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Country Living: Discover the Bucolic Lower Hudson Valley

The lower Hudson Valley has long been a popular destination for New Yorkers looking for a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. However, in recent years there has been a resurgence of buyers flocking to the region for its bucolic beauty, proximity to NYC and country lifestyle.

Whether seeking a second-home or primary residence, prospective buyers discover the lower Hudson Valley offers charming small towns, a lively restaurant scene and top-rated schools all within a short drive from New York City.

And with the fall season fast approaching, it’s an idyllic time to take a ride out to the country for some apple picking, wine tasting or leaf peeping. While you’re here, it’s also a wonderful time to tour some of the area’s real estate. Here is a selection of just a few properties ready to become your country retreat:


5 Trinity Place, Cornwall

From a hilltop perch, this picturesque property, known as “Knoll Shoal,” overlooks 1.6 private acres and back to the historic Storm King Golf Club. This 6 bedroom and 5 bathroom country estate boasts original architectural details, high-ceilings and an updated kitchen. A separate barn and rambling creek awaken the senses to true Hudson Valley country living.

75 Washington Springs

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.

64 Ludlow

64 Ludlow Lane, Snedens Landing

On the market for the first time in over 40 years, “Seven Oaks,” is the oldest estate property in Snedens Landing. This romantic Gothic Revival style home was built in 1862 and is situated on 4.29 bucolic acres with a great lawn, beautiful gardens, a large in-ground swimming pool and two original outbuildings. Architecturally distinct, the home features a wrap around veranda, oversized windows, 11 fireplaces and peeks of the Hudson River from the upper floors. All of which is within about 25 minutes from NYC.

117 Paradise

117 Paradise Avenue, Piermont

Designed by New York City architect Nate McBride, this airy waterfront home is awash with light and incredible protected views overlooking the Hudson River. Kayak in your backyard or walk to the Piermont pier, this sanctuary is a perfect getaway only 15 miles north of the George Washington Bridge.

32 East Lake Stable rd

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 by Prince Guy Obolensky, a descendant of Russian nobility. Beautifully situated among 2 acres of rolling lawns and woodlands, this country estate features a first floor mater suite, 5 additional second floor bedrooms, games room and wine cellar. Experience the tranquility and beauty of Tuxedo Park all this within an hour of New York City.

5 Old Phillips Hill

5 Old Phillips Hill Road, New City

Located in the heart of New City and in the Clarkstown School District, this private escape is a nature lover’s paradise with swimming, kayaking and ice-skating on a shared pond. Sited on a partially wooded setting just shy of 2 acres, this 5 bedroom and 3 bathroom retreat features an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and cathedral ceilings.

11 Voorhis Pt-2

11 Voorhis Point, South Nyack

This distinctive turn-of-the-century Arts & Crafts style home is located in the private enclave of Voorhis Point. The home offers 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a private dock and 500 feet of riparian rights. This Hudson River front home is within walking distance to NYC public transportation and the Village of Nyack, which features fine dining, art galleries and antique shops.

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