Today, we’re visiting the city of Poughkeepsie and this petite house that’s perfect for a single or a student.
Coming in at just 919 square feet, the one-bedroom, one-bath home has everything you’d need, and then some, in a small package. It was built in 1849, and it’s easy to imagine its possible former life as a carriage house.
Enter a glassed-in enclosed porch on the middle level to find laminate floors, shiplap siding, and wainscoting.
French doors open to a living room that has the same laminate flooring and painted ceiling beams.
There are similar French doors on the other end of the house, leading to the backyard.
The kitchen is downstairs on the lower level and has sleek subway tile, white cabinets and appliances (including a cutely retro gas range), and black countertops. The ceilings down here are beamed, and kind of low, but the white paint on the ceiling and walls work with the existing windows to brighten the place.
The house’s only bathroom is on the middle floor, with black hexagonal floor tiles, a view of the backyard…
…and a vintage clawfoot tub/shower.
The bedroom is a floor above—in fact, it comprises the entire floor at the tippy-top of the house. It has a nice vaulted ceiling with a beam and skylight; laminate flooring; and a built-in open closet and shelving.
Back on the middle level, exit those French doors in the back to a backyard that’s covered by twin pergolas. There’s a patch of grass, a brick pathway leading to the front, and what looks like gardening beds.
There’s a tiny patio area at the bottom of the stairs, and the brick pathway leads past that to a garden shed that’s described in the listing as 8’x12′.
If you’re not a gardener, it could be repurposed to satisfy any whim: reading nook, artist studio, or playroom. Situated in the heart of the city of Poughkeepsie, the house is a 12-minute walk to Metro-North and even closer to shops, restaurants, and Marist College.
Does this perfectly placed Poughkeepsie parcel check all your boxes? If so, check out 17 Spruce Street from the Blake Michaud team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties. But do it quickly; at this low price, it’ll be snapped up before you know it.