Watch the Hudson River Roll By from the Porch of this Historic Farmhouse in Esopus, $695,000

Now that’s the kind of view that draws us to these properties on the Waterways of the Hudson Valley and Catskills. This particular view is from River Road in the town of Esopus, south of Kingston city on the opposite side of the Rondout Creek in Ulster County. Situated along the west short of the Hudson River, this property not only offers 400 feet of frontage and obstructed views of the water, it’s also got a vintage four bedroom farmhouse with tastefully updated interior.

While the listing gives the home a birth year of 1870, the stone foundation and fireplace indicate that the home’s pedigree is a bit older than that. The house was part of the Van Aken property – farmland that made a large part of what is now the town of Esopus – and added onto by James Van Aken in 1870, accounting for its build date. Regardless, this is an old house on land rich in the town’s history, and the 2800 square foot interior maintains the feel of an old country farmhouse while embracing modernity.

Updates a-plenty like stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, open dining room/kitchen floor plan, refinished plank floors, three full baths, restored foundation, central air, new heating system, insulation, electrical, and plumbing. Original details include dining room cooking fireplace, trim, doors, and hardware. The 3.35-acre property comes with an old barn, shed, garden, trees, and, of course, that knock-out view of the Hudson River, all nestled right up against 400 acres of protected land.

Here’s our one concern: Access to the Hudson requires crossing River Road and the railroad tracks that cross the riverside part of this property.

154 River Road, Ulster Park (Berkshire Hathaway)

 

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