Athens, NY is Wowing Us with this Historic Federal Manse for $1,495,000

  |  May 23, 2019

This c.1825 Federal mansion practically floating on the Hudson River might make you run out to buy a lottery ticket.

While a 1.5-million-dollar price tag is unattainable for most of us poor schlubs, dreaming is always free, as is taking a moment to appreciate a lovingly-restored historic property on the Hudson River.

And, you’d be hard-pressed to find a finer one than shipping entrepreneur Anthony Rutgers Livingston’s manor in the Greene County village of Athens, NY. Designed by 19th-century architect-of-note Barnabas Waterman, the 4,488-square-foot home is a museum of period features like carved wood double front doors opening into a grand entryway, flanked on either side by matching parlors.

Antique home fanatics: Note the acanthus leaf capitals and entablatures, corinthian columns, and intact mantels and moulding.

Take your meals in complete elegance and style from the formal dining with fireplace…

…and make meal prep an absolute joy by utilizing the fully-modernized kitchen with marble counter tops and custom cabinetry.

Includes four spacious bedrooms, and each of the 3.5 baths comes with striking custom tiling.

Downstairs, the walk-out family room comes with a fireplace, full bath, and the home’s original kitchen with hearth and beehive oven still in-tact. And, guests can take over the detached carriage house/studio with its own stylish renovation.

During the warmer months, sit on the patio on the Hudson River’s shores, with views to the east toward Hudson in Columbia County.

Athens, NY is located ten minutes north of Catskill village, 15 minutes from the Hudson Amtrak station, and about two hours’ drive to NYC.

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Got the funds to finance this Federal mansion on the Hudson River? Find out more about 12 S. Water Street, Athens from The Kinderhook Group

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