HUDSON RIVER FAMILY ESTATE… $1,400,000
Breathtaking views of the Hudson River from wide front porch and towering great room and kitchen area (featuring a central two-sided fireplace). The original 1840 farmhouse was renovated and expanded in 2007 to over 3000 square feet. …Front hall opens to the great room and exquisite kitchen that includes soapstone counters, farm sink, commercial six-burner range, and copper topped island. Opposite the great room is the living room open to the formal dining room. Upstairs are luxurious master suite with bath and fireplace, plus two additional bedrooms and bath. Finished basement has French doors that lead to the pool house (with loft bedroom, sauna, half bath, and separate marble shower) and stunning bluestone-walled gunite pool (designed by environmental architect, Craig Pocock) A restored schoolhouse by the pool serves as a cabana. The compound can entertain kids, grownups, and friends with endless variety of activities including swimming in the pool, kayaking on the river, horseback riding, off-road bike riding, and/or hiking on the trails. The magnificent 12,000 square foot 19th century barn complex includes huge barns (one with horse stalls) and has great potential for spectacular performance/living space and/or storage space for boats, vintage autos, and/or for the original use for hay and farm animals - especially horses. The 13-acre property also includes ancient specimen trees, a hillside hay field, fenced paddock, woodland, and a secluded guest or caretakers cottage. Conserved lands across the road protect the view of the river. All just a two and a half hour drive from New York City or Boston. Only 15 minutes south is the thriving historic city of Hudson, with numerous fine shops, acclaimed restaurants, art galleries, cultural venues, and an Amtrak station, and New York's Capital District is 30 minutes north.