From the moment you set eyes on Bright Bank, you discover there is something rare and magical about the property. Built in 1848, the 13,892-square-foot mansion and farm buildings occupy 137 acres along the Hudson River on the outskirts of Saugerties, New York. The eight-bedroom property, which is primed for a restoration, once was part of a 1,000-acre farm and includes a private bay and rights to restore a deep-water dock.
Upon stepping inside the estate you immediately feel an indescribable nostalgia echoed in the history of its walls. Your mind is transported back in time imagining the festive parities that were surely had here with women milling about in their Victorian-era corsets and voluminous crinoline skirts.
Although state-of-the-art infrastructure is newly in place, many of the original architectural details remain intact, including the doors, moldings, window carvings, staircase and parquet floors.
To some, this historic estate may appear to be a relic of times past, but to those with a keen eye and deep devotion to history, the stage is set for an incredible restoration project. Further details furnished upon request.