This Milan Schoolhouse Puts the “Great” in “Great Room” for $305K

  |  February 24, 2020
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We get it: A plain old living room isn’t good enough for you. What you need is a Great Room, and this Milan schoolhouse provides.

Living room, dining room, entryway…this 1,140-square-foot interior rolls them all into one light-filled space, warmed by a stone fireplace. That’s why we love a great room so much. It makes a relatively small home feel spacious and large enough to accommodate a dinner party.

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What exactly is a “great room,” you ask? No, it’s not the very best room in the house, although it might be considered such, since it combines your common areas and/or dining space into one big room ideal for big, vivacious gatherings while making good use of a smaller home’s limited square footage.

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This c.1840s former single-room schoolhouse is all “great room,” where you can chill on the couch, serve a meal to family and friends, and curl up in front of a roaring fire. And, overlooking it all, a second floor loft with room for a bed. There’s an actual bedroom, too, as well as a full bath with soaking tub and attractive stained glass window.

While this modest schoolhouse feels rustic, in fact, it comes with a renovated kitchen complete with subway tile and deep farmhouse sink. Other updates include a new water heater, new heating system, and pipes.

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The property includes nearly an acre of land with a 2-car garage as well as a one-room shed with electricity. Convert it into a private studio, office, or grown-up playhouse.

So, here’s the catch: This house is currently “pending,” so if you might have to dig deep to make an offer that can’t be refused. May the odds be in your favor.

Milan, NY is located in rural Dutchess County, convenient to the Taconic State Parkway, Red Hook village, Rhinebeck, and Rhinecliff hamlet, less than two hours north of NYC.

Looking for great home with a Great Room? Stay with Upstater this week for our favorite homes for sale in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, all featuring rooms that aren’t just good…they’re great.

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Do you love the great room inside this great Milan schoolhouse? Find out more about 35 Academy Hill Road, Milan, NY from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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