This week, we’re exploring the quaint-but-cool village of Cold Spring. The Putnam County spot has a gorgeous Hudson River waterfront, excellent hiking trails, and stellar access to Manhattan via its own Metro-North station.
Today’s pick is a c.1910 farmhouse that’s been nicely updated but still oozes tradition, starting with its white picket fence straight out of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Go onto the gingerbread-detailed front porch and through the front door into a small entry, and you’re faced with two choices: On the left, a mullioned glass door leads you to the dining room. It’s got hardwood floors, lots of windows, and deep-maroon walls.
If you headed right, there’s a similar door into a roomy den (which also has double French doors separating it from the dining room). It, too, has hardwood floors, but the walls are a dark sage.
The living room has ash-colored wood floors. It’s painted in a lemony tone and has a white-manteled gas fireplace.
The kitchen has the same flooring as the living room. The cabinets are a very light maple tone, laid out in a U formation that provides casual seating across from the stove/fridge wall of cabinetry.
The main-floor bath has a curved glass shower and bright yellow walls, contrasted by a gray vanity and a gray floor.
Upstairs, the primary bedroom is huge, with light hardwood floors, big windows, and twin double closets. Two ceiling fans supplement the central air-conditioning in the house.
The ensuite bath has slate-gray tile on the floor, a single-sink gray vanity, and gray-and-white penny tile on the floor of the sleek, light-gray-and-glass walk-in shower.
This secondary bedroom is a good size, with hardwood flooring and a blue-gray color scheme.
This bedroom has a window in a clipped corner, echoing the shape in the dining room on the main floor. It has the same floor as the other bedroom, and light green walls.
Both bedrooms share this pretty bathroom, which has a gleaming medium-toned hardwood floor; a large single-sink vanity in a Shaker style; and a huge tub area surrounded by white and green tile.
The 2,332-square-foot house sits on a quarter-acre and has a neat patio off its back porch. Situated on a dead-end street, it’s quiet but still within walking distance of nearly everything Cold Spring has to offer, including Hudson Hil’s Cafe (a seven-minute stroll). If you’re in the mood to stretch your legs, it’s a 15-minute walk to Moo-Moo’s Creamery and the Hudson riverfront.
If this traditional beauty checks all your boxes, check out 4 Oak Street, Cold Spring, with Terese Olsen of Houlihan Lawrence Cold Spring.