If the artistry of Thomas Kincaid fills you with thoughts of warmth, charm and old fashion romance, The RiverHouse will fulfill all of your dreams. A small portion of the house is thought to be from the 1800's, but the renown 1930's entertainer, Sophie Tucker, visited the rugged terrain overlooking the Roeliff-Jansen Kill (the Roe-Jan) and fell in love with the pristine babbling trout stream winding through the historic natural beauty of the rock hillsides and woodlands. Surrounded by almost 16 acres of wetland property, The RiverHouse will forever remain free from development providing privacy and Norman Rockwell like views during each of the beautiful Hudson River Valley seasons.
The homestead was expanded in the early 1930's by Ms. Tucker to include 4,000+ square feet providing 4 bedrooms with 4 baths and wood-burning fireplaces in both the formal living room and library. Later the home was occupied by another 1950's star, Ann Southern, and even later a swimming pool was blasted into the rock high over the Roe-Jan providing views of the trout stream and adjacent meadows. Today the property includes the pool plus a profession, astro-turf tennis court.
The current owners immediately fell in love with the property and the exterior of the home, but time and neglect had allowed the interior to decline. Inspired by the possibilities, the interior was completely refurbished with the addition of a separate family room and breakfast room, both sharing gas fireplaces and floor to ceiling triple insulated Pella glass walls providing vaulted views of the babbling stream and woodlands while expanding the home to 5200 square feet. Nothing enhances the enjoyment of country house more than a chef's kitchen which The RiverHouse amply provides: two farm sinks, two ovens,. two Miele dishwashers, warming oven, microwave, Wolf 6-burner gas stove, and the wonderful convenience of a built-in Miele coffee brewer for that warming morning cup or an evening of espresso or cappuccino. A 14X8 pantry provides ample storage for all of your dining needs. And all of these modern conveniences are enhanced by the 14-inch random width Southern Pine wooden floors and 100+ year-old ceiling beams salvaged from the bottom of Baltimore Harbor. Six separate TV's and a state of the art sound system supplies entertainment throughout. Finally, an adjacent separate dining room provides for exquisite dinning once the sun fades behind the hills providing a wonderful end to an enchanting day.
LOWER RATES AVAILABLE FOR 60 AND 90 DAY RENTALS: 60 days @ $450 and 90 days @ $400/day