This 1880 Victorian charmer had to be owned by a Bard professor, and not only because it’s just down the road from the college. It has that tasteful but still personal look of someone who has decided opinions about books and accent walls and gas ranges. (Wolf for the latter, in case you wanted to know.) Does it come with tenure, by the way?
The place has a lot of nice country house features too: multiple decks, a wood stove and a fireplace, a separate work studio, established gardens. Barrytown is lovely: it’s part of the town of Red Hook, but has it’s own eccentric vibe and history. You could send your kids to the good Red Hook schools, but still walk to events at Bard and claim a Steely Dan song as part of your local legacy. The feel of Barrytown is tucked-away-rural, just a couple small roads and farms, and then the glorious Hudson River. The main drawback, though, is unlike with some of the other Red Hook properties we’ve highlighted this week, you really couldn’t walk to the “village.” And as Lisa mentioned, Red Hook prices are in the same ballpark of those with train stops of their own. But being in Barrytown, this particular property is close to the Rhinecliff train stop.
Speaking of price, this house has been on and off the market for about a year, with periodic price cuts. It debuted at $549,000 last September, so the current ticket ticket price is a substantial reduction. Stats and more pics on the jump. Read the rest of this entry