Poughkeepsie Charmer, $75,000

  |  December 26, 2014

This five-figure Poughkeepsie home is one of those magical architectural optical illusions – from the outside, the house looks like it should only fit two very small people (hobbits?) and possibly a microwave oven, but as soon as you cross the threshold, you’re inside an open and well-lit living space that is anything but snug. The vaulted ceilings and effective use of space means breathing room without the extra square footage to heat during the winter and keep cool when things get toasty in the summer.

This location makes for an easy trip into town for a visit to the Bardavon Opera House or a dinner at one of the many acclaimed restaurants in historic downtown Poughkeepsie.

Not surprisingly, we’re not the only ones who are smitten with this little slice of contemporary charm. Based on this home’s popularity on Zillow, it may be off the market faster than you can say “Vassar!”

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Beds: 2

Baths: 1

Square Feet: 644

Lot Size: .29 acres

Taxes: $62/month

173 Rochdale Rd., Poughkeepsie (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services) GMAP

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