Come relax in this peaceful four-bedroom house nestled on three acres just minutes away from the charming towns of Rhinebeck and Red Hook, near the Hudson River.
The house is a Nelson, Eames-style, Contemporary, Danish design commissioned in the early 1950's. It features four bedrooms, one with a home office, several living spaces including a "floating bridge room," and Flagstone patio. The house is set on a few quiet acres just northwest of Rhinebeck Village, south of Red Hook, and across the river from Historic Kingston.
The property is located near a scenic byway running along the east bank of the Hudson River. The road, River Road, also known as "Mansion Mile" features the estates of contemporary stars such as Natalie Merchant and Annie Liebovitz and old-world families including the Rockefellers, Astor's and a German Baroness's, and a bit farther down the road the famous Vanderbilt and Roosevelt Estates. The house has several major attractions within a short walking distance of the house including Ferncliff Forest Park, and Poet's Walk Park.
The area of the Hudson Valley surrounding the house contains such attractions as the Duchess County Aerodrome, great shopping districts with plenty of charm in towns such as Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Kingston, New Paltz, and Millbrook, great state parks such as Lake Minewaska, Mohonk Mountain resort, the new Bard College Fisher Performing Arts Center, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Bardavon Opera House, Upstate Films, and many many more!
Kitchen: The house, originally designed for entertaining, makes a great spot to gather a group of friends and family to share in any type of celebration or relaxation. The 200 square feet plus kitchen features a refrigerator, oven, stove/range, microwave, dishwasher, toaster-oven, blender, coffee maker, and a 6-foot section of butcher-block countertop. You will find complete silverware, glassware, and cookware sets for your use.
Indoor Dining Area: A complete set of wine glasses, martini glasses, margarita glasses and cocktail shakers await your creative hand at the dry-bar in the dining room. The dining room features a six person table.
Outdoor Dining Room: If there are more than a few guests, or you would like to have some of your own guests over, make use of the 1,000sqft.+ bluestone patio and custom-built iron-wood benches and tables to entertain outdoors.
Upstairs Living Room: A comfortable seating area encourages our guests to snuggle up with someone as you watch the fire crackle in the stone fireplace. During the day enjoy a wide view of the property from the ribbon windows that run along both exterior walls just above the built in book cases filled with award winning novels, biographies and of course some of the classics. You will also find a good selection of board and parlor games for your enjoyment and a TV equipped with cable and DVD player.
Floating Bridge: Flooded with light from two 20 foot by 20 foot walls of windows on the opposite sides of the room you can enjoy a quiet moment of peace and reflection on 14 foot wide bridge between the master bedroom and the kitchen/living room. If you prefer being constructive with your time, sit at the drafting table and make use of the high-speed wireless or Ethernet cable Internet connection to check your email, finish that last bit of office work, or surf the web.
Downstairs Living Room: A large room located just below the bridge with thick carpet and a den area, a great area for kids to play while you sit at the writers desk and enjoy the landscape through the two walls of windows. The downstairs den area includes a plush leather couch (that pulls out into a bed) and a TV equiped with a Play Station 2 that also functions as a DVD player!
Upstairs Bedroom #1: Furnished with a queen-size bed, dresser, as well as a full closet. This room is very comfortable for a couple.
Upstairs Bedroom #2 and Home Office: Furnished with a seven foot wide, antique desk, desktop computer with fast ethernet connection, as well as a twin-size bed (ideal for small children) and dresser.
Downstairs Bedrooms #1: Furnished with two twin beds, a built in desk and a full size closet.
Downstairs Bedrooms #2: Furnished with a full size sleigh-bed, matching dresser, and a built in desk. This room also has a seperate door to the outdoors.