The Keeping Room, a second kitchen from Colonial times, adjoins a new modern kitchen.
Entering this Victorian Parlor is like stepping into a Arabian jewel box.
The keeping room, the most popular room in the house, sits alongside a new modern kitchen.
3oo years back in time — a genuine keeping room kitchen, fireplace, tin oven, copper sink and farm table.
The Federal living room, painted in the color of morning sunshine, is the cheeriest room in the house.
Victorian Farmhouse, Cottage Home in mid-Hudson NY featured in the NY Times
See the New York Times Article of this historic and fully restored Victorian farm home cottage for sale in the mid-Hudson region of New York 70 miles from New York City.
Here is an excerpt from the Times article:
“The house was built in the mid-1750s as a one or two room dwelling, expanded over the years and last renovated in 2008. In 2001, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Original features include one inch-thick wide-plank oak and white pine floor boards and three brick fireplaces. The oldest part of the house, which functions as a dining room, has hand-hewn oak ceiling beams, a Dutch door and a wide stone fireplace with a pot hook and a bread oven.”
The dining room in the home opens into the kitchen spanning a space of forty-five feet.
“The kitchen has Jenn-Air appliances, granite countertops and light wood cabinets. The center hall — part of a 19th-century expansion — has patterned Victorian wallpaper and a cloth floor covering hand-painted to mimic granite. There are parlors on either side.” Some of the wall sconces and iron door hardware are original or fine reproductions as are three chandeliers, one in the center hall, another in the Victorian living and the third at the top of the ceiling of the the second floor landing.
All the bedrooms in the home are upstairs although a fifth bedroom is possible on the first floor where an office is now located.
The master bedroom upstairs is the largest room in the home with a vaulted ceiling and exposed oak timber ceiling joists. The center bedroom upstairs has an original built-in child’s cabinet for the storage of children’s toys. Two of the upstairs bathrooms have cast-iron claw-foot tubs. The New York Times’ article about the home covers some of these features and has a slideshow of photographs taken at the house.” There are more photographs of the home and property below, kitchens and dining room, living rooms and bedrooms and bathrooms.
In the 1700s this was a simple one room pioneer house which over many generations of improvements became a veritable museum of American home building styles. The house has been fully restored to its original state and includes a modern kitchen and updated bathrooms while remaining a comfortable home.
This Colonial keeping room was a ‘second kitchen’, after game was cleaned in another place. Next to the keeping room is a modern kitchen equipped with new Jenn-Aire appliances, a six burner gas stove & indoor grill on top of a…
The house has plenty of gathering space, two parlors, a spacious center hall and a large keeping /dining room connected to the Federal parlor and the center hall which adjoin the kitchen — an ideal setting for entertaining many guests….
The bedrooms and bathrooms on the 2nd floor hall and rooms beyond them meet in the center hall. A laundry room & a storage room complete the number of rooms upstairs. The floors, windows, fixtures & doors are distinctly Victorian…
633 Ridgebury Road
Slate Hill, NY 10973