Friday Real Estate Porn: 304-year-old Rhinecliff Cottage, $729,000

While it’s far out of my price range, 6 Long Dock Road seems like a really good deal to me. It’s in the lovely little hamlet of Rhinecliff, a few strokes from the Amtrak station and less than a 10-minute drive to downtown Rhinebeck. Yes, yes, the ceilings are low, which is always the case in these very old stone houses of upstate New York, but those beams are quite amazing. This is a place to take your friends and impress the heck out of them. It’s on five acres, very close to the Hudson River, with lovely landscaped grounds, and — score! — a great little one-bed guest cottage (the kitchen in the guest house is far more appealing to me than the teal-slathered kitchen in the main house) and artist’s studio. I imagine that the upkeep of such a place is rather strenuous. You’ll need some version of a caretaker if you’re not going to live here full time, or if you’re going to live here full time but still have some room in your schedule for, you know, work. (We do plan to do a post on caretakers for second homes soon, btw). Taxes, alas, look to be above $13,000. Save some room in the budget for that.

Here’s one incredible thing about this place: central air! In a 300-year-old house! For some reason, that gives me extra faith in the renovation. Please buy it and let me have the guest house! Slideshow below, and stats on the jump.

6 Long Dock Road, Rhinebeck (JFive Realty) GMAP
Beds: 3
Baths: 1.5
Year Built: 1706
Square Feet: 1,770
Land: 5+ acres
Taxes: $13,313
Features: guest house, river views, set far back from road

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About lisa

I'm a freelance writer (and thus, not a homeowner), specializing in real estate, urban planning and sustainability. Also, I just like looking at pictures of houses.

Posted on October 14, 2011, in $750000 to $1 million, Dutchess County, Real Estate Porn, Rhinebeck, Rhinecliff and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thank you for taking the time to write about my listing. I am glad you liked the property, it is truly a lovely place. As you mentioned, it is near the train, and especially this time of year; great views of the Hudson and Catskill. I agree with you, the addition of central air was a good thing.

    The price have come down and it is a good value.

    Here are the videos I recently produced.


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