7 Academy Street, Beacon, NY 12508
PRICE: $725,000 BEDS & BATHS OF HOUSE: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one is a half bath)
CARRIAGE HOUSE: 2 large open floors - upstairs and downstairs - used as art studio space
SCHOOL: Beacon ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: South Avenue
First of all, this is not your average house for so many reasons, yet is incredible for people who love living in beautiful spaces, might be makers, and prefer living in an outdoor oasis tucked away in a convenient location.
For starters, this home is a secret. Its address is 7 Academy, but the spacious gravel driveway is on Rombout Avenue. Rombout, you say? Yes. Rombout Avenue has many personalities, as it starts at Wolcott/9D near the Hudson River, and ends on the other end of Beacon near the Fishkill Creek. This house is the first house on a quiet, winding road that otherwise goes unnoticed unless you were using it as a cut-through to get from Wolcott/9D to South Avenue Elementary School.
Now that we’ve established where it is, let’s dig into the details. This 2-story home is adjacent to one of the most eye-catching carriage houses in Beacon. The most interesting aspect to this property is the carriage house. Of course, the 1895 home has been renovated in keeping with its original detail, and has a custom kitchen ready to go with a granite countertop island for people to gather round at while you cook at your Capital gourmet stove (these stoves range from $2,500+).
Basically, if most houses in Beacon have a shed, you’re getting a beautiful brick carriage house with large curved windows, 16’ ceilings, great northern light and painted hardwood floors. This is perfect for artists of any kind and is currently being used by a couple who use it as a woodworking shop. Years ago, the first floor was used to restore Steinway Grand Pianos.
Maybe you will use it to house your podcast production facility, or graphic design branding agency. Maybe you work from home - but now you could work in your carriage house next door and your team can come to a real office while you still have the kettle on your fancy Capital stove just steps away! Or maybe you will use it as an indoor, all-season bike riding space for the kids, or a place for the family to hang out for a grand movie night.
The driveway has plenty of parking, and there is a basement for additional storage with a cement floor and a door to the outside.
Let’s discuss the house, because that’s where you’ll be living. The landscaping is one to copy. Perennial gardens are planted, the food garden with climbing vegetables is ready for seed, and the stone walls and slate walkways will restore calm and peace whenever you step outside. The inside is nice and cozy with original detail and solid wood throughout.
Location-wise, it is perfect for a commuter who wants to live near the train and on the free bus route. Yes that’s right - the G-line is now the Free-line. Anyone who gets off the train at the Beacon station has a free bus ride up the hill and into downtown Beacon. Have the Dutchess County Bus drop you basically at your doorstep. The driveway is near 9D, but tucked inside of Rombout Avenue far enough that you can forget you are so close to 9D. We’re still not sure why its address is 7 Academy, but that is one of the quarks that makes Beacon unique in how it works.
Our Favorite Parts:
The Studio Space in the carriage house.
The outside landscaping and fencing - you are in your own oasis.
The cement floor basement. Any basement in an older home in Beacon that has a usable basement is a bonus.
Close proximity to train and downtown Beacon yet feels remote.
Original renovated charm.
See this house for yourself. Contact the agent, Jonathan Miller at JonCar Realty about this home at 845-831-3331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.