One-Room Schoolhouse-Turned-Appealing Hudson Valley Home, $425K

  |  September 5, 2019
old chatham schoolhouse

An Old Chatham schoolhouse from 1893 is now the great room of this four-bedroom, 2,550-square-foot home.

And, four bedrooms means the potential for a home office inside the house. Or, make the full attic our base-of-operations. Or, take the extra apartment above the detached three-car garage and turn it into a private studio. Or, abandon all thoughts of work upon entering these charming six acres, situated in rural Columbia County. Who could blame you?

old chatham schoolhouse

Here’s what the original schoolroom looks like now, with cathedral ceilings, fireplace, and French doors…

old chatham schoolhouse

…as well as a second story loft overlooking the ground floor.

old chatham schoolhouse

The addition includes the home’s kitchen, formal dining room, sun room, master suite, den, and half-bath.

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There are three more bedrooms upstairs, as well as two full baths.

A canopy of trees envelopes the park-like rolling lawns, pond, and gardens, and the deck with pergola would look magical at night lit up with strings of lights…

…and, if you don’t need a home office, studio, or work space, keep the garage apartment as a rental or guest house.

Northern Columbia County is the perfect area to embrace country living, with easy access to both the Capital District and western Massachusetts.


Does this Old Chatham schoolhouse have your name all over it? Find out more about 509 Ford Road, Old Chatham, NY from Preferred Country Properties.

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