WHAT: A brick house with five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms
HOW MUCH: $950,000
SIZE: Approximately 3,340 square feet
PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: $284
SETTING: Hudson is a city on the banks of the Hudson River, 120 miles north of New York. A former port with a wealth of 18th- and 19th-century townhouses, it is now home to an ever-growing number of antiques shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes, many started by urban defectors. This three-story brick house is across the street from a park along the river overlooking the spot where Henry Hudson is said to have dropped anchor. Built for a ship’s captain in the mid-1700s, the house is now operated as a bed-and-breakfast. A larger riverfront park a few blocks away hosts celebrations and concerts. Amtrak trains provide transportation to New York as well as points north.
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INDOORS: The gambrel-roofed house was gut-renovated in 2010 after being left derelict. A mix of new and salvaged materials was used throughout, including subway tiles in the bathrooms and stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen, contrasting with reclaimed bricks on several interior walls.
The first-floor common areas now have an open plan. There are period-appropriate details such as transoms and molding, but no interior walls to divide the space. Because the house is on a corner, it receives plenty of light. The living room’s mantel was taken from an old house in the city, its paint left deliberately chipped. Glass doors in the dining room open to a back patio and a small yard. Kitchen appliances are GE Monogram, while the counter is a speckled blue-gray stone called blue jaguar granite. The white pine cabinets were made locally. A room on the first floor is used as an office for the bed-and-breakfast.
The first-floor banister, newel post and stair treads were found in the house during renovations. Four bedrooms are on the second floor, while the fifth is on the third floor. The second- and third-floor bedrooms have views of the Catskill Mountains, the Hudson River and the cityscape, as well as the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse.
Two of the bedrooms on the second floor are part of suites with private bathrooms, while two others are connected by a third bathroom. One of the bedrooms has a Juliet balcony; another has a brick fireplace. The third-floor bedroom, a suite with a sitting area, has a beamed ceiling and large windows that give the space a loft-like aspect.
OUTDOOR SPACE: There is a patio in back made from stone and brick found inside the house during renovations. The fieldstone wall here was salvaged from a local farm.
TAXES: Approximately $9,900 a year
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