On the Hudson River in Athens, N.Y., the grounds of this 1823 Greek Revival manor touch the water’s edge, with 350 feet of rare riparian (riverbank) rights included. In pristine condition and surrounded by park-like grounds and gardens, this fine example of timeless architecture, asking $1.7 million, offers a chance to remember a past era in a home equipped for modern living (h/t CIRCA).
Steps from the super-hot town of Hudson and the ferry crossing, the property could be the perfect escape from modern life. Interiors include 12-foot ceilings, original moldings, ornately trimmed openings, seven original working fireplaces, and gleaming hardwood floors. Keep it as it is or update it to suit your dreams.
Enjoy front and back sitting porches, a double living room and two fireplaces on the main floor.
A sunny formal dining room is served by a graceful, timeless kitchen that’s also equipped for 21st century entertaining.
Upstairs are four bedrooms (two with fireplaces), two full baths, and an office/sitting room; all have river views. The lower garden level with its own brick terrace could accommodate a separate living space as well.
The grounds of this historic home are magical, with a raised-bed vegetable garden, a flower garden with a pergola and tranquil river views. A three-bay garage offers a spacious, gabled second-floor office, which could be the perfect art studio, office or guest quarters.
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