As we continue our week of time traveling around Historic Homes of the Hudson Valley & Catskill, we had to give you a heads up on this antique beauty located just outside of New Paltz village in Ulster County.
Those familiar with the New Paltz area might know a bit of its history with these 17th and 18th century French Huguenot stone houses and how they were built by the French Huguenots who fled to New York to escape religious prosectution. In fact, there are quite a few well-preserved examples of those stone houses along New Paltz’s Historic Huguenot Street.
However, the one we’re featuring today is situated in the town of Gardiner, 10 minutes south of Huguenot Street, and while it’s definitely an old house (originally built in 1745), it received a restoration/renovation in the 1980s that maintained all of those details we love so much about an old house such as this: Wood beams, wood floors, massive fireplaces (three of them work in this house), and hidden nooks and crannies. The kitchen, baths, garage, heating, insulation, wiring, windows, and doors are all newer.
Meanwhile, on the outside, the property is over 4 acres in size with views of Mohonk Mountain and the ‘Gunks that will soothe your sore eyes. Also included: A round house built in 2002 with its own electricity and heat, situated right next the stream that cuts through the west end of the property.
549 Route 208, Gardiner (Westwood Metes & Bounds)