For $795K, This 1865 Greek Revival Farmhouse Could Be Your Escape From New York

For $795K, This 1865 Greek Revival Farmhouse Could Be Your Escape From New York

By Kathryn M.
A 21st-century addition expands the original footprint and connects to a new stone patio.

If you're looking for an escape from New York City, this renovated farmhouse near Taghkanic, New York, might just fit the bill. The Greek Revival-style home sits on eight quiet acres and features an original section dating back to 1865, as well as a modern addition completed in 2000. Together, the two halves of the home form a T-shaped floor plan that privileges sunlight with multiple exposures and numerous windows in every room.

Built in 1865, this modernized farmhouse is located about two hours by car from midtown Manhattan and 15 minutes from many popular towns along the Hudson River. A covered porch extends from the original section of the home and runs along the side of a modern addition.

Accessible from the front porch, a spacious dining area boasts nine-foot ceilings, as well as original wide-plank hardwood floors and moldings. Updates include contemporary fixtures, as well as new windows and doors throughout the home.

Along the lower level, a dining area, formal entryway, and living room occupy the original section of the home, while the new addition contains a modern and spacious chef's kitchen. Upstairs, a private bedroom suite and two additional bedrooms are positioned along three sides of a central staircase. In total, the home offers 2,200 square feet of space, including three bedrooms and two full bathrooms.

A formal entryway and staircase are located in the center of the original section, with the dining and living rooms located on opposite sides . The home's previous owners painted some of the hardwood floors white.

The living room offers a wood-burning fireplace and multiple windows overlooking the front and side of the home. A French door provides direct access to the patio.

A hallway with built-in cabinetry connects the old and new sections of the home.

In the addition, a modernized kitchen opens to the exterior on two sides. The sunlit space also features a Viking range, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a Bosch dishwasher.

The current owner, who purchased the property in 2016, fell in love with the home's original character and the surrounding landscape, which is dotted with many rural towns and local hikes. In addition to new windows and doors, other recent changes include updates to the downstairs bathroom and the addition of a copper roof, as well as upgraded electrical and heating systems. Keep scrolling to see more of the property, currently listed for $795,000.

The upstairs space above the kitchen is occupied by a large bedroom suite, which opens into a bathroom from the staircase landing. The current owner removed some interior doors to open up the home, although the doors are stored away for future owners.

The opposite side of the bathroom features matching vanities and a central hallway leading to the bedroom in the back.

The space is currently staged as a guest bedroom and offers enough room for two double beds.

The older portion of the top level is divided between two spacious bedrooms on opposite sides of the hallway.

One of the bedrooms benefits from windows along three sides of the home and also features exposed brick from an original chimney wall.

The side of the home now serves as the main entryway into the modern addition. The original section along the front of the home is now shielded from the road by a dense row of trees.

A large patio is accessible from the kitchen and living area.

The patio also overlooks a lawn, as well as lush fields and the surrounding woods.

1140 State Route 82 in Taghkanic, New York, is currently listed for $795,000 by Nicole and Miles Vidor of Nicole Vidor Real Estate Incorporated.

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