Tucked away in a small hamlet less than ten miles outside of Hudson, NY, this brick manse offers nooks, crannies, and a carriage house.
This week on Upstater, we’re celebrating the spooky season Victorian-era-horror-style with old Victorian homes in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. While these homes probably aren’t haunted, they offer an air of mystery that stirs up the imagination. What if they were actually haunted?
Since we’re coming up with a houses-that-could-be-haunted list, the Harder Mansion in Columbia County, NY is the perfect candidate. Built in the 1820s and formerly inhabited by a knitting mill owner and his family, the interior is made for a large family with nearly 5,000 square feet of space, plus nine bedrooms and six bathrooms. Even the front porch is oversized…
…as our the homes various parlors and sitting rooms outfitted with period fireplaces, original wood trim, large dramatic mirrors, and built-ins. With this much room and this many places to hide, there must be a ghost or two secreted away in this old manse.
Up on the third floor is set up as additional living quarters with a full kitchen and more bedrooms…
…and, outside, the Gothic brick carriage house provides another 3,000 square feet. Dreaming of opening your own event space? This would be the place to do it since the property is zoned for both residential and commercial purposes.
Philmont hamlet is situated on the east side of the Hudson River, just west of the Taconic State Parkway.
Interested in haunting this grand brick manse? Find out more about 40 Main Street, Philmont, NY from The Kinderhook Group.