Tag Archives: Dutch Colonial

1720s Connecticut Colonial 160K

THIS IS THE GENUINE ARTICLE for old-house fanatics — a true Colonial from the 1720s, when Connecticut was an actual colony. It looks to my eye like Dutch-style architecture, with that gambrel roof shape. It’s on six-tenths of an acre … Continue reading

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Must-Go List: Weeksville and Onderdonk

THIS WEEK’S E-MAIL NEWSLETTER FROM Brooklyn Based reminded me that there are still some nearby historic houses in my “I keep meaning to get there” category. I’ve seen the Lefferts homestead in Prospect Park (not its original location), the 1652 … Continue reading

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Columbia County Greek Revival 299K

HERE I GO, MILKING THE NEW YORK TIMES Real Estate section again… Last Sunday’s “What You Get for…” column (in this case, $300,000) featured this nicely renovated Greek Revival in northern Columbia County, with Hudson River views. It’s in the … Continue reading

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1 Hour in Red Hook, N.Y.

I’m always amazed at how much there is to see when an old-house (and barn) fanatic really looks.  All these pictures were taken Wednesday in the course of an hour’s drive around the Dutchess County town of Red Hook. Click … Continue reading

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A Trace of Breukelen

AFTER TOO MANY HOURS at the computer, I needed an adventure. So I hopped into my casaCARA-mobile and hied out to Flatlands, once one of several villages that made up the original Dutch settlement of Breukelen. I was racing the … Continue reading

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