Garden Buffs, Get Your Greenery Fix on September 22 & 23
Calling all green-thumbed, nature-lovers of the Mid-Hudson Valley. September is a great time to get outside and visit the region’s beautiful gardens as you scheme and dream up next year’s garden plans. The Garden Conservancy will hold Open Days and Digging Deeper events in Dutchess and Ulster Counties on September 22 and 23, respectively.
Michelle Sutton explores techniques for incorporating plants into rock walls. (Her favorite ingredient: mud!)
Bard Spiegeltent performer Adrienne Truscott and her partner Carmine Covelli bought property in Tivoli and made it their own.
Williams Lumber and Home has a wide selection of replacement windows for your next home upgrade.
The newly renovated Glens Falls House in Round Top is off to the races. A swirling vortex of possibility, under its new owners the resort offers a saturated sensory experience that blends genuine hospitality, an unapologetic love of fun, and a reverence for the natural world.
The modern farmhouse style embodies casual comfort—community, convenience, quality of life. Whether you are building a new home or remodeling an existing one, what you want to achieve is not the trend itself—it’s the way it makes you feel. When you think beyond the trend and add your own twist, you will find a new level of enjoyment that is uniquely yours.
Epic Views, Cozy Shelter, and American Fare
Reopening in November of 2016 following extensive renovations, the new Scribner’s Catskill Lodge was born out of a desire to modernize the building’s existing bones while still honoring its history. With over 20 acres of land with hiking trails, a pool, outdoor firepit, and walking distance to Hunter Mountain Ski Resort, Scribner has all the amenities for a fun and relaxing retreat in the Catskills.
Commemorate the Garden with a Lawn Party and Panel Discussion on 9/22
Blithewood Garden on the Bard College is a quintessential walled Italianate Garden. Over the past two years Bard and Garden Conservancy have collaborated to restore the garden. Celebrate Blithewood's 115th birthday with a lawn party and panel discussion on September 22.
Catskill Farms designs, builds, and sells new cottages, farmhouses, and barn homes in the Catskills and the Hudson Valley. They have a barn home for sale now in Kerhonkson.
Whether you are planning a corporate retreat, a family reunion, or a destination wedding, the new Gather Greene nature retreat site in Coxsackie, NY can accommodate your group's needs with its pavilion, facilities, and 17 glamping cabins.
While wood floors are classic, every now and then, a room needs something to soften it—an effect that can only be accomplished by an area rug. Here's a guide to custom area rugs
Actor and writer Jeffrey Doornbos and his wife, clothing and interior designer Caroline Diani, find a lovely stone home in Germantown NY.
This horticultural therapy garden at St. Gregory’s of Woodstock shares the healing qualities of plants.
Boasting durability and uniformity, pavers offer a reliable solution for all your "hardscaping" needs, from patio to poolside, driveway to firepit. Andy Jozefowicz of Williams Lumber offers some ideas for incorporating them into your outdoor living area.
The Pros & Cons of Different Flooring Options
Pets can be a big hazard to your flooring if you don't choose it with them in mind. From spills and bathroom accidents to claw marks, it's important to choose a floor that can stand the wear and tear of your furry friends—while also providing comfort.
It's true what they say: they don't make 'em like they used to. And people have caught on. More and more folks are buying second-hand clothing and vintage furniture every year to get that quality craftsmanship of yesteryear—and also save a buck. Luckily, the Hudson Valley has a ton of antique stores—on Main Streets and major thoroughfares, in strip malls and on tucked-away side roads. And that is not to mention all the yard sale'ing to be had when the weather gets nice.
Here is a list of some of our favorite vintage emporiums. This list is not exhaustive, these are just a few of our favorites!
Luddite Antiques24 Main Street, Germantown, NY 12526
If you're going for more of a vintage vibe on the illumination front, then you're going to want to head down up to Columbia County. On Main Street you'll find Luddite Antiques, a Brooklyn retail expat specializing in early electric lighting. From Victorian chandeliers to Art Deco sconces to neon bar signs, Luddite illumines every era of history.
