This c.1920 City of Poughkeepsie Home Has All the Vintage Details for $369K

  |  January 31, 2023

We’re in the heart of Poughkeepsie for this house tour, just a few blocks from the East-West Arterial and within walking distance of the Walkway Over the Hudson.

This four-bedroom, 1.5-bath home harks back to 1920, and it’s got the deep chestnut woodwork inside to prove it. The exterior is pretty, too, with latticework under the wide front porch, symmetrical windows flanking the front door, a full second-floor dormer with the cutest oriole window, and a cupola-style dormer at the tippy top.

The front door opens to a vestibule, and a second door takes you into the living room. Sure, there’s work to be done on the walls and decor. But already, the woodwork here is striking. And the hardwood floors are shiny and seem to be in good shape.

The living room boasts a columned room divider that you can see from this angle, along with a view into the dining room. To the left, you can get a glimpse of the fridge and a slice of the kitchen—but the fact that the listing doesn’t have any full photos of the kitchen is kind of a red flag.

We’re wondering what’s up with the bulky curtains, but the dining room is otherwise quite gorgeous with a triple bow window, shiny floors, and chestnut trim. The rooms are a decent size throughout the 1,802-square-foot home.

This room—the first-floor bedroom—is a Craftsman-lover’s dream space. Deep chestnut paneling covers the walls, topped with thick ledges. And beams in the same rich tone crisscross the ceiling.

The center stairwell, too, has been preserved without a brushful of paint. We bet that door with its vintage brass knob leads to the cellar stairs.

From its newel posts to its shapely spindles, the staircase is stunning. The landing, with a good-sized window, is just begging to be decorated.

The stairs end in a carpeted hall with a plethora of doors leading to bedrooms, the sole full bath, and probably walk-up attic stairs.

This carpeted bedroom could use a sprucing up, but it’s got that beautiful woodwork and two big windows.

Like the other one, this carpeted bedroom has a ceiling that we’d love to rip out and replace. But hey, it’s got a closet and tons of vintage woodwork charm.

The bathroom looks recently updated. It’s got a gray vanity with a granite top, beige ceramic floor tile, and a tub/shower combo. The listing doesn’t show the half-bath.

The front retaining walls are a masterpiece of stonework. The driveway has seen better days, but you can’t beat the charisma of those bricks.

They lead uphill to this backyard, which is more of a parking area.

This petite garage/shed is a bonus for storage. Not only is the Walkway nearby, but this house is also a not-far neighbor to Vassar College, Marist College, and the Culinary Institute of America.

Ready to set down roots in the city? Find out more about 69 North Clinton Street, Poughkeepsie, with Jeanne Boice of Howard Hanna Rand Realty.

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