This Turn-Key Poughkeepsie Home is a Keeper at $469K

  |  January 24, 2023


Today’s tour of Hudson Valley kitchens takes us to Poughkeepsie’s south end, at a traditional home whose kitchen is anything but traditional.

The house was built in 1920 and has four bedrooms and 3.5 baths in 2,258 square feet. A grand set of stairs leads from the sidewalk up to the house.

The Foursquare-style home just oozes traditional details from its green clapboard siding to the columned front porch with a warm wooden ceiling. The front door has slim sidelights.

The foyer is awash in dark wood.

But the dining room is brightened with white paneled wainscoting and lots of windows. The floors here and throughout the main level are original hardwoods.

The eat-in kitchen is right off the dining room. It’s got gray-toned wood floors; stainless-steel appliances, including double wall ovens; sleek, shiny white cabinetry topped with gray-and-white granite; and modern lighting that includes track lights and pendants.

The other end of the kitchen shows off the stairs to the basement, and a secondary “servants’ stair” leading to the second floor. Notice the wine rack at the top of that doorway?

The living room continues the dark paneled theme of the entry, interspersed with white. The fireplace surround is made of skinny white tiles, and it’s flanked by nearly floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead to the back patio. To the right, the staircase is generous and polished to a dark gleam by more than a hundred years of use.

The second-floor hallway is narrow and perfect for a gallery of favorite photos and art. And check out those vintage closet doors.

The primary bedroom is large, with gray walls and warm wood flooring.

The primary ensuite bath is gray and white, too, with a white-painted brick wall and a glass-doored tub/shower.

Two other bedrooms are on the second floor.

They’re a bit boxy, but they have those vintage doors and original wood floors.

They share this dramatically decorated bathroom, with a pebble-floor shower and a mix of teal and charcoal Fireclay tiles. And there’s the beautiful multi-paned casement window that’s a feature on the front of the house.

The last bedroom is a floor above, with dormers providing light and cool angles to the room.

Its bathroom, too, has interesting angles.

The walkout basement includes this cool TV room with a stone-tiled accent wall and a slate floor.

The laundry room is down here, too, with a work sink…

…and a handy and beautiful half-bath.

A home gym finishes off the basement level.

Out back, there’s a stone patio accessed by stone steps from both the kitchen and the living room. The house is on a quarter-acre and it’s convenient to Vassar College, the Poughkeepsie train station, and lots more of what Poughkeepsie has to offer.

If this traditional beauty has caught your eye, find out more about 21 Barnard Avenue, Poughkeepsie, from Blake Michaud with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties.

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