Address: 230 Hudson Terrace, Piermont
Description: This Rockland County colonial has a rich history and unique architectural flourishes. Famed architect Stanford White, designer of the Washington Square arch, is responsible for the Taylor House’s unique appearance.
A modest grandeur that can only be achieved by a home owned by the same family for four generations is immediately apparent upon entry. A cozy living room sits just off the main entrance, which is adorned by a two-landing staircase. Brick and stone line the 2,900-square-foot interior in many places.
Framed like a painting, White’s design demonstrates his incredible attention to detail. The unique woodwork utilizes a multi-paneled motif throughout the home. These patterns incorporate both Colonial Revival and Queen Anne styles, creating a striking and dramatic effect.
Originally constructed in 1871, the home boasts four levels which demonstrate the talent of America’s much-loved architect. Arches and ceilings with creative geometric designs give each room a distinctive feel while maintaining a consistent theme throughout — a rare feat. Original bead board walls, inlaid floors, French doors, and four fireplaces in total contribute to an elegant, rustic setting.
Twenty-one window panes deliver ample opportunities to let in the sunshine and take in scenic Hudson River views. Rockland County is known for its idyllic landscape, and Piermont’s location couldn’t be more covetable. Residents of the Taylor House can walk into town in under five minutes and enjoy the village’s eclectic shops and restaurants.
In addition to a virtual home office, the finished lower level boasts a guest apartment with its own access to the lawn. An expansive porch overlooks the inground pool and the property’s 0.5 acres, making it an incredible spot to enjoy a meal surrounded by Hudson Valley foliage.
Asking price: $1,275,000
Selling points: Piermont has so much to offer with vibrant coffee shops, riverside bistros, and waterfront bars. The South Orangetown Central School District grants excellent educational opportunities, and the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home has more than enough space for a family.
Full of personality, the Taylor House will steal your heart with its rich history. White placed hundreds of details and flourishes to be appreciated long after unpacking that last moving box.
Listing agents: Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty