House of the Week: Greek Revival on the Hudson River

As villages go, Grand View-on-Hudson is exactly what it sounds like. Smack dab on the western shore of the Hudson River in Rockland County, New York, the steep slopes of the Palisades and the lack of development or tall buildings

The home in which Betty Friedan wrote "The Feminine Mystique"

The home in which Betty Friedan wrote “The Feminine Mystique”

to obstruct views help visitors see the Hudson Valley as it must have been over a century ago. It is unsurprisingly a fairly popular venue for weddings. And it is in this picturesque enclave of cultivated antique homes owned by wealthy post-Manhattanites, including famous authors Toni Morrison, Betty Friedan and Thomas Berger, that we find our House of the Week.

Located on River Road (pretty much the only road in the village, because that’s how small it is), this week’s home is a 19th-century Greek Revival with a spectacular view of and direct access to the Hudson. Luckily, since Grand View-on-Hudson is north of New York City you’ll be far less likely to find a mutated fish or former informant’s body floating by.

Blinky the Three-Eyed Fish was found in the Hudson River...has since become Governor of New Jersey

Blinky the Three-Eyed Fish was found in the Hudson River…has since become Governor of New Jersey

On 1.4 acres, this 5,000 square-foot home has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, an in-ground swimming pool and a detached garage. Besides the modern amenities, it also features Doric columns, broad moldings, fluted columns, period fireplace mantels and a large wrap-around veranda. Let’s take a look!

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All in all, I give this house the Taste Maven Stamp of Approval. Too bad it’d cost 2 and a quarter mill to live here, not including taxes! Ouch!

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