For Sale $1,395,000
Uniquely located on the birth site of our 8th President, Martin Van Buren, this handsome estate’s main house is an Italianate jewel with companion guest home, pool house, in-ground pool, barn and structured landscape. Perfectly situated (sidewalk access) at the edge of the Village of Kinderhook, this property balances convenience with privacy. The gracious, carefully restored and updated main home, c 1850, offers well proportioned rooms with high ceilings, 3-piece wood moldings, and a thoughtful floorplan. There is an eat in kitchen open to the family room with a new marble 1/2 bath. The formal dining and living rooms have original fireplaces and mantels. Original plaster details throughout include ceiling medallions, corbels and crown molding. Also on the 1st floor, just off the dining room, is a home office. A butler’s pantry in the hall connects the kitchen to the dining room. Upstairs are 3 sizable bedrooms and 2 full baths. The primary suite has a new elegant, marble bath and dressing room/WIC. The other 2 spacious bedrooms (one with WIC) share a lovely full bath with restored, original pedestal tub. The second floor laundry contains ample storage. A blue stone patio connects the main house to the in-ground pool, pool house, and a large 2 story barn. Other main house features include a copper roof, propane generator, state of the art appliances (SubZero), radiant heat in primary suite, and nest thermostats.
The furnished, updated guest house with large 2-car garage has an eat-in-kitchen, living room with fireplace, and primary en suite on the1st floor. A bright, finished lower level offers 2 more bedrooms, laundry, full bath, living room with fireplace and wine cellar. The same family has owned this property for 25 years! We encourage you to consider this distinguished property on the site of Van Buren’s birth in beautiful and historic KInderhook. 2 1/2 hrs NYC, 15 min to Hudson, 30 min to Albany