It’s not a path for the weak-hearted. It may even be a nightmare for some. But rehabilitating an old home is a path that many Hudson Valley homeowners are following. For those who are up to the challenge, highlighting a historic home’s character while also bringing it up to 21st century speed has its benefits — financially and otherwise.
Kate Wood, a preservation construction manager and real estate broker, is currently leading rehab efforts at a turn-of-the-century farmhouse in the Dutchess County town of Staatsburg and at an 1876 former train depot in the Columbia County town of Copake.