Not only is Rabbit Island a fantasy property on the Hudson River, it also happens to be a perfect commuter location.
Step onto the wooden walkway that leads to the front gates, and you’ll know right away that you’re in for a treat: A private island populated by a sprawling Contemporary Ranch, sequestered off the eastern shores of the Hudson River.
The Zen-like tree-lined trail winds its way to the front doors of the tranquil, 4,427-square-foot main house…
…where, inside, walls of windows offer panoramic views of the Hudson River from nearly every corner of the four-bedroom Ranch with a Great Room stone fireplace, a library also with its own stone fireplace, a formal dining room, and decked-out kitchen with a copula.
Cook inside, or prepare a full course in the second outdoor kitchen with its own dining gazebo.
The home’s four bedrooms – including the master suite with a private entrance – are mid-day siesta-friendly…
…as is the detached studio complete with fireplace, bamboo ceilings, and, you guessed it, more inspiring views.
When you get down to brass tacks, this home is essentially a Ranch…with one notable exception: The inclusion of a three-story observation tower that allows you a crows-nest vantage point across the Hudson.
Just because you live on an island doesn’t mean you don’t have things to do, so if commuting NYC is a necessity, you can walk off of your private wooden walkway straight onto the New Hamburg Train station platform mere steps away. Or, you could just take your watercraft, instead.
Rabbit Island is located in southern Dutchess/northern Putnam County, due west of Wappingers Falls, and lists for $3,995,000.
Is the allure of Rabbit Island too much to resist? Find out more about 18 River Road, New Hamburg, NY from Houlihan Lawrence.