Award-Winning Designer’s Historic Hudson Valley Home Lists For $28.5 Million

Rich history meets eclectic design in this renowned Hudson Valley home. Currently on the market for $28.5 million, Niederhurst is a sprawling late 19th-century county estate set on 13 acres of land, featuring unrivalled views. The home was constructed in the Gilded Age by the notable New York City banker and architect Winthrop Gilman Jr. and was designed to mimic grand European estates that overlooked the water.

The eye-catching interiors seen today were designed by its current owner, Architectural Digest‘s Top 100 interior designer, Sara Story, adding a modern flair while still showcasing the home’s marvelous historic details. Story’s renovation took five years to complete, and the property’s original plaster medallions, brickwork and moldings are still intact.

In the last 150 years, Niederhurst has only had four previous owners, and with multiple lots on the grounds, this is the first time ever that the property has been offered as one. The main house features eight bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and two partial bathrooms. The estate’s Fern Lodge (built in 1866) and converted stables/barn which offer a combined 5,700 square feet of additional residential space and an additional eight bedrooms between both structures.

Living spaces and family rooms offer ample space for entertaining, while the spacious neutral-toned kitchen, complete with state-of-the-art appliances, is a calming space for cooking and dining. AdditIonal structures include the Fern Lodge, built in 1866 and The Stable, built in the 1870s. There are also several out buildings on site: a stone shed, an small observatory converted to a cote (for birds), an antique barn and shed.

High ceilings, large windows and light oakwood flooring give the home a bright and airy feel, with tons of natural light enhancing the home’s vibrant design details—whether it’s the abstract design seen across the ceiling and walls in the dining-slash-meeting room, or the statement ceiling fixtures in the living spaces and bedrooms.

Luxurious materials are used throughout the home, from the Italian Pannozzo marble which dominates the master bathroom to the Nero Marquina with blue de Savoie and Calcutta marbles in the gallery floor.

“Niederhurst is one of the great estate houses along the Hudson River. The home’s renovation exemplifies how thoughtful design can breathe new life into a historic gem, preserving its essence while adapting it for modern living,” noted listing agent Richard Ellis of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty. “In addition to the timeless elegance of the home characteristic of a European estate overlooking the Rhine River, what resonates is the historic and humanitarian contributions to the community of Snedens Landing by Winthrop Gilman Jr., a true Renaissance man.”

Panoramic views come as standard at the property, with sweeping field views and a 4.5-acre parcel that overlooks the Hudson River. It’s the ideal place for those seeking a private hideaway among nature while still being close enough to the hustle and bustle of New York City—Manhattan is only 30 minutes away. There are around 3,000 acres of scenic hiking trails within walking distance of the property, and the historic riverfront village of Piermont is a five minute drive from the home and boasts many restaurants, shops and marinas.

Niederhurst is listed with Richard Ellis of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty and is available for viewings.


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