Roaming country estates, antique towns, vintage barns, and city access without the busy traffic: when it comes to country living, the Hudson Valley has it all. This ideal mixture makes it the perfect second home location for country-craving city folk and, as more and more NYCers seek to discover the beauty of the Hudson Valley, real estate giant Corcoran has expanded into the area to meet demand.
Corcoran is a Manhattan-based real estate company founded by “Shark Tank” star Barbara Corcoran that has over 50 affiliated offices in awe-inspiring locations ranging from New York City to San Francisco. Now, the Hudson Valley joins this impressive list of outposts with Corcoran Country Living, a Rhinebeck- and Millbrook-based affiliate run by experienced realtors Marie-Claire Gladstone and Jason Karadus.
Both Gladstone and Karadus are longtime residents of the Hudson Valley who, according to Karadus, “have grown to love the area over the years.” They lead a team of twenty agents specializing in locations throughout the region, including Dutchess, Columbia, and Ulster Counties.
With its Hudson Valley focus, Country Living, which was established by the acquisition of the former Paula Redmond Real Estate, offers something different from Corcoran’s usual luxury high-rises and city condos. Upstate, it highlights sprawling country homes, renovated rustic barns, and a broad range of other properties that capitalize on beauty and location.
“People ultimately want both space and access to things like farm-to-table dining, the arts, vast outdoor experiences, prioritization of sustainability, and more,” Karadus says. “The Hudson Valley offers exactly that with the convenience of still being close to the city. You can’t get much better than that!”
Indeed, you can’t. And, while Hudson Valley locals are quite familiar with the charms of the area, those attractions remain elusive to many others, including potential buyers. Country Living is a natural bridge spanning this gap between Big Apple and Hudson Valley, connecting country paradise to city life and drawing second home buyers into the area.
While Corcoran is the new leader at the real estate firm, the expert team behind the former Paula Redmond Real Estate remains the same. Through the merger, the two enterprises bring their respective expertise to form a hybrid division that spotlights luxury living in the Hudson Valley like no other.
“I think it’s exciting that we have such a good company moving to the Hudson Valley and I’m happy to be a part of it,” says Paula Redmond, who, along with her team of agents and managers, remains with the firm as an associate broker.
“As New York City’s preeminent real estate firm and an extremely well-respected and recognizable brand, Corcoran’s arrival to the Hudson Valley will reach an unprecedented number of city-based buyers and sellers through its network,” Karadus says.
For any of these would-be country home buyers, the Hudson has no shortage of one-of-a-kind properties to discover. From historical hideaways and gorgeous mountainside homes to sprawling farm manors, the Hudson Valley is as diverse as it is beautiful. Corcoran Country Living is ready to uncover these hidden gems and local paradises.
“We look forward to more and more New Yorkers discovering the Hudson Valley and the beauty of the region. We are thrilled to serve our clients here and can’t wait for what the future will bring,” Gladstone notes.