In the village of Tivoli in Dutchess County, New York, a charming, renovated homestead with a 19th-century barn and 1970s cottage sits on a picturesque, 4.5-acre lot along the banks of Stoney Creek.
The property, dubbed The Barn in Tivoli, comes with four bedrooms and four baths across the two buildings, in addition to multiple outdoor areas with fire pits and a yoga deck with creek views. Thanks to a full remodel by the owners—a designer/builder and artist duo who collaborated with local artisans for the renovation—the reimagined buildings are equipped with updated appliances. Both structures also employ sustainable and energy-efficient solutions where possible.
The 1,860-square-foot barn evokes a cozy aesthetic complete with timber-clad walls and a Vermont Castings woodstove in the living/dining area. A chef’s kitchen with new appliances and a few antique touches connects to the gathering space on the first floor, which also houses a full bathroom.
Another luxurious bathroom can be found on the barn’s second level—a large, open area with two sleeping "nooks" and a lofted bedroom. At the rear of the converted barn, there is a black locust deck, an outdoor shower, and a post-and-beam woodshed.
Steps from the two-story barn is the property’s "salt-box" cottage, which was built in 1972. For this space, the owners sought to create a more modern-feeling interior. Spread across 1,400 square feet, the building features spacious living areas filled with pops of color and natural light.
The first floor of the cottage has an updated kitchen with artisan chestnut cabinets, as well as a large living room with a Morsø woodstove, and a sunny office overlooking the pond and surrounding landscape. The second floor features two light-filled bedrooms and a full bathroom with a soaking tub situated beneath impressive, operable skylights.
In addition to transforming the two historic residences, which the current owners purchased in 2012, the duo spent years cultivating a fenced-in, edible permaculture forest and kitchen garden, which now thrives with numerous varieties of fruit and nut trees, as well as berry bushes, flowers, herbs, and vegetables. "Seeing the incredible diversity of flora and fauna that come forth every spring is magnificent," note the couple. "The property becomes a completely secluded oasis, right in the village of Tivoli."
The Barn in Tivoli, located at 33 Broadway in Tivoli, New York, is currently listed for $1,875,000 by Raj Kumar and Annabel Taylor of The Lillie K. Team at Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty.
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Photography: Alon Koppel / @alonkoppelphotography
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