1750s Dutch Gambrel Home with Changes Galore, $549K

This isn’t the first time the Skidmore House in Pawling, NY has been revamped from the ground up. 

In fact, even the “ground” part of the equation has changed since this historic barn’s construction back in mid-1700s. Back in the 1980s, the structure was moved to a nearby property, where it currently sits. It was then restored, bit-by-bit. You can read more about its history and first restoration here.

The changes didn’t stop there, though. The Dutch gambrel barn went through yet another renovation, which brings us to its current look.

The barn used to be the previous property’s garage and guest house, sitting close to an accompanying saltbox cottage. Gone, seemingly, is the cottage, as well as its surrounding gardens and in-ground pool, leaving only the barn to remain. With it comes a modern design and updated features, while antique details still play a prominent role.

The main living area is on the second floor and offers an open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, plank wood floors, and an eat-in kitchen that includes new appliances.

On the ground floor, there are two light-filled, newly-carpeted bedrooms, as well as a remodeled bath with spacious shower. The home’s main entry is also on this floor.

Take in the big blue sky from the brand-new deck, and start planning your gardens around a wide-open, sunny 5.37-acre parcel situated just over five miles from Pawling, NY in southeastern Dutchess County.

Appreciate the changes the Skidmore House has seen over the years? Find out more about 5 Meeting House Road, Pawling, NY from Houlihan Lawrence

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