This $4M upstate Zen retreat is on a private island in the Hudson River

Posted On Fri, August 16, 2019 By

Posted On Fri, August 16, 2019 By In Cool Listings, Upstate

Located in the sleepy hamlet of New Hamburg in Dutchess County, separated from the banks of the Hudson River by a mere footbridge, this unique property asking $3.995 million is called Rabbit Island. And if you’re into privacy and water views with an easy commute to anywhere, you’ll want to hop on it. This pretty package includes a 4,427-square-foot house surrounded by decks and tranquil gardens, and it’s a four-minute walk from the New Hamburg train station.

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This mini island paradise is landscaped with natural rock gardens, tall trees, specimen plants, and a rich carpet of moss, ferns, and hostas.

rabbit island, cool listings, upstate, new hamburg, dutchess county, private island

rabbit island, cool listings, upstate, new hamburg, dutchess county, private island

You get river views from every room, of course, with the surrounding greenery swaying in the gentle island breeze. Inside, a big great room is anchored by a stone fireplace; a cozy library has another stone fireplace.

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There’s a sitting room with a private guest suite, clad in glass for panoramic viewing. Throughout the home are custom-designed details that make each room unique, like a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.

rabbit island, cool listings, upstate, new hamburg, dutchess county, private island

rabbit island, cool listings, upstate, new hamburg, dutchess county, private island

rabbit island, cool listings, upstate, new hamburg, dutchess county, private island

The round kitchen gets light from above. In the center, an island holds the range and hood. The kitchen opens onto a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen in an open-air dining gazebo.

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The home’s best surprise might be a three-story observation tower for contemplating a sweeping vista down the Hudson.

rabbit island, cool listings, upstate, new hamburg, dutchess county, private island

rabbit island, cool listings, upstate, new hamburg, dutchess county, private island

rabbit island, cool listings, upstate, new hamburg, dutchess county, private island

The master suite offers a “spa-quality” bath. There’s also a guest suite with a private entrance that includes a fireplace and walls of tall windows.

rabbit island, cool listings, upstate, new hamburg, dutchess county, private island

rabbit island, cool listings, upstate, new hamburg, dutchess county, private island

rabbit island, cool listings, upstate, new hamburg, dutchess county, private island

The home is surrounded by porches and decks with benches, perfect for entertaining or just enjoying the view. Also on-island is a boathouse; the listing mentions a four-car garage, but we’re not sure where that would be located–though on the “mainland” near the footbridge would make sense. Rabbit Island is just a 90-minute hop to Grand Central Station.

[Listing: 18 River Road by Dianne B. Minogue for Houlihan Lawrence]

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Images courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence.

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