It may not feel like it yet, and it certainly doesn't upstate, where residents have been slammed with snowstorm after snowstorm these last few weeks, but spring is around the corner. For those fantasizing about warmer days, and especially those in the market for a vacation house, this three-bedroom, three bath built in 1835 may seem high-priced at $725,000, but it also seems like a dreamy place to take in the breeze off the Hudson River when it's nice out.
The house is on the National Register of Historic Places. It overlooks the water, and is across the street from the New Hamburg Yacht Club, named for the hamlet just west of Wappingers Falls. The house is three blocks from the New Hamburg Metro-North station, and on slightly elevated ground.
The house itself has wide-board floors, nine-foot ceilings, two fireplaces, and a slate roof. There's a front porch and a separate barn for use as a garage, with a second floor that could be an office space.
To the side and back are stone patios for entertaining and chilling out.
The living room fireplace has a stone mantel.
There's a full dining room and another sitting room with a fireplace.
The kitchen has a butcher block section of counter and moderate storage space.
The bedrooms have low, sloping ceilings, and we don't get a good look at the bathrooms, but they look tight.
One bedroom is currently set up as an office.
New Hamburg is a little over an hour and a half from Grand Central Terminal by Metro-North. The drive is also about an hour and a half. There's not much to the hamlet as far as businesses go, but there's grocery shopping, strip malls, restaurants, and more in Wappingers Falls, an eight-minute drive away.