Discover Two Hudson Valley Homes Full of Character and New on the Market

Offering quaint towns and beautiful natural scenery, the Hudson Valley has long been a retreat from NYC for both celebrities and everyday city folk. Sprinkled with adorable restaurants and wonderful wineries, the upstate New York area hugging the Hudson River has become even more sought-after during the pandemic as the value of enjoying simple pleasures and living out in nature has gone through the roof.

If this sounds right up your alley, luck has brought two revamped 19th-century listings to the market. Built only 26 years apart yet boasting different atmospheres, 70 Footbridge Road and 1883 New York 213 are stylish options loaded with character.

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House at Watersmeet | Photograph courtesy of The Lillie K. Team at Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty

For those looking for a more contemporary exterior, the House at Watersmeet (70 Footbridge Road) is for you. Perched above the merge of the Kinderhook, Stockport, and Claverack creeks, the home sits privately at the end of its road. Its beautiful white facade and updated pool and deck make it seem like a new build, but this home is actually the older of the two and was built in 1850. The 2,150-square-foot space may have received a renovation that included the large modern kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows, but its antique fireplace and rich wood tones speak to its age. Included also are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, complete with beautiful finishes. Raj Kumar of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing priced at $1.365 million.

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The Rifton | Photograph by Gabriel Zimmer of Catskill Image

Those more inclined towards historic charm and rich materials should look to the circa-1876 home dubbed The Rifton (1883 New York 213). In its past lives, the 6,286-square-foot home has served as a church, town hall, and even the bâtiment canards of a local duck farm. How could it not with its imposing ceilings and grandiose steeple? Exposed beams and bedrock ledges carry throughout the four-bedroom and four-bathroom home while gorgeous finishes highlight the home’s restoration. It’s a perfect marriage of old and new. With the building having such a history behind it, the new owner can look to Angelica Ferguson and Annabel Taylor of Sotheby’s International Realty to write its next chapter. Offering more square footage and a totally magical feel, the home wants $2.495 million.