Owning an antique property is often described as an enchanting and soulful experience. These homes are steeped in history and charm, and capture the essence of a time foregone.
Due to early European settlers, there are a plethora of antique properties built in the 18th and 19th centuries that dot the countryside in our region. Many of these houses feature wide-plank floors, wood beams, multiple fireplaces and many other period details that have been lovingly preserved over the years.
Here is a collection of antique properties, which afford the opportunity to own a piece of history.
Built in 1700, Dundee Farm radiates history and old-world charm. The Idyllic 340-acre private estate is punctuated with an elegant, early 18th century stone house that has been exquisitely restored. The home features wide-board floors, hand-hewn beams and a gourmet kitchen with modern-day Viking and Sub-zero appliances.
Located in the Historic District of Rhinebeck and along one of the most scenic byways in America, Bryndelbrook is a pristine 1815 Federal-style house. Originally part of the Ferncliff Farm of Captain Vincent Astor, the property includes a main house, swimming pool with pool house, garden, workshop and tractor barns, a guest apartment and gazebo.
Built in 1861, this stately, stone Federal-style Colonial mansion is located on the outskirts of the historic hamlet of Stone Ridge and features a dramatic Catskill Mountain backdrop. Full of character and beautifully restored throughout, the19th century limestone home showcases lovely original period details including cedar shingle hipped roof with two chimneys, transom windows, 11 foot high ceilings, Venetian plaster crown and medallion rosette moldings, Italian marble fireplaces, wide-plank pine floors, original wooden doors and hardware and vintage lighting.
The Hoffman House, is an early Dutch-American Rubble House located at the corner of the Stockade District in Uptown Kingston. This iconic landmark, which operated as a restaurant, features many original details including wide-board floors, three working fireplaces with original mantels and of course, a Dutch entrance door.
This well-loved and tended antique colonial offers a comfortable three-bedroom house with enlarged living room and wood-burning fireplace, updated kitchen and sunroom on west side. The magical garden setting features ancient trees, lush blooms of peonies and wisteria, a koi pond and woodland gazebo.