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Friday Fancy Returns: Cornwall Greek Revival, $799,000

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Well, Friday Fancy Returns just for this week, anyway. Normally we post a five-figure property on Fridays, but since we devoted this entire week to those, we though we’d switch things up a bit. We pulled this beautiful Greek Revival straight from our own real estate listings , and it certainly fits the fancy criteria. Looking like it was pulled straight from the Antebellum south, this property is located in the Orange County village of Cornwall on Hudson and comes with views of the Hudson River from the look-out room on the roof. Includes a carriage house and two acres of land. If you decide to look at the Google Streetview, it’s a little confusing. The mini-estate is actually tucked away from Duncan Avenue and bordered by Summer Winds Court. In typical Orange County fashion, the taxes are absurd.

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Category: $750000 to $1 million, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Friday Fancy, Orange County, Village

By: kandyharris | 31 January 2014 11:46 AM | 1 Comment

Six Months Later: Cornwall Aerie, Sold

Yep, it does appear that the upstate New York real estate market is picking up. Lately, homes we look back on are more often sold than reduced in price. So goes it for this contemporary in Cornwall-on-Hudson. Word has it the place sold for $517,000. When we wrote it up six months ago, the ask had been reduced by $20,000, to $550,000.

View of the Newburgh Beacon Bridge

 

Category: Cornwall-on-Hudson, Orange County, Six Months Later

By: lisa | 16 August 2012 03:00 PM | No Comments

Upstater Destinations: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and Storm King Art Center

Storm King Art Center

Spring is right around the corner. Or, it’s here already, depending on how you look at things. We haven’t had much snow, and the temperatures have been downright balmy most of the time. Nonetheless, many seasonal attractions in the Catskills and Hudson Valley won’t be open until April. So we’ve decided to include two Upstater Destinations this week: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, which you can enjoy now, and Storm King Art Center, which you can enjoy in the spring.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, whose mission is to ”create responsible caretakers of our environment,” has two locations. The Outdoor Discovery Center is located in Cornwall, and it focuses on bringing visitors outside to observe the wonders of nature surrounding them. The Center’s programs usually start at 10am, and they have programs scheduled for the winter months. Learn about the Awesome Opposum on February 25th. Or, sign up for the Maple Sugar tours at the Center throughout the month of March, which is prime maple sugaring season. The tour place through the Center’s sugar bush forest, and tours end at the farmhouse for a maple sugar taste test. Dress appropriately. The grounds can be muddy in March. But once winter wanes and April rolls around, the salamanders will be out in full force. You can learn about them and then go in search of them during the Center’s Weekend Nature Program on April 1st.

George Potanovic, Jr.

The museum’s Wildlife Discovery Center is in Cornwall-on-Hudson, and it is the home of the Meet the Animals series, which takes place Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm year-round. There are also a variety of other winter weekend learning programs. Check the website for dates and times. The Quest Hiking Trails are a great way to explore the indigenous flora and fauna of upstate New York, but the trails don’t open until April. Meanwhile, there are plenty of other opportunities at both the Cornwall and Cornwall-on-Hudson locations to get outside before spring rolls around.

George Potanovic, Jr.

Purchasing a membership to the Hudson Highlands Museum is a nice way to save on admission and support a great organization,  but even if you’re not a member (membership gets you in free to a lot of events), admission prices are affordable. Most programs and activities are $5 for adults, $3 for children.

If you’ve never been to the Storm King Art Center, you’re in for a treat. Flanked by picturesque Storm King and Shunnemunk Mountains, the Art Center is a stunning 500-acre outdoor sculpture park, containing around 100 pieces from a multitude of acclaimed artists.

Storm King Art Center

This year marks Storm King’s 50th anniversary, and the art center’s5+5: New Perspectives exhibition celebrates this milestone with ten artists’ sculptures new to Storm King. So even if you’ve experienced Storm King before but haven’t been  in a while, it’s worth the trip back to see the new additions to the park. Additionally, the park is exhibiting The View From Here, which illuminates the rich history and evolution of Storm King through photographs, maps, archival documents and other media. The exhibition also touches on the conservation techniques of artwork that is constantly exposed to the elements, something many of us take for granted while observing these amazing pieces.

Storm King Art Center

Storm King Art Center is currently closed for the season but will reopen on April 4th. Admission is a bit steep: $12 adults and $8 for kids grades K-12 and free admission for children under 5. Your best bet for seeing the park on the cheap is to go on the last weekends in June, July and August, when the art center offers pay-what-you-wish admission for all visitors. Bikes are available for rent at Storm King for $10 an hour (2 hour minimum), or $40 for the day. Just don’t try to bring your own bikes; they won’t let you ride them through the park.

 

Category: Cornwall, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Culture, Destinations, Orange County, upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 16 February 2012 11:09 AM | No Comments

Cornwall-on-Hudson Hillside Aerie, $550,000

The view of the house from the pool compound.

It wouldn’t be right for us to have a Town of the Week on the Hudson and not have a property with a river view. You can’t escape the view in this house, not that you’d want to. Situated on a hillside, every single room has a breathtaking view of the river.

There’s a great sense of flow in this house, with the kitchen, dining room and living room creating a connected space great for entertaining. Wall-to-wall windows in the dining room bathe everything in light. Second floor gallery looks out onto the first floor dining room, and a deck wraps around the entire house.

The property is situated on a ridge at the end of a private drive. Below, there’s a pool and a pool house with changing rooms and a kitchenette. Pine Ridge is a residential street, but the nearest house is down the ridge a piece, so the house is fairly secluded.

Plus, the detached garage has a bonus room. It’s unfinished, very bare bones, but it’s good for storage or a makeover into an extra living space.

The Realtor’s website gives you the option of taking a virtual tour of the house, which gives you a good idea of just how spectacular the Hudson River views are, and how the interior blends with the exterior environment to make it an impressive get-away to nature.

The price was reduced by $20,000 recently, and FYI: The owners are in the midst of a tax grievance.

View of the Newburgh Beacon Bridge

4 Pine Ridge Road, Cornwall-0n-Hudson (Vanessa Saunders) GMAP
Asking Price: $550,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3 full, 1 partial
Square Feet: 3488
Year Built: 2000
Land: Unknown
Taxes: Unknown
Features: Hudson River views, pool, fireplace, bonus room above the garage

Category: $500000 to $749999, Cornwall-on-Hudson, Nature, Orange County, upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 16 February 2012 09:06 AM | 1 Comment