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Real Estate: Charm School

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Home School

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History Lessons

Old Chatham

Original And Updated

Spencertown

Farmhouse Rock

Sharon

School’s Out

Lenox

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Adaptive Reuse

This 18th-century building was once a schoolhouse and today, it’s a fully renovated 1,100 square-foot residence and office. Located on Route 7 in Lenox, the building is currently used as a professional office space with the home providing rental income. The residence portion comprises of a kitchen, dining room and library on the first floor and a large bedroom and a full bathroom upstairs. There is natural gas, hardwood floors, and central air conditioning. Listed for $275,000 by Benchmark Real Estate.



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Original And Updated

In Old Chatham, a schoolhouse built in 1890 has been converted into a residence with all the modern conveniences. Set in an enchanting setting, the five-bedroom, three-and-one-half bathroom conversion has a beamed-ceiling great room, kitchen with soapstone and maple touches, and a family room nook. A cupola loft provides room for both a media room and exercise space and a large screened porch overlooks the garden, terrace, and in-ground pool. The original schoolhouse bell still graces the front entry of the home. Listed for $595,000 by Houlihan Lawrence.


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History Lessons

It was a schoolhouse in the 1820s, but now it’s a cottage on 119 acres in Rhinebeck, and it’s accompanied by a huge red barn with a wall of windows. The home has an eat-in kitchen, living room with fireplace, sunroom, two bedrooms, and an updated full bathroom. The two-level barn is in excellent condition and has potential as a studio or workshop. Just ten minutes to Rhinebeck Village, the property abuts 118 acres of conserved land. Listed for $849,000 by Northern Dutchess Realty.



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Posted by Rachel Louchen on 03/17/17 at 11:23 AM • Permalink

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School’s Out

From the outside, this house in Sharon looks like a classic Colonial, but in 1900 it was a schoolhouse. The historic home is freshly painted with refinished floors throughout, so it’s move-in ready with updates that include electrical, plumbing, heating and a newer roof. There is a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, living room with fireplace, wood stove, five bedrooms, and one-and-a-half bathrooms. The property is close to Mohawk Ski Area and hiking trails. Listed for $323,900 by Turning Point Realty.



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Farmhouse Rock

Located in Spencertown on a quiet country road, this unique property combines a farmhouse and a converted schoolhouse. A high-ceiling great room has built-in bookshelves and sliding doors to a back patio, a bright country kitchen with bay window seating area, living room with fireplace, formal dining room, and a screened-in rocking-chair-porch. There’s a first-floor master suite and four bedrooms and one-and-a-half bathrooms on the second floor. The converted original schoolhouse has a new kitchen, wood stove, living room area, laundry area, three bedrooms and a full bathroom. Listed for $625,000 by Gabel Real Estate.


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Home School

While many schoolhouse renovations completely transform the exterior, this former school in Litchfield retains a classic facade. Built in 1896, the historic Milton School has been reclaimed as a two bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home sited on a half acre of level land. The interior has been fashioned into a living space with high coffered ceilings, a kitchen with numerous granite touches and antique floors. The property includes a bluestone terrace and a practical antique barn. Listed for $490,000 by Klemm Real Estate.



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Posted by Rachel Louchen on 03/16/17 at 04:45 PM • Permalink

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Viewing Party

The only thing that rivals this home theater with a huge projection screen is the stunning, private Lake Waramaug views captured from this Washington estate. Sited on over 30 acres — stretching from the shore and rising high above the lake — this house offers three levels of living space. The main level is anchored by the great room, dining room, open-plan chef’s kitchen, and family room, all flanked by a multitude of windows. Upstairs, there are two master suites and two additional bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The house features exceptional details such as five fireplaces, mahogany floors, beamed ceilings, floating stairs, handcrafted ironwork, and custom light fixtures. Listed for $10.75 million by William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.


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Posted by Rachel Louchen on 03/10/17 at 10:31 AM • Permalink

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Movie Manor

This stately reproduction in Old Chatham is filled with every possible modern amenity and offers a mix of formal and casual living areas, with a media room to add even more value. A foyer leads to the living room that has an intricately carved mantel above the fireplace, and a wood-paneled office nearby has a screened sunporch just off it. A formal dining room looks out over the front patio and an informal dining area sits just off the kitchen. Upstairs there’s an enormous master suite, three more large bedrooms, and a den. Gardens and mature plantings are scattered throughout the property, which offers Catskill Mountain views. Listed for $1.449 million by Gabel Real Estate.


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Professional Grade

This home theater offers plenty of room for a big movie night gathering. The 4,900-square-foot Millbrook residence combines a main structure connected by a flying bridge to a two-story wing. The foyer leads to a great room, a kitchen that has a full wet bar with sink and wine cooler, plus a mudroom, dining room, and the master en suite. The second floor has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The second-floor bridge accesses the home theater with a state-of-the-art sound system, projector and automatic screen. The lower level has a fully equipped gym and half-court basketball court. Listed for $1.395 million by H.H.Hill Realty Services.


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Posted by Rachel Louchen on 03/10/17 at 10:14 AM • Permalink

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Play Space

This open-plan Contemporary in West Stockbridge features the ultimate media room that includes a screening area, bar, and arcade. The house is accessed via a long, winding drive to the top of a hill, and is nestled into a mountainside that captures private views. There is a large great room with fireplace, a modern kitchen and a seasonal room. There are three bedrooms, including two master suites on the first and second floor. The four-acre property affords privacy yet is close to Great Barrington. Listed for $569,000 by Tucker Welch Properties.


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Private Cinema

Salisbury’s Kismet Hill has every possible amenity including a top-of-the-line professional home movie theater. Built in 1920 but with modern interiors finished to the highest standards, the home includes a kitchen with large walk-in pantry, expansive dining room, living room with wall-encompassing fireplace, office, gallery and sunroom. There is a master suite with sitting room, two fireplaces, walk-in closet and high-end bathroom. There are an additional eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms, plus a billiards room, game room, gym and finished lower level. The 32-acre grounds feature a tennis court, barn, gardens and an in-ground pool. Listed for $3.495 million by Klemm Real Estate.


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Bunker Down

Cozy up for a movie night at this charming Rhinebeck home with an open loft area that is used as a media room. Originally built in 1916 as a hunting cabin and transformed into a three-bedroom, two-bedroom home, there is a large eat-in kitchen that leads to an outdoor dining patio, living room with original fireplace, and natural wood everywhere. Other buildings on the 23-acre lot include a two-story studio/office, a three-stall barn with electricity and water, a garden shed and a seasonal studio. The property borders a nature preserve and is home to pine trees, weeping willows, a stream, trails and open fields. Listed for $750,000 by Gary DiMauro.


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