Getting Away

April 18, 2024

$1.8M restored Marcel Breuer house on the Hudson has kept its mid-century modern spirit intact

Restored with the architect's signature style in mind, the Marcel Breuer-designed Marshad House in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., was brought into modern times by owners who wanted to preserve the Bauhaus-trained architect's signature style. The pair gave the 1950 home 21st-century livability while enjoying the uniqueness of the modernist residence. Asking $1,800,000, the 2,292-square-foot, three-bedroom home at 204 Cleveland Drive is sited on three-quarters of an acre next to public woodlands, surrounded by landscaped modern gardens, walking trails, and the nearby village.
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April 8, 2024

A fashion designer’s cozy converted 1920s barn in upstate NY asks $2.9M

A converted barn in upstate New York owned by a notable fashion designer is now on the market. Keren Craig, the co-founder of the high-end clothing brand Marchesa, has owned the property for 14 years, during which she renovated, expanded, and transformed the 100-year-old barn into a well-designed escape from city life. Located about two hours north of Manhattan in the laid-back hamlet of Accord, the home, asking $2,875,000, sits on over six acres of scenic forest.
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March 25, 2024

This $795K Hudson Valley farmhouse has clean, classic curb appeal–and a guest house in the back

While architecture trends change with the times, there's something about the simple lines and stunning surroundings of a classic upstate farmhouse that endures. This circa 1840 eyebrow colonial at 720 Center Hill Road in Copake, New York, embodies that aesthetic. Carefully considered design details make this historic property–asking $795,000–both modern and timeless. As an irresistible bonus, there's a fully outfitted–and utterly charming–guest house just out back.
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March 20, 2024

19th-century townhouse in Hudson, NY has three units, retail space, and a three-bay garage for $2M

Located in a prime spot in cultured, quirky, and trendy Hudson, New York, this brick Federal Style townhouse at 239 Warren Street, built circa 1820, has curb appeal galore in the form of historic charm. A lot is going on beyond the property's fetching bay windows and smart black trim; inside are three separate units on a double lot, including retail space and a garage. Behind the home is a wide backyard with idyllic planted gardens. Asking $1,995,000, the downtown townhouse is a chance to create the upstate life of your dreams, all in one place.
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March 13, 2024

This $3.5M Westchester estate is a private refuge surrounded by village life

This gated six-acre estate in Chappaqua, N.Y., asking $3,500,000, is elevated in more ways than one. Atop a gentle hill at 280 Douglas Road, a winding drive leads to the main house and surrounding grounds. A tennis complex, pool, gym, and sauna bring a wealth of amenities into your everyday home life; beautifully curated formal gardens, rolling lawns, and wooded groves offer a level of outdoor living you might not expect in such a civilized location.
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March 11, 2024

For $665K, this little upstate home is the answer to your log cabin fantasies

Surrounded by eight wooded acres and a long private driveway in Austerlitz, New York, this petite and picturesque property embodies the log cabin dream. Inside, the charming house offers a thoroughly livable, colorful, contemporary cabin style. Asking $665,000, the 1,697-square-foot home holds three bedrooms, two full baths, and lots of bright spaces and delicious design details.
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March 8, 2024

For $995K, this dreamy upstate farmhouse gets every detail just right

Though many attempt to create a "modern farmhouse" aesthetic, few find as much success as this circa 1880 home in Rhinecliff, in the town of Rhinebeck, New York. Surrounded by a wooded lot and Hudson River views, this postcard-pretty property at 42 Kelly Street, asking $995,000, has undergone a considered renovation that features just-right design details for maximum comfort and charm.
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December 4, 2023

Asking $1.9M, this Hudson Valley home once hosted George Washington

It's not often that "pre-war" refers to the 1700s. This cozy historic home in the Rockland County hamlet of Palisades (formerly known as Snedens Landing) lays claim to hosting George Washington at a 1780 dinner–along with Marquis de Lafayette and Baron von Steuben–during the Revolutionary War. Asking $1,895,000, the quaint Meeting House, as it is called, constructed of local stone, is ready for a new round of celebrity guests with a rambling, shaded front porch, five fireplaces, and a country kitchen.
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November 21, 2023

Artist Jasper Johns’ former home and studio in the Hudson Valley is back on the market for $750K

The former Hudson Valley home of American artist Jasper Johns is back on the market with a bigger price tag. The home was originally listed for $600,000 in May, but the buyer was unable to close. The new $750,000 ask "reflects the tremendous demand for the home following its brief time on the market," according to Richard Ellis, owner of Ellis Sotheby's International Realty. Located at 160 West Main Street, the property, built in the 1930s, includes a spacious art studio, a detached garage, and a separate efficiency guest house, surrounded by stone walls and tall grasses that sheltered one of the most influential artists of our time.
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November 7, 2023

Have a Thanksgiving-inspired stay at Martha Stewart’s upstate NY farmhouse is offering fans of Martha Stewart a unique opportunity to experience a Thanksgiving-inspired stay at her scenic farmhouse in upstate New York, complete with appearances by the "Queen of Thanksgiving" herself. A pair of lucky fans will stay in the Tenant House on the farm in Bedford, located about 90 minutes from Manhattan, tour the property, receive signed copies of Martha's cookbooks, and even eat brunch with the lifestyle legend/entrepreneur. Booking for the November 18-19 stay, priced at $11.23 in honor of Thanksgiving, opens on November 16 at noon on a first-come first-served basis.
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September 8, 2023

This unique Hudson, NY home has offbeat charm and plenty of potential for $970K

The buttercup-yellow house at 450 Union Street in quaint and fashionable Hudson may look unassuming, but it conceals a wealth of opportunity. Asking $970,000, the 2,376-square-foot, 13-room home is officially a two-family dwelling–and a fully licensed Airbnb. Within find lots of living space and six bedrooms, unified with a colorful and cozy palette of bohemian charm. In addition, a garage at the rear holds a partially-finished loft. However you choose to arrange it, the upstate property is ready to become an investment with space for extended family or a sprawling single-family home base.
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August 10, 2023

$2.25M Hudson Valley home with pool and guest house is a mid-century icon

If you dream of a mid-century modern house surrounded by forest, you’ll want to take a look at this perfect specimen of a home, surrounded by 11 acres of meadow, wildflower fields, trails, and forest in Millbrook, New York. As one of a handful of Deck House homes in the area, this iconic Hudson Valley property, asking $2,250,000, includes a gunite pool, a two-bedroom vintage-inspired guest house, and an organic garden. 
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July 18, 2023

A retreat reborn in Bridgehampton, this $6M home has every detail covered–including the furniture

While older Hamptons properties are often torn down to make way for new construction, this modern estate at 325 Mitchell Lane was reimagined with architectural finesse in a complete renovation. Now on the market for $5,995,000, the iconic Bridgehampton house, grounds, and pool were painstakingly redesigned with every detail considered, right down to the furniture, which is available to purchase as well.
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July 5, 2023

This $5M home is a rare early 20th-century hidden architectural gem on the Hudson River

This private architectural masterpiece at 99 Corbett Lane in the historic Palisades, NY enclave of Snedens Landing occupies a secluded spot overlooking the Hudson River. Known as Moon River, the historic house has a creative and modern sensibility along with its five bedrooms, a pool, and a garage. The 4,252-square-foot home is certainly a trophy property for anyone with an eye for modern architecture–and the $4,995,000 required to purchase it–but it's definitely no McMansion.
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June 20, 2023

A 110-acre woodland sanctuary surrounds this $6M Hudson Valley hilltop estate

Looking for all the world like the cover of a magazine filled with dream estates surrounded by woods and water, this singular property, asking $5,950,000, spans 110 acres high on a hill in the Hudson Highlands of Garrison, New York. The architecturally stunning main house at 236 Old Albany Post Road, known as La Formentera, is joined by a studio/guest house with a three-car garage and a circa 1800s caretakers' cottage (also with a garage), adding up to five structures in all. The surrounding property includes a private lake, waterfall, and brook, an outdoor fireplace, and a 60-foot pool served by a stone pool house pavilion, all just an hour from New York City.
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June 14, 2023

This $2.9M live-work space in upstate NY was formerly a Masonic temple

In a charming country town in upstate New York, a former Masonic temple has been reimagined as an artist's live/work quarters. The nearly 100-year-old building at 57 Cold Water Street in the Columbia County town of Hillsdale is set up as both an art studio and a modern private residence, with two bedrooms and three baths. The expansive, one-of-a-kind property, on the market for $2,875,000, has tons of potential in its next life, as it's zoned for both commercial and residential use.
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June 12, 2023

Former North Fork general store is now a sweet little $595K beach cottage with separate studio

Formerly known as the Park Store, this charming cottage was the sole community general store in the Reeves Park Beach neighborhood of Long Island's Baiting Hollow from the 1940s to the 1980s. The compact one-bedroom-plus-sleeping-loft home, asking $595,000, has been renovated with many of its original details preserved. Located in a highly desirable Long Island Sound beach community, the property includes an equally compact separate studio.
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June 8, 2023

The Westchester Colonial home of late fashion icon André Leon Talley asks $1.25M

The longtime Westchester home of André Leon Talley, the larger-than-life former Vogue creative director and fashion-world influencer who died in 2022, has just been listed for $1,250,000. According to the New York Times, Talley, who was the first Black creative director at Vogue, considered the White Plains property his "sanctuary" from rough-and-tumble city life. The home is currently owned by an LLC created by the designer–and longtime friend–Diane von Furstenberg to assure that Talley wouldn't lose the property after an ownership dispute. At the end of a long private drive, the classic four-bedroom 1854 home on one-and-a-half acres reminded Talley of the estates in his native city of Durham, North Carolina.
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June 7, 2023

For $1.8M, this design lover’s upstate dream house uses color and texture to update history

Situated on two verdant Columbia County acres, this circa-1789 Federal-style home's design takes a detour from the strict proportions that previously defined its Georgian rooms in an enchanting mix of curved walls and sophisticated color schemes. While keeping many of its architectural details intact, the current designer-owners of the Kinderhook, New York home, known as Orchard House, have in this way breathed colorful new life into this country retreat, asking $1,800,000.
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May 25, 2023

This $4.75M North Fork waterfront estate brings theme park fun to a Victorian-style dream house

This pale blue Italianate Victorian-style confection of a seven-bedroom North Fork mansion might fit right in at Disneyland's Main Street U.S.A., but the 10,000-square-foot home's stylized interiors and carefully groomed grounds make it look like a really fun place to live. After all, how many East End estates boast an indoor pool with a twisty water park slide? And if it looks a little bit like Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House–there's a reason for that, too. Asking $4,750,000, the home on nine acres of tidal pond at 13555 New Suffolk Avenue in Cutchogue may be filled with whimsy, but the included sugar sand beach across the street is a serious treasure.
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March 8, 2023

These unique outer borough Airbnbs feel like getaways without leaving NYC

Kathleen Ruoti is a 73-year-old widow living on Staten Island. She started her Sweet Pea Cottage Airbnb six years ago to serve as supplemental income. "It’s a 100-year-old-old 'Hansel and Gretel' type thing — cute with a garden. I used to use it as an art studio," she said. The cottage is just one of a few short-term rental properties in New York City’s outer boroughs that not only make guests feel miles and miles away from the city but have charming stories and histories of their own. Ahead, take a look inside three unique short-term spots and hear from the owners.
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January 13, 2023

Make the ‘Pyramid House’ on Fire Island your summer rental for $325K

This summer, take a getaway to this iconic mid-century home on Fire Island. Located at 443 Sail Walk, the aptly named Pyramid House measures 2,100 square feet and has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. As first reported by the New York Post, the Long Island property will cost you $325,000 to rent the modern-style home for the whole summer, or $100,000 for the month of June, $125,000 for July, and $125,000 for August. If you're looking for a more long-term escape, the home, which has been winterized for year-round living, is also available to buy for $6.5 million.
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November 2, 2022

A tennis court and a boxwood maze surround this $2.7M 1913 Tudor home on Long Island

This vintage Tudor home at 294 North Village Avenue in Rockville Centre, New York sits on three-quarters of an acre, where you'll find an in-ground pool, a tennis court, an outdoor kitchen, and a three-car garage. At the front of the Long Island home is a decorative boxwood hedge maze in the style of a formal garden. Asking $2,725,000, this something-for-everyone estate has four bedrooms, a finished third floor, and bonus space in the basement.
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October 18, 2022

A historic Second Empire-style mansion on Long Island asks $2.8M

A historic 160-year-old home in a woodsy, waterfront Long Island village is for sale. Located at 381 West Neck Road in Lloyd Harbor, the Charles Homer Davis House, named after the New York City businessman who built it, was constructed in the 1860s in the Second Empire architectural style. Now asking $2,795,000, the remarkably intact clapboard-clad home rises two and a half stories and features a truncated tower, wrap-around porch, and mansard roof.
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October 5, 2022

For $3.3M, a Fire Island compound with modernist main home and 1960s beach cottage

In the rugged Fire Island Pines, a mid-century modern home designed by a famed architect is for sale. Asking $2,350,000, the four-bedroom residence was built in 1964 by Horace Gifford, who developed dozens of cedar-and-glass beach homes now synonymous with the area, and underwent a major renovation in 2010. An opportunity to build the ultimate retreat, the property's separate, charming beach cottage is also for sale, listed at $975,000.
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