Car-Free Country House: The Princess Beatrix House in Hudson, $449,900

Here’s something for the history buffs (aren’t we all?): According to that little blue sign in the front of the house, this 1920 Tudor is named the Princess Beatrix house after Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands when she visited this house in 1959 during the 350th anniversary celebration of the discovery of the Hudson River by Henry Hudson. Cool, huh? Don’t we all want a house named after us? Maybe it will happen after we move into the Palenville Castle.

Perched on top of a hill on the fringes of Hudson, Princess Beatrix (the house, not the actual princess) is part of the Rossman Avenue Historic District. It’s convenient to the Hudson Amtrak station about a mile-and-a-half away, the Hudson River waterfront, and all the other cool stuff in Hudson.

As you can kind of see from the above photo, there is a large structure looming in the background, very close to the house, which looks like a hospital. But according to the GMAP, this house isn’t anywhere near Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson. And the plot thickens! Propertyshark.com shows that this house is located on Prospect Avenue, not Street. And Prospect Avenue is where Columbia Memorial Hospital is located. We sure do love our detective work here at Upstater, and we do it all so you don’t have to.

Regardless, it IS for sale, and it IS a lovely historic house in a great little city that is easy to get around in without a car.


21 Prospect Avenue (Gary DiMauro Realty) GMAP
Asking Price: $449,900
Beds: 4
Baths: 3.5
Square Feet: 3,136
Year Built: 1920
Land: .5 acres
Taxes: $8,779
Features: Butler’s pantry, caretaker’s wing w/separate staircase, screened-in porch

Category: $300000 to $499000, Car-Free Country Home, Columbia County, Hudson, upstate new york, Village

By: kandyharris | 11 April 2012 10:28 AM | 2 Comments

2 Responses

  1. weekendsubaru says:

    I drive by this house all the time and you’re quite right that is 1) lovely, and 2) right on Prospect across from the hospital complex.

    The front and side yard is rather bare, which I think might be hurting the curb appeal. I’ve always thought that the whoever snaps this place up should/probably will get a beefy privet or yew hedge going. That would screen the house from traffic and noise, and block the view of the hospital buildings, too. The house does sit on a beautiful rise, and the view out over Hudson is of rooftops, church spires, and the Catskills.

  2. kandyharris says:

    Hi! Thanks for confirming our suspicions regarding the location. Something seemed…off. We like it when our readers pipe up about stuff like this.

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