First Time Offered: Historic Antique Farmhouse on 8.8 Acres!

This antique Rhinebeck farmhouse, c1750/1900, is offered for the first time! A few miles from the Village, along a quiet walking road, this local family farm was home to the Frost family until just 40 years ago. The present 8.8 acres are a pastoral landscape of sunlit meadow, exquisite, mature specimen trees and lush flowering gardens reflected in the spring-fed swimming pond. The centerpiece of this scenery is the often-toured rare 1850s Dutch barn with its intact traditional hand-hewn beams, mortises & tenons. Nestled in a grove, is a true Scandinavian wood-fired sauna a sprint away from the pond, and there is also a heated south-facing workshop/studio. This residence was a farming family's home: Simple, practical, basic. Yes, there are the requisite wide-boards, hand-hewn beams, antique hardware and doors, 12x12 windows, and plenty of local lore. Families, animals and crops were raised here. Benson Frost was good friends with FDR throughout their lives. This serene property provides a canvas, a platform for your vision of a true country home. The American heritage of this residence is intrinsic to Rhinebeck's history. Come, bring it back to life.


For additional information about MLS# 359243  18 FROST ROAD, RHINEBECK, NY 12572

Contact Eliane Abramoff: 917-608-2680 / E-mail 

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  • Township:  Rhinebeck

  • Year Built:  1790

  • Acres:  8.82

  • Bedrooms:  2

  • Baths:  2 full / 1 half

  • Total Square Feet:  3,052, finished, above ground. Unfinished SF: 0. Below Ground SF: 0

  • Flooring:  Wideboard, wood

  • Heating:  Baseboard, forced air, hot water, oil

  • Level 1 Description: 2 foyers, parlour, dining room, kitchen, 2 baths, living room

  • Level 2 Description: UPPER: 2 ample bedrooms with bath and laundry

  • Level 3 Description: LOWER: 1/2 bath, 2 sunlit rooms open to gardens

  • Basement:  Partial, unfinished, utility, dry. Concrete floor, interior access

  • Water/ Sewer:  Well, septic

  • Garage:  2-car, detached

  • School District:  Rhinebeck Central

  • Taxes:  $9,044