Looking to land a stately manse for less than a million bucks? This Hudson brick mansion stands ready to be spruced-up by a new owner.
Sitting on a quarter acre practically dead-center in Hudson, NY, the John C. Dubois House has been holding its ground since 1890. Meanwhile, all around it, Hudson city itself transformed from bustling port town with an infamous red-light district, to a factory town, to one of the Mid-Hudson Valley’s best-known cultural centers and tourist destination.
With a brisk flow of tourists comes the inevitable boom of boutique inns and B&Bs, and Hudson certainly has its fair share. In fact, there are at least four other inns-in-old-mansions situated within a few blocks of this property…one right next door, and one directly across the street. Still, we can’t help but fantasize about rambling around a 6,200-square-foot mansion like this one, even if that means finishing an incomplete renovation.
The good news is, some work has been done, and most of its original details like plank and parquet floors, pocket doors, moldings, stained glass, and fireplace mantles remain.
The kitchen is large enough to feed an inn full of guests, but it needs some updates…
…and, in addition to six bedrooms, there are two-and-a-half baths, which means potential innkeepers may have to consider remodeling to include more bathrooms…
…but the home’s beguiling, antique features – like bay windows and arched doorways – make the work worthwhile.
Exterior features include ornamental gingerbread trim, slate tile roof, and a distinctive turret make turquoise with time.
Hudson’s many shops and restaurants are steps from here, with the Amtrak station a half-mile away.
In the market for a Hudson brick mansion? Find out more about 318 Allen Street, Hudson, NY from Sotheby’s Realty.