This grand old Victorian-era home is situated in such a great spot, we couldn’t help but draw your attention to it. A seemingly-perfect mix of seclusion and civilization, the property is just outside the Ulster County hamlet of Milton, 20 minutes south of New Paltz and 15 minutes from Poughkeepsie, along the Hudson River. In fact, you can catch seasonal views of the Hudson given this home’s perch on a little hill, a perch that offers the .7 acre lot a sense of privacy in spite of its residential location. In short, close to everything, yet far from everything. And, in keeping with this week’s theme, it is also squarely in Hudson Valley Wine Country, with about a half-dozen wineries within 10 minutes of the front door.
The house was built in 1860 and has been featured on the Walkill Valley Landtrust tour of historic homes, so hey! Maybe you’ve even been inside already! In case you haven, the center-hall layout gives you two parlors + living room/formal dining room/kitchen on the first floor, four bedrooms on the second floor, and a lot of space at nearly 3000 square feet. Can you imagine making this your family home, a place where your kids can run around outside, where you can see the Hudson River, where spring means a riot of buds (with apologies to those with allergies; maybe this ain’t the place for you)? Yeah, we can, too.
Here’s a fun game to play with Google Maps if you’ve got 2 minutes to kill: Go to 46 Sands Avenue, Milton, drag the yellow dude down in the right hand corner east so that it’s hovering right over the Hudson River. A blue line will appear. Drop your dude on the blue line and take a boat tour of the Hudson. Thanks, Future Times!
46 Sands Avenue, Milton (Village Green Realty)