Rose Hill Antiques5066 Route 209, Accord, New York 12404
It's hard to miss the display of trunks, tables, and lawn furniture when you drive past Rose Hill Antiques on the weekend. The selection ranges from primitive to Victorian to Mid-Century. It can get cluttered in there, so it takes a sharp eye to find the gems. Pro-tip: walk through twice to take it all in.
415 Main Street, Rosendale
Bigger isn't always better. Stuff in Rosendale is a small and tastefully curated storefront by husband-and-wife couple Daniel Goodwin and Monik Geisel. The Main Street shop specializes in affordably priced Mid-Century Danish furniture, oversized art, oddities, rugs, and decor. They opened in Rosendale in December 2017 and on August 1, 2018 they will be moving to Uptown Kingston. Stay tuned for their new address.
Hyde Park Antiques Center
4192 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
This 9,500-square-foot facility on Route 9 is itself an antique, dating back to the late 1700s and sited behind a scenic pond. The sprawling antiques vendor mall has thousands of authentic antiques, collectables, and vintage decor, making it a destination for antique dealers and amateur collectors alike.
Rhinebeck Antique Emporium5229 Albany Post Rd (Route 9), Staatsburg, NY
This Route 9 warehouse calls itself the "Hudson Valley’s largest venue of antiques, antique Appraisals and Auctions under one roof" (though we think Zaborksi might be bigger.) In addition to 25 vendor booths peddling a range of European and American antique furniture, artwork, jewelry, and decor, the emporium offers lot auctions, appraisal and packing services, expert repairs for jewelry, rugs, and porcelain, and is open seven days a week.
Annex Antique Center
578 North Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571
The Annex is open 362 days a year, so if you ever need a last minute gift, this is the place to go. With over 30 dealers, the Red Hook destination has a range of small and large items from collectibles and coins to furniture.
New Paltz Antique Barn + Antiques on Main10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561
This enormous two-story barn lines one side of the amphitheater at the quaint and bustling Water Street Market. Over two dozen vendors have booths, offering up everything from vintage cast iron muffin tins to refinished shabby chic furniture and vintage clothing. The selection spans from the 1800s to the 1970s, and includes "an especially deep selection of antique glass, pottery, and jewelry as well as a strong kitchen collection." A smaller shop called Antiques on Main, at the begin of the marketplace, shares many of the same vendors. Give yourself a good hour or two to work through both floors and the outpost before heading to Jar'd for glass of well-deserved wine.
Newburgh Vintage Emporium
5006 US-9W, Newburgh, NY 12550
Boasting more than 50 dealers and over 11,000 square feet of space in a Newburgh warehouse, this antique center takes a while to work through. Find everything from vintage leather jackets and furs to well preserved antique furniture, curiosities, and repurposed items.
Kingston Consignment 66 North Front St, Kingston, NY 12401
This new antique shop is a massive multi-dealer showroom in the former location of Columbia Costumes (which downsized to a small storefront down the street). The two-story interior has been refinished to create a more modern and inviting space, with endless nooks, warrens, side rooms and over a dozen vendors.
7 Hoffman Street, Kingston, NY 12401
Zaborski is the holy grail of architectural salvage, lurking on a side street in Midtown Kingston. This old factory building has three floors of every architectural detail, fixture, and furniture you could want from antique radiators to cast iron clawfoot tubs and toilets to dishware to vintage Playboy magazines, and everything in between. There is a whole room dedicated to antique tools. The whole space, though massive and crowded is very well organized. At 40,000 square feet, it's the biggest antique center we know of. Take a buddy and see what you can find, just don't get lost.
Milne Antiques81 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
Milne is a breathtaking industrial building will seafoam green I-beams, retro wavy glass factory windows, and soaring 20-foot ceilings. Test out the Chesterfield sofas, glimpse yourself in an antique mirror, or browse every kind of furniture you could imagine in the 6,000-square foot atelier in Kingston's waterfront district. Rebecca Milne goes to France several times a year to source her inventory, blending current design trends with vintage, industrial, antique and custom furniture. She also offers design services for homeowners, retail businesses, corporations, and wedding planners.
19 Old Farm Rd. Red Hook, NY 12571
Following the closure of his family's farm stand, Roger Hoffman built a pole barn that, over the past 20 years, has become an antique destination. The rustic-looking building houses antique furniture, usable kitchen utensils, architectural details, sinks, doors, records, and books.
3920 NY-28, Milford, NY 13807
Get read to be blown away. Stepping inside this enormous four-story barn outside Cooperstown is like hopping into a storybook. Feast your eyes on the vintage airplanes, chairs, light fixtures, and wagon wheels that hang from the solid beams of the barn. The array of furniture, statuaries, lighting, and curiosities was collected over nearly four decades years by artists Kip and Judith Coburn.
Jenkinstown Antiques520 State Route 32 South, New Paltz, NY 12561
Jenkinstown is a longtime staple of New Paltz, and specializes in Hudson Valley-related antiques, fine art, and accessories both "formal and country." Owner Sanford Levy recently authored a catalog of the paintings at Mohonk Mountain House. Levy's shop is in a charming historic Colonial four miles south of town and is set up like a furnished house. The shop features an ever-changing selection of products, and like all good antiquers Levy is in and out of the shop daily on scouring missions, so call before you head over.
It seems that literally all of Warren Street is antique shops. Well almost. At any rate, enough that they have their own club. Vintage furniture is truly the life-blood of Hudson—the industry that sustained the struggling city through a backwash of economic decline and public disinterest until the hipsters and the young Brooklyn families began arriving with their energy, creativity, and verve in the late aughts. There are over 60 antique dealers in Hudson, including Finch, Cottage Treasures, and A Collector's Eye. It's worth a trip, but be prepared to spend the big bucks.
Other Antique Centers
Antiques & Collectibles
555 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550
Aphrodite's Antiques & Gifts
11 Milton Avenue, Highland, NY
Beekman Arms Antique Market
24 West Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Bottle Shops Antiques
2552 US-44, Salt Point, NY 12578
The Boulevard Vintage and Antiques
18 E Market St, Red Hook, NY 12571
Hudson Valley Vintage
1639, 23 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
In The House Consignments Home Store
16 Livingston Street, Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 247-7166
79 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
Noah's Ark Antiques 4403 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Ohioville Consignment 15 Old Route 299, New Paltz, NY 12561
On the Hill Antiques at Skillypot
41 Broadway, Kingston, New York
3820, 314 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401
Saugerties Antique Center220 Main Street, Saugerties, NY 12477
Stan'z Used Items & Antiques
743 Ulster Ave, Kingston, NY 12401
Tannersville Antiques and Artisan's Center
6045 Main St, Tannersville, NY 12485
Van Deusen House Antiques59 Main Street, Hurley, NY 12443
A Wildflower Wonderland in Catskill
On August 4, the Garden Conservancy will host a Green County Open Day at the Abeel House Prairie in Catskill. This 4-acre property is a wildflower wonderland with dozens of varieties. Stroll through the gardens on your own or join at for the Digging Deeper program, as the property owner discusses his journey with prairie planting and invasives.
Dine, Play, and Live in Sight of the Majestic Hudson
Here are five of the top ways to enjoy the site of the majestic Hudson River, from dining spots to cruises to a riverfront condominium complex.
Horticulturists dish on the pros and cons of mail-ordering plants with Michelle Sutton.
North River Architecture's senior designer Peter Reynolds decided to challenge by designing himself a passive solar home in Stone Ridge, a model for future energy-efficient projects.
Tips for Securing A Home in this Competitive Marketplace
Westwood Metes & Bounds Realty discusses the real estate market in the Hudson Valley.
Look on the Bright Side with these Local Lighting Sources
Whether you're in the mood for some distinctive retro pendant, a set of modern-chic wall sconces, or a little bit of neon to light up your life, the Hudson Valley has got you covered—electric tech whizzes and glass blowers extraordinare, vintage thrifters and modernist makers.
Decking is the foundation for any outdoor space, but with so many options out there it can be hard to know which material to choose. Andy Jozefowicz of Williams Lumber & Home Centers helps us navigate the pros and cost of different decking options.
Tiny home glamping brings minimalism, comfort, and communion with nature together under one adorably small roof. Dream big, live small with these 4 upstate tiny house glamping destinations.
Part II of our series on weeds: Dealing with relentless knotweed.
Cocorau founder Konstanze Zeller rejuvenates a stone Colonial in Marbletown.
The nonprofit organization offers programs that educate about the importance of gardening and how to help gardens grow.
If You're Looking to Sell Your Home, Spiff it Up First
Harris Safier, principal broker and CEO of Westwood Metes & Bounds, offers 10 tried and tested tips for improving your home's curb appeal to get a faster sale and a better deal.
Whether natural or manufactured, incorporating stone is a simple way to give your yard some character, while seriously bumping up your curb appeal.
we’ve rounded up six furniture makers in the Mid-Hudson Valley that you should definitely have on your radar. Between them, they make everything from credenzas to beds to swings and light fixtures. If you’re setting up new digs or redecorating, it’s worth visiting these six masters of their craft to see what’s shakin’.
Home Enrichment's Meticulous Craftsmanship Yields a Spacious New Wing
Home Enrichment, a construction firm of master builders and housewrights, builds artisanal homes and manages large-scale renovations with their signature attention to detail. See their addition to an 1800s Millbrook Farmhouse.
The former Pinegrove Family Resort and Ranch in Kerhonkson reopens Memorial Day Weekend under new management as Pine Ridge Ranch, boasting improved amenities and programming for visitors of all ages.
Local horticulturist shares knowledge on weed variations in the Hudson Valley
May's gardening feature puts the spotlight on weed variations, specifically ruderals, in a conversation with horticulturist Laura Wyeth of Victoria Gardens in Rosendale.
A 19th century house gets an artists' restoration
Laleh Khorramian restored a down-at-the-heels Italianate house in Catskill.
Let The Art of Building take the reigns on your next home improvement project.
Based in Rhinebeck, The Art of Building is a design-oriented construction and development firm. The dynamic collaboration between James Dell'Olio and Darren Davidowich harnesses their backgrounds in design and development to restore and modernize historic homes as well as build from the ground up.
Stop by the Beacon warehouse for a great deal on pendant lights
Niche Modern Lighting in Beacon offers 50 to 80 percent off lighting fixtures on April 28 and 29.
If you're planning to install hardwood floors, read these pro tips on picking the right cut and species for your needs.
The story of building a home and a community
It's the house that Marko built. Inspired by the book Chainsaw Milling, Marko Shuhan got to work building a home adjacent to his FirstDay kit home. The house is now complete–take a closer look in this month's Hudson Valley house profile.
Gardening in the Hudson Valley
Susan MacAvery shares her experience with heirloom gardening in an interview for the April 2018 issue of Chronogram.
From the river that gives the region its name to the serpentine network of creeks, brooks, ponds, and lakes that dot the map, water features are a defining characteristic of the Hudson Valley's lush landscape.
Driving upstate, it seems that around every bend there is a winding creek or an expansive reservoir that leaves you in breathless awe. These tranquil bodies of water are the cornerstone of the region's wilderness and unspoiled beauty, providing habitat to a diverse mix of plants and animals.
The wealth of water features throughout the region also provides endless opportunities for recreation—tubing and rafting excursions, canoe and kayak paddles, fishing trips, boating outings, and plain old swimming—you name it, you can do it all in the upstate waters.
But our connection to water runs deeper than simple recreation. There's a primordial pull that draws us to it. "People have this fascination with water—whether it's a flowing river, the oceanfront, or a pond, they just want to be near it," says Harris Safier of Westwood Metes & Bounds Realty. Humans seek out water for its beauty, but it also holds an elemental magnetism. Water is the basis of all life, and a connection to its source quenches a deep primal need in us.
We've selected a handful of gorgeous waterfront properties that will nurture your soul and feed your appetite for beauty.
304 Moonhaw Road, West Shokan. $1,375,000
Witten Pond, with its three residences, spring-fed pond, and countless vistas, blends wild mountain rusticity with urban minimalist modernity. When the art collector who owns the 17-acre property first discovered Witten Pond as a summer rental 40 years ago, there was only one livable structure, a hunting-and-fishing lodge built in 1920. The 1920 house is decidedly Adirondack, with a wraparound porch, twig banisters, river-stone fireplace, and hardwood floors on both levels. The collector resided part-time in this space until the mid-1990s, when he began constructing a larger principal house out of the circa-1835 post-and-beam barn. The main house is a stunner, anchored by a great room with a cathedral ceiling and a wall of windows facing the pond. A gatehouse offers guest accommodation and includes a fireplace, spiral staircase, kitchen, and upstairs loft. The three residences plus a Scandinavian wood-fired sauna are all situated around the pond, which features a waterside stone patio perfect for leisurely gatherings. While each structure at Witten Pond is singular in its design, the entirety of the property stands as the creative realization of an integrated artistic vision at the foot of the historic Catskills. Broker: Hayes Clement
645 County Route 2, Accord. $1,400,000
Pond or pool, you can have it your way with this stunning property in the historic
hamlet of Lyonsville. Behind an antique wrought iron gate lies the 18th-century estate
of the hamlet’s namesake: John Lyons. The expansive and well-manicured seven-acre
property features mature ornamentals, a large pond with Monet-caliber water lilies,
and a gunite pool with an adjoining jacuzzi. A tasteful renovation of the three-story
stone house has maintained the best of the historic charm while incorporating a
modern sensibility, creating a comfortable and elegant environment. The original
fireplaces, chestnut beams, and wide-board flooring are paired with an open-plan
layout and updated kitchen with new appliances and stone countertops. Outbuildings
include a two-car garage with a guest suite upstairs, a chicken coop, and a deluxe
pool house, complete with an outdoor kitchen, washer and dryer, and changing rooms.
This secluded paradise is waterfront luxury at its finest. Broker: Amy Levine
98 Floyd Ackert Road, West Park. $895,000
Calling all lovers of the Hudson River with a dream. This distinctive riverfront property
has amazing bones but needs refinishing from the inside out. The nine-acre lot is
nestled between Route 9W and the Hudson River, offering a rare blend of total privacy,
river frontage, and easy access to shopping and restaurants in both Kingston and New
Paltz. With steel I-beams and concrete walls, the existing structure offers a remarkably
solid basis to work from; plus, a driveway, electric, two wells and a septic system are
already in place. The rest of the vision is up to you. Investors, take note—this property
has the potential for subdivision, yielding multiple parcels with riverfront views. Broker: Amy Levine
476 Old Route 209, Hurley. $895,000
Situate yourself in history. This 1663 Dutch Colonial, built only two years after the first settlers arrived in Hurley, was one of Ulster County’s earliest homes. The house features five en-suite bedrooms, a gracious living room, formal dining room, eat-in country kitchen, library, and den. The house is teaming with authentic details—patinaed wideplank flooring, Dutch doors with hand-forged hardware, and vintage built-ins. Located in the famously fertile Hurley flats with ample frontage on the Esopus Creek, this property is a fecund wonderland for vegetable and flower growers alike, so bring your gardening gloves. An insider’s heads up: Every year in July, Hurley homeowners throw open the doors to their historic homes and welcome the public for guided tours on Stone House Day. Broker: Jeff Serouya