December 5, 2022

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Historic home of Red Hook founding family for sale

An architecturally significant home in Red Hook, which was built in the 19th century for one of the village’s founding families, is for sale within walking distance of the village center.

The home’s exterior details include tongue and groove shiplap clapboard siding, a veranda with brackets and dentil blocks, and bay windows constructed with unusual diagonal hatching. Inside features oak and maple floors, pocket doors and large double parlors. A third-floor tower could become a reading nook.

The Gedneys played a significant role in developing a row of shops along Red Hook’s West Market Street, a commercial stretch that was referred to as Gedney Row.

“The home on the corner of West Market and Church Streets was built by Norman Kilmer, but later Andrew Gedney bought … and lived there for many years until his death,” wrote Edmund Basset, who was born in Red Hook around 1865 and recorded his “reminiscences” of the village. His memories were published weekly in the Red Hook Advertiser in November 1926.

“I now turn to St. John Street, so named because John St. John built the first house on the street. … Mr. Gedney, who did so much to develop this part of the village, built another and sold it to John Ham on an easy payment plan,” Basset wrote.

Just four owners have lived in the home, which is located near Linden Avenue Middle School and Red Hook High School, over four decades. Here’s a look inside.

Sited on a corner lot a block from the village center, this location is convenient to Rhinebeck, Hudson and Bard College.

Sited on a corner lot a block from the village center, this location is convenient to Rhinebeck, Hudson and Bard College.

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The home is within walking distance of downtown Red Hook.

The home is within walking distance of downtown Red Hook.

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Four owners have lived in the West Market home in four decades.

Four owners have lived in the West Market home in four decades.

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The home features four bedrooms.

The home features four bedrooms.

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The Italianate home is located at 51 West Market St. and was built in 1870.

The Italianate home is located at 51 West Market St. and was built in 1870.

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The home has two bathrooms.

The home has two bathrooms.

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The home boasts oak and maple floors throughout.

The home boasts oak and maple floors throughout.

Mid-Hudson MLS

The carriage barn would make a great studio space.

The carriage barn would make a great studio space.

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