Nestled on nearly one and a half acres in a small, idyllic hamlet in Standfordville, this historic farmhouse was once a part of a compound with a general store serving the Stissing Junction Train Station. Constructed in the 19th century by a local businessman, Charles Arnold, it is now a charming, generously proportioned, and expansive farmhouse with many of its original details preserved.
The entrance to the house is framed by two porches – on the right, you enter the central part of the house with a light-filled open living and dining room space anchored by one of the home’s two wood-burning stoves. The second porch on the left leads into a cozy and comfortable family room with a wood stove opening to a large office/gym. At the back, through the pantry, is a spacious kitchen with a dining area, a Viking stove, granite countertops, and a picture window overlooking the rolling landscape. The main staircase at the front of the house takes you up to a light-filled open landing in the middle that leads to an office and four bedrooms, one at each corner.
Walk out to a private landscape with two bluestone paths, perennial flower beds with pea stone edging, and mature trees. A fenced area with a chicken coop, a potting shed, and a fire pit offer the perfect foundation for gardening and farming.
The home has been tastefully restored with updates that include, but are not limited to, refinishing of the wood floors, new interior and exterior paint, bathroom reworks, new fixtures and hardware, all new kitchen appliances, rehabbing of both wood stoves, and a brand new septic.
This historic property on the quiet Stissing Road is just a short walk away from the 600-acre Buttercup Farm Audobon Sanctuary, a free public park with extensive walking trails and more than 80 bird species. Stissing Mountain is a 3-minute drive for spring and autumn hikes, as is Stissing Lake for swims during summer. Ideally located in the heart of upper Dutchess County, the home is less than 10 minutes to Pine Plains and the newly opened Stissing House, 20 minutes to Millerton, Rhinebeck, and Red Hook, and an hour and 45 minutes to New York City.
Updated on November 10, 2022 at 8:15 pm