by Lisa Levin. Listing and photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence.
We’re just a little biased toward life in New York’s Hudson Valley, not just because Elizabeth, our founder, lives there! Just up the river from New York City, this is one of the prettiest places in America, and Lisa is ready to take you on a tour of the area’s most incredible old houses.
Oh boy… if these walls could talk! Peel back the layers to uncover the potential of this fantastic property. A perfect fixer-upper opportunity, this Cold Spring property of over nine acres needs a lot of TLC, but when you’ve got original mantels, windows, molding and floors like these, the possibilities are simply endless!
20 The Boulevard
20 The Boulevard, Cold Spring, NY 10516
Asking price: $900,000
Historic 1826 residence with sweeping views of Hudson River, West Point offers a unique opportunity unlike any other in Cold Spring. Magnificently sited on private 9.42 acres, easy stroll to historic Cold Spring Village, shops and trains. The residence has a rich historic connection to the West Point Foundry and will require a complete restoration, a new driveway and septic and well rehabs. Adjacency to Scenic Hudson’s West Point Foundry Preserve ensures the rural, historic character of the surroundings will remain in perpetuity. A conservation easement on the property will maintain the historical architectural features and open space characteristics while providing allowances for pool, tennis and/or garages. Perfect for single family.
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Although a complete restoration is needed to bring this beauty up-to-date, this ultra private location featuring sweeping Hudson River views and plenty of mature trees is quite unique for those who love an untouched historic home. Bring as many or as few modern touches to your restoration—it’s all up to you!
AUTHOR LISA LEVIN
Lisa lives in Montebello, New York, located in the Lower Hudson Valley just north of New York City, where she chairs the village’s Historic Preservation Commission. She earned a BA in History from Middlebury College, an MBA from Emory University and a MA in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Schooled in the art of historic plaque reading from an early age, she enjoys a healthy obsession with exploring historic houses and destinations.