Circa 1875 Second Empire Victorian, Rhinebeck Village

The John O'Brien Residence, a Second Empire Victorian built in 1875, is one of the Village of Rhinebeck's most well-known landmark homes. Featured in Rhinebeck's Historic Architecture, the author Nancy Kelly, notes it was the first home in the village to have gas lighting. 

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Soaring three stories up, the home is distinctive with its straight mansard roofs, ornate hood above the front entrance and 2-dimensional carving and anthemion-leaf cast-iron cresting. A complete renovation was finished in 2015 while carefully preserving its vintage details, which include 3 marble fireplaces; a 3-story mahogany staircase; plaster relief moldings and medallions; wideboard and parquet floors; custom woodwork and other original details. 

Main floor offers chef's kitchen with island that features blue marble counters from a local quarry, upscale appliances and farm sink. The kitchen has a breakfast bar and opens to a screened-in porch. There is a dining room with designer lighting and custom built-ins, living room with bay window and marble fireplace; two additional parlors with restored fresco ceilings, family room (possible first floor bedroom) and 1.5 baths. 

Second floor features master en suite with sitting room, dressing room and laundry facilities. Master bath features double, marble steam shower; designer free-standing tub; double vanity with marble counters; and heated floor. Second floor also has additional two bedrooms and bath. 

Third floor has three bedrooms and hall bath. Home has new siding, roof and insulation. There is new plumbing and electrical, designer lighting and bath fixtures. Features split system and central air. 

Sited on a quiet corner on .53 acres with mature plantings, the residence also offers a 2-story carriage barn.

Offered at $1,695,000.

For further information contact Vicki Hickman at 845-389-9952 (cell).

H.H. Hill Realty Services Inc.
6408 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Voice: 845-876-8888 • Fax: 845-876-5438

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