While we often find farmhouses with farmland at affordable prices around the Catskills area, expect to pay more in the mid/lower Hudson Valley. Not that we’re griping about the price of this c.1890s farmstead in Dutchess County, east of the Hudson. This three-bedroom Colonial is classy, with all of the rustic original farmhouse qualities still in tact. Exposed beams, plank floors, oversized fireplaces, nook/cranny spaces all over the place, farmhouse hardware, paned glass…you get the idea. Meanwhile, the kitchen spares no modern convenience with six-burner stove + two ovens + broiler + griddle, stainless steel fridge, and enough room to feed a horde of hungry farmhands. Not that this is that kind of farm. While the 112+ acres of land upon which this house sits used to be a working farm (outbuildings and barns still standing…more on those in a bit), this farmstead is less farm and more comfortable compound these days, complete with its own private lake.
In addition to the 2430 square foot house, there are number of outbuildings and barns, (check out the barn converted to an open-scheme studio/workshop with vaulted ceilings and wood stove), as well as a three-bedroom guest cottage and a barn complex that could be converted to house horses. After all, with 112 acres at your disposal, you’re going to need some transportation around the property.
Pumpkin Lane, Clinton Corners (Houlihan Lawrence)