We finish up our tour of Rhinebeck homes this week with an 1860 farmhouse in Rhinecliff that’s all vintage charm on the outside, with a surprisingly sleek, modern interior.
The 1,200-square-foot house has two bedrooms and 1.5 baths, making it a great, manageable size for a couple or a small family.
The front porch just oozes old-time charm, with a painted-wood floor and delicately designed posts and brackets.
Once inside, you can appreciate the Scandinavian nature-meets-minimalism ethos. Unfinished rafters line the ceiling, and white walls complement the blonde pine floors.
A brick-backed woodstove supplements the radiator heat that’s throughout the house. The original farmhouse window here has been replaced with a huge modern mullioned picture window that pours light into the living room. There’s no overhead lighting here, except for that sculpted pendant so you may want to brighten things with table lamps.
A similar pendant brightens the stark dining table in the kitchen. This entire room was added to the farmhouse in a recent renovation, and the custom Vipp kitchen was designed especially for the space. A working fireplace fills one corner, with a brick chimney climbing to the ceiling. The door next to it leads outside.
Here’s another view of the kitchen. Another huge mullioned picture window—with side windows that open for ventilation—provides a gorgeous view of the stacked-stone wall and backyard garden. And check out that sleek cooktop: You probably can’t get much more minimal than those three gas burners! The stainless-steel-and-black design of the kitchen gleams against the gray paneling throughout the space.
Here you can see the kitchen addition from the backyard.
Office space has been carved out between the old and new parts of the main level.
The half-bath on this level is eye-catching with rustic wood walls and a deep, square granite sink.
A sunny wooden stairwell curves up to the second level of the farmhouse.
Original wood floors add color to the otherwise white primary bedroom, which is cozy and bright with three windows.
The second bedroom is even cozier, perfect for a child or overnight guest or a work-from-home office.
The two bedrooms share this cool hall bath, which features penny tile, a glass-wall shower, and marble/granite accents against gray paneled wainscoting.
This firepit area is right in the front yard. The house is on a corner lot that measures just under a quarter-acre, and it’s walking distance to the Hudson River and the Amtrak station. The village of Rhinebeck is a five-minute drive.
A bluestone patio was whittled out of the backyard garden, with stacked-stone walls and mature plantings.
If this home in historic Rhinecliff lights your fire, check out 18 James Street from Alison Vaccarino with Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty.