Columbia County’s Valatie village is populated with a lot of stately older homes, like this Italianate Victorian.
How can we resist a c.1840s home with a cupola? Well, turns out, this home has two cupolas, so here we are. In case you’re not sure, a cupola is the little room at the very top of a house, providing a lookout in case advancing armies try to sneak past your gates. Just kidding. Cupolas were generally used for light and ventilation, but we thought “advancing armies” sounded more interesting.
One of the cupolas can be accessed via spiral staircase in the master bedroom, which is almost “advancing armies” interesting, if you ask us…
Both provide a quiet, light-filled chamber with picturesque views of Valatie village.
Once you descend from your rarefied perch, you can enjoy the views from the two-story wall of windows in the dining room/kitchen area…
…and the antique home is equipped with more contemporary kitchen fixtures, like stainless steel walls ovens and dishwasher, flanked by custom tile counter tops.
Of course, no stately Italianate would be complete without an extra dining room, separated from the front parlor by a set of the home’s multiple pocket doors.
Head back up to the second floor via the front staircase to the additional bedrooms (six total in the 4,650-square-foot interior)…
…as well as a one bedroom in-law apartment with nine-foot ceilings throughout.
Looking for a romantic courtyard? Feel free to wander around this one in the rain.
The J. Miller House, formerly belonging to one of Valatie’s prominent farmers, is a slice of local history, sitting on 1.17 acres of land in the midst of the village, just a short walk from Beaver Mill Falls on the Kinderhook Creek.
Interested in owning this Italianate Victorian and both cupolas that come with it? Find out more about 3638 Mechanic Street, Valatie, NY from RE/Max.