The Unique and Historic 1820 “Old Turtle House”

Jonathan Hallam of The Kinderhook Group offers the perfect Federal house for a buyer with vision, taste and a passion for classic architecture.

The Old Turtle House as it is locally known, one of the most distinguished examples of Federal architecture in the Hudson area, awaits your vision. Much original detail remains but considerable restoration is needed. The elegant brick structure is sited on over 2 acres, and only minutes to downtown and Warren Street. Now is your opportunity to bring this unique and historic landmark back into the limelight.




What’s the most compelling thing about this property?

The most compelling thing about this property is the unique Federal period architecture. Built in 1820 by a retired sea captain, it is a remarkable structure, reminiscent of the villas of Palladio. And, it is sited on two park-like acres and with much original exterior detail intact.

For whom is this house perfect?

This house would most suit a buyer who is passionate about restoring a historic gem and furnishing it with fine early 19th century art and furniture.

What’s the fun thing to do within five miles of this house?

The house is well located for easy access into the City of Hudson and all the many shops, restaurants and events. There is so much to do within five minutes of this property.

If this house could talk, what secret would it tell about its history?

Originally built by Joab Center who married Eunice Jenkins, daughter of one of the original founders of Hudson, this house was named “East-view”, but because of its extraordinary roof design it quickly became known by the locals as the “Turtle House.”

Interested? Contact Jonathan Hallam

The Kinderhook Group Real Estate

Office: 518-751-4444

Mobile: 518-821-3158


2 Town Hall Place

Ghent, N.Y.