Kitchens not only serve the utilitarian function of cooking, they are also the family focal point of a home…and not just at the holidays but all year round. In the spirit of family, we have gathered a selection of the Hudson Valley’s finest homes currently available with outstanding kitchens to gather in.
“Riverside” in Esopus is an architecturally significant property set high on a bluff on the west bank of the river surrounded by 20 acres of waterfront land. Designed by distinguished architect Norman Jaffe for the present owner in 1993, the interior and outdoor spaces are both generous and intimate, taking full advantage of the breathtaking views in all seasons of the iconic Hudson River landscape. Imagine enjoying a cup of tea with a friend in this inviting kitchen.
“Light Show” in Cooperstown is a stunning custom post and beam design with views of Otsego Lake. Three sides of this eye-catching interior are glassed, providing views in each direction. The well-planned interior, with a two-story great room at the core, has an open chef’s dine-in kitchen with granite counters and family area with built-in entertainment center.
“Speaker’s Corner” in Hyde Park is a perfect example of bringing history into the present. This refined and elegant Victorian sits atop a hill and boasts beautiful river views on park-like land. With incredible historic pedigree, it retains its original slate roof, marble fireplaces, plaster crown moldings and crystal chandeliers. The eat-in and light-filled kitchen is well equipped for cooking a family meal, with new appliances and ample updated cabinetry.