Architectural Variety in The Hudson Valley Housing Market
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Architecture in the Hudson Valley is varied and can be quite unique. Expectations of architectural styles and design seem to be of a more Traditional or Early American style. We are the “Birthplace of the Republic” teaming with Revolutionary War history, giving the local architecture reason to boast quite an assortment of historical homes. Travel in a 30 minute radius of Newburgh NY and find homes from the late 1700’s. While we may be more well known as the second largest historic district in the state, we are not quite so limited. Look around the area and find homes built by our local Hudson Valley architect Frank Dushin, along with influence of the more well known Frank Lloyd Wright. In the Hudson Valley, we are anything but boring!
Featured Contemporary Home
Contemporary design is defined by “any trendy look that is in style at any given moment”. A sleek, basic, bold, style with smooth clean lines and geometric shapes can be associated with a contemporary home, but that is ever changing. An essential part of a contemporary home in 2015 will feature warm earth tones, an open and inviting floor plan and a splash of color. Contemporary design is always being redefined and hence the finding a true “contemporary home” a challenge. It is truly a sign of the times when it comes to the look of new homes. Since it borrows bits and pieces from a variety of styles and eras you will see homes that look more colonial from the outside sharing a floor plan with open space and walls of windows leading out to a deck or pool. Homes that are contemporary in nature in the Hudson Valley often feature a “modern mid-century” flair.
Modern Design is frequently confused with a contemporary designed home. It is viewed as a specific mid century, or even earlier, time frame of homes with clean, unadorned interiors. Modern architecture actually dates back as early as 1919 with form and function the basic philosophy behind it’s expression of simplicity. Think of contemporary as an expression of a “design of today” and ever changing, while modern is the name given to a period of time. We think of modern now as being retro or mid century in conversation, but it is static. Modern homes of the 50’s can feature teak, natural materials all in one room. Plastic light fixtures were popular at that time and are found, but frequently replaced with contemporary newer fixtures. This mix of style and design is where we can see the overlapping or the two styles.
Contemporary homes in the Hudson Valley are not as rare as you may think. The designs are varied and offer our buyers choices they may not have envisioned. Maybe you are looking for something a bit different? Fun to look at, beautiful to live in and make your own. A contemporary style home is an expression of choice. Form and function all under one roof make a statement many buyers enjoy. Take a look at these homes and see if there is something you like. In the Hudson Valley we see modern and contemporary homes lumped into one category on our MLS. This search below is by style and located for you in Orange County New York. The options are many, with choices that may surprise you.
If you are considering a different style to make your home, the Hudson Valley has many contemporary and modern homes to offer. Register here for more info on contemporary homes in Orange, Putnam, Westchester, Ulster or Dutchess County. The promise is service when you register, never spam.If you are looking to sell a contemporary or modern style home, I have buyers that are anxious for a new home to hit the market. Frank Lloyd Wright style homes are rare to enter the market and buyers seem to scour the inventory to see if a gem can be found. Not all modern and contemporary homes have famous architects, but a home that is designed well would be a welcome addition to the inventory of Hudson Valley homes.
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Contemporary Homes for Sale in the Hudson Valley
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Please note that our MLS information does not allow for the differentiation between modern and contemporary styles. Also included in any MLS search will be a more traditional looking home such as a colonial facade with an open floor plan inside. For more details on how to search contemporary homes for sale give me a call and I’ll be happy to set up a more specific search for you today.
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