Continuing our tour of Hudson, Upstater has stumbled upon a newly listed home that can only be described as “too darn cute.”
This 865-square-foot, mansard-roofed home was recently dubbed “Little Gidding,” after a T.S. Eliot poem of the same name. Built in 1880—62 years before that poem first published—this house has classic architectural adornments like brackets above the porch roof, spindled columns on the porch, and corbels above the front door. It’s set back off the street, and raised a bit from the iron fence separating the property from the sidewalk.
Railroad-tie-and-pebble steps lead from the sidewalk past flowering plants up to the front porch stairs. The exterior of the house has been dramatically washed with dark gray paint.
The ornate front door opens to a small foyer that has wide-board flooring.
The floors continue into the bright white living room.
It’s roomy and lit by several oversized windows.
The staircase to go upstairs is at the back of the house, opposite a door leading outside. A dinette fits nicely between the stairs and the kitchen. An exposed-brick column anchors one side of the kitchen wall.
Are we in Hudson, or Europe? This sleek kitchen has a washing machine amid the cabinets and a slim, high-end, stainless steel gas range around the corner from an aproned farmhouse sink.
It looks like it was plucked from a Parisian pied à terre. Open shelving sits on the walls above the white countertops.
At the top of the stairs is this intriguing set of slim double doors.
It leads to the bathroom, which is fully tiled in light marble and has a wall-mounted sink and a generously sized, glass-door shower stall.
This bedroom has a slanted, shiplap wall and more of that gorgeous old flooring.
This bedroom has slanted walls, too.
Technically, the house has two bedrooms. But this lil office could sleep a tiny human. It’s decked out in rich navy blue with white trim.
Back on the main level, the back door leads from a tidy mudroom…
…out to the backyard, which is a mix of hexagonal pavers, mulch, and lawn. Bilco doors open to an unfinished basement.
There’s only 0.03 of an acre, but that’s plenty of room in the dappled sunshine for an assortment of seating areas. It’s under a 10-minute walk to Warren Street for drinks, eats, and first-rate shopping, like at FINCH Hudson.
If this updated beauty sets your heart aflame, find out more about 423 Carroll Street, Hudson, from Anthony Dargenzio with Houlihan Lawrence.