Price Match: Country Abode Vs. City Colonial in Columbia County

Choose between a unique circular home with a matching guest house and a picturesque property with a charming garden.


5 Franklin Street, Hudson

Listing Price: $435,000 
Size: 1,200 sq ft
Year Built: 1900 (recently fully renovated)
Lot Size: 0.06 acre
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 1.5
School District: Hudson


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Built in 1900, this home in the heart of Hudson got a facelift down to its foundation less than a decade ago, yet it retains its age-old charm and character. There are hardwood floors throughout; the main level has an open concept, with a breakfast bar/kitchen island that’s perfect for entertaining or for a family. There’s a spacious hall upstairs, leading to three bedrooms (including a master with a walk-in closet) and a bath. The backyard is a gardener’s dream, with a garden that’s rare in this kind of city setting. A pergola above, and pavers below, bloom with flowers, shrubs, and climbing vines — you can bask in its beauty, then walk a few blocks to one of the best main streets in the Valley, Warren Street.


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2142 County Route 5, New Lebanon

Listing Price: $439,000
Size: 2,336 sq ft 
Year Built: 1999
Lot Size: 6.15 acres
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 1.5
School District: New Lebanon



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If you’re more of a country mouse, check out this home on 6-plus acres in New Lebanon. You won’t be cutting corners here — mostly because there are virtually NO corners in it. Its high ceiling is supported with birch beams that are wrapped in their original bark. Wide-plank wood floors, built-in bookcases, and two fireplaces ensure you won’t be roughing it. There are neat touches like a sleeping loft, a Murphy bed, a pull-out butcher block in the kitchen, and other unique built-ins. A wrap-around deck mimics the round concept (don’t miss the round birdhouse, too!), and leads to a matching guest house: Its beams are branches that meet in the middle — from which hangs a floating table. A woodstove in the guest house keeps things cozy.



New Lebanon home: Photos by Seth Davis, listed by Jeff Mckinney,, 518.392.2700; Hudson home: Photos by Seth Davis, listed by Deborah Kinney,, 518.929.5422

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