Movie-Setting-Worthy Riverside Mansion for $1.2M

  |  October 29, 2020
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If we were in the market for a pretend haunted house, we’d be all over this Stuyvesant mansion sitting on the shores of the Hudson River. 

And, who’s to say we’re not? In fact, all week we’ve been exploring the mysterious /spooky side of the real estate listings, finding some tantalizing prospects for pretend haunted houses all over the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Today’s offering comes from Stuyvesant, NY, situated in western Columbia County, east-of-Hudson. While most people only know the county’s cultural hub of Hudson city, the rest of Columbia is mostly rural, flanked to the east and west by both the Berkshires and the Catskill Mountains. This c.1838 brick Italianate is in the hamlet of Stuyvesant and includes its own a stretch of rarefied river frontage.

Horror movie fans that we are, we can’t help but imagine this house as the setting for a classic haunted house tale: Young family moves to the country to escape a tragic circumstance. “The rest and fresh air will do you some good,” says the concerned husband to wife/Final Girl. Meanwhile, little pale children in dirty white rags creepily giggle in the middle of the night, and everyone refuses to go into the basement. Cool older homes with tons of nooks and crannies are required for a good haunted house tale. Cases in point: the House of the Seven Gables, the Amityville Horror, Beetlejuice, Hereditary, and the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House, just to name a few.

The great thing about this c.1838 Italianate is that you get the “cool older home” element minus all the spooky ghosts and demons. Instead, this house is “haunted” with come spectacular period details, like the gothic window framing, cathedral ceilings, fireplaces, and plank flooring.

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The 3,388-square-foot interior includes four bedrooms, many with views of the Hudson River…

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…which you can also see from the privacy of the massive master bedroom suite’s river-facing balcony.

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It’s not all antique features, however. Check out the spa-like main bath:

The 1.8-acre property is just steps away from the Stuyvesant boat launch on the other side of the railroad tracks. Speaking of which, it looks like there might be an old train station on this or an adjacent property, just in case you still need to get your spooky-ghost on.

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Think that the rest and fresh air that come with this Stuyvesant mansion will do you some good? Find out more about 66 Riverview Street, Stuyvesant, NY from The Kinderhook Group.

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Kandy is a writer and musician/music teacher living in Saugerties, NY.

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