Mid-Century Modern Red Hook House for $329,000

I can’t decide if  this Red Hook home is cool mid-century modern or Basically Brady. I love quite a lot about the interior, though: the blond wood and the open space and the wall of windows. I like the private deck leading off the master suite. Not crazy about the “updated” kitchen—it should be sleeker, I think, in keeping with the home’s late sixties vibe—but I think a thoughtful owner could really bring this home’s mid-century elements to the fore.

It’s also on a very nice piece of land, with established plantings and rolling Catskills views. Rte 199 is a main drag, but this is set high up and far back, so you could have the best of both world (convenience + privacy.) It’s only been on the market for nearly a year. We’ll be interested to see if it moves at this price. Stats on the jump.


Distance from NYC: 136 miles, 2hrs 45 minutes
Built: 1967
Beds: 3
Baths: 2.5
Square Feet: 2364
: 3.1 acres


About aliahanna

I'm a literary agent who mostly lives in Brooklyn but sometimes escapes to East Jewett, NY.

Posted on September 12, 2011, in $300000 to $499000, Cities, Dutchess County, hudson valley real estate, Red Hook and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I don’t know if that’s really mid-century. Could it be contemporary?

  2. Ugh, please don’t call that monstrosity mid-century modern. It’s decidedly not mid-century modern, and I should know…..I literally wrote the book, and coined the term as the title for that book (Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s, published in 1984). I agree with anonymous that it looks more like a contemporary mish-mash than like 1960s architecture, but there may be a ’60s house buried beneath that ungainly roof and bizarre windows. What an architectural nightmare! Shudder….. can you tell I HATE that house?

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