Over the river and through the woods, at the end of a picturesque village lane, sits the enchanting Storybook Cottage. Meticulously maintained and renovated, this beloved 3br/2ba home features all the conveniences of contemporary living—central air and heat, modern kitchen and bathrooms, and oversized insulated windows—balanced with a classic aesthetic that even Goldilocks would agree is “just right.”
Fragrant honeysuckle wafts from the lush Secret Garden in summer months, welcoming you to the slate blue rocking chair porch. Inside, the front parlor with original wideboard pine floors invites you to cozy up to the wood stove, and pick your favorite evening read from the handsome built-in bookshelves. Host un-birthday parties in the formal dining room, featuring an elegant wrought-iron chandelier that floats gracefully from the voluminous 9ft ceilings. The updated galley kitchen, awash in natural light from a skylight overhead, opens out to a large deck perched above the grassy rear yard. A pebble-lined seasonal brook meanders through the oversized 1/4 ac lot that backs up to woods surrounding the nearby Stoney Creek.
A bedroom and full bathroom on the first floor provide options for a primary suite, office/workout room, or guest accommodations. This bedroom contains the laundry, and also opens out to the rear deck—offering a separate entrance or direct yard access. Upstairs are two more bedrooms, and a second full bathroom with beadboard clad walls, a mini claw foot tub, and built-in storage.
The fairy tale hamlet of Tivoli is a tight-knit community in the Town of Red Hook, with a walkable Main Street leading down to a scenic landing on the Hudson Riverfront. Find terrific dining and shopping options just a block from the house—like seasonal scoop shop Fortune’s Ice Cream, and modern apparel and home goods store Winn’s.
No knight in shining armor will vanquish the competition that’s sure to seek out this picture-perfect home. You’ve gotta step through the looking glass to see it before it’s gone!
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Updated on October 19, 2022 at 1:08 pm