So. Much. Cool.
Take a look at the outside of 808 Mill Road in Rhinebeck. Does your inner voice say, “Hunh…that house is cool,”? You’re not alone! That seems to be the most common reaction to this two bedroom two bathroom modern cotemporary hidden away on one of Rhinebeck’s most desirable roads.
808 Mill Road’s striking look is achieved via huge windows accented by white trim on a background of honey colored natural wood siding. The simplicity of this combination warms up the classic contemporary lines and angles that make up this home’s architecture. The finishing touch is a wrap-around deck that softens the lines a bit, making the home feel accessible (both literally and figuratively as it provides access to the front door), and affords an outdoor space to enjoy the gorgeous natural surroundings, including possible views of the Hudson with some clearing. Rhinebeck's central location within the Hudson Valley is another bonus. If you want a break you can visit Hudson, Kingston, and Woodstock in just a few minutes.
808 Mill Road’s location is even cool. The 3.75 acre lot is private, and home to several varieties of beautiful matures trees where birds and squirrels play. And it’s close to town, just a five minute drive to the Village of Rhinebeck. If you lived there, you could make a last minute decision to see a movie right at its start time, and be at Upstate Films with your popcorn by the end of previews! It’s fifteen minutes to The Culinary Institute of America, ten minutes to Amtrak for an easy commute, twenty minutes to Bard College and Metro North, and ninety minutes to the George Washington Bridge.
The interior is perhaps the coolest part of 808 Mill Road. Yes, it has a versatile and open floor plan, with beautiful wide-board floors and soaring ceilings. But staircases and a unique stone fireplace serve as architectural focal points that set it apart from other open floor plan homes. And despite the huge windows, there’s plenty of open wall space for large-scale art. Wood ceiling treatments in two tones serve to separate the living area from the kitchen and dining area. They add a warmth and an architectural interest that is both on-trend and timeless, without breaking up the wide-open flow. Upstairs a catwalk leads to a huge main bedroom suite with two closets, a seating area with a gigantic picture window to the treetops, and an ensuite bathroom, as well as a second bedroom that’s currently in use as an office.
There’s a tremendous amount of flexibility in the light-filled lower level. An exterior door opens into a versatile mudroom with plenty of room for gear, muddy boots, and muddy pet cleanup. From there a hallway leads to two rooms, on the left a room that could be used as an office for a home business with the mudroom as its entrance. On the right is a larger room that would make a great home gym, library, craft room, workshop, or meditation space. Continue on to a family room/recreation room, a full bath, and a 250 bottle wine cellar (cool!). There’s so much space here, you might actually use the two car garage as it was intended, rather than as the storage areas so many garages are reduced to.
If you’re looking for something a little cool, a little different, in the Rhinebeck area. You’ll pull up and think, “Hunh…that house is cool!”
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