I’ve been driving by this place for the last five or six years and it’s always intrigued me. It’s on River Road–home to the grand estates along the Hudson River including Stanford White’s Rokeby mansion–between Route 199 (entrance to the Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge) and Tivoli (Shangri-la). This grand bungalow is, alas, on the other side of the road, across the street from the mansions so it’s not actually along the water (it would be five times as much if it were), though I bet you could get some river views from the roof.
Still, it’s a beautiful road, and a beautiful place (Tennis courts! Wine cellar! Five bedrooms! Hall full of closets!). Besides the alluring address, you’ve got access to all the culture of Bard College, the restaurants of Tivoli, Red Hook and Rhinebeck, close access to the Poet’s Walk and a farm stand on the corner.
If you’re planning to drop a million bucks for a country home in the Red Hook-Tivoli area, probably worth a look. Also, if you’re planning to drop a million bucks for a country house, don’t forget to invite us to visit (for months at a time). Stats and details about this property on the jump.1018 River Road, Red Hook (Realtor.com) GMAP
Asking Price: $998,500
Square feet: 4,872
Land: 3.97 acres
Distance to NYC: 109 miles; 2 hours, 15 minutes
Transportation: Amtrak to Rhinebeck