Properties with Hudson Views are rare. Properties with unimpeded Hudson Views, rarer still. Properties built to capture amazing views of the Hudson and a scenic bridge, with terraces that provide the perfect viewing point? The numbers dwindle still further. Properties like that that are currently on the market, in picture perfect condition, priced way under the 1 million mark, with motivated sellers? It's possible there's only one of those out there right now. 50 Turkey Point Road, in Saugerties, NY.
If you're on the fence about river views think on this. Simple mountain views are essentially static. Of course they change slightly with the seasons, but mountains never get up and move around! With this property you have distant mountain views, views of historic mansions across the river, and a view of the river that is ever-changing. From a distance the comings and goings on the river are calming, almost hypnotic. There are of course things that you would not want to have change when you own a river property like this. For example your privacy and serenity. It would be difficult to stomach a developer buying up the land surrounding your home to build a huge complex of river view condos. Luckily this property is contiguous with over 150 acres of protected state land so you're unlikely to ever have to deal with condo construction. This property is designed for privacy and seclusion. At the end of a long drive you enter the deer fenced compound with beautifully landscaped gardens and stately mature trees. Even the deer will not disturb your calm! While they're beautiful, they really can be so pesky when it comes to protecting your pansies. Nearly 7 acres of beautiful Hudson Valley countryside are yours with this property, and you have the added protection of the contiguous state land.
At the current price of $695,000 you might expect that you would be making some compromise on style, architecture or condition in order to get the views and the land. Nothing could be further from the reality of this gorgeous contemporary. The architecture is unique and perfectly tasteful, with wonderful details. Stone detailing, beautiful windows, perfectly pitched roofs and garage doors your friends will envy (don't scoff ! Garage doors can make or break the exterior of a home!) Everything about this home resonates with "Contemporary Hudson River Estate".
Upon walking thru the front door of the home you experience the full views of the river through the windows. The open floor plan with its sunken living area, imposing bluestone fireplace, media space and formal dining room are picture perfect, newly painted, and take perfect advantage of the views. At one end of the house is the dream of a kitchen (views there too!), with custom Cherry cabinets and top-of-the-line appliances to suit the most demanding chef. This kitchen goes above and beyond for the cook, with a warming/proofing drawer and deep freeze. Close by is the conservatory/breakfast room which can be completely opened up to the outdoors. As with all main floor rooms it has access to the wrap around stone patios that circle the back of the home to take in those views. On the patio there's a 16' retractable awning for rainy day outdoor living. At the other far end of the main floor is a multi-purpose vaulted ceiling space currently used a music/family room with its own outside entrance. It is plumbed for a kitchen, so you might choose to make a in-law suite and with the pocket doors can be closed off from the rest of the house, or a pottery studio, or a wet bar... A separate main floor bedroom and full bath complete this level.
The upper floor features a book shelf-lined library with Spanish tile floors. The library separates the master wing at one end from an additional bedroom (which has been plumbed for its own bath) at the other. The master bath has radiant heated floors that will pamper the toes. The 2nd floor offers an extra special little surprise, an open air 'crows nest' balcony where you can hide away from everything except the River views. The basement houses all the best of mechanical systems, with 7 zones of heating and 3 zones of cooling. Water treatment systems insure the purest of water. There is also a temperature controlled wine cellar.
50 Turkey Point is located in the lovely town of Saugerties, with it's wonderful downtown that is both charming and utilitarian. Antiques stores sit next to small groceries, cafes, a movie theatre, and a hardware store. Everything you need on a daily basis to "get stuff done" is available in the village right next to art and curiosities that feed the soul. Kingston is right down the road and Woodstock a few minutes away in the opposite direction. An added bonus? The nearest Amtrak station is just 15 minutes away so you can get into the city painlessly and car-less friends can visit you easily. This is truly a home unlike anything on the market today. Please make your appointment now, call Phil Winship, Associate Real Estate Broker, 845-679-2255.
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