FREEMAN HOUSE

A year or so ago Greg Freeman called me. He and his wife Joan had bought an 1840s house on a one-acre lot a few miles south of Poughkeepsie fronting on the Hudson River. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 and is an example of vernacular Greek Revival.

He built the house to overlook lime quarrying and kiln operations nearby.” (From the NRHP website)

The house is a two-and-half-story, three-bay structure of brick laid in common bond capped with a wooden cornice. The south elevation has a two-story wooden porch with a shallow-pitched hipped roof.

The front door and surround are particularly fine as are the stone lintels and decorative lintels of the windows. The Freemans wanted to remove the existing addition and add a Kitchen/Family room on the second floor as an extension of the Living Room and Dining Room. The space must take advantage of the western view of the river and the spectacular sunsets.