Crystal is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with extensive real estate experience throughout Dutchess and Orange County, New York. A licensed Salesperson since 2004, she is a consummate professional who truly understands marketing strategies.
"The Villa Belvedere" a graceful estate home, sits high in Beacon Hills, has beautiful views of the Mountains, surrounded by privacy. Built by Filippo Ghignatti in 1935, the English Horn player for Arturo Tuscanini's New York Philharmonic Symphony. Filippo Ghignatti's imprint still shows, from hidden treasures, to the many gardens along the grounds. The huge Estate of the Villa Belvedere, has long since been divided, the lands sold, the guest houses now neighbors' homes. The Villa sits on 1.80 Acre of the original lands, abutting State owned land, never to be developed. A Grand Entrance marked by Stone Pillars, Austrian Pine Trees line the property's edge. A circle driveway curves around the front courtyard, to the back of the house, to parking, gardens & garages, then returns to the front. This 3 Bdrm & 2 1/2 bath home features Beautiful Hardwood Floors. Old Fashioned Character abounds; brightly lit windows, wainscotting, quaint woodwork and beautiful molding throughout the home. Entering through the back, into the mudroom, is a 1/2 bath off the large kitchen with a lovely dining area, with windows over looking the front courtyard. The living room is full of windows and has two glass doors that lead to the great outdoors; opening fully to expand living space onto the wrap around Deck and a 6-person Hot Tub. The grounds offer peace and quiet, privacy and wonder...several gardens, including a sand garden, stone structures & paths', an outhouse, 2 garages & workshed, and a Gazebo, too many shrubs, trees & flower beds to count. This Lovingly remodeled Dutch Colonial, features modern conveniences, yet retains original detail. Truly a Gracious Estate. Recent Updates: 1,000 Gallon Concrete Septic Tank in 2000. In 2001 New 200 Amp Electric updated. In 2002 New Insulation & Siding. In 2004, New Roof, Skylights & Gutter Guards. New Furnace in 2004. New Bathrooms in 2006 and Kitchen remodeled in 2007. Listed by Crystal De Raffele, Lic. R.E. Salesperson 845.416.4281, MyDutchessRealtor@gmail.com
|Helped me buy a home: I cannot imagine an agent working harder to find us the house we wanted - and we weren't easy clients! We kept changing our minds about location, neighborhood type, house condition and everything else, but she finally figured out what we really wanted (before we did!) and, from then on, the process moved very quickly and we got a great house is a very active market. Couldn't recommend her more highly.|
|Seller: Crystal was a huge help to me in renting and eventually selling our families home. She was always easy to contact and give you up to date information anytime you needed to talk to her. She goes the extra mile for you, and I would highly recommend buying your forever place, or selling your home with her.|
|Seller: Crystal really took the time to talk things over with me. She and her office were very supportive. We met a few years ago, when my brother was selling his home. She came over and made suggestions on what I could do to help my house sell. I chose to do some of the updates and I think it did help me sell for more money....I look forward to moving to my new home and I'm very happy to come back and visit every once in a while....I'll be stopping by to see everyone for coffee when I do, I can promise you that....!|
|Client, Seller/Buyer: Crystal is great to work with. As a first time seller and buyer I was unsure of the process. Crystal was always there to answer questions and offer advice. She helped walk me through the process of both selling my current home and buying a new home. Crystal worked very hard to find the house that was just right for me and worked equally as hard to get me the best price for my current home. I consider Crystal not just my realtor but my friend who always had my best interests in mind. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.|
|Client, Seller The best way to explain Crystal in a angel from heaven. She is a realtor who is knowledgeable, a joy to work with & will never steer u in the wrong direction.. She helped me sell my mom's condo from another state & did so many extra things to help out in a very difficult situation. She is a gem & a pleasure to work with.|
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