Situated in one of the beautiful bucolic settings in Columbia County, NY, this 19 th century residence is nestled within an historic hamlet community that defines the essence of the Hudson Valley and our town and country lifestyle.
O riginally built in 1811, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home boasts original wide planked Hemlock hardwood floors, interior hardwood doors with early 19 th century hardware and two fireplace mantles. The 1868 addition was built to accommodate modern life with an open, sunlit kitchen and pantry overlooking the back garden and barn facing east towards sunrise just off a central dining room and an additional staircase.
The home has a meticulous renovation history under the current owners over the past two decades with foundation, chimney, porch, central air installed, septic and water filtration system, furnace and electrical work all in place. The upgrades on the functionality of the house are so many that the owners have made a long list for you to peruse. The home has all new Anderson double hung windows and a metal roof installed in 2005. The garden around the large font porch blooms all season with local zone 5 perennial wildflowers creating an inviting butterfly and hummingbird habitat while the landscape becomes expansive in the back with a lush and wonderful lawn all the way to the barn.
A small stock of hardwoods graces the entrance to the barn creating a neat parklike setting. Originally said to have been the tin maker’s workshop providing all the neighboring tin shingles throughout the Livingston hamlet, the large barn, untouched by time, remains a treasure trove of exploration of architectural objects with ultimate possibilities for the two-story wide expanse vintage space. Consider it a designer’s dream to reimagine its post and beam history into a photography studio or interior design studio with plenty of open floor space to create.
County Route 19, or the Old Post Road, is a slow thoroughfare through the town and this home is in walking distance of the public library and the town hall. Enjoy it in a park-like setting with views of the Catskill Mountains from the gracious front porch overlooking sunset. Livingston, NY is prestigiously nestled between Rhinebeck and Hudson in the heart of Columbia County and accessible to New York City via the nearby, scenic Taconic Parkway.