We’re concluding our venture into Victorians this week with an absolute stunner in the Hudson River village of Nyack.
Unlike the other elders we’ve featured, all of which were a century old or more, this five-bedroom beauty is a mere 20 years old. But it packs an aesthetic punch, with five stories, a river view, and a location (a block away from Nyack’s nightlife) that’s hard to beat.
There’s a small parking area outside the front of the house; from there, you can slip down a side walkway to the entry that’s technically on the third floor. On this level are an open-concept living room and dining area, plus a chef’s kitchen. The hardwood floor here is an intricate puzzle of many shapes and sizes.
A dining area that’s illuminated by a big bank of windows sits just outside the kitchen…
…which is smartly outfitted with stainless-steel appliances. White cabinets are complemented by wooden countertops. The same countertop outfits a center island that has stacked-stone accents on its side and room for seating. There’s even room along one wall for a small dinette set.
There are five bedrooms scattered throughout the house, and all of them have an abundance of windows. Some, like the primary bedroom, have a windowed alcove that’s perfect for a reading chair.
…Or a desk.
Other bedrooms are a little more basic, but all have ample closet space—like this one that houses a laundry area.
The house has three full bathrooms. This is the primary bedroom’s ensuite, with a marble-topped double vanity, soaking tub, and a large marble-and-glass walk-in shower.
Available space is scarce in Nyack, so builders have gotten creative—instead of building out, they build up. True to that ethos, this house has a spectacular covered terrace on its top floor that towers over neighboring houses and offers a peek at the Hudson.
If you want to relax on terra firma, there’s a big, brick patio in the backyard.
This gingerbread-and-stone dream is shoehorned into about a tenth of an acre, but it’s only 30 minutes from New York City, and everything that Nyack has to offer is a one-block walk away.
If this modern manor house hits all the right notes for you, check out 19 E Catherine Street, Nyack, from Ryan Paige and Adam Blankfort with Corcoran, Baer & McIntosh.