18TH CENTURY DUTCH HOUSE ON COMMERCIAL PROPERTY… $495,000
Centrally located, this prime six-acre commercial property has excellent exposure near the intersection of Routes 9H and 66 (historic Union Turnpike and Albany Post Road), two of the busiest highways in Columbia County and minutes from the historic Hamlet of Claverack and thriving city of Hudson. Authentic early Dutch house has many fine original details and moldings. … Features from the mid-18th century kitchen wing include: door knob, latch, and Dutch door. Original details from the c. 1790 main house include: generous wide central hallway and staircase with attractive newel post and decorative stair ends, wide floorboards, exposed Dutch beams, paneled doors, remarkable original exterior shutters (in fragile condition), and H/HL and pintle hinges. Some doors, hardware, and the exceptional living room mantel appear to be from the Greek Revival period (c. 1830). Paneling, hardware, and other details in the dining room and elsewhere are from a mid-20th century renovation. Mature trees and perennial gardens provide a natural setting with easy access to both Routes 9H and 66. Suggestions for development (perhaps incorporating a relocated or reproduced historic Dutch barn) include: an antiques outlet with outdoor garden furnishings and/or a landmark nursery and/or small farm with a retail outlet, and/or a farm-to-table restaurant. Eligible for National Register, commercial and residential tax credits could be available.