1899 Queen Anne – Poughkeepsie, NY

Added to OHD on 2/19/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   18 Comments
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119 Academy St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  • $319,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2952 Sq Ft
  • 0.22 Ac.
Storybook south side Victorian with lots to offer. Elegant staircase to a split stair design up to second floor, hardwood floors with inlays, some parquet, pocket door, butler pantry, stained glass windows, large rooms, inground pool and a one car garage.
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Ellen Mallet, Houlihan Lawrence,
(914) 475-2973

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18 Comments on 1899 Queen Anne – Poughkeepsie, NY

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks BrianO for sharing.

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  2. RossRoss says: 2469 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    I am sooooooooooooo jealous of the wood top floor.

    My top floor used to to look like that. Then some ding-dong decided it would look better painted white.

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    • Randy C says: 448 comments

      LOL, I agree, that 3rd floor space is super. I also love the split staircase and the stained glass windows. A little white inside for my taste, but there are some really beautiful floors.

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  3. JimHJimH says: 5119 comments
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    Excellent! Designed by Poughkeepsie architect William J. Beardsley (1872-1934), who designed some notable houses and many public buildings including courthouses, hospitals and prisons.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Beardsley

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  4. Ashley403 says: 77 comments

    Wow that third floor according to the plans I guess it is what they call attic space. I am like Ross so jealous but different reasons, look at those mitered corners on the ceiling above the doors. That is craftsmanship seldom seen today even with all the power tools available. Heck, I wish I could miter like that. Lets hope that the next owner will see the beauty in this room and not mess with it(like trying to add insulation or something). That beautiful light fixture and this space even has heat.

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  5. Dallas says: 82 comments

    Great house – I like the street view too, I can just picture it at Halloween !

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    • BrianO says: 38 comments

      Academy Street and its neighbor Garfield Place (both now historic districts) were the place to live for the well to do in late 19th/ early 20th century Poughkeepsie, with a great collection of fine homes spanning Italianate to Colonial Revival.

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    • Zann says: 548 comments

      You are so right, Dallas, and that is secretly what I ask myself when deciding if a house is one I would actually want to live in versus simply admiring it. “How would it look with jack o’lanterns in the window?” If I can’t imagine a Disney made for TV movie Halloween moment, it stays in the admire category. I’m laughing as I type this, but it is so very true.

      It would also look nice with some patriotic bunting (which is another thing I tend to ask myself.)

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    • Michael Mackin says: 2530 comments

      The street view is amazing. Such a great variety of Victorian homes!

      I am curious about the missing fireplace in one of the second floor bedrooms. You can see the outline of the hearth on the floor.

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  6. Annabelle says: 117 comments

    I think we can all agree that we would call dibs on the shiplap sided attic room! Those stairs!!! We need to take this house and move it to Chelan Washington and keep the cost the same!

  7. Janet Vodder says: 127 comments

    I have a question. On this site people keep referring to shiplap. I always thought the narrow strips were called bead board and shiplap was wider. (AKA Joanna Gaines favorite.) Someone please set me straight! By the way, a fabulous stairs in this house….

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  8. Mike says: 366 comments

    I was not expecting such a grand staircase! I really like the industrial feel of the kitchen and butler’s pantry, I may be old-fashioned but I think of a kitchen as a workspace; I don’t want guests crowding around me as I perform an autopsy on a chicken bound for glory in the dining room. I would want to liven up the colors and strip the white paint, but overall this is a really great house. I would NOT want a pool with all of those trees dropping leaves, sticks, and acorns in it; been there, done that, never again LOL…

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    • Ashley403 says: 77 comments

      H Mike yes I agree with”been there done that never again” about trees around the pool. I lived in Ft Lauderdale and even was lazy enough to have a pool service. We had coconut trees and bougainvillea bushes the ones with the thorns and blooms constantly clogging the filters. We also had two large red dogs that loved the pool which did not help LOL. They must have a critter problem like here in Texas second picture from the bottom on the bench with the apple in it is a live animal trap. I know they carry diseases fleas and all that but those Raccoons standing there on their back feet clapping their hands wanting a hand out. The worst thing about them at the Condo. is they get in the dumpsters and make a mess thus the live animal traps. It was like a scene from King of the Hill with Bobby and the snake. My neighbor ask the trap guys what they were going to do with them. She was told that they would be taken out to the country to an abandon house with water near by and let go. In King of the Hill after Hank and Dale had killed the snake and Bobby wanted to know what happened to the snake he was told it was taken out in the country and let loose to live out its days. AH such as life in Austin TX.

  9. LouB says: 81 comments

    This one is Queen Anne heaven!
    I’ll betcha the heat bill is something to be reckoned with.
    And yes, the trees would need to be trimmed from above the pool.

  10. Holy Staircase, Batman! That whole house is stunning – and I want it all! – but I’d spend all of my time wandering up and down the staircase. Except when I was sliding across the stair hall in my sock feet or racing my big brother to see who fell first (it would totally be him; he’s taller, so has farther to fall).

    I’m with previous commentators re: the swimming pool as my parents have waged a (largely losing) battle between the flora (and occasionally the fauna) and their swimming pool in TX. My bigger concern is winterizing the contraption for a NY winter. I suppose it’s a case of being more skittish than necessary because it’s not what I’m used to, but I still wouldn’t want to deal with it.

  11. Kyle says: 6 comments

    WOW, almost the same exact house including layout was recently sold in San Francisco, I think it sold for around $6,900,000 but that’s a combination of San Francisco prices and the fact that it was in nearly original condition, the staircase is what got me first. I kept scrolling until I saw the floorplan (which the sf house had as well on the listing) and was amazed, although I guess it’s not so surprising, considering that the Victorian era architects in SF came from all over

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