Hudson Bush Farm: One of New York's most historic and architecturally significant homes, built on 30 acres in 1785 by Hendrick I Van Rensselaer, a hugely influential and wealthy Hudson Valley Dutch patroon family member. The home hosted local dignitaries and traveling politicians, including Alexander Hamilton. Set back off a quiet country road, and surrounded by acres of gardens designed by famed landscape architect Miranda Brooks, this 5,000 SF home showcases Georgian architecture and splendor at its best. The house features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen with an oversized cooking hearth, as well as an adjacent butler' kitchen, 8 working fireplaces, and a large basement which includes a media room and large laundry room. Also located on the property is an 1820's fully renovated 2BD and 2BR cottage, an organic vegetable garden, several barns, a potting shed, and a large gunite saltwater swimming pool. Lovingly restored by the current owners, all of the historic details remain intact, while the house was brought to modern standards with radiant heated floors throughout, ducted air conditioning for those warm summer days, and all new internal systems. Unique details such as the exterior bricks which were made on site, the original wood floors: which are made of (now extinct) American Chestnut, the windows: the first triple hung windows installed in New England, and the stones in the cobblestone basement which were pulled from the nearby creek, make this historic home stand apart from the rest. Hudson Bush Farm is surrounded by the best of the Hudson Valley. It is a 2 hour drive from NYC and or a beautiful 2 hour train ride along the river to the town of Hudson which is 10 minutes from the house. Hudson, which has long been a favorite NYC escape, has wonderful restaurants and bars, and is famous for its incredible antique and retail shops.