Eliane Abramoff ¦ Gary DiMauro Real Estate, Inc. – Rhinebeck ¦ 845-876-5100
About This 1856 Second Empire In Red Hook New York
This rare Informal Rural Second Empire stands tall amid 1,200+ Acs of multi-generational crop farms providing healthy bounty & preserving a natural landscape. This circa 1856 3-story 4,875 sqft residence on 3.8 Acres is fascinating. Approach via a drive lined with century-old trees. The vast columned porch, with decorative brackets & cornices, opens thru carved doors into a generous Foyer.
The Parlour & Dining Room w/Fireplaces & period moldings are sunlit with French doors. The sweeping staircase leads to large landings into the requisite Tower with 3 bright Bedrooms. The 3rd story is a story in itself. The steep mansard roof w/pedimented windows embraces 6 additional quite eccentric rooms each with original porcelain sinks.
Hidden steps rise into a cupola with infinite views. Replete with archetype details, this gracious home in one family for 50+ yrs, has much new infrastructure & is prime for new guardianship. Conceive her as a stately private abode or a venue for elaborate occasions. A significant Old-World Prototype worthy of attention.