This property was supposed to be featured during last week’s Historic Homes week, but it fits right in with this week’s focus on Big-Time Art in Small-Town Hudson Valley/Catskills. Catskill village in Greene County, located on the western shores of the Hudson River, is an artistic stronghold (NYTs recently called it “Mecca”) with galleries, new event spaces, a professional dance theater, antiques, an indie movie house…you get the picture.
Also picturesque is the village’s architecture. When the weather is milder, we suggest a walking tour of the residential neighborhoods on the east side of Catskill Creek. There, you’ll get your fill of historic old homes, many beautifully preserved, and among them is the Lyman Hall House, a c.1811 Federal-style brick home with five bedrooms and 3500 square feet.
Fancy the thought of living in a museum? Then you’ll appreciate the meticulous preservation of the moldings, carved mantles, built-ins, and fireplaces (there are at least four, including the kitchen fireplace with beehive oven!). The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, two of the bedrooms have baths en suite, and the lower level is a full apartment with its own kitchen. Sits on a quarter acre of land walking distance from Catskill’s Main Street businesses (and aforementioned galleries) and the waterfront.
253 Main Street, Catskill (HOUSE Hudson Valley)