Stunning home with amazing Berkshire mountain views set back on a quiet country road in Hillsdale, New York. Surrounded by lush mature perennial gardens, this historic property features Victorian details fully updated with modern mechanicals (boiler, heating system, new well and pump, new roof, generator, new electrical and plumbing) and technology including Sonos sound system, ADT security, and fiber optic internet. The master suite includes whirlpool bath and walk-in shower. The home is ready for your family and guests with three additional bedrooms and an additional bath and a half. Original wood floors throughout, with a gorgeous library balcony directly above the living room. Beautiful old barn that could be easily converted to a studio or home office. Ideal location with both Hudson, N.Y., and Great Barrington, Mass., each only 20 minutes away.
What’s the most compelling thing about this property?
This home is pure drama! The moment you step inside you feel steeped in elegance and history. WIth its high ceilings and large rooms, this house is a joy to walk through. The current owners painstakingly restored it and brought it into the modern day, with top-of-the-line mechanicals and materials.
For whom is this house perfect?
The perfect buyers would probably be a lot like the current owners. They bought the house as a weekend retreat from the city, and ended up moving full-time to the Hudson Valley. They love the period detail and grandeur of the home, as well as its laid-back country setting.
What’s the fun thing to do within five miles of this house?
Just a stone’s throw away, at the end of the road, is the Random Harvest market and cafe. Great local produce, meats, and delicious sandwiches and salads.
If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?
Built in 1860, the house was purchased by Henry J. Best, who expanded and improved it. But gradually it fell to disrepair and neglect until the current owners rescued it. This house would most certainly smile broadly if it could, and give thanks to this couple!