Accessed by a footbridge on the banks of the Hudson River, Rabbit Island is like being transported into a dream sequence. The idyllic setting is shaped by natural rock gardens, old-growth trees, and native ferns and hostas surrounding a 4,427-square-foot home. Wooden beams, stone fireplaces, and a library give the 4-bedroom, 3-bath interior a cozy, cottage-like quality. Expansive glazing highlights views of the river in every room while a three-story observation tower affords panoramic vistas of the rural landscape. Wrapping the exterior, multiple decks, terraces, and an open-air gazebo offer various options to sip your morning coffee among the picturesque scenery. While the remote retreat feels like you're a world away, the property is just a four-minute walk from the New Hamburg train station.
Photos: Houlihan Lawrence