Becoming the newest resident of what has been deemed America’s “Coolest Small Town” is just one perk of being a homeowner at the River Ridge at Beacon townhome community.
River Ridge overlooks the Hudson River and mountains from its location next to the historic Reformed Dutch Church on Wolcott Avenue. Hardie board and brick siding make this new hilltop complex fit in perfectly with the city’s artsy, historic vibe. And, “it’s only two blocks off Main Street, so you can walk in[to town] for a coffee or for dinner,” says Michele Rios, sales manager at River Ridge at Beacon and associate broker for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties.
By the end of 2020, there will be 18 single-family attached homes in this luxury community. Each is two stories with more than 2,000 square feet of living space featuring modern amenities. Mahogany front doors, exposed beams, and cathedral ceilings contribute to the farmhouse feel, and the attention to detail in these homes is second to none, Rios says.
Prospective homeowners have a choice between four different models — The Church, The Durand, The Cole, and The Gifford. The Church, The Cole, and The Gifford start at $750,000 per unit, while The Durand starts at $825,000.
Each unit boasts 3 bedrooms (baths vary from 2.5 to 3.5, depending on the model) and an open kitchen-living space, perfect for entertaining or spending time with family. The Gifford is the only model in the complex that comes with a finished basement complete with its own bar area. This adds 917 square feet to the space, making it the largest option in the development.
Builders Tim Owen and Gary Joseph, both Beacon natives, used their intimate knowledge of the city to develop a community that contributes to the vibrance and historic character of the area. The builders decided to restore a 200-year-old gazebo that sits on the property to serve as a focal point on the landscaped, beautifully manicured grounds.
“It’s solid stone, even the pillars, but the roof had to be replaced,” Rios says of the restoration process. “They took it apart piece by piece and are now putting it back together.”
Joseph and Owen also took into consideration the easy access to New York City from their luxury space. River Ridge sits just a quarter mile from the Beacon Metro-North station.
“You don’t even have to get in the car to get to the train,” Rios says. “A set of stairs lead to Ferry Street, you cross the street, and you are at the train station. It’s no more than a five- to seven-minute walk.”