Friday Fixer-Upper: A Stately Greek Revival in Claverack, New York
by Rachael Meyerink
This stately Greek Revival fixer upper has me drooling over what may lie beneath that 1970s carpet and wall paneling. It is situated on 5.4 acres right by beautiful (and I mean beautiful) Hudson, New York! It’s easy to see the beauty she once was, and could be again.
24 Van Wyck Ln, Claverack, NY 12534
4 bedrooms, 1 baths, 2,240 sqft, 5.4 acres
Handsome Greek Revival house, on a dead-end road, is surrounded by five acres of open and wooded land. The exterior of the house has an outstanding two-story porch and striking pediment with fan which is remarkably unchanged; the interior of the house still retains a faux marble fireplace mantle, attractive staircase, and original layout; however, most walls have been covered with wallpaper or 1970s paneling, and floors are covered with carpet. Prominent Claverack resident, William Shaw owned this grand home in the late 1800s and the neighboring Shaw Bridge was named after him. The now famous Shaw Bridge is slated to be restored in the next few years as a pedestrian bridge while the William Shaw house awaits complete restoration by an adventurous renovator. The house is eligible to be on the National Register of Historic Places and could qualify for NYS Residential Rehabilitation Tax Credits.
Full listing available at Peggy Lampman Real Estate.
AUTHOR RACHAEL MEYERINK
Rachael Meyerink resides in Sioux Falls, SD and is a Midwestern girl, born and raised. To her, “home” feels like sun shining through windows paned in wavy glass, an extra sweater on cold winter days and a window fan humming in the background in the heat of summer. In short: home feels like an old house. She and her husband have owned three such houses in their 15 years together- a 1923 American Four Square, a 1960s ranch and finally, an 1889 Queen Anne listed on the National Register of Historic Places. By day she works as a pediatric dietitian, and on nights and weekends, rehabs her old house with her husband. Her three children, yellow lab, ginger cat and five chickens complete their family. She keeps an online journal of her old house rehab adventures at myqueenanne.wordpress.com.