Dutchess County was mapped out in 1683 and named in honor of the Duchess of York (the title of ‘Dutchess’ was spelled with a ‘t’ until 1775). The craftsmanship of the Hudson Valley is reflected beautifully in this 4-bedroom, 5½-bath home with a double-story porch and exposed-timber rafters. The dormers summon generous natural light into the double-height great room. The lower level makes for an excellent gathering place, with the option of a walk-out terrace and outdoor entertainment space.