This historic mansion in the Hudson Valley has lived many lives, starting in 1906 as a hunting lodge for an heir to a soap fortune to most recently, a bed and breakfast decked out with antiques. Today, the seven-bedroom property at 317 Allen Street in Hudson, New York, now dubbed Tiger House, is on the market for $1,950,000, giving the new owners a chance to shape the unique home’s next chapter.
Located within the Hudson Historic District, Tiger House was designed by Marcus Reynolds in a “Dutch Jacobean” style, an architectural style popular in the United States in late 19th century that draws on a Jacobean style found during the English Renaissance of the 17th century.
The home was built in 1906 as a hunting lodge for Morgan Jones, an heir to the Sapolio soap fortune. According to the existing bed and breakfast website, following the Jones departure from the home, it served as a “brothel, senior home, asylum, and bed and breakfast.”
The 17-room property has since been restored in the last few decades and has operated as an inn. However, historic design elements remain, including the brick exterior, arches, Tiffany stained glass windows, and Mercer tiles designed by Henry Chapman Mercer.
Public spaces include a double-height entry with a skylight and a paneled dining room. In total, there are seven bedrooms, five of which have ensuite bathrooms, all of which spread out across more than 11,500 square feet.
The home also has a library, solarium, and four wood-burning fireplaces. In the rear of the house, there’s a lush garden.
Located within the architectural wonder that is the historic district in downtown Hudson, the home is within proximity to many cafes, restaurants, galleries, and antique shops that make the city special. Plus, it’s about a ten-minute walk, or two-minute drive, from Amtrak’s Hudson station.
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All photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence