide doors. This old beauty would make a fine art studio, or, with a full upgrade…
4. The Potential Innkeeper
…it could be guest accommodations or a short-term rental.
5. The Home Horticulturist
Perennial gardens grace this plot of land in idyllic Dutchess County, along with darling out-buildings, a pond, and a stream. Located east of Staatsburg hamlet, just under ten minutes from the charming village of Rhinebeck, Dinsmore Golf Course, Mills Memorial State Park, and Norrie Point State Park on the shores of the Hudson River.
Interested in this Colonial farmhouse? Find out more about 18 Hollow Road, Staatsburg by contacting Alexis Li, Associate Real Estate Broker at Halter Associates Realty. Contact Alexis Li at 845-505-6608, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.alexis-li.com.
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