The stone mansion in New York that was a former church hides some secrets
But don’t let the exterior fool you – although it may look dated from the outside, the interior is beyond chic and looks like it was ripped from the pages of a recent Architectural Digest.
It also hides more than a few surprises.
“Introducing The Rifton, a fully restored and masterfully renovated 1876 stone residence perched above the Walkill River between Kingston and New Paltz in the hamlet of Rifton, NY,” reads the listing on Zillow.com.
“Over the years, The Rifton has served as the church, town hall and batiment canards for a local duck farm and the current incarnation beautifully preserves that spirit of coming together and community throughout the living, entertaining and working spaces spanning 6,000 Square meters.”
The restored interior is a soft combination of “wabi-sabi modernism” and country sophistication, with its “perfectly imperfect details such as exposed beams and rock outcroppings, original stone walls and pine floors, and antique doors with a timeless patina,” the listing describes.
There seem to be unexpected features around every corner of the four bedroom, four bathroom home, including:
There is also a “storage cave”, a room referred to as The Tower, which is the former church tower.
The house was highlighted by Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis during his popular weekly Twitter #FridayNightZillow segment on Friday, September 2nd.
Rifton is approximately 90 miles north of New York City.