Perched on the Hudson Terrace hillside, 221 Hudson Terrace is a pristine and impeccably renovated Victorian overlooking the Hudson River and the picturesque village of Piermont below.
In 2010, Jennifer and Patrick McLaughlin knew it was time to move their young family out of Brooklyn Heights and were looking for an interesting and dynamic community to call home. All it took was one visit to Piermont for them to know that was where they wanted to live.
According to Jennifer, “Piermont is such a vibrant community. During the summer and fall weekends, there is something going on almost every weekend. The Bastille Day festival is one of our favorites. And we don’t just have one Farmer’s Market, we have TWO markets open every Sunday. Also, the restaurants are amazing. Our favorite spots are O’Lar and the summer patio at the Sidewalk Bistro.” Jennifer goes on to say, “Our neighbors are fantastic. Over the years, we’ve had a ton of young families move in. We also have neighbors who have lived in Piermont for generations. This dynamic mix creates a warm and welcoming vibe on our street.” The home’s location can’t be beat. It is across the street from a playground, close to the rail trail and is an easy walk into town. “The minute I come home I feel like I’m on vacation,” states Jennifer. “There is always something to do. Hiking, biking, swimming and sailing are all just steps away.”
Built in 1890, the home was being used as a four-family rental property when the McLaughlins purchased it. They embarked on an extensive, two-phase renovation to convert it back to a single-family home. The focus of the renovations was to bring in today’s modern amenities, maintain the charm of a bygone era and to maximize the river views from every floor.
While renovating the first floor, the McLaughlins uncovered an old brick chimney that ran through the center of the house. “We loved how the element represented the history of the home so we kept it and converted it to a wine display tower that separates the dining room and the kitchen.” They chose white Shaker-style kitchen cabinets which contrast nicely with the Absolute black granite countertops with a honed leather finish and the reclaimed antique walnut hardwood floors.
Imagine waking up every day to a glorious river view. The master bedroom offers a fantastic view of the river and the bridges – both old and new! It also features a luxurious bath and a custom walk-in closet. There are two additional bedrooms and another full bath (with an authentic claw-foot tub) on the second floor.
The third floor provides the perfect multi-use space. With outstanding river views, lots of angles, nooks and a lavatory, the attic can be used as an office, guest suite or just a peaceful respite to rest and relax.
Additional living/entertaining space can be found in the fully finished lower level. With its double wine refrigerators, exposed brick wall and reclaimed wood bar, it is the perfect spot to watch the game or just hang out.
Not only was the inside of the home renovated from the ground up, but the landscaping was also architecturally designed to take advantage of the river views. And the mature hydrangeas bloom all summer long. “It is wonderful having an abundance of fresh flowers throughout the house,” says Jennifer.
“It’s time for us to pass the torch on to the next people who want to make this their home. We know they will be as happy here as we have been.”
If you are in the market for a turn-key, authentic Victorian with full river views located in a dynamic village with awesome neighbors and a top-rated school system, this may very well be the perfect home for you. Call Donna Cox, Associate Broker for Better Home and Gardens in Nyack, on 845-641-8613 with any questions and to schedule a private viewing. You will be so happy you did.