Go Back to the Summer of ’69 with a Sunken Living Room in Rhinebeck, $945K

  |  June 13, 2019

Built the same year as the Summer of Love, this Rhinebeck Contemporary comes with a 21st-century spin.

When was the last time you saw a sunken living room? It was once a staple of swingin’ mid-century/contemporary interior design in the 1960s and 70s, but we don’t see them much these days. Naturally, no sunken living room would be complete without a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and a wall of windows…

Also included in the 3,576-square-foot interior is a custom, gourmet kitchen with tile floors, custom under-counter cabinetry, and a large center island.

There are three bedrooms plus two full and one half baths in the main section of the house…

…but, there’s also a full two-bedroom apartment attached with a separate entrance and patio.

Back at the main house, move dinner semi-outdoors to the screened-in porch…

…or, take the party all the way outside for a cook-out on the stone patio under the stars.


The 8.03-acre property sits back off the road to create a sense of privacy. Furthermore, if you follow the trail through the backyard and the trees, you’ll eventually get to the shores of a sparkling creek that looks perfect for taking a refreshing dip in the summertime.

Situated 3.5 miles south of Rhinebeck village in Dutchess County, on the east side of the Hudson River. One of this home’s next door neighbors is the Wilderstein Estate, an historic site with a 19-century Queen Anne house surrounded by walking trails. The Omega Institute, the Rhinecliff Amtrak station, and the Dutchess County Fairgrounds are also nearby.

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