This week, Upstater is visiting the Columbia County riverside city of Hudson. It began in the late 1700s as a shipyard for whalers—no, seriously: Shipbuilders Thomas and Seth Jenkins located their seaport 100 miles north of New York Harbor to ply their trade without British interference.
That history is noted on Hudson’s street signs that are marked with teeny illustrated whales. Today, nary a whaler is to be found—but in order to afford a home smack-dab on Warren Street, the hottest part of the city, you’ll need a whale-sized wallet. Most houses on Warren Street are north of a million dollars; however, the surrounding streets have some—albeit slim—pickings, like today’s choice on Green Street, a few blocks from the main drag.
Built in 1900, the two-story house has gray-painted siding and a picket fence to match. The front porch is inviting, and the front door oozes a vintage patina.
What is it about older homes that have such pizzazz? Here, it’s all about the staircase, from its sculpted newel post to the way the stairs scoot around at an angle up top.
The living room has tall, stately windows and original hardwood floors.
The kitchen was modernized with gray cabinetry and butcher-block counters. The appliances are white—will that be a new thing, we wonder?
A dining room has maple floors and light, creamy walls. A modern light fixture curves overhead.
This door leads from the dining room to the outdoors.
A ground-level deck is big enough for seating and a BBQ grill. A hot tub sits on the grass just off the deck, and the landscaping includes privacy shrubs and container plantings, plus room for a cozy hammock.
The house has four bedrooms. This one on the first floor looks comfy, with room for nightstands on either side of the bed.
There’s a half-bath on the first floor, too: It has white penny tile and white fixtures.
The other three bedrooms are upstairs. Like those in any older home, they are a mix of big and smaller rooms. This one happens to be one of the smaller ones, but it’s brightened by a big window.
This one is a mite bigger, with a gray-painted wood-plank floor.
This is the roomiest of the bedrooms. It has the same gray floor, but has big closet doors that roll on a barn rod.
The upstairs bedrooms share this full bath that has a white pedestal sink, white penny tile, and clay-colored walls.
The backyard is an oasis — the side yard’s pebbles mean less mowing, too.
It’s peaceful here, yet it’s just a walk to Hudson’s hip downtown for brews and a good read at Spotty Dog Books & Ale, and curated cocktails at Bar Bene; and it’s less than a mile to Hudson’s Amtrak station.
If this pretty piece of hip Hudson hits your heart, find out more about 65 Green Street, Hudson, from Kelcey Otten with Compass Realty, Accord.