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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

41 Elm Drive, Millbrook, Clapboard homes

A beautiful 19th-century clapboard home in Millbrook, New York recently hit the market at an asking price of $485,000. The three bedroom, three bathroom home at 41 Elm Drive was built in 1890 and its original clapboard has been painted a fresh white color. Located on a quiet street in the Hudson Valley, this home, which offers an impressive example of 19th-century architecture, also includes a two-story barn.

See the 19th century pad here

Getting Away, Hamptons, real estate trends, Upstate

Image: Hudson Woods by Drew Lang

The megawatt real estate of the Hamptons may be suffering from shrinkage as a new generation of glitterati increasingly chooses the rustic charm of upstate New York instead. Business Insider reports a surge in the popularity of second homes and tourist activity in Hudson Valley and Catskills towns—and a corresponding dip in Hamptons home prices—in 2016.

Is Upstate the new East End?

Design, Interiors, Upstate

Nestled in the woods of the Hudson Valley is this stunning home designed around a unique focal point: the generously sized garage. Architect Marcia McKeel, of Studio MM Architect, explained in ArchDaily that the garage “is the locus of the design, generating space for car storage and maintenance as well as a spacious wine cellar and a furniture workshop.” The rectangular home, partially embedded in the hilly landscape of the Hudson Valley, juts out from the lower-level garage. Inside, a striking open plan living space was designed for everything from entertaining to relaxing by the fire.

Take the tour

Cool Listings, Interiors, Upstate

908 Old Quaker Hill Road, Hudson Valley, Berkshires, Dutch colonial

We’re going to venture out to the countryside today to visit a classic Dutch Colonial home in historic Quaker Hill, a hamlet in Pawling, NY. If you’re looking for the kind of privacy that can only come from being on a 1.81-acre lot, along with easy access to the city, it doesn’t get much better than this. The four-bedroom home offers original details like hardwood floors and exposed beams, along with sprawling countryside views and a pool house. And, are you sitting down? It’s only $675,000. Boy, things sure are different outside the city.

Have a look around

Architecture, Getting Away, Green Design, Interiors, Upstate

The Glowing Hudson Passive Project Is a Dreamy Upstate Eco-Retreat

By Ana Lisa Alperovich, Sun, December 7, 2014

BarlisWedlick Architects LLC, Bill Stratton Building Company, passive home, barn typology, Hudson Passive Project, open plan interiors, natural light, glazed facade, Hudson Valley

BarlisWedlick Architects LLC joined forces with Bill Stratton Building Company to create this sweet, high-performance and very quick-to-build home. The stunning glazed dwelling sits within the Hudson Valley just two hours north of the city. Dubbed the Hudson Passive Project, this cutting-edge dream home is not only beautiful, it’s proudly New York State’s first-ever certified passive house.

Learn more about the stunning Hudson Passive Project