The Oldest House In the Town of Ulster

Real Estate Broker/Owner with JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 10491201242

Osterhoudt House c.1691, Town of Ulster NY        Tonight I decided to stop in at a restaurant called Fred's Place;  on the way I noticed a beautiful old stone house, so it became my mission to find out more.

Since it was located just three doors down from the restaurant I assumed this would be a question familiar to the waiters and waitresses.  My waiteress did not have the answer so curious Jennifer called the owner over, who told me it was the oldest house in the town of Ulster.  On my way home of course I whipped out the camera and took a few shots.  Then back at my computer I googled oldest house in town of Ulster and the photo matched.  So I hope you like this old house as much as I did.


 Osterhoudt House-Oldest house in Town c.1691

Osterhoudt House, Town of Ulster NYOsterhoudt House with the sun setting, Town of Ulster NYOsterhoudt House c.1691, Town of Ulster NY



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Comments (21)

Chris Miller Nevada Land with Water Rights
Vegas Grand Realty and Property Management - Mesquite, NV
Land with Water Rights For Sale

Jennifer Fivelsdal, Rhinebeck NY that is a really cool old house

Jul 19, 2008 04:18 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Pat - It looks like it is lived in; such a beauty and they certainly don't build them like that anymore.

Jul 19, 2008 04:19 PM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Jennifer, that is too cool.  We don 't have old houses like that back here.  I agree with Patricia it was built to last.  Somehow I don't see our new construction holding up like that. 

Jul 19, 2008 04:20 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Chris - It caught my eyes and I just wanted to know more, I refrained from trespassing so I just took the shot from the road.  I would have loved to take a closer look.  Next time I am in the area I might just knock on the door.

Jul 19, 2008 04:23 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Marchel - This area has many old homes, I also love the related history.  I agree that those homes were built to last.  Some of these homes would be unaffordable in today's market.

Jul 19, 2008 04:31 PM
Patty Carroll
Vancouver, WA

What a great old house. It would seem that there would be more public information about it like year built etc. Is their a library or city hall that might give you more info. Please write another blog if you learn anything more.

Jul 19, 2008 07:58 PM
Robert Monk
100% Realty, Inc. - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Florida Real Estate

Such and interesting piece of history, Jennifer.  They don't make them like that anymore....

Jul 19, 2008 09:03 PM
Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner

WOW that is amazing! I love old homes. I would hate to work on one, but I love the history!

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Jul 19, 2008 11:50 PM
Nancy Pav
Century 21 Redwood Realty - Ashburn, VA
Nancy Pav, Your "GottaHave" Realtor


That is definitely a great old house.  I love the picture of the sun through the trees.  Wouldn't you just love to take a look me when you do.  I can be there in 5 hours  :)

Jul 20, 2008 01:33 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Patty & Scott - I am still trying to get more information.  I will see what the town historian has to say on the subject.  If I do get more information I will be sure do a post.

Robert - They probably couldn't afford to make them like that now.

Charles - This house looks like it is in great shape,  however I sure would like to peek inside.

Nancy - At first I was not please that  the sun was shining through because I thought it would spoil the shot but I was please with the outcome.


Jul 20, 2008 03:44 AM
Brian Schulman
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552

Jennifer, what a wonderful house!  Great photos, too.  I wonder whether it's administered as a museum or is still in private hands?

Jul 20, 2008 04:14 AM
Kim Sellers
Lake Arrowhead, CA Coldwell Banker - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Lake Arrowhead Realtor - BRE#01412099 - Lake Arrow

JENNIFER, NICE!!! I love this house, gorgeous shots!!!

Jul 20, 2008 09:05 AM
Barbara Carter
C21 Alliance Realty Group - New Paltz, NY
Serving Your Real Estate Needs in the Hudson Valle

Jennifer - This house is beautiful! Thank you for the investigative reporting Great job!

Jul 20, 2008 01:12 PM
Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

Jennifer.. These pictures are amazing!! I love old homes.  Do you know if it is occupied?  Maybe you could talk to the owners and get shots of the inside.. or more history on the home.

Jul 20, 2008 01:22 PM
Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe - Birmingham, AL

Jennifer, what a great old house! I thought of that show, "If Walls Could Talk" on HGTV and it struck me that this house would not have a novel of information, it would have a library! I grew up in a house built in the 1910's and thought it was old. Now I know it was still a spring chicken!

Jul 20, 2008 02:00 PM
Carol Culkin
Diamond Partners Inc - Overland Park, KS
Overland Park Residential Real Estate

Jennifer - What an interesting house to stumble upon! I'd love to see the inside - wouldn't you!

Jul 20, 2008 02:53 PM
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - Aurora, CO

What a great photo, it makes me wonder what the inside looks like

Jul 20, 2008 03:16 PM
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

It is a very nice looking house. What a great photo. I would love to see the interior of the house. Great post Jennifer.

Jul 21, 2008 02:50 PM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Jennifer,

How interesting, and this place still looks great. 1691 I can't even imagine what that would be like. Here in SoCal if something was built in the 1950's it's considered old. Every now and then we get one that was built in the 1920's and that's unique.

Now 1691, that's saying something. Now if only "those wall could talk..." wouldn't that be interesting?

Jul 22, 2008 09:35 AM
Patrice Estess
PB APPRAISALS - Kerhonkson, NY

Very cool house, I know where it is...had not noticed it like you did tho...thanx for sharing

Jul 23, 2008 03:03 AM