Just two hours north of New York City, the Hudson Valley region provides visitors with a chance to step back in time. The landscape remains untouched, providing vistas as wide as it did 100 years ago, with historic farmhouses set among gently rolling hills and open farmland.


But this bucolic landscape isn’t only a repository of antique treasures, says DeWayne A. Powell, an agent with Gary DiMauro Real Estate, which has offices in Tivoli, Hudson, Rhinebeck, and Catskill. The abundance of raw land in the northern Hudson Valley, especially east of the river in Columbia and northern Dutchess counties, explains Powell, also provides a ready canvas for visionary architects—making this historic area the perfect site for hyper-contemporary design.


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