A 164-year-old house usually includes its fair share of secrets, but this Red Hook Italianate comes with one secret that deserves to be shared.
Cutting an impressive figure amongst northern Dutchess County’s rural setting, this Italianate Victorian is giving us a serious desire to go ghost-hunting in the attic. Tales of times long forgotten languish under peeling wallpaper, while a hidden staircase leads to this home’s most distinctive feature: The interior of the cupola that sits crown-like atop the mansion where you can peer out, in secret, at the bucolic surroundings outside.
However, one cannot haunt cupolas all day and night, no matter what Victorian-era gothic horror would have you believe, so it’s a good thing the rest of the 4,875-square-foot interior is so comfortable and bright, still maintaining its c.1856 character. What’s timeless, though, is its light-filled and open first floor, with living room and parlor fireplaces, ornate ceiling moldings, wood floors, and double French doors.
The house includes two bright-and-sunny bedrooms on the second floor…
…and, up the stairs to the third floor, you’ll find an intriguing set of attic rooms and an antique porcelain corner sinks.
If this is too much house for you and yours, consider establishing it as a small and intimate special event venue. The 3.84-acre lot situated in the picturesque Hudson Valley would make a romantic setting for weddings and other gatherings.
Interested in haunting the halls and rooms of this Red Hook Italianate home? Find out more about 14 Linden Farm Lane, Red Hook, NY from Gary DiMauro Real Estate, Inc.