Living in the lower Hudson Valley is truly a unique experience. The natural beauty of this region is immeasurable from the Hudson River to the rolling ranges of the Ramapo Mountains. For this reason, homes that feature outdoor entertaining space are particularly desirable.
According to HGTV, Leslie Sellers, president of the Appraisal Institute says the best way to maximize home value with an outdoor entertaining space is to create an area that is proportionate to and in keeping with the style of the home.
Whether it’s eating alfresco or hosting an intimate gathering under the stars, outdoor entertaining spaces serve as an extension of your living. Explore these truly unique homes currently listed for sale that provide a backdrop to the bucolic beauty that surrounds.
75 Washington Spring Road, Snedens Landing
Owned by photographer and landscape designer Judy Tomkins, who created and curated a special home full of charm and period details. The 18-century stone house features two terraces, outdoor dining space and a 60-year-old perennial garden sited on almost an acre, where Tomkins entertained some of the most influential artists of our time. The home is also rumored to have served as George Washington’s office when his men were guarding the ferry service from the Palisades cliffs.
6 Sky Drive, New City
This beautifully appointed transitional-style home is ideal for outdoor entertaining with two large terraces, in-ground gunite swimming, outdoor kitchen, putting green and gas fire pit. Whether gathering for an intimate dinner or large party, this luxurious, turnkey home offers a private and bucolic setting for a county lifestyle.
4 Old Cranberry Road, Pierson Lakes
This custom-built lakefront estate is situated in an Adirondack-like setting surrounded by thousands of acres of parkland. The home features a covered veranda, stone patio and outdoor fireplace ideal for hosting gatherings, or head down to the private dock for a day on the lake.
32 East Lake Stable Road, Tuxedo Park
Originally built for William M.V Hoffman in 1905, this Tudor-style stable and carriage house was converted into a residence in 1937. The openness of the large living room, dining, and kitchen areas are perfectly suited for both gracious family living and fabulous entertaining. What was once a covered horse arena now provides an extension to the outdoors and consummate space gathering.