c. 1880 – Hudson, NY

Added to OHD on 4/26/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   16 Comments
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22 Chittenden Rd, Hudson, NY 12534

  • $115,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1728 Sq Ft
  • 1.8 Ac.
This straight old house starts with the front porch, enter and see a home loaded with details intact situated on a lightly traveled street,. Home has all the goodies such as wide board floors, open staircase, tin ceilings, two open archways, unpainted floor/door moldings all on nearly two acres. A worthwhile project, close to shopping and train station.
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Karen Williams, Karen Williams
(518) 828-5141
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16 Comments on c. 1880 – Hudson, NY

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  1. Bethany says: 3488 comments

    What a diamond in the rough! I would love to get my hands on this one; gorgeous!

  2. MonicaG says: 153 comments

    Aaugh! Yes, Bethany…a diamond in the rough, indeed. I really have no concept of how costly it is to restore tin ceilings but the price for this house in Hudson NY with over an acre and a half is amazing. Makes me wonder if the roof is ready to cave in. Love love this beauty.

  3. Jared says: 24 comments

    Those are really cool tin ceilings! Haven’t seen those very often in these kind of listings.

    …and it comes with a levitating Gator utility vehicle.

  4. John Shiflet says: 5635 comments

    Matt Z. (who I’ve known since he was an architectural student in college) posted in the links that he was looking for a suitable old house in the Hudson River Valley. I would think this one might come close to meeting his criteria. While not a mansion level home, at its low price it offers a lot. The huge lot is also an exceptionally nice feature at this price. I hope Matt (now an architect) sees this and if he likes it will check it out.

    • Matthew Ziehnert says: 108 comments

      Hi John,
      Despite the love for that area and especially Hudson, NY, this home is just too far of a commute to my current job (in Westchester County) A lovely home though, I hope someone treats her well. I’ll keep this listing in the back of my mind

      Matt Ziehnert

  5. JullesJulles says: 542 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The front door is beautiful and that is just the beginning of the desirability of this house. The tin ceilings are extraordinary. How would you restore them though knowing they are most likely covered in lead paint?

    • Do you know Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman on Food Network and as a blogger and more? She has a project going on with an old store building in her nearby town. There is a tin ceiling which was taken down and sent out to be redone. I don’t remember exactly what she said, but the finish put on is something she expects to be permanent. Maybe it’s powder coating.

    • John Shiflet says: 5635 comments

      As for stripping, Franmar chemicals which entered the market with a soy based stripper several years ago is now marketing under their Blue Bear label a Lead Based Stripper which they claim: “converts lead to a non-hazardous lead sulfide, eliminating the need for hazardous waste removal” and further states as being safe for indoor or outdoor use. My disclaimer is I’ve never used the product (new to the market) nor do I have any connection to Franmar; I’m merely reading off their ad in the Old House Journal. It appears to be a paste type stripper so it should be practical to strip in place. Removal of tin ceilings is time consuming and some panels may have rust spots on the underside which makes them fragile and easily damaged. I’d set up some scaffolding, wear eye and hand protection, as well as tackling one panel at a time. The worker might be able to use a fine bristled wire brush and a slower speed rotary grinder or drill. Clean up would be with mineral spirits and as soon as clean and dry, a zinc rich automotive type primer should be used to seal the surface followed by the color or colors of your choice.

      • says: 21 comments

        Thanks for posting this info – we are restoring our 1880’s home and currently removing the inappropriate aluminum siding. We will be removing the paint from the beadboard ceiling on the front porch- I will try this product 🙂

  6. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1041 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    This is lovely.

  7. JimHJimH says: 5527 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Before Rensselaer Reynolds died in 1872, his family and interests dominated this side of the creek in Stockport. His large factory produced advanced textile machinery, his towered mansion within sight. On the corner he had given a lot for the Methodist Episcopal Church and his son G.B. had built a fine Second Empire home next door. The factory is long gone but the rest remains.
    On April 10, 1880, the heirs of Rensselaer Reynolds sold a 50′ by 100′ parcel between the church and the cemetery to Frances Pfanner, the 50 year old wife of John Pfanner. John was an Austrian born shoemaker who had a shop next to City Hall in Hudson. The small Pfanner lot was the only land the Reynolds sold here for years and they certainly didn’t need the fifty dollars. Perhaps Frances, the former Francesca Haver from Germany, had been an employee.
    The Pfanners had married later in life and had no children. The home they had built here would be their last – only Mrs. Pfanner is shown here in 1888, and she died the owner in 1902.
    The Stockport area north of Hudson is less desirable in the market and some relative bargains like this can be found.

  8. janice says: 2 comments

    Hudson is old house central. Just a little bit far from the action. But at this price, it is an investment opportunity if you didnt want to live there.

  9. SueSue says: 1106 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1802 Cape

    Such a ‘Green Gables’ house. Just charming. As Janice said there are so many wonderful houses in the Hudson area. However, having had Lyme disease now for 28 years I just cannot move to an area that is a hot bed of tick related disease. Lyme is a global pandemic but this area is just fraught with ticks and all the comes with that.

  10. Cora says: 2091 comments

    I love this. So much of it’s original beauty was left. I hope someone buys her who will take care to preserve.

  11. Sapphy says: 371 comments

    I’m a sucker for a house with tin ceilings!

  12. Bill Hayes says: 1 comments

    The house appears to be in Stockport, NY. Not Hudson. Just north of Hudson. Still in Columbia County.


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