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Embrace life in the Hudson Valley with this majestic Colonial in Hyde Park

The four-bedroom house was built in 1798, and has modern kitchen appliances.

Houlihan Lawrence

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Hyde Park, New York, is nestled along a scenic stretch of the Hudson River, and notably home to the Springwood estate, where Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born, raised, and eventually buried. It also has the Culinary Institute of America, a vibrant brewery and restaurant scene, the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club, the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, and many other beautiful houses, all just five miles from the small city of Poughkeepsie and a two-hour drive from New York City. 

If you're in the market for an upstate house, have some money to spend, and that sounds appealing to you, consider this four-bedroom, four-bath Colonial which was built way back in 1798. It has high-end, modern kitchen appliances and is listed for $999,500.

The property has a two-car garage and a long, private driveway to insulate you from the outside world.

Upon entry, you're greeted by a the stairs and a glimpse of the light-filled sun room.

There are several spacious living areas, as well as four grand fireplaces.

There is a wet bar with a wine fridge.

The forest green paint in this living room gives it a country feel.

The solarium offers views of a spring pond and small waterfalls.

There's a cozy dining room with wide plank floors.

The kitchen has been outfitted with a Sub-Zero fridge and a Garland oven.

And there's a connected dining area, with a window seat.

The master bedroom has bay windows, a fireplace, and a sitting area.

It also has a marble bathroom with double sinks.

Another bedroom has a dormer ceiling and a fireplace.

The attic is finished and offers additional sleeping spaceand a place to store cowboy boots and hats.

The fourth bedroom has cheerful yellow wallpaper:

It's a pretty drive up on the Taconic State Parkway. You can also take Metro-North to Poughkeepsie and rent a car.

If you visit, be sure to check out the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. A new $6 million permanent exhibit was recently installed, featuring artifacts from the Roosevelt era. Another exhibit, "The Art of War," displaying American poster art, goes up April 21st to December 31st.