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A contemporary house with a solarium in Garrison, New York, to soak in the views, for $570,000

This two-bedroom, three-bath house is an easy Metro-North ride from Manhattan.

Robert A. McCaffrey Realty

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Garrison, New York, is one of Putnam County's loveliest spots. The hamlet (it's part of the town of Philipstown) isn't quite as big of a tourist draw as nearby Cold Spring, but it still boasts beautiful Hudson River views, lush hikes (popular trails like Anthony's Nose and Sugarloaf Hill/Osborn Loop lead from Garrison, and the Appalachian Trail runs nearby), and bucolic fields, woods, hills, and country roads. A portion of Garrison's land is protected by private and local conservation groups, hence much of its idyllic nature. 

Garrison is more than just gorgeous views and hikes. There's the Boscobel House and Gardens, an early 19th century mansion that now hosts the annual Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Cold Spring is a quick train hop or a five-minute drive away, and has a bustling Main Street lined with eateries, antique shops, and an apothecary. Storm King Art Center, home to massive Calders and other large-scale sculptures, is a 25-minute drive.

And Garrison itself has a lovely collection of reasonably priced real estate, including this two-bedroom, three-bath contemporary house at 10 Durisol Rd., now on the market for $570,000. The house, which sits on two acres of land, was built in 1979, has high ceilings and an open-concept light-filled living room, thanks to the attached solarium.

The living room also has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace.

The solarium is spacious and can be used as a family room.

There's a lovely window-lined dining area, complete with vaulted ceilings.

The kitchen has been updated recently and is outfitted with stainless steel appliances.

It looks like there's a library with ample closet space.

And here's one of the baths.

This looks like the finished basement, which has lots of nice light.

And here are the two bedrooms, located on the lower level.

Outdoor space includes a rear patio and perennial gardens.

And there's a unattached garage.

The house is about an hour's drive from Manhattan, or you can take Metro-North's Hudson Line to Garrison, which takes about an hour and a half.