Built in 1830 by the founder of Kinderhook Bank, this grand home is steeped in history, yet thoughtfully updated with every modern convenience. The impeccably restored portico, which once sheltered horse-drawn carriages, welcomes you into the gracious front hall with original paneled ceilings and parquet floors. To your left, A front parlor, perfect for discussing Edith Wharton novels. To your right, a generously-sized music room and sun room, both made cozy with fireplaces and arched doorways. Just beyond, you'll find a formal dining room with beamed ceilings, stained glass and original built-in cabinetry. And then, an open concept chef's kitchen, complete with an oversized Wolf range and the soapstone-clad island where everyone gathers before family meals. The kitchen flows seamlessly to spacious dining and sitting areas plus a powder room, making this the modern heart of the home.
The rambling second floor offers four lovely bedrooms, including a master suite with a mirror-lined dressing room. You'll also find two full bathrooms, another powder room, and A home office, as well as the ease of an upstairs laundry room.
Outside, sip a glass of wine on your slate patio and soak in the view of your reflecting pond. Curl up with a cup of tea on your wraparound porch. Or stroll the exquisite gardens and grounds, planted with mature perennials and specimen plants, and spanning four acres. A 2,000-square-foot barn offers plenty of space for an artist's studio or guest house. A crown jewel of Valatie, minutes to Hudson, the Taconic and the Berkshires.