The Oliver Wiswall House Is a Greek Revival Masterpiece in Hudson

In Columbia County, the Oliver Wiswall House is on the market for $4.5 million, offering panoramic views of the river and Hudson-Athens Lighthouse.

The riverfront town of Hudson is known for its historic properties and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. New on the market in the Columbia County town is the Oliver Wiswall House, a circa 1835 Greek Revival masterpiece that rests atop Mount Merino. The 39-acre property is a serene escape on the river that is listed for $4.5 million with associate brokers Nancy Felcetto and Robin Horowitz of Brown Harris Stevens.

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Originally built by a former mayor of Hudson and founder of the town’s Greenport Conservation Area, the historic mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places. A beacon of timeless elegance, the Oliver Wiswall House is in a prime viewing location for Hudson River sunsets, scenes of the iconic Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, and a backdrop of the Catskill Mountains.

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Upon entering the house, visitors can note how every detail has been meticulously preserved in a thoughtful restoration of the Greek Revival building. The property’s timelessness is felt in the classic brick architecture exterior, stately moldings, marble fireplaces (five in total), and original doors and windows.

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Along with the Oliver Wiswall House’s historic features, the interior boasts a spacious layout, with a gracious center hall that leads to a formal living room, library, and formal dining room. Each space in the mansion is adorned with moldings and fine craftsmanship that blend the house’s historic elements with modern comforts and natural lighting from the numerous oversized windows.

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The Hudson house transitions into a later postmodern addition that includes a grand room with curved, soaring ceilings, as well as a cook-friendly kitchen, spacious dining room, mud room, pantry, and laundry area. Each newer room was designed with the intention of maintaining the mansion’s historic and timeless aesthetic. The Oliver Wiswall House offers next-level comfort with four bedrooms and three and a half baths, all of which are flooded with natural light to capitalize on the property’s surrounding natural beauty and views.

Outside, a multi-level deck and patio immerse visitors in the expansiveness of the Hudson River at every turn. For stargazing, grilling, or relaxation, the Oliver Wiswall House’s sprawling lawns and outside features make for the perfect tranquil retreat.

The Oliver Wiswall House is located at 127 Mount Merino Drive in Hudson.

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