Welcome to Chateau Marvelous, an exuberant example of Victorian architecture built in the French Second Empire style and set among a row of magnificent 19th century houses in the most charming hamlet of Athens on Hudson. Three full floors of large, high ceilinged rooms offer a graceful layout with a convenient flow leading from one formal room to another. Period French doors open from the parlors directly onto the front veranda where one can sit and gaze at the Hudson River and the Athens Lighthouse. Multiple bedrooms on the second floor surround a large stair hall with a bold staircase rising to the full third floor of additional rooms. The Mansard roof has been restored and the decorative slates shine like new. Additional restoration will be required to bring this 'charmont maison' back to its original glory. The property includes a two-story carriage house also in need of some restoration. Athens may be one of the most enviable small communities along the Hudson River offering the quiet of a small residential hamlet but with the convenience of several restaurants and cafes. Fifteen minutes to the Hudson Amtrak, two hours from NYC and tucked far, far away from the frenzy of the modern world.
HOUSE Hudson Valley Realty 518-828-5154
James T. Male
$650,000, 5 bd, 2 ba, 3,500 sqft
34 S Franklin St, Athens, NY 1201