1860s Dutchess County Colonial with Vaulted Ceilings

  |  February 20, 2018

Find both vintage beauty and modern updates in this Dutchess County Colonial…

Here’s a throw-back to the 1860s. Well, at least from the exterior, it looks like a throw-back (and a nice one!). However, once you step inside the 1,950-square foot interior, it’s fresh and contemporary.

It’s starts with the vaulted ceilings in the living room, and we’re all about vaulted ceilings this week on Upstater. Nothing breathes new air into an antique home like lofty, soaring ceilings, given that older homes tend to be made for shorter folk. The average height for a male in the 19th century was around 5’7″. These days, it’s almost five inches more. Looks like we’re all going to need vaulted ceilings at the rate we’re going.

The main living room also includes a fireplace and wood floors. There’s an attached family room attached to the living room, complete with a pellet wood stove for even more comfort and warmth. Combined, these two space make for one huge living space.

And what of those updates? You’ll find some in the kitchen with granite tops, maple cabinets, wood hutch, and wood floors. Check out the adjacent dining room. Oh, wait. Make that two dining rooms, with a smaller breakfast nook in the kitchen.

The house includes four bedrooms, a bath and a half, and a half-acre lot. That’s not half-bad, and there’s also a detached garage and storage shed.

Situated in the east-of-Hudson town of Pleasant Valley, approximately 10 minutes east of Poughkeepsie. Take the Taconic State Parkway exit five miles away, and you’ll be in midtown Manhattan in about 90 minutes…if traffic is cooperating…

Giving this Dutchess County Colonial some serious consideration? Find out more about 35 Cottage Street, Pleasant Valley from Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.


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