Kayaking fans: Grab your finest kayak skirt and put your smart phone in a plastic pouch around your neck, because we’re headed to the Hudson River for this historic Cold Spring Colonial…
This week on Upstater, we’ve been sniffing out the real estate listings located in walkable towns and villages. Inevitably, that search has lead us to Cold Spring in Putnam County, one of those charming villages that people flock to the Hudson Valley for.
Part of its walkable allure is that the Metro-North stops right in the middle of town, making it possible to step off the train, grab some ice cream from Moo Moo’s Creamery, and make your way up the Main Street hill toward more shops and cute boutiques than you shake a stick at. Sure, Cold Spring is pricey, but it is pretty, so let’s look at c.1787 Colonial right in the middle of it all.
Constructed of sturdy brick and stone, this house is meant to stand the test of time, and, indeed, it has. The 1,212-square-foot interior comes with two original stone fireplaces, stone floors, plank flooring, and beamed ceilings. Even the nails are original. Welcome home to your historic landmark…
Includes three beds, two baths, and an exterior stone patio within the fenced yard, just perfect for soaking in those sultry summer evenings.
And, as we mentioned, you can launch your kayaks mere steps away at the Hudson River shoreline. Need to commute? It’s also next door neighbor is the Metro-North station…which brings us to a potential bugaboo with this property: The train tracks border the backyard, and the station is so close, most trains will be slowing down right as they reach this property. We don’t know what that means for future occupants in terms of noise, so make sure you bring it up to the agent.
Meanwhile, everybody in a boat. Let’s go for a row.