Maybe we’re biased, but we think the Hudson Valley is home to some pretty gorgeous houses. Although, “houses” feels like an admittedly weak way to describe sprawling Colonials, hidden Second Empire estates, and modern-day gilded mansions. Yet, even those are drops in the water compared to the veritable paradises that exchanged hands in 2018.
According to Property Shark, the following are the nine most expensive home sales in the Hudson Valley in 2018. Read up on the lowdown on each of them, then let us know which has your name all over it in the comments.
Seller: Jann Wenner, Teviot Property LLC
Buyer: Eversleigh LLC
The former home of media titan Jann Wenner (co-founder and publisher of Rolling Stone, former owner of Men’s Journal), the Tivoli property sold in November for a sum just shy of $11 million. The relatively new-to-the-Valley mansion was built in 1994 and boasts five bedrooms and four bathrooms inside its 7,979-square-foot space. It sits on an impressive 62.91 acres.
According to the Zillow listing, the River Rd property is a single-family home dating back to 1948. The 6-bedroom, 5-bathroom affair has 5,000 square feet and sits on just over 44 acres. A peek inside what is known as The Astor Tea House reveals everything from 16th century Italian pillars to an octagonal tea room. Outdoors, a heated saltwater pool, guest barn, and treehouse add to the dreamy ambiance.
Seller: Road Enterprises Carmichael
Buyer: Andrew Zobler
Sold in August 2018, the Rhinebeck property totals 6,018 square feet and has 20 rooms, six of which are bedrooms and six of which are bathrooms. It was built in 1770 and is zoned for residential or multipurpose/multistructural use. It was purchased by Andrew Zobler, the CEO of Sydell Group, a hotel development and management company.
Seller: Barbara Jean Swanson
Buyer: Said and Karen Haidar
Dubbed Boulder Point, or The Great Estate, the Tuxedo site is home to a breathtaking stone mansion that overlooks nearly a quarter mile of lakefront. The property, which resides in gated Tuxedo Park, was built by Bruce Price in 1920 and sits on 5.6 acres. Inside, a 40-foot dining room, wood-paneled library, and sun porch await. Additional amenities include a lakeside swimming pool and a picturesque two-bedroom boathouse. In total, the home has six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and just over 13,000 square feet.
As for who owned it, the abode was sold by writer and author Barbara Jean Swanson, the wife of Ridgewood Cos. founder Robert E. Swanson. It was purchased by Said Haidar, the founder and CIO of Haidar Capital Management, with his wife, Karen.
Seller: Michael Yanko, Lisa Green, Brian Berkowitz (referees)
Buyer: JP Morgan Chase Bank NA
With river views for days, the stately 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom abode in Nyack sold for just under $6 million in October 2018. Inside, it boasts granite counters, an expansive porch, and a massive kitchen with a Sub-Zero fridge. It sits on just over three-quarters of an acre and totals 5,200 square feet.
Seller: Scott Molin and Bea Grosman â€‹
Buyer: Pink Rose Properties LLC
Hidden in Rhinebeck, the contemporary estate charms with clean lines and open, airy spaces. The interior hides 40-foot vaulted ceilings, six bedrooms, and eight bathrooms. Outside, a pond, pool, and pool house offer endless entertainment in the warmer months.
Seller: Patricia Katz
Buyer: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc (nominee), M&T Bank
Situated right on the Nyack waterfront, the Rockland home is a dream beach-style abode with open windows and a lengthy porch. With 7,092 square feet containing seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, the single-family property sold in February 2018 for just over $5 million.
Seller: Joshua Mackey and Martin Revson â€‹
Buyer: Route 83 Holdings LLC
A true estate home, the Pine Plains setting comes with a horse country landscape and total isolation on all sides. It has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms and sits on a manicured 13.67 acres.
Seller: Philip Mactaggart and Shawn Pratt
Buyer: Jonathan Auerbach
Set on a quiet expanse in Millbrook, this magnificent abode rests on more than 31 acres and has more than 10,000 square feet of living space. Designed by Cynthia Filkoff and built by Wolcott Builders, the property charms with traditional architecture, natural lighting, and covetable additions like a spacious library and pristine outdoor pool.