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Featured Home: Knoll Shoal
From a hilltop perch, picturesque “Knoll Shoal” overlooks private, 1.6 acre grounds and backs up to Storm King Golf Course. It was once home to Edwina Louise Lee, and her sea captain husband William Appleby Robinson, notable turn-of-the-century Cornwall residents. History and elegance greet you upon entry to the oak paneled main hall. An expansive dining room and elegant living room lead through to a gorgeous solarium boasting terra-cotta floors. Original architectural details delight from end to end, punctuated by high ceilings, 4 fireplaces and oak hardwood floors. There is an updated eat-in-kitchen and butler’s pantry, and systems including heat recovery and new furnace, yet the home retains original character. Six bedrooms and five baths round out the second level. Relax by the in-ground pool surrounded by natural stone patios and lush gardens. A separate barn and rambling creek awaken the senses to true Hudson Valley country living. Five minutes to Storm King Art Center, 70 minutes to New York City.
Phenominal opportunity to transform this historical church into apartments, office space or a single grand residence. Historic Canterbury Church (ca 1826): The history & character of this amazing building are sure to get your creative gears turning! The perfect architectural/historical provenance for any endeavor - whether you're looking for a business space (art studios, dance, yoga, spa, food), a residential dream space, or another house of worship! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this really needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Features include: Stone & brick construction, beautiful stained glass windows, great light, high ceilings, wide pine floors, working bell tower, large open spaces (both the sanctuary space & the more modern meeting hall addition), new heating system, all new roofs, large service kitchen - and a great location, just a block off of Cornwall's walkable Main St (cafes, shops, public park, etc). This is one of those rare opportunities to own a very special & unique piece of history.
The Scribner house was built in 1910 as the main house for the summer estate of New York City publishing executive Charles Scribner II, one of Charles Scribner's Sons. Scribner was the publisher of author Amelia Barr whose historical home, Cherry Croft, remains today and is listed below. The Scribner House was built on a 10 acre estate property at a time when Cornwall was still a popular summer destination for NYC residents escaping the Summer heat and stench for fresh air a few hours steamship ride away. Scribner House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on March 08, 1996.
Cherry Croft - Amelia Barr House:
Amelia Barr was a well-known English author that moved to Cornwall-on-Hudson from New York City in 1891 with her daughters and renovated the home that now bears her name. Her years in Cornwall were her most productive years. The home was recently renovated. Drive by.
"Kindness is always fashionable." - Amelia Barr
Adams House. The house is an example of early Italianate style design, which was just coming into popularity at the time of construction (1844). It has frescos and gold leaf telling us it was a grand home in those days. The five-bay facade with center entrance certainly harkens back to the Federal period, however that taste had passed by c.1830. local industrialist and inventor Nathaniel Adams (1797-1862), a recognized figure in the nineteenth-century Hudson Valley brick industry credited with important advancements in brick-making technology. The home was later occupied by the Chadeayne and Taft families. This house has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and the State Register of Historic Places. The home is also known as the Riverbank House Museum - soon to be open to the public.
The Clark-King house has been designated to be on the State and National Register of Historic Places is the Clark-King House ca.1800 This house now presents itself as an “upright and flanker” type dwelling with low pitched gable roofs and restrained exterior ornamentation; the interior nevertheless retains much of the original Federal style woodwork from the first building campaign.of transitional Greek Revival-Italianate style characteristics, having evolved over at least two distinctive building campaigns. It retains a number of original Federal style finishes .
The Oliver Brewster House is a Gothic Revival home located on Willow Avenue, set far back from the road and is opposite the Willow Avenue Elementary School. Brewster built the original house, consisting of a main house and a south-east wing, about 1850. He and his wife started a berry farm. The two were the first farmers in the Hudson Valley to cultivate Niagara vines.
As the area became a popular Summer destination for New York City dwellers, like other local farmers, Brewster extended the house to accommodate summer guests in 1860. It has survived mostly intact from that era, unlike most other converted farmhouses in the area. Several farm-related outbuildings on the property are also intact and in active use. The Oliver Brewster House was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 8, 1996.
The Samuel Brooks House is located on Pleasant Hill Road in Cornwall just north of the hamlet of Mountainville. It is just east of the Moodna Trestle. It is a cottage in a mix of Victorian architectural styles, most notably Carpenter Gothic and Stick Style, built around 1860.
Its location, near Schunemunk Mountain, and architecture made it a desirable location for the summer boarders who made Cornwall a popular resort community in the late 19th century. In 1996 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). It has since been lovingly restored.
[Wikipedia] Cromwell Manor, also known as the David Cromwell House and Joseph Sutherland House, is located on Angola Road in Cornwall, New York, United States, just south of its intersection with US 9W. David Cromwell, a local merchant and gentleman farmer, by some accounts a descendant of Oliver Cromwell, who overthrew the British crown in the mid-17th century, bought the property from the Sutherland family in 1830. He lived in the Sutherland house until the manor was complete around 1835. This larger house was a departure in style and purpose from those that had been built in rural Cornwall until then, a style serving those who did not derive most of their income from the surrounding farm.
The house is currently serves as a Bed & Breakfast.
In 1901, Camp Olmsted was opened as the Olmsted Fresh Air Home of Five Points Mission. Five Points is the same location where the story “Gangs of New York” took place. The purpose of the camp was to serve as a "vacation" away from the depressed living conditions in the city. The 21-acre parcel of land was given to Five Points by Sarah and John Olmsted. Over the years immigrant children took the Hudson River Day Liner to Cornwall-On-Hudson landing and then were picked up or walked the one mile to camp. The camp more than tripled in size with the addition of two adjoining properties in 1998. The camp is still active today.
The land was originally the property of Isaac Bobbin, an early settler, until being subdivided into the present parcel and sold to Mathias Carvey in 1805, around the time the stone house was built. The other historical building on the property is a gambrel-roofed that dates to the original construction of the house and is considered a contributing resource.