Unique property steeped in history. Dating to 1797, once known as the Locust Rest and Tea Room. The ground floor features an original open and light-filled floor plan combining the family room, dining room and kitchen. Formal living with wood-burning fireplace. Elegant library with built-in bookcases. Convenient ground-floor full bath, butler’s pantry and laundry room are just steps off the updated kitchen. Climb the main staircase to find 2 bedrooms separated by a full bath. Master bedroom features a windowed walk-in closet. A back staircase off the kitchen leads to a private 2-bedroom guest suite. Outside features a complex of farm buildings that includes a large barn, chicken coop, potting barn/garage, and a barn/ workshop. Mature plantings, flower beds, fenced kitchen garden and horse paddocks. Majestic 150-year-old silver maples dot the landscape. Located midway between Hudson and Rhinebeck.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
This casually elegant farmhouse and barn complex in a bucolic setting retains its historical aesthetic and, with the thoughtfully updated features, is very easy to enjoy.
For whom is this house perfect?
Anyone who is interested in living in a relaxed country setting, in the shade of mature maples, and who has a love of cooking, entertaining, beautiful barns and lush gardens would be comfortably at home here.
What’s the fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
The Clermont historic site and Bard college are nearby. And the property is conveniently located between the two culturally happening towns of Hudson and Rhinebeck.
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
As the former Locust Rest and Tea Room of the 1920’s, it would regale us with stories of the numerous overnight guests and travelers who enjoyed their “every day Chicken Dinner for 60-cents.”