The Peary Homestead
a Circa 1841 Hudson River Carpenter Gothic

The property consists of a 3200 s.f. Downing/Davis inspired board and batten farmhouse that has been renovated and expanded with careful attention to detail. The home is two stories with the main entrance facing west to Catskill Mountains and seasonal Hudson River views. This beautiful residence offers many of the stylish characteristics of this period with steep gables, pointed arches and elaborate scrollwork ornamentation.

From the main foyer there is the formal living room (15x23.5) to the north which offers handsome built-ins, coffered ceilings and a fireplace. To the right of the main staircase is the dining room (15.75x16.25) also done with extensive use of paneling, coffered ceiling and offering a Piazza wood stove/oven. The kitchen (12 x18.5) is open to the dining room and features handmade birch cabinetry with black granite counters accented with two farm sinks – one of copper and one made from New Mexican granite. There is a Viking six-burner/grill range with copper hood and other high-end appliances.

A new addition great room (15x23) was designed to mirror the vintage architecture and also provide a light-filled and open space to view the gardens in all seasons. It offers a Haddenstone reproduction fireplace, a stone fountain and handsome stone and marble flooring. Lastly the main level has a rear foyer, mudroom and half bath.

The second floor has a master (16x26) with bath that features custom tiled shower and bath. In addition there is a Jacuzzi room. The second floor has two guest bedrooms (9.5x12, 11.5x11.5) and a hall bath. From the foyer is a ladder to the media loft.

The home has an expansive porch that overlooks well-establashed perennial beds in the western viewshed and leads to bluestone terraces, an herb garden with fountain and a pergola in a garden that features an obelisk and a professional Viking grill for outside entertaining.

The property comprises 3.3 acres and features a two-story barn/garage with three bays for cars on the ground level and a spacious guest suite (21x35) with electric heat and a woodburning stove on the second level. The guest quarters enjoy views to the north and overlook the lap pool accented with fresh water gardens on both sides and architectural ruins to the north border. In addition, there is a heated greenhouse with shed for garden storage and a small yard with chicken coops that have light and heat.

The grounds offer perennial beds – both sun and shade that are designed to be self watering, specimen ornamental shrubs, hardwoods and evergreens. In addition, there is a heritage orchard with pears as well as an enclosed vegetable garden, meadows and a mature tree line. The property enjoys views of the Hudson River from late October to April.

The property is convenient to Rhinebeck, Bard, Tivoli, Hudson and Amtrak.

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Offered at $1,050,000.

For information email or call Hill Realty at 845-876-8888.

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