Two hours from NYC, at the end of a picturesque village lane, sits the enchanting Storybook Cottage. Meticulously maintained and renovated, this beloved home in Tivoli, NY features all the conveniences of contemporary living—central air and heat, modern kitchen and bathrooms, and oversized insulated windows—balanced with a classic aesthetic that even Goldilocks would agree is “just right.”
Three bedroom, two bath home | 1,028 square foot home on .23 acres | Wood stove | Original wood flooring | Voluminous 9ft ceilings | Asking $459,900
Greeted by the slate blue rocking chair porch, inside, the front parlor with original wide board pine floors makes for a cozy evening reading by the wood stove. Host dinner parties and gatherings in the formal dining room, featuring an elegant wrought-iron chandelier that floats gracefully from the voluminous 9ft ceilings.
The updated galley kitchen, awash in natural light from a skylight overhead, opens to a large deck perched above the grassy rear yard. A pebble-lined seasonal brook meanders through the oversized 1/4 acre lot that backs up to woods surrounding the nearby Stoney Creek.
A bedroom and full bathroom on the first floor provide options for a primary suite, office, workout room, or guest accommodations. This bedroom contains the laundry and opens out to the rear deck, offering a separate entrance or direct yard access. Upstairs are two more bedrooms, and a second full bathroom with beadboard-clad walls, a mini claw foot tub, and built-in storage.
The fairy tale hamlet of Tivoli is a tight-knit community in the Town of Red Hook, with a walkable Main Street leading down to a scenic landing on the Hudson Riverfront. Find terrific dining and shopping options just a block from the house—like seasonal scoop shop Fortune’s Ice Cream, and modern apparel and home goods store Winn’s.