When it comes to farmhouses in the Hudson River Valley, Germantown’s got a lock-down on many of the good ones. Seldom do we visit the listings and fail to find a dreamy property the likes of which we often fantasize about, and today is no exception. Behold: A shiny Gothic-inspired farmhouse on 1.7 acres 5 minutes north of Germantown hamlet. But is it an actual vintage farmhouse? Technically, no. It was built in 1989, but if we wouldn’t have known if we hadn’t been told. The builder of this house got it just right with the floors, ceiling beams, and even the pitch of the roof as it affects the shape of the upstairs rooms. Long story short: Get your vintage farmhouse without the vintage farmhouse problems. Works for us. Includes a 1000 square foot barn with heat and water, and there’s a treehouse on the property, oh yes there is.
51 Block Factory Road, Germantown (Gary DiMauro)