On our tour of split-levels, today we cross the Hudson and head north to Poughkeepsie and this three-bedroom that also harks from the ’50s but has been fully updated.
The 1,900-square-foot home is south of Spackenkill, north of Wappingers Falls, and located on a cul-de-sac not far from Vassar Road and Route 9. In other words, it’s perfect for a family.
The foyer (with classic Early American columns atop a half-wall) leads to an open living room with hardwood floors.
A big, street-facing bay window lets light into the room. A smaller bay window can be seen to the right.
It’s part of the dining area, which is open to the kitchen.
The kitchen itself has some nice re-dos, like a granite countertop, cherry cabinets, and stainless-steel appliances. A pantry hides behind a bifold door next to the fridge, and another door leads to the basement.
Well, this is unexpected: A step down from the kitchen gets you into this canary-colored family room.
It’s got a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace and big wood-and-glass sliders to the back deck.
The deck sits just a couple steps above the backyard and a bluestone patio.
This sunroom is another nice surprise, with a terracotta floor and four-season windows.
Back inside, there’s a half-bath on the main level with vintage wood-paneled wainscoting and a rustic vanity. White hex tiles in ceramic form the floor.
Upstairs, this bedroom has nice wood floors and neutral walls, with a side-by-side pair of windows.
This bedroom has wall-to-wall carpeting and windows of different sizes.
The third bedroom is being used as an office, and—judging by the wallpaper border near the ceiling—it’s just ducky. The floor here looks like it’s got some wear from that rolling chair. While the floor is being redone, the new owner would probably want to take down that stained wallpaper, too.
Like yesterday’s split, there’s no ensuite bathroom here. All three bedrooms share this blue-toned bathroom, with chair-rail-height tiled wainscoting that’s been well-maintained. It’s got a single-sink vanity and a triple-mirrored medicine cabinet (which kind of scream the 1980s).
The basement has a mechanicals room and this large, carpeted flex space that looks like it’s being used as a spare bedroom now.
A half-acre of property is ideal for landscaping and lawn games, and the house is an eight-minute drive to the New Hamburg Train Station and the Hudson River. Bowdoin Park is even closer. All the shopping on South Road/Route 9 is under a five-minute drive, too.
If this family-oriented split-level checks your boxes, check out 23 Wasson Drive, Poughkeepsie, with Dan Axtmann of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties.