Upstater ends our week’s tour of Poughkeepsie with this former river captain’s house in the hamlet of New Hamburg.
The house dates to 1850, but renovations make it shine with modern touches. The exterior retains its original character: Gray cedar shakes cover the facade from the front-porch half walls to the six-windowed second floor. The third-floor dormer sports vinyl siding in the same shade. An abundance of shrubbery adds curb appeal.
Now this is how you style your front porch. We love that chandelier, too.
The entry leads to a central staircase and several rooms serving as sitting and living rooms. Dark hardwood flooring is a solid foundation for gray walls.
Pretty views abound from the living room windows.
A slim, elegant chandelier sets the tone in the dining room, which has a picture window and a shallow, wide one on an adjacent wall.
An archway leads to the kitchen, which has modern conveniences like an electric range, stainless steel dishwasher, and a beverage cooler.
Gray cabinets mix with white subway tile and a white, solid-surface countertop. We aren’t sure what’s going on with the counters in that center block of cabinets.
Now this is cool: A chest freezer and plenty of wine racks make their home in this rustic, plaster-walled room that has a stone shelf supporting wood shelving.
Four bedrooms offer many sleeping options. This bedroom has an adjoining sitting room with Hudson River views.
It’s perfect for settling down with a good book.
The stately ensuite bath features a white marble vanity and a big shower with glass doors and black-and-white penny tile. The main floor of the bath is polished black slate.
Add a laundry room to the list of amenities in the primary suite. The washer and dryer stack on top of each other in this laundry room that abuts the ensuite bath. Storage abounds here, too, with shelving and hanging space.
Great river views peek through the windows in this bedroom….
…that has a sitting room attached to it.
The hall bath’s classic tones of gray and white keep things simple and elegant.
This bedroom echoes that theme with gray walls.
Head up the last set of stairs…
…to the second primary suite that covers the entire third floor. Gosh, that river view!
And there are more views to be had the more you explore this space. The ceiling splits to a peak to allow room for an arched window next to the bed.
The ensuite bath here takes advantage of river views, too.
Woodgrain ceramic tile accents the wet shower next to a luxurious soaking tub.
Other spaces up here include a walk-in closet and this home gym.
What a view!
The house sits on 0.13 acre that’s close to Route 9 shopping and Metro-North.
If this seafaring home makes waves in your heart, find out more about 38 Point Street, New Hamburg, from Claire Browne with Compass Realty.
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