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See How Real Estate Pros Transformed This Dated Upstate NY Home — It’s Unrecognizable

published Jan 26, 2023
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The details:

  • Address: 234 E Fallkill Road, Hyde Park, New York
  • Price: $795,000
  • Size: 1,541 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2

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Why we have a crush on this property:

Who doesn’t love a good before and after? If you’re raising your hand, take a peek at the recent renovation of this 1780 Colonial home. Before photos show an old home with beautiful bones (think: exposed brick accents, wooden beam ceilings, incredible wood plank floors) but elements like beige wall-to-wall carpeting and wall paneling were obscuring some of its antique allure. 

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Post-restoration, the home’s original glory shines through — plus contemporary touches for a serene old-meets-new oasis. The once-carpeted stairs have now been painted in a matte, moody black, letting the stairwell sink into the background and putting a natural spotlight on the natural wood ceilings and floors. The living room fireplace, which was once encompassed by dark wooden paneling, has taken on a whole new look with a minimalist, stone-colored surround that almost blends into the wall.

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Throughout the home, fixtures like golden shower heads, veined marble basins, and elegant sconces harmonize to create an atmosphere that just looks like a serene escape. I feel like I could finish a book in one sitting here, you know? I could finally have a capsule wardrobe consisting of only cotton and wool clothing, and be perfectly cozy all winter long. 

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Though much of the house is an homage to the home’s history, the renovation also involved an entirely new addition. The kitchen and a second living area reside in a sun-soaked extension, which features beamed cathedral ceilings, marble counters, and 16-foot sliding glass doors that lead out onto the wraparound porch. How much more idyllic does it get?

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This home is listed for $795,000 by Upstate Down.

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