The c.1860 Henry Skidmore House, Rhinebeck on the Market, $789K

  |  January 22, 2018
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The Henry Skidmore House Rhinebeck is one of the Dutchess County village’s most iconic Victorian homes…

Located on Mill Street just south of the Terrpin Restaurant, this Rhinebeck Gothic Victorian is among the homes and buildings in the Rhinebeck Village Historic District.

The Henry Skidmore House was built in 1860 and is referred to in the listing as “The Gables.” It’s not hard to see why. Its distinctive roofline and arched windows are visible from the village’s main drag, and no doubt elicits plenty of “Oooooh, look at that house!” comments by passers-by.

We’ve always wondered what the inside of this landmark house looks like. Luckily, the listing gives us a glimpse at the 3235 square foot interior complete with five bedrooms and five baths.

Additionally, the home’s rooms impress with high ceilings, period moldings, and plank floors. Sweeping front and back staircases greet you upon entry in the foyers. Outside in the half-acre fenced yard, perennial and ornamental gardens flourish. Shade trees create comfortable spaces for you to spend time outside. And, it includes a carriage house and the cutest shed/playhouse we’ve ever seen.

Start planning dinner parties for the formal dining room, which adjoins an updated kitchen with its own set of dramatic arched windows.

Could it become a small B&B? It doesn’t seem too crazy to imagine it. However, it’s a saturated rental market in the village of Rhinebeck. Keeping this historic gem to yourself might just be the thing to do.

Located walking distance to restaurants and shops in the village. The Rhinecliff Amtrak station is less than 3 miles away.

Fascinated by 6358 Mill Street? Find out more about the Henry Skidmore House Rhinebeck here

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