No comma-related typos in the title. This magnificent manse on the Hudson does go for $12,000/month. This, however, is no everyday manse. This is Southwood Estate, which was once part of the famous and picturesque Clermont Estate in Dutchess County (Southwood is in Columbia County, but just). The Clermont is now a state historic site located just a couple of miles from Southwood, while Southwood remains private and available to rent. Now, we’re guessing, based on the Southwood website, that the 86 acre estate is typically utilized for special events. But can you imagine spending the holidays in this c.1838 Federal-style manor with those million dollar views to the Hudson River right out the front door? The grand home isn’t without its amenities. It comes beautifully furnished, an on-call housekeeper, and a groundskeeper takes care of the outside. Also includes 7 beds/6.5 baths, 6300 sq. ft., and a fireplace in every room on the first floor. Available now through May 31, 2016.
For more information on the Southwood Estate as well as the Livingston Family, who established the Clermont Estate sometime between 1740 and 1750, go to the Southwood Estate website. Here’s more on Clermont, too.
726 Woods Road, Clermont (Gary DiMauro)