1888 Italianate – Poughkeepsie, NY – $530,000

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National Register
Added to OHD on 3/3/19   -   Last OHD Update: 3/3/19   -   17 Comments
112 Academy St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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  • $530,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 2820 Sq Ft
Along the tree lined Academy Street in Historic District is a stately circa 1888 Victorian house. It has an incredible front porch. The inviting foyer welcomes you to a home that has beautiful,fine and detailed woodwork. With its 9ft ceilings and three floors of living space this house has so much to offer.You'd be charmed by the decorative and inviting foyer. Rounded windows and pocket doors are some of the nice features of this house. City water and sewer. Central air and a two car garage. Near to MTA, colleges, hospitals and restaurants.
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Agatha Pon, Houlihan Lawrence
(518) 605-2091
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17 Comments on 1888 Italianate – Poughkeepsie, NY – $530,000

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  1. AvatarMac says: 11 comments

    Just beautiful. Those pocket doors are stunning.

    • SharonSharon says: 406 comments
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      Sedalia, MO

      Yes! Art Nouveau pocket doors! I am hopelessly, madly in love.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 4542 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        You know Sharon I was on the fence about those doors until I read Jim’s history below. They do in fact have a very Art Nouveau spirit about them I agree; but the 1881 date Jim mentions for an extensive remodel indicates that those doors were one detail of a likely sumptuous Aesthetic period interior. The doors are designed in the Chinois motif popular in high-end Aesthetic interiors. A good example of that, along with many other great Aesthetic details can be seen on and in the Hackley house in Muskegon Michigan. You can see some of those details here in the middle of this gallery:
        https://flic.kr/y/AX9ZNg The design is based on ancient Chinese symbology: https://i.pinimg.com/474x/44/b7/77/44b777151306b26c2d3254d4afcca68a–moon-gate-entryway.jpg 🙂

      • AvatarDavid Sweet says: 233 comments

        Me, too! I have been researching/restoring victorian houses since 1983, and have NEVER seen doors as close to perfection as these. Absolutely stunning and unique!

  2. AvatarDaisy says: 1 comments

    Those doors are amazing! I wonder if they would allow me to visit to rearrange the downstairs furniture around a little though.

  3. Karen SKaren S says: 22 comments
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    1923 Colonial
    New Rochelle, NY

    OMG such beauty everywhere! Thank Kelley I love when you post New York homes. This is only about 50 miles from us.

    The round woodwork and accents are just stunning.

  4. JimHJimH says: 4197 comments
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    This house in the NRHP Academy Street Historic District was built in 1859 in the Hudson Valley Bracketed Style, now known as Italianate. The style was popularized by local landscape designer A.J. Downing and architect A.J. Davis.
    I couldn’t quickly find the builder, but after a few early owners the house was purchased in 1881 by John F. Hull (1849-1907), a manufacturer and member of a prominent local banking family. He and his family were responsible for the Queen Anne porch and extensive remodeling inside.

  5. AvatarBethany otto says: 2656 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    I immediately went to the street view on this one because of the tantalizing glimpses of the neighboring houses one can see in the listing photos, and it did not disappoint! What a wonderful neighborhood! There’s a second empire down the street I particularly lust after.

    • AvatarRachelMed says: 87 comments

      Same! I have lots of houses saved on Zillow in this neighborhood. So many gorgeous ones!

      I wonder what the green room off the master was originally meant for. I’m pretty sure it sits above the interesting corner in the pink room so I doubt it’s an old porch that was enclosed. But that ceiling is gorgeous!

  6. AvatarMarieaux says: 5 comments

    Eclectic Spanish Revival & Italianite are my favourite. These pocket doors just changed my life! Lol

  7. AvatarKaren says: 132 comments

    That is the most beautiful staircase I have ever seen! And those pocket doors are extraordinary!

  8. AvatarCynthia Dillon Payne says: 11 comments

    Where are the photos of the kitchen?

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  10. respectthishouserespectthishouse says: 41 comments
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    sweet 50s ranch Nashville, TN

    Should we be concerned that the kitchen is not shown? And no acreage is listed? Regardless, I want.

  11. Sarah F.Sarah F. says: 31 comments
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    Elk Mound, WI

    YES! So much “YES!” in this house! The entry hall, the pocket doors – OH, THE POCKET DOORS! – the mint green room w/the beadboard… They actually had me at that 1st photo of the porch with the faded filter & pile of cool, old stuff. Too bad about the snow, I’m headed where there isn’t any (says the girl who lives in WI where we broke the all-time record for the snowiest February ever).

  12. Avatarzoomey says: 501 comments

    The pocket doors are extraordinary. Wow. The rest of the house is nice too, but I was sold at the pocket doors.

  13. AvatarEve says: 1 comments

    Agreed on the pocket doors. It’s amazing to me how people debate between more or less open floor plans in their homes, trying to find the right balance, when old-fashioned pocket doors have held the solution to this problem for over a century. I absolutely love the old architectiture and creative design in Poughkeepsie, and I would know as part of this creative marketing firm: https://www.ashworthcreative.com/

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