This c.1925 Poughkeepsie Colonial Has Craftsman Vibes, $324.5K

  |  February 2, 2023

Today, we are in the north end of the city of Poughkeepsie, at a two-story Colonial that has Craftsman details throughout—starting with the stone-based pillars on the front porch.

Three bedrooms and 1.5 baths are tucked into 1,240 square feet in this house, which was built in 1925.

The front vestibule provides a handy airlock, preventing loss of heat in the winter and keeping the sultry weather out in the summer. Check out the pattern of the wood floor as you enter the house.

The door opens into a living room that shares space with the center stairwell. This room has interesting panel work that’s kind of camouflaged by the yellow paint in which it’s covered.

A brick fireplace anchors the other end of the room. Pretty touches abound, like the stained-glass windows here.

The vintage wood floor in the living and dining rooms looks untouched—unlike the walls.

Well, this color is a bit…unfortunate. But it’s nothing a can or two of paint can’t fix.

The kitchen, too, could use an overhaul, from its vinyl tile floor to the 1970s-esque cabinets. But it’s a great size and has two big windows.

So cool—that door accesses a fold-down ironing board. And that glass door?

It’s a bright pantry!

Next to the pantry is this aqua-and-white half bath that has the same black-and-white floor.

Head upstairs to a skinny hall with canary-yellow walls and a wood floor. All the bedrooms and the bathroom spur off of this.

This room is a peaceful blue.

The rosy-beige tone of this room works, as well. All the rooms share that vintage panel work and large windows.

Oh. Again, some refinishing of the floor and the walls might be in order here.

The fourth bedroom is being used as a den/music room. The floor needs to be refinished, and we would hope the new owner agrees that the walls and trim just don’t complement each other.

This bathroom would be spruced up with a more complementary paint color, too. But it’s otherwise got charm in the penny-tile floor, vintage cast-iron tub, and salmon-and-black tilework.

The walk-up attic is roomy and could become more recreation/family space.

A driveway between the side of the house and a long hedge leads to a detached, one-car garage.

On the other side of the hedge is 5,000 square feet of lawn space that’s perfect for kiddos or pets to get their zoomies out. Like the other city homes we’ve spotlighted this week, this home is close to a lot of Poughkeepsie amenities as well as highways.

So if this Colonial has captured your fancy, find out more about 142 Corlies Avenue, Poughkeepsie, with Maureen M. Mullaney of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties.

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