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Tivoli New York NY United States of America

Listing # 27350

Rates From USD 3950 Monthly
Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Saturday, March 13, 2021

Hudson Valley Modernist Gem near Bard College

If you like modern design and care-free living (not to mention the great outdoors) you will love our place, a sweeping single-level corrugated steel and glass home designed by the NY architect Walter Chatham and set on 4.2 private acres. (See link for pix.)

The house has three full bedrooms, a home office, a den with a desk in the corner, living room, dining room, kitchen, walk-in pantry, screened porch enclosed by translucent panels in winter, a large emergency generator in case of power outage, and two covered parking spaces. Note that the price includes virtually everything; we can even arrange cleaning service if you want it (but at your expense).

Our place is two hours from NYC and the train ride, along the Hudson, is one of the world's most beautiful (our station is Rhinecliff). Cross-country and downhill skiing, walk to sushi, 5 mins to Gehry-designed performing arts center at Bard, short drive to Vanderbilt and other estates, Frederic Church's Olana, the antique haven of Hudson, NY etc.

The house is in a charming village minutes from Bard College, which runs a shuttle between the village, campus and the larger village of Red Hook. Restaurants, library, bakery, small grocer, wine store, post office etc are all just a short walk. We also have the Dutchess County Loop Bus, which provides service south through local communities all the way to the Poughkeepsie RR station.

The house is fully furnished with tasteful modern pieces including new sofas from Mitchell Gold. Amenities include a wood stove, central air conditioning, washer/dryer, two dishwashers, fridge with ice maker, dual-fuel stove, big screen LCD TV, built in stereo connected to Airport Express, maple floors, piano.

Monthly rent INCLUDES electricity, heat, water and sewer, high-speed Internet, cable TV, wifi, phone, snow removal for driveway and parking area, and landscaping service. (We ask only that you exercise common sense and not waste energy.) It's available for the academic year starting in Sept. 2021. No pets, no smoking.

Please note that the guesthouse (a grain bin visible in some photos) is not included with the rental.

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Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2300 Sq. Feet
Suited for
5 people
Property Type


Available from Tuesday, September 7, 2021 until Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Minimum Stay
1 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Basically for the academic year
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Tivoli
Postal Code - State or Province NY NY
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Tivoli, Annandale, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Germantown, Bard
Closest University Bard College
University nearby Vassar, Marist, SUNY New Paltz

Rental Price:

USD 3950 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
The price is virtually all inclusive!
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: Nest thermostat allows remote HVAC control


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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