Built c.1776 the Martin Homestead is one of the oldest residences in Red Hook. Local legend claims that the cornerstone of this home was placed on July 4, 1776 and assistance from passing Continental soldiers helped raise the walls. From the moment you cross the front porch and enter through the Dutch door you are transported to American Colonial times. The front, and oldest part of the stone home, has walls and window sills that are 2 feet deep. Wide board flooring, beamed ceilings and parlors with warming fireplaces all set the tone. A rear addition built sometime in the 1800's expands the living space and includes a kitchen, dining room, 1.5 baths and den. On the second floor there are 4 bedrooms and access to very ample attic storage spaces. What would originally have been the basement kitchen is an inviting space with a beamed ceiling, wood fireplace mantle and outdoor access. Set at the northern edge of the Village and planted with beautiful mature trees.
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