This handsome, yellow stone longhouse was built to take in river views on the banks of Sturgeon Pool in Esopus, New York.
Sturgeon Pool is a freshwater reservoir connecting the Rondout Creek with the Walkill River in the Hudson Valley. Covering approximately 118 wooded and mostly undeveloped acres, the water once powered 16 mills and factories and today is popular with outdoor enthusiasts. It offers fishing, boating, and swimming and is home to a variety of fish, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, yellow perch, great blue herons, bald eagles, and ospreys.
The Long House at 1849 Main Street was built circa 1900 and housed eight families working at the nearby carpet mill. It’s been converted into one large 3,976 sq ft home for sale via Sotheby’s International for $1.195m.
Big windows span its water-facing facade, while rooms – which branch off a vast central hallway – feature lofty beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls. A colossal fieldstone fireplace anchors the living room, while at the other end of the white-washed Esopus home is a split-level, free-flowing kitchen, lounge and dining room.
In total, there are four bedrooms, plus a den and office and a solar-powered three-season guest cabin. An old barn is also awaiting renovation and could be converted into an art studio or further guest accommodation.
Take a peek inside the historic 7.7-acre waterfront Hudson Valley property.