Staatsburg New York Real Estate

Staatsburg NY

Staatsburg real estate is a rarity indeed! With a population of less than 500, Staatsburg (a hamlet of the larger town of Hyde Park) is a small place. It's the southernmost hamlet in the Hudson River National Historic Landmark District, which extends from the river inland roughly a mile from Staatsburg north to Germantown.  Much of Staatsburg land is comprised of the Ogden Mills and Ruth Livingston Mills State Park and Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park—jointly referred to as Mills-Norrie State Park. It is beautiful territory, and the real estate around it more valuable because of these historic neighbors.

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  • MLS® #: 20210428
  • 97 Reservoir Rd
  • Staatsburg, NY 12580
  • $375,000
  • 63.6 Acres
  • Land
  • Keyology Group LLCIDX Logo
  • Office: Keyology Group LLC
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Staatsburg NY History and Lifestyle

Because of the amount of space the state parks take up in Staatsburg, their history is more or less the history of the hamlet.

For a long time, the area was characterized by the Livingston family's large country “seats,” which were established on the land that slopes gradually up from the Hudson River and affords views of the river and the Catskill Mountains beyond; a view that has attracted visitors, home-builders, and home-owners for centuries and is considered an essential quality of the district.

The Livingstons built a house at Staatsburg in the 1800's, and Ruth Livingston inherited the 25-room Greek Revival mansion built by her father’s maternal grandparents, New York’s third governor, Morgan Lewis, and his wife, Gertrude, nee Livingston.

With her husband, financier Ogden Mills, Ruth commissioned McKim, Mead and White to redesign it into a 65-room Beaux-Arts palace worthy of the Gilded Age, which was known as Mills Mansion until recently renamed Staatsburgh State Historic Site. By the time he died in 1929, Ogden Mills had purchased about 1,600 acres of farmland, orchards and vineyards around the house and created one vast farm called Inderkill after the Indian Kill that runs through the southern part of Staatsburg. His goal was not to make money so much as to provide his family and tenant farmers with everything they needed, from grain, fruit, vegetables and flowers to dairy, poultry and meat.

In 1938 Ruth and Ogden’s daughter, Gladys (who inherited the house from her brother), donated it, most of its original furnishings and 192 acres to the state as a memorial to her parents with the condition that the upstairs remained intact. Today teas, talks and tours take the visitor through the house and grounds. In winter you’ll often find folks sledding down the hill out back, and in summer the vista provides a dramatic backdrop for a concert series co-sponsored by Hyde Park Recreation and community businesses. Every October during peak leaf-peeping season, when the grounds are at their colorful best, dozens of antique and classic cars roll down the old winding roads to join in the Gathering of the Old Cars on the lawn in front of the house. And the gift shop is said to be one of the best in the region. Residents of the area use these parks to take in the air and the views throughout the year.

As for Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park: Morgan Hall was constructed in the 1870s as a residence for John Lawrence Lee and Margaret Lewis Livingston Lee. After the death of John Lee, the house was bought by William Dare Morgan and Angelica Livingston Hoyt, who spent her summers at The Point, or Hoyt House, her family's summer home. Hoyt House had been designed by Calvert Vaux in 1855 for Lydig Hoyt and his wife, Geraldine Livingston Hoyt, whose parents lived next door at Mills Mansion.

The Civilian Conservation Corp’s Camp Margaret Lewis Norrie, in operation from 1933 to 1937, created the infrastructure still in use at the park, including the roads and bridges (of locally quarried stone) leading to the Hudson River, where they erected the Norrie Point Inn, now the park’s Environmental Center. New York State bought the grounds of Morgan Hall in 1966, when it was joined with the Mills-Norrie State Park complex, including Mills Mansion and grounds, the Hoyt House, a town park and other smaller contiguous land parcels.

It’s fascinating to see all these bits come together to make the properties we have the privilege of enjoying today. By the way, the Dinsmore Golf Course was built as a private course in the 1890s as an amenity to the estates of the Dinsmore, Hoyt, Mills and other families on land owned by the Dinsmores to the north of the Mills’ property. Helen Hull inherited the golf course property in 1941 from her grandfather, William B. Dinsmore II, and in 1951 the golf course and adjoining land to the north were donated by Mrs. Hull to the Taconic State Park Commission, with the conditions that it would be maintained as a public course and named Dinsmore Golf Course

Beyond all of this, the lifestyle of Staatsburg is very much tied to the that of Hyde Park which is where most Staatsburgians go for shopping and community.

Staatsburg NY Homes For Sale

You may not find it convenient to build a modern-day Mills Mansion, but there are other Staatsburg homes for sale at varying price points. One recent listing was a half-mile drive through the woods past an 18th-century barn and pond with nearly 30 acres of Staatsburg real estate - the main house had once been an inn.

Perhaps you prefer something newer? Something right in the Hamlet? If you’d like to build right in town there are occasionally lots for sale. 

If you are looking for a Staatsburg home for sale or Staatsburg land for sale, speak with a Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty agent. Because of the scarcity of Staatsburg real estate, working with a local expert is the best way to ensure you know as soon as a property becomes available.

For more information about Staatsburg Real Estate or the hamlet of Staatsburg, feel free to contact Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty. We are the Staatsburg NY Experts!

 

 

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