A Historic 1770 Tavern in Upstate New York Seeks $1.3M

The Noxon House, cited in many early 19th-century travel logs, has now been thoughtfully revamped for 21st-century living.

Property Details:

Location: 289 Beekman-Poughquag Road, Poughquag, New York

Price: $1,275,000

Year built: 1770

Footprint: 3,780 square feet (3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths)

Lot size: 0.89 acres

From the agent: "Built in the Georgian style by Benjamin Noxon in 1770, today the historic home is tucked behind a marvelous privet and sits amongst gardens of peonies and hydrangeas. The one-acre property backs up to a whimsical stream and is surrounded by protected land. One cannot help but notice the precise symmetry throughout the house—the Golden Ratio or ‘divine proportion’ was often applied in Georgian architecture and is said to be the root of all beauty in nature, art, and architecture. From the fenestration to its hipped roof and four-over-four layout, the home is formal in both style and stature yet surprisingly relaxed, with an easygoing quality that is highlighted by its graceful proportions."

The Noxon House’s aged brick exterior is vested in ivy. The revamped residence sports a hipped roof, four paired chimneys, and decorative double-hung sash windows: three across the second floor, and four on the first.

The front of the house has an entry framed by paned glass, five double-hung sash windows across the second floor, and four on the first.

"The current owner and designer has sensitively preserved the home and its understated beauty," states the listing.

The home features fully preserved original wide-plank flooring, timbers, and beams, original windows with handblown glass panes, and original fireplaces with their accompanying surrounds and mantels.

The typical Georgian floor plan is maintained with a central staircase that leads up and down from the main floor. (The lower level originally held the home’s kitchen.)

The first floor half bath is tucked under the widely set central staircase. 

A Dutch side door opens to the kitchen, which has tall windows and a lovely stainless-steel gas range with a light green backsplash. 

In the kitchen, you can find a generous hearth and a large center island with a built-in sink. 

"Opposite the dining room and kitchen are the living and family rooms, separated by original pocket doors and both with fireplaces," states the listing.

The dining room features original floor-to-ceiling, built-in cabinetry, framing a central brick fireplace, and windows that flood the room with light.  

Large, strategically placed windows fill the rooms, hallways, landings, and entryways with light. 

A charming daybed offers a comfortable place to relax just off of the second-floor landing. 

The second-floor landing looks onto a secondary bedroom and serves as a reading room.

The primary bedroom suite currently functions as a spacious and comfortable office.

This large bathroom has a soaking tub with a tiled counter. 

Another bedroom features half-paneled walls and enough room to fit two twin beds.

Several historic architectural details stand out in this bedroom: an exposed brick chimney, and wood beams on the ceiling.

A naturally lit entry at the back of the house leads into the central corridor, which runs along the staircase, just off of the kitchen.

The surrounding land offers expansive space for a myriad of possibilities. 

A hidden garden nook is the perfect place for Sunday brunch or afternoon tea.

"The barn, with its standing-seam metal roof, offers further possibilities for a studio or guesthouse," states the listing.

Noxon House at 289 Beekman-Poughquag Road in Poughquag, New York is currently listed for $1,275,000 by Annabel Taylor of Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty.


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