Fancy a fixer-upper? This one is a Federal beauty in Schodack Land, Rensselaer County, about 20 minutes south of Albany. Located on the shores of the Hudson River, the house offers river views and a quiet northern Hudson Valley hamlet locale.
Called the Captain Schermerhorn House, the 6000 square foot home was built in 1785 has been completely stripped to the studs, ready for someone with the skills to give it a modern spin, or restore it to its original period glory. Includes: Plank floors, fireplaces, Palladian Window, and 5-bay facade, which must have been quite a sight to behold from the bow of a passing ship back in the 18th century. Lots of details are still intact look original woodworking, French doors, and sweeping staircase.
We’re not going to lie: Restoring this house seems like a big job, but this shining example of early Federal-style architecture deserves the careful hand of a restoration whizz so that it can shine once again from its perch on a bluff overlooking the Hudson.
591 River Road, Schodack Landing (HOUSE Hudson Valley Realty)