A common phrase nowadays is “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” In that vein, this week we are touring classic conversions of buildings into homes, like this former carriage house in Saugerties.
It’s a beauty, with a painted-brick exterior and an addition that brings the square footage to nearly 4,000 square feet.
Inside, the decor leans toward the Asian influence of the 1920s and early 1960s. The front door opens to a large bluestone foyer with wood paneling. From there, you can enter the living room, which has a bluestone fireplace, skinny-plank wood floors, and more wood paneling.
It’s got a tray ceiling, too. At the other end of the living room, French doors lead into the dining room. Another door…
…leads to this cozy office, with a wall of bookshelves in an otherwise blue color scheme.
This wet bar in the office just screams the “Mad Men” era, doesn’t it?
The dining room is considerably brighter than what we’ve seen so far, thanks to light-gray walls replacing all that paneling. A modern globe chandelier hangs over the dining table.
The kitchen is large; in fact, it spans a couple of rooms. It’s got wood floors, stone counters, and white cabinets with modern hardware. White subway tile covers the backsplash, separating the lower cabinets from glass-door uppers. Through the doorway is a peek at the butler’s pantry, a second sink, and a second oven.
The first-floor bedroom is basic but pretty, with a double closet and a ceiling fan.
A full bath is adjacent to the bedroom. It has a wood floor, glass-door tub/shower, and a granite-topped vanity.
Upstairs is this open, wood-floored den. The listing says it’s got a wood-burning fireplace, but it’s not pictured.
Two secondary bedrooms have wood floors…
…big windows, and ceiling fans…
…and share this bath with a stone-tiled tub/shower.
The piece de resistance up here is the primary bedroom. Slim wood beams accent the vaulted ceiling, and built-in shelves offer deep storage. The wood floor gleams in the sunlight that pours in from the windows flanking the bed.
The peak of the ceiling acts as a boundary between the bedroom and the ensuite.
Here, more slim wood beams add a rustic flavor to the gray-and-white scheme. A double-sink, stone-topped vanity, a soaking tub with a gray tile surround, and a large walk-in shower comprise this room.
Way up top is the attic—a wonderland of storage with multiple rooms. If the next owner is ambitious, this could become more living space.
The character and workmanship inside carry to the exterior, as well, with original lintels on the windows and shapely carved awnings over the doors. A cupola tops the house.
If this beguiling beauty captures your heart, find out more about 163 Market Street, Saugerties, from Harris Safier with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties.