231 ZIPFELDBURG RD, Clinton, NY 12572
If Rhinebeck is steeped in early American history, the Cookingham House was there at the very beginning of the area's European settlement. Originally a Palatine German enclave, the house dates all the way back to the late 1700s. This unique offering has undergone a careful, complete and green renovation and expansion that preserved all original historic details and structure, using the highest quality materials: pebble-washed black granite countertops, cherry cabinets, and reclaimed large Douglas fir beams from antique and vintage woods. There are black walnut stair railings with a mother of pearl inlay, and new interior doors from Amish carpenters in Ohio built to match the existing historic doors. Wide-board floors run throughout the house, and handmade windows from a studio in Quebec City, Canada. With nearly 3300 sf of living space, the house has 4.5 bathrooms, 3 working fireplaces, 3 bedrooms including a master suite on the third floor, and 2 more large rooms with adjoining bathrooms on the second floor ( bedrooms or home offices), in addition to 2 living rooms on the second floor. Located on a quiet country road yet minutes from the lovely & lively village of Rhinebeck, this house is set on just over 6 acres of a combination of lawn, meadows, and woodlands that straddle both sides of Crum Elbow Creek (a tributary of the Hudson River) and not one, but two waterfalls! The stone smokehouse was built in 1846 the date is inscribed on the stone and all its original details are intact. Minutes from shopping, award-winning restaurants, Rhinebeck schools, Bard College and Amtrak make this an ideal full-time or weekend residence.