Amazing & Modernized 150-Year-Old House for Sale in Ulster County
The Hudson Valley is like a living museum. From towns founded before the Declaration of Independence was signed to canals that helped shape the entire northeast, there's something cool (and beautiful) everywhere you look. A new real estate listing in Rifton, NY is no exception.
Historic Home in Rifton, NY
Originally built in 1876, the massive stone house (nicknamed "The Rifton") has had many iterations. From a duck farm to a church to a town hall, the 6,000 square-foot structure has been completely updated (with some historical exceptions) to create a four bedroom, four bathroom home. Not just any ordinary home, either. Check out the incredible great room with the hulking circular fire pit in the middle (below).
Original Stone House in the Hudson Valley, NY
There's also a beautiful marriage of modern convenience and historic architecture. There are over 30 original windows in the Rifton, and the expertly crafted stone walls can be seen in many rooms. Look at how the modern concrete sink perfectly melds with the original stonework of the house in this bathroom.
The home is located just steps from the Wallkill river and surrounded by nature. While the house only sits on a half acre of land, the sprawling porch offers views far beyond the property (when the trees aren't so full of lush leaves).
The only thing that may keep you from moving in is the price. At $2.5 million, the house is, as one Facebook commenter put it, "Utterly fabulous but stupidly priced." Keep scrolling to check out the gorgeous main bathroom, modern kitchen, and the awesome way the mudroom is built around a boulder!