Today we’re in Pleasant Valley—a peaceful place for this peace-filled home.
This c.1940 Cape Cod-style house is privately tucked away amid 2.5 acres in Dutchess County.
Vintage brick forms a semi-circular terrace at the entrance to the house.
The front door opens into this relaxing great room with a propane stove, hardwood floors, a wall of built-ins, and a soothing sage-and-white color scheme.
It flows into the formal dining room. We’d add a chandelier over the table, but otherwise no work needs to be done here.
A modern kitchen is off the dining room, with a gray tiled floor, granite counters, and white cabinets with nickel handles that complement the stainless-steel appliances.
This large-but-still-cozy living room is off the kitchen. It has a brick-walled fireplace with a woodstove insert and a bay window with a built-in window seat.
The 2,408 square feet in the house include this breakfast room next to the great room. It could easily become an office or playroom if the new owner desires.
The main level has this full bath.
Head upstairs to this landing that has built-in storage, wide pine floors, and room to read away your afternoons.
The primary bedroom has high ceilings, a dormer, and a door out to a private balcony overlooking the terrace.
A glass-wall tub/shower and a farmhouse-style vanity highlight the primary ensuite bath, which also has stone-tile flooring and white wainscoting.
One of the two secondary bedrooms has a cove ceiling and is brightened by two big, side-by-side windows.
It shares this hall bath that has a shower…
…with the third bedroom, which has stellar components like a striking pine floor, Palladian window, and a dormer.
This pond is surely a haven for frog-catching, turtle-watching, or other Thoreau-esque pursuits.
The property is swathed in gardens, mature trees, and meticulous landscaping. It also sports this amazing red barn.
There’s room here to raise goats or chickens, though the new owner would have to check town regulations to see if the land is large enough for horses.
If this move-in-ready Cape has you packing your bags, check out 1285 Salt Point Turnpike, Pleasant Valley, with Vicki Hickman of Houlihan Lawrence.