Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Architecture Wednesday: Gothic Farmhouse

Okay, so I missed Halloween by a couple of weeks and this Gothic Farmhouse would be just the scary haunting spot. Well, except for the fact that it was owned and slightly renovated by an artist so there are some rather whimsical touches, and mid-century modern furniture, on the inside.

Still, that front fa√ßade …

This home, built in 1871, is located in Wappingers Falls, New York, about 90 miles from New York City and was for sale for $850,000—it recently sold for full price. It boasts four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths in just over 3,260 square feet (four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths) and sits on 2.58 acres.

Upon entering, the main hall spans the ground level and connects the living room, dining room, and eat-in kitchen. A powder room and full bath are found on the first floor, while the four bedrooms and another bath are upstairs. In the basement is a fully furnished apartment, accessible via a separate entrance, with a living room, bedroom, full bath, and kitchen making it an ideal rental. And up on the third floor is an unfinished attic space with soaring cathedral ceilings.

The acreage also includes a detached red barn with a lofted space, as well as an on-site chicken coop. I don’t know how much a farmer I am, but, you know, rent the basement, and turn the barn into a B&B and then you might have something there.

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30 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:31 AM

    the dog's mother
    trick or treat!
    xoxo :-)

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    1. It's a little of both, eh?
      xoxo

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  2. Good bones, it needs a little brightening up inside.

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    1. I like the moody colors, but the polka dots would have to go!

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  3. I like the way they tried to offset the gray with bursts of color, shame it didn't work. Nice house, nothing a couple of 5 gallon buckets of Behr paint can't fix.

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    1. I think it works everywhere except for the dotty living room!

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  4. Good grief ... what a mish-mash of an interior! Ugh! The outside and entryway are fine then it all goes to hell! Just my opinion! ūü§∑

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    1. I don't mind the interior, save for that one spot, but I could fix that up!

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  5. Minus the wild flowers in the one bathroom, this house is exactly my style! I love it.

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    1. I like a bold wild bathroom because you don't really spend that much time in there to become overwhelmed by the pattern.

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  6. It's fine inside but I just couldn't, not with that exterior.

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    1. I love a dark house; I am trying to convince Carlos to paint our house black.

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  7. Perfect combo of gray (that can be a neutral) and colors.
    That tells you that you don't need to slather every wall in color to have a house that's colorful. The artwork and furniture do that.
    I'm not too much into that barn door in the bathroom (gurrrlll...) but the rest? Sold.

    XOXO

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  8. It would be so pretty with a little paint in some spots. The lips on the walls and the polka dots would be no more, and I wouldn't keep the flowers in the bathroom. It's a good house and it could be a great house with a few changes.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'm with you about the dots; just say No!
      xoxo

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  9. No! Please don't paint the exterior of your house black. It is not timeless and I have been waiting for the trend to end for a long time now. With nature surrounding the home there are so many other colors to tie the house to nature. And I see they got carried away with the black in the interior as well. Please make it stop. And while we are stopping the polka dots have to go. Did I spy ship lath? Oh god no!!

    Over all I love the house. The amount of light coming in is key for me. Riddle me this. Why do we have a full bath AND a powder room on the first floor? Did I miss something? If anything throw another bathroom on the second floor. The basement can indeed be a great rental. One can turn the barn into a rental space for gay events/speak easy. The other rooms I can tweak and put my stink on it.

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    1. Oh, Carlos is inching closer to my dark side and I am loving it.

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  10. I love the exterior! The interior reminds me of some of the changes that were done to the house in Beetlejuice! All in the name of modernity, sweetpea, but as someone said earlier,some paint and all's well in the house! To be honest, this is one of those "I like the look of the place, but I ain't no farmer or hotelier!" houses for me. xoxo

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    1. I get that; the kitchen is nice, but not my style and the polka dots are annoying, but the floors and the rooms and the style really get to me!
      xoxo

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  11. Ah, house porn. Love the exterior. Perfection. And the entry hall, lovely. Looks like the layout in any number of horror films. But the real horror is... gasp - that living room and the dining room and the second bathroom. I like the kitchen, I like the breakfast nook, I like the first bathroom. The master bedroom is okay... the rest? Di they just buy everything at the first used a bit shop they stopped at and said... yes, that will do? Great house, though. I simply needs new occupants. Kizzes.

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    1. I like all of it other than the dots and the barn door; and I love a good Gothic Horror House!
      xoxo

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  12. From a purely artistic, design perspective, I find it visually interesting and would be a nice place to visit. As for a place for me to live...love love love the house and it's bones, but the dark has got to go. Dark rooms make me feel claustrophobic, even in rooms the size of these. I need LIGHT–not just in the physical sense, but in the emotional as well–and depending on just those gloriously large windows on every outside wall simply is not enough on their own to give it to me.

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    1. I get that, but I have a couple of very dark rooms in my house and they actually feel larger because the dark walls recede in the corners making it feel more spacious!

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  13. I'm not wild about the polka dot room and the black walls.

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    1. I don't mind the black at all, but the dots need to go!

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  14. Oh my God that person should be shot. I think I might need a barf bag for that interior. I agree that exterior spectacular. That inside could have been done so much nicer.

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    1. I like some of the interiors but not, yes, the dots. The dots are bad.

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  15. I kinda like the kitchen and bathrooms but nothing else. Just way too weird and dark for me, but then I suppose all that could be toned down couldn't it. And from the outside - ewwww!!!

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    1. Gimme the dark and I'm okay, but that living room makes me dotty!

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