This five-bedroom downtown gem boasts spectacular views of the Hudson River and a unique exterior in Rockland County.
Address: 19 Catherine Street, Nyack
Description: Nyack has earned its title as one of Hudson Valley’s most popular towns for its riverfront views and exciting arts and music scene, but the Victorian-style homes that define the village’s appearance are what make visitors stay.
Dubbed “Castle in the Sky,” this high-rising five-story property stands out in the center of town with its ornately designed balconies and outer embellishments, ensuring the best views of the river and a closeness to all the Main Street action on a weekend night out.
Though this property was built in 2002, the majestic Victorian features elements of both historic and modern and emulates the 19th-century style of many of its neighbors. The exterior of the house looks like a grown-up dollhouse, with an equal parts Pixar and Studio Ghibli aesthetic. Unique roof tiling stands out, a common fixture in the Victorian style. High windows let natural light in, and curved walls from the protruding tower-like structures create a unique setup in the interior spaces.
Enjoy balconies on each floor, perfect for relaxing with a cup of coffee to watch the sunrise. The balconies have unique geometrical trim on the side to match the siding of the rest of the house. For more outside action, step out onto the fenced back patio or the front garden, the latter which lines the house with shrubbery reminiscent of an idyllic English cottage.
Inside the 4,800-sq-ft property, each room has expansive floor space and intricate hardwood floor design. The first floor living room has a fireplace and is the perfect space for hosting guests.
The entryway flows into the kitchen with two arched windows leading the way and illuminating the space. An island counter is the centerpiece of the kitchen, flaunting the house’s modernity. Anyone can feel like a pro chef in this fully furnished kitchen with all the amenities, including a dishwasher, tall refrigerator, and state-the-art microwave and oven.
Settle in for the night in one of the five spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom offers windows all around the curved wall for a unique layout with beautiful lighting. Each bedroom provides guests with their own private space for beauty sleep. Showroom lights offer a sophisticated feel to the rooms, and wood furniture accents are included with the rooms. Turn one of the rooms into an office overlooking the town with a desk to the window for a relaxing work environment.
Each of the three bathrooms is furnished with vintage cabinets and beautiful tiled accents on the bathroom walls. The master bathroom gives a French bath feel with fleur de lis accents on the wall. Included is a marble-walled shower with a glass sliding door and tub for the perfect bubble bath. Double sinks with marble countertop give a perfect finish for the master bath. The convenience of a twin vanity can also be found in the other bathrooms, as well as large statement mirrors and full showers. A state-of-the-art washer and dryer setup is included in the array of amenities offered with the home.
Asking price: $995,000
Selling points: Watch the sunrise and sunset over the Hudson from the balcony and deck, host plenty of guests in the spacious rooms, and relax with family in the center of one of Rockland County’s most exciting towns. Just a block away, you can find an abundance of restaurants and live music during the weekend, spend time at the town’s famous street fairs on Sundays, and explore the outdoors at Memorial Park and Hook Mountain.
Additionally, Nyack’s school district boasts exceptional teachers and resources, especially in the arts and music departments. And only half an hour away from New York City, it’s the perfect location for a respite after urban adventures. This beautiful manor is searching for its next Bruce Wayne to look over “Gotham.”
Listing agents: Adam Blankfort and Ryan Paige, Corcoran, Baer & McIntosh