Here’s a short list of the nitty-gritty details that came with this impressive renovation of an old house: All-new heat, electric, plumbing, septic, insulation, and well pump, and is equipped with high-end appliances, formal dining room with fireplace and beautiful marble mantle, kitchen with radiant heat, family room with radiant heat and fireplace, handcrafted cabinets, and clawfoot tub.
Red Hook is situated in western Dutchess County, less than 10 minutes from the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and 15 minutes from the Rhinecliff Bridge. It’s worth noting, given our focus of the week on Kid-Friendly Communities, that Red Hook has some of the best public schools in New York State. GreatSchools.com gives the Red Hook Central School District a 8/10, and it has a nationally-recognized music program. In terms of family-friendly activities around Red Hook, there’s a town pool, the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Grieg Farm, nature walks at Ferncliffe Forest, and Kids on Stage at the Center in Rhinebeck.
10 Old Post Road, Red Hook (Gary DiMauro)
Can you imagine a more idyllic place to raise a family than this farmhouse in the Dutchess County town of Red Hook? Located on an acre-and-a-half of rural land five minutes from Red Hook village, the c.1810 home includes a classy gut renovation, light and bright with original details like high ceilings, wooden doors, exposed ceiling beams, and hard wood floors.
Four bedrooms, two full baths, two half baths, and 3000 square feet make this house large enough for a family with room enough to spare. Children and pets have plenty of space to roam outside, and there’s even an old barn on the property that could be transformed into a studio or guesthouse